AFTER a difficult 2020, people were keen to get out and celebrate New Year's Eve on December 31.
The Victoria was one of the Bathurst venues helping residents kick back, relax and celebrate.
It was a very different New Year's Eve for Bathurst, with the traditional Party in the Park and fireworks display scrapped for the second year in a row, this time due to COVID-19.
To help people celebrate, Bathurst Regional Council paid for local musicians to perform at a number of venues around Bathurst.
The Victoria was among those on the list.
Brand and marketing manager Meg McKenna said there was a good crowd for New Year's Eve, with people coming out for drinks and dinner and then moving on to other venues as The Victoria closed before midnight.
"We had a good crowd, it was good. We had our live music going in the background," she said.
The Victoria has become a hub for live local music, but Ms McKenna said the team was still grateful for council's support though the initiative