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Top 10 New Year's Eve Parties in Vancouver, BC

19+ Vancouver New Year's Eve Parties

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Vancouver's Top 10 New Year's Celebrations & Parties have something for everyone, from the elegant to the raunchy and over-the-top, plus all-ages events, too.

This year, it's all happening Tuesday, December 31, 2013!

For more New Year's activities and family-friendly NYE, see: Celebrating the New Year in Vancouver.

1. NYE 2014 Waterfront Gala Ball at the Fairmont Waterfront - 25+

Ring in the New Year with breathtaking views at this waterfront gala, which includes two rooms of dancing, a midnight balloon drop, photobooth, and more. Dress "chic and sassy" (jackets for the men).
Tickets: $65

2. Vancouver Gala New Years Eve Boat Cruise 2014 - 19+

Always a sell-out event, the Pride of Vancouver Gala Cruise rings in the New Year with fine dining, dancing and amazing views of the city at night.
Tickets: $147.78 per person

3. Shangri-La Hotel NYE 2014 Gala - 25+ for men; 23+ for women

Want to really dress up for New Year's Eve in Vancouver? Vancouver's famous Shangri-La Hotel hosts a formal (black tie dress / formal attire only!) Gala, with two rooms, appetizers, and top DJs.
Tickets: $90

4. Celebrities New Year's Eve 2014 - 19+

Vancouver's largest gay New Year's Eve party is at the famous Celebrities, and they plan to launch the New Year with lots of glitter and rhinestones! Music by DJs Timeline, Yurie, & JP Valdes, free champagne toast at midnight, and dancing until 4am.
Tickets: $30

5. New Year's Eve at the Fortune Sound Club - 19+

One of Vancouver Chinatown's favourite local New Year's Eve spots, the Fortune Sound Club is a top spot for dancing with a fun, more-casual-than-downtown crowd.
Tickets: TBA

6. Fire & Ice New Year's Eve at Caprice - 19+

If you want to ring in New Year's Eve in Vancouver with pretty young things, this Granville Strip hotspot is a good bet. Festivities include two theme rooms ("fire" and "ice", naturally), and a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.
Tickets: $30

7. Ceilis NYE 2014 House Party - 19+

Located on the Granville Strip--the heart of hard-partying in downtown Vancouver--Ceilis Irish Pub will be ground zero for rowdy, young crowds.
Tickets: $25 - $40

8. Vancouver NYE Club Crawl 2014 - 19+

Don't want to stay in one spot all night? This NYE club crawl is aimed at students and starts at the famous Roxy Nightclub, one of Vancouver's hottest nightclubs. Tickets include front-of-the-line admission to three more clubs, plus party favours and transportation between events (so no waiting in the cold!)
Tickets: $30

9. NYE 2014 at Science World - 19+

Want to party with a huge crowd? Vancouver's iconic Science World has room for over 1,000 partiers, plus two rooms of music on two floors, four DJs, and live performances.
Tickets: $80

10. New Year's Eve at Robson Square - FREE & All Ages

While the rest of this list is dedicated to Vancouver's decadent/glamourous/crazy New Year's Eve parties, there is one celebration in Vancouver that's free and fun for all ages (and doesn't involve alcohol): New Year's Eve