5 Big Bashes for NYE 2018

The year is coming to a close. If you’re still looking for a fun way to send 2018 on its way, here’s a few of the city’s NYE bashes for the big night

Concord’s NYE Vancouver : Vancouver’s Official New Year’s Eve celebration has become one of Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve event. Live music and entertainment, outside on Canada Place Way to Jack Poole Plaza and inside Vancouver Convention Centre West  highlighted by 9pm and midnight Fireworks.

NYE 2019 at Telus World of Science :  Twisted Productions, Hollywood Promotions, and John Donnelly & Associates present a stellar 19+ event at Science World with 3 rooms of music, 6 top DJs, 5 licensed bars, and spectacular lights and sound.

Patrick Maliha’s 6th Annual Naughty Little New Year’s Eve at the Rio Theatre:  a variety like no other, comedian Patrick Maliha hosts a cavalcade of performers to ring in the New Year at the Rio Theatre with drinks and dancing into the night

NYE 2019 Waterfront Gala Ball:   Glenfiddich and Nude Vodka present a deluxe New Year’s 2019 gala at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Celebrate in style in two ballrooms with top DJ, dancing, drinks and a magnificent view of the Midnight countdown Fireworks at Canada Place from the Glenfiddich Lounge.

Frozen in Time NYE: Harbour Event Centre (former Edgewater Casino) will be  transformed to a winter wonderland for a night of stunning visuals and sound from 4 DJs

5 Fireworks Shows for NYE 2018

The New Year’s Eve forecast is cloudy but mainly dry, so it looks good for an evening outdoors watching fireworks to ring in 2019.

Here’s a few spots to catch a New Year’s Eve celebrations with year-end fireworks displays;

Concord’s NYE Vancouver: In a few short years Concord’s NYE has grown to be Canada’s biggest New Year’s Eve Celebration. Catch the festivities and TWO fireworks shows, at 9pm and midnight, around Canada Place and at Vancouver Convention Centre.

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration: End the year at the winter wonderland of Grouse Mountain, from 5pm entertainment and activities surround the skating pond with a special family-friendly 9pm fireworks show.

Family First Night: Mt Seymour presents the North Shore’s longest running family NYE event with tobogganing, snowshoeing, magic, fire pits and fireworks for the whole family.

Whistler New Year’s Eve: the ultimate aprés ski evening, highlighted by a special edition of Fire & Ice show plus fireworks capping off a family-friendly event.

 

Picks of the New Year : What’s On NYE 2017

As 2016 ticks to a close, lets find some ways to send it on its way and welcome the new year with a hearty cheer!

There’s plenty of club parties and dinner specials seatings around the city to help say so long to 2016.

Here’s 5 events to inspire your NYE 2017 celebrations

Concord’s NYE Vancouver : Vancouver’s Official New Year’s Eve celebration began last year with a bang, becoming Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve event. This year kicks up the activities, in addition to the free events; 9pm and midnight Fireworks, live music and entertainment, the event expands along Canada Place Way to Jack Poole Plaza and Vancouver Convention Centre West, with a second stage. Inside the Centre, True North – Vancouver Official NYE Party welcomes The Sheepdogs, Yukon Blonde, Dehli 2 Dublin and more.

NYE 2017 @ Telus World of Science
Twisted Productions, Hollywood Promotions, and John Donnelly & Associates present a stellar 19+ event welcoming 1200 people to Science World with 2 rooms of music on 2 floors, 6 top DJs, 5 licensed bars, and spectacular lights and sound.

Patrick Maliha’s 4th Annual Naughty Little New Year’s Eve at the Rio Theatre
A variety show like no other as comedian MC Patrick Maliha welcomes headliner Christina Walkinshow stand-up comic, live Acro-Yoga Performers, Burlesque from Burgundy Brixx, Glow Dancing with Barbara Beal, Magician James Hanson and the Gentlemen Hecklers; Eric Fell, Shaun Stewart and Maliha.

NYE 2017 Waterfront Gala Ball
Grey Goose and Fairmont Waterfront host an extravagant gala where you can dress to the nines for the red carpet welcome then sip exclusive Grey Goose cocktails and dance the night away in two ballrooms with top DJs.  For a truly luxurious New Year’s Eve, book in for night with a New Year’s Eve on Fairmont Gold package; including a room on the Fairmont Gold Floor, viewing of Concord’s NYE fireworks from the Gold Terrace, festive refreshments at midnight and live music in case you want a break from the Gala down in the ballrooms.

Waldorf Hotel NYE 2017 
Space + Time presents an All-Access Hotel Party. Five-Rooms each with their own themes from different DJs and producers. From surprise headliners in The Trap Basement,  funk and fun in the Tiki Bar, Khalifa Lounge with hooka den and more. There’s no chance for boredom as you roam from room to room to ring in 2017

Picks of the Week – December 30, 2015

Fireworks_IMG_0183It’s time for the big event! New Year’s Eve is upon us, with plenty of activities happening tomorrow night for the close of 2015, but there’s plenty in the picks of the week to start the New Year too.

Ballet: There’s still a couple of performances left to catch as Ballet BC presents The Nutcracker at Queen Elizabeth Theatre tonight and tomorrow.

Lights: It’s your last chance to catch the Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Botanical Garden before it wraps up tomorrow night.

Rainbow: Before your long weekend ends, take a visit over the rainbow to see the Wizard of Oz at Gateway Theatre before it closes on January 3rd.

NYE: The centrepiece for New Year’s Eve in Vancouver is NYE Vancouver a free family-friendly event around Canada Place and Jack Poole Plaza.

