CityMash.com - Whether you’re looking for a family event, something that includes a little more of the bubbly, or just a really unique NYE experience, we’ve rounded up some awesome ways to celebrate 2017…
Convention Centre Free Concert / Concord Pacific
This is a family friendly event, so you can bring the kiddos along to enjoy the food, fireworks, and NYE atmosphere. There’s a music festival with DJs, soul and jazz singers, and indie bands playing on multiple stages. Along with that they’ve got exhibitions and sponsors, plus an early countdown at 9pm if you want to put the kids down early. Last year they had over 80,000 people attend the event so expect to be surrounded by a great group to usher in 2017.
Where: Burrard Landing / Coal Harbour
New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner & Dance
So you’ve done the whole clubbing thing, you’re scared of fireworks, and you don’t want to host another drab NYE dinner yourself. What better way to usher in the new year than to step out of your comfort zone and try out 4 new delicious dinner dishes at Brock House Restaurant – with a little murder on the side! Enjoy the interactive performance and then dance the rest of the night away to both live music and DJs! And of course, a glass of Champagne is on the house for the 2017 countdown!
Where: Brock House Restaurant – Point Grey
Telus World of Science New Years Eve 2017
If you’ve ever looked at the Telus World of Science dome and thought, “Man, I’d love to party there!”, you’re in luck! Boasting 5 bars, 2 rooms of music on different floors, 1,200 people capacity and 6 of the best DJs in Vancouver, this is one of the largest parties going on in Vancouver for New Year’s Eve. Plus, you can tell all of your friends that you spent NYE drinking Champagne in a science museum. How many other people can say that?
Where: Telus World of Science
Mount Seymour: Family First Night
The snow that has been wreaking havoc on Vancouver’s roads has been much appreciated up on Seymour Mountain. Gather your family and friends and head up the mountain to enjoy the chocolate fondue, live music, fireworks, food vendors, tobogganing, and face painting. They also have snowshoeing, winter quests, and large fire pits to keep you and the kids warm. If you’re not sure how you’ll make it up there, they have a shuttle service from Parkgate Village in North Van. The festivities start at 6:30!
Price: $10 – $20
Where: Mount Seymour
Tom and Gary’s Decentralized NYE Dance Party
So what the heck is a Decentralized Dance Party? Basically 2 guys, Tom and Gary, have hijacked some local radio stations and they’ll be playing tunes all night…while wandering the streets with thousands of other NYE partiers! So break out your boom boxes and the Champagne, and join them on a city wide dance party with a big bunch of other crazy party animals! The theme for this DDP is prom-potluck, so dress up in your most delicious looking suit and tie.
Yuk Yuk’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Special
Yuk Yuk’s comedy club is hosting a NYE event that will put a big smile on your face. Darryl Lenox, a hilarious ex-Vancouverite, is going to be taking center stage and they’ll have a champagne toast to finish off the night. Hors d’oeuvres, party favours & prize giveaways are also included! This is a great idea for those of you who want to do something special for NYE, but don’t want to deal with the crowds that usually come with it.
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club – 2837 Cambie St
New Year’s Eve Pizza Party
Ring in the new year with delicious pizza and your friends and family! Rocky Mountain Flatbread is hosting a pizza making night with face painting, balloon twisting, and an early countdown for the kiddos. There’s no better way to celebrate 2017 than with some delicious cheesy goodness. For the Kits location (4pm – 6:15pm), call 604 730-0321 to buy tickets. For the Main Street location (4pm – 730pm), call 604 566-9779.
Price: $25 for adults, $20 for children
Where: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano/Main Street
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