It’s almost here; the only night when celebrating is pretty much mandatory.
Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s Eve or can’t stand it, we can all agree that we should probably celebrate the brutal year that was 2016 coming to an end as we look to 2017 with optimism.
We mean, it’s sort of our only choice.
Here are the top New Year’s Eve parties in Canada.
The Bay Street Ball 2017
On NYE, you’ll find Toronto’s influential set of easy-on-the-eyes movers and shakers at Modus Restaurant. Here, you’ll get a little bit of everything – a gourmet meal, flowing champagne, a guaranteed dance party, live comedy and a quality silent auction.
The Thompson Hotel NYE
If you’re one for a more ‘see and scene’ vibe, you’ll definitely find it over at The Thompson Hotel. Beginning at 9pm, the Toronto hotel will host a NYE bash that will include hors d’oeuvres, party favours, access to the lobby bar and view-filled rooftop lounge, entertainment and a midnight toast.
Majestic New Year’s Eve 2017
Offering no shortage of social media material and the opportunity to go as glam as your heart desires, the Fairmont Royal York will once again return with Majestic New Year’s Eve. Elements like the regal lobby staircase, stunning chandeliers and massive Christmas tree will offer the perfect backdrop for all that social media activity. Tickets are available for both dinner, and dinner and the party.
You don’t have to wait for summer to get a taste of the carnival. On New Year’s Eve, Amsterdam Brewery will transform into a carnival-themed bash with illusionists, acrobats, carnival games, magicians, DJs and a midnight balloon drop (oh, the photo ops).
Santos NYE House Party
Some of the best parties are house parties. If you’re in the market to ditch the pretentious crowd in favour of a good, old fashioned, beer pong-filled house party, then Santos NYE House Party is your best bet. Party perks include an open bar, canapés and the sounds of DJ Kelly Nunes.
New Year’s Eve 2016 at Chateau St-Ambroise
Back for the fifth year, the exclusive Chateau St-Ambroise party returns – this time with a brand new venue. Located in the heart of the city’s Griffintown district, Montreal’s most secretive space will house some of the city’s most fashionable elite crowd for an after-dinner party you won’t want to miss.
The Montreal Ball
If a club is your jam, you’ll find no shortage of glammed out partiers at Muzique for The Montreal Ball. The multi-room hotspot will fill with the city’s elite social set as the venue is transformed into a glittering red carpet affair.
A Very Gatsby NYE
What better time to go all Gatsby than on New Year’s Eve? If you’re in the mood to channel your 1920s self, hit Bord’Elle in Old Montreal to ring in 2017 Gatsby style. Party perks include live jazz, acrobatic animations, burlesque dancers and a quality crowd. There are both dinner and general admission options available.
True North Indoor Party
Organized by the Vancouver New Year’s Eve Celebration Society, True North is Vancouver’s largest indoor New Year’s Eve party. Held in the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre, the multi-ballroom experience includes party perks like a performance by The Sheepdogs, some of the city’s best DJs and complimentary snacks. Best of all, it’s the only party in the city with an upfront view of the Coal Harbour fireworks.
When your New Year’s Eve celebration involves the sleek, stylish Opus Hotel and flowing Ciroc, you know it’s going to be a good one. Opus Hotel will host some of Vancouver’s most in-the-know partiers for an after-dinner jam that features some of the city’s best DJs, including DJ Rashad Rawkus.
Hotel Vancouver New Year’s
There’s something distinctively “New Year’s Eve” about a hotel party – and the iconic Hotel Vancouver is no exception. The multi-room party will take over an entire floor of the hotel, with promises of the best DJs, performers and musicians. If there was ever an excuse to bust out the glamour, fur, bling or designer gown or tux, it’s here on NYE.
Black and White Ball
Bust out your best black and white evening wear and hit Celebrities night club for a guaranteed dance party. The club will fill with the city’s high energy, hard partying set, who will ring in the year to the sounds of DJs Timeline, Yurie, Johnny Jover & Grayson Repp.
The Beatmatrix New Years Eve Masquerade Gala
Grab your glitziest masquerade mask and hit the Metropolitan Centre for a massive masquerade party, complete with masquerade girls, dancers and some of the city’s most respected DJs.
New Year’s Eve House Party at Ranchmans
If you’re looking for some relaxed, unpretentious fun, head to Ranchman’s for a massive “house party” like no other. Perks include an optional roast beef dinner, a champagne toast and a performance by Twoshine Country. Two-step dancing, a sea of cowboy boots and country tunes are guaranteed.
Single and the City – Singles New Years Eve Gala
If you’re in the market for a midnight kiss with a sexy stranger, stop feeling bad about being single for the holiday season and hit Single and the City. The New York-style event will draw Calgary’s sexiest singles in a fusion of fashion, flirting and flowing cocktails.