House: Blueprint Events rings in the New Year with Celebrities Playhouse NYE with DJs Timeline, Yurie and Mattilda Ho celebrating until 4am

Hustle: Cheer on the New Year in each time zone of Canada starting at 7:30pm at Hustla: NYE at XY hosted by Peach Cobblah with Jane Smoker and Shanda Leer counting you down to midnight

VAL: Welcome the New Year at Vancouver Arts & Leisure’s VAL NYE with a visually stunning celebration to say goodbye to 2015

Shower: The O celebrates with NYE Glam Ball 2016 with the Shower Power boys fresh like the baby new year himself and tunes by renowned DJ Colby B

Pucks: Let’s hope the Vancouver Canucks start the year in the way they’ll continue, with a win over the Anaheim Ducks on January 1st.

Back: If you didn’t get enough on the 31st, keep the New Year’s fun going on Friday night with a stellar line-up of resident and visiting DJs at Backdoor at Vancouver Arts & Leisure

Day 1: Kick off the first full night of 2016 as Big Roger Events presents Day 1 at Encore Dance Club with DJs Robbie Rob and Mat Ste-Marie

Skillz: Saturday bring the kids to Rogers Arena for an up close look at their hockey heroes at Canucks for Kids Superskillz

DJ: The Commodore on Saturday night will be filled with the lively beats of DJ/Producer Eric Prydz

Canyon: Before the lights go out on January 3rd, head to Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and see the park light by thousands of lights.

FlyOver: Get a last taste of Christmas when you follow Santa on his journey, presumably, back to his work shop to the sky at Fly Over Canada until January 5th

 

NYE Vancouver 2016

Fireworks_IMG_0183It’s been years since Vancouver has had public event to ring in the New Year. After an attempt last year was postponed due to budget constraints, 2016 marks the debut of NYE Vancouver, a free public event centred at Jack Poole Plaza.

Inspired by the annual Canada Day celebrations, Jack Poole Plaza, Canada Place Way and Canada Place concourses will be filled with revellers.

NYEVAN_2015-12-28 21.33.27Starting at 6pm, the Main Stage hosted by 102.9 The Peak will be featuring free family entertainment and concert performances all evening. The schedule for the Main Stage is:

6pm: DJ with MC Welcome
6:30: First Nations Welcome
6:35: DJ
7:30: Kin Fung Athletic Group
8pm: Peak Performance Winners: Bed of Stars
8:40: Vancouver Okinawa Taiko
9pm: Early Evening Fireworks
9:15: The Matinee
9:55: We Are The City
10:40: Dear Rouge
11:25: Current Swell
12am: Midnight Countdown Fireworks.

The short 9pm early evening fireworks, coinciding with the Eastern Time Zone’s midnight countdown, allows those with youngsters or anyone needing to get on their way to bed or another event.
The main event Midnight Countdown Fireworks last 11 minutes and closed up NYE Vancouver with a bang.  While the ticketed all-ages CF Pacific Centre Viewing Lounge is sold out, there’s great places around the Canada Place / Convention Centre waterfront for the public to view.

With a dry forecast, it’s looking like a perfect night to head out and enjoy some of the free family at NYE Vancouver. Hopefully we’ll see the start of a new Vancouver tradition.

Follow #NYEVan on social media to see what’s happening during the night! TwitterInstagram: @NYEVancouver and Facebook.com/NYEVancouver

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year one and all!

As 2014 comes to a close, I thank you for reading along with my adventures and supporting the events in Vancouver.

Here’s to a fun-filled, 2015 shared with your loved ones!

And thanks to Happy New Year 2015 on YouTube, I’ll share with you a New Year favourite.

 

Picks of the Week – December 31, 2014

Fireworks_IMG_0183New Year’s Eve is upon us, what’s on your agenda?
If you’re still looking for something to do, here’s a few things to chose from in the picks of the week;

Pop-Up: Find six pop-up parties all around the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as New Year’s Eve takes over the Grand Historic Castle in the City

Rock: The Kids are Hot Tonight at the Hard Rock Casino when Loverboy party into the New Year with dinner and a show.

Blueprint: Blueprint Events has you covered for NYE with parties at Venue, Caprice, Celebrities, The Charles Bar and Fortune

Donnelly: You’ll find something for everyone at the Donnelly Group bars and clubs on New Year’s Eve.

Gatsby: Harbour Events Centre will turn back time to the 1920’s for A Great Gatsby New Year’s

VIP: A Secret VIP Affair New Year’s take place at The Harrow on Thurlow

Ice Cream: The 7th Annual Ice Cream Social New Year’s Eve Party gets happening at The Biltmore Cabaret

Surprise: The VAL NYE 2015 presents over 30 artists in 7 rooms on 4 stages at a secret warehouse location to be revealed on the day of the party

Late Night: After the other parties are dying down, get your second wind and head to Gorg-O-Mish or Encore After-Hours to party on to dawn.

Swim: Knock out the hangover and kick off the New Year with the annual Polar Bear Swim at English Bay at 1230

Flash: Friday start the year off by looking back, Flashback Friday at Club HD takes you back to the 70s, 80s, and 90s until 11pm

Cakes: After Flashback check out the backsides at Poundcake on HD Fridays from 11pm – closing.

Recovery: Slip into something comfie and head to The Cobalt for Pajama Jams! NY Recovery Party

Last Chance: Take in your last glimmer of the Holidays with some of Vancouver’s gleaming light displays, most wrapping up this weekend.

Theatre: It’s the last chance to go fly a kite and catch The Arts Club Theatre Company‘s family favourite Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical (closing Jan 4) and have a laugh with the hilarious Avenue Q (held over until Jan 10)

Stage: The Cultch has the privilege of presenting the first staging of Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall at the Blackbird Theatre until January 24th.