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.
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
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.
Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), the city’s second largest film fest gets under way in one week. Running August 10 to 20, 2017, VQFF brings 11 days of award winning films, talkbacks, performances and parties.
The Festival opens at the Vancouver Playhouse with the 2017 Sundance Award-winning film, I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en Otro Idioma). Following the screening the Festival’s Opening Gala Party, a celebration under the stars at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
The VQFF Artist in Residence for 2017 is the prolific and multi-talented Vivek Shraya. The filmmaker, visual artist, musician, and author will spend the Festival’s opening weekend with audiences at events featuring a breadth of work from her diverse portfolio.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing audiences and artists together for once in a lifetime connections at our Festival,” said Artistic Directors Anoushka Ratnarajah and Amber Dawn. “The caliber of talent and diverse perspectives of our visiting and local filmmakers are sure to challenge and delight our highly intelligent and invested audiences. We look forward to the time we will share together.”
Some of the artists in attendance at VQFF include;
– Doris Yeung, writer, director and executive producer of Taxi Stories, the most ambitious film of the Festival, filmed in three countries and featuring a mostly non-actor cast. – Philippines filmmaker Samantha Lee, whose film, Maybe Tomorrow (Baka Bukas), won the Audience Choice Award at the Cinema One Originals Festival in Manila. – New York City poet and author, t’ai freedom ford, whose work is featured in The Revival: Women and the Word. – Pakistani-Canadian film and television actress, writer and producer, Fawzia Mirza, for the screening of Signature Move. – Emerging filmmaker Francis Luta, will speak with audiences after his film Project Gelb. – Award-winning writer, playwright, performer and filmmaker, Steen Starr, whose short documentary Older than What? tells the story of twelve queer and trans elders responding to ten questions about aging, visibility, and social change.
One of the festival’s fan favourite events, The Coast is Queer, an evening dedicated to local talent, will screen on Friday, August 18 at the York Theatre. Featuring nine stellar short films from some of BC’s most standout emerging and established filmmakers, our annual local programming covers documentaries, romance, fantasy, and drama.
The Festival closes August 20th at the Vancouver Playhouse with the Closing Gala screening of 2016 Dublin Film Critics Circle Award winner Handsome Devil by Irish director John Butler.Following thescreening the annual Closing Party at The Junction wraps another VQFF.
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 Evecelebration 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.
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
Shower: The Odyssey’s Pride weekend kicks off with Shower Power Pride edition, with host Berlin warming up the crowd before the shower guys heat it up
YeeHaw: Country meets Pride on Thursday night when Yale Saloon hosts Honky-Twunk, a western-themed night hosted by Raye Sunshine
Street: Start your Pride Weekend with the Davie Street Dance Party Free entertainment and attractions all along Davie Street, from Burrard to Jervis pre-load a RFID wristband to grab a drink at the beer tents
Bootcamp: Big Roger Events Big Pride Weekend gets underway with a collab with Prism Events Bootcamp powered by Scruff happening at 560 Seymour featuring DJ Eddie Martinez and a performance by xxx star Christian Power.
Alternative: Friday night the Alternative Pride Festival presents Pride Is For Everyone an all inclusive, everything goes party for Everyone, Everybody and Every Body at 1965 Main Street
Playboys: XYYVR Pride Friday brings a Rapture 16 double bill of Fourplay & Playboy, a drag showcase hosted by Shanda Leer, followed by a hip hop and RnB night with Jane Smokr with DJ DomTop and Jef Leppard
Rhoda: #ThisIsPride Friday at Celebrities as A Club Called Rhonda, comes to town with the LA clubs residents Goddollars and Paradise
Funktion: Friday at Junction Pride it’s Funktion Pride: Blacklight party with DJ Drew and glowing GoGos
Ruff: The Pint is taken over by Mr Ruff and the Men of Ruff for Ruff Pride Friday featuring music by Mumbles, Karsten Sollars, Jay Douglas and Brian Maier
Pool: The heat is on at the Westin Grand pool when Rapture 16 Heatwave Pool Party makes a splash hosted by Tatiana with DJs Nick Bertossi, Quest and appearances by Brook Lynn Hytes and Gia Metric
Ahoy!: Sail away with Cruisey-T Pride Cruises, two sailings to choose from on Sunday; GoGo and Party Cruise after the Pride Parade and then on Monday the Pride Recovery Cruise wraps up your weekend