And so, the curtain comes down on this year's Irish Premiership journey. It's been a thrilling year, packed with drama, surprises and, most importantly, goals.
Today was no different, continuing what's been an enthralling festive period in local football.
Ballymena United are your leaders heading into the new year after today's hard-fought 3-1 win over Newry City. They don't get much of a rest, though, as Tuesday presents the first of many significant assessments of their title credentials in 2019 with a trip to Crusaders, who are five points off the pace after edging Glentoran at The Oval.
Linfield remain two points behind the Sky Blues after heaping further misery on Cliftonville with a 2-0 win at Solitude. David Healy's side travel to Ards on New Year's Day and will find Colin Nixon's side in buoyant form after thumping Dungannon Swifts 3-0.
Elsewhere, Glenavon will look to bounce back from dropping another two points in today's thrilling draw with Institute when they entertain Warrenpoint Town, who fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Coleraine.
Full New Year's Day programme:
- Ards v Linfield
- Coleraine v Cliftonville
- Crusaders v Ballymena United
- Glenavon v Warrenpoint Town
- Glentoran v Dungannon Swifts
- Newry City v Institute
We're back on Tuesday. Happy New Year - let's hope 2019 offers up the same blend of excitement and tension that has made 2018 so memorable.