Wudinna to send out 2019 with a bang

Wudinna is preparing to bring in 2020 in style with a New Year's Eve party that will also act as a fundraiser for the installation of additional Wudinna Oval lights.

The family-friendly party will be hosted by the Wudinna and Districts Business and Tourism Association, with live music and plenty of activities.

Kids will have fun with the face painting, jumping castles, magician show, balloon artist and zorb ball pool.

Talented Eyre Peninsula musicians Dupes, DG and Other Chords, and Joshy Willo will play from 7pm, followed by DJ Choons and Moovz, while a spectacular laser light show will light up the sky at midnight.

Full catering and drinks, plus camping facilities, are available, with the event running from 6pm to 2am at Wudinna Oval.

Association committee member Georgia Kontos said this would be Wudinna's first New Year's Eve event for more than 10 years, and focused on family entertainment.

"Everyone is really excited because it is the first planned New Year's Eve entertainment in Wudinna for over a decade," she said.

"Rather than going to Venus Bay or Streaky Bay for New Year's Eve, people can stay in Wudinna.

"Family and friends not living in Wudinna can come and join in the celebrations (and) people in the community already have friends and family living in Adelaide and different parts of the state coming to the event."

She said it would be a night of great fun for all ages and would bring the community together for a good cause.

The association is hoping to raise additional funds for the installation of the lights, a project initially undertaken as part of the federal government's Drought Communities Funding Program.

The Wudinna District Council was one of six Eyre Peninsula councils to receive funding, which went to 20 significant community projects across the district, including the Wudinna Oval lights.

In addition to $200,000 made available through this funding, the community contributed a significant undertaking of about $160,000 through the Wudinna Community Club.

Ms Kontos said the event was being organised to help cover construction costs and repay loans taken out to make the project happen.

It would also allow sports such as cricket to be played at night during summer months.

"The lights are sufficient for football training and to play games but more funds are needed to install extra lights to accommodate night cricket," she said.

Adult tickets cost $40, children are $20 and family tickets can be purchased for $100.

Ms Kontos said there were plenty of tickets still available, and should they remain on sale would be available to purchase on the night.