What’s Notable: New Year’s Eve in Montreal

It seems like just yesterday we were lathering up the sunscreen and slipping on the sandals, but time has continued to fly since then, and New Year’s Eve is officially upon us. One of the best party nights of the year, even those of us who hesitate to lock down plans that far in advance have to start looking around at where to ring in the celebration of the year past, and kickoff the start of the new. With that being said, we’ve made a list of New Year’s Eve parties that are sure to see you off into 2012 in style. From Venetian carnivals to classy clubs and fine dining, you’ll suddenly have too many choices to make.

New Years Eve Montreal – Vauvert Cotton Club’s NYE in St. Paul Hotel
One of the most refined dinner parties this Montreal New Year’s Eve has to offer, the evening begins at 5pm with a formal cocktail reception, includes a 5-course meal (including oysters and filet mignon) and is concluded with a fine evening of mingling and dancing. Held at St. Paul Hotel (355 Rue McGill), it’s a sophisticated, delicious way to ring in the New Year. Click here to learn more and get tickets.

New Years Eve Montreal – Montreal New Years XS 2012
Celebrating their fifth anniversary this New Year’s Eve, this is a unique party that can’t be grouped into one category. What you need to know: full body paintings, open bar, circus performers, live percussionists and over 1000 in attendance at the Telus Theatre (1290 Rue Saint Denis). This is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in Montreal, and keeps the dream alive until 3am to make sure attendees have a great night. Click here to learn more and get tickets.

New Years Eve Montreal – Carnavalesque: A Cirque De Boudoir New Year’s Eve
With three unique rooms, each offering a completely different musical style and ambiance, this New Year’s Eve party in Montreal is definitely one of the sexier events of the city. This Cirque de Boudoir is Venetian carnival themed and held at Espace Des Artistes (9 Ste-Catherine), where it encourages guests to go wild and let their inner animal out with likeminded partiers that like to dress up in their hottest bedroom attire. Including tarot readings and a supervised dungeon, it’s sure to be an interesting New Year’s party you won’t soon forget. Click here to learn more and get tickets.

New Years Eve Montreal – Animal House Ball
With 7 DJs spread across 3 floors, this is the perfect New Year’s Eve spot to suit all of your friends’ eclectic musical tastes in Montreal this year. With ‘attic’, ‘lounge’ and ‘underground’ levels at the Velvet Speakeasy (426 Saint-Gabriel), each section has something different to suit any crowd all night long. Click here to learn more and get tickets.

New Years Eve Montreal – The Montreal Ball: A New Years Eve Celebration
Held at Muzique (3781 Boul Saint-Laurent), one of Montreal’s classiest clubs, this New Year’s Eve event is sure to be one of the highest-end parties on the party scene. The Montreal Ball is a true evening of over the top luxury and consumption, from free-flowing champagne to red carpets; it’s the ultimate place to get the full VIP experience. Click here to learn more and get tickets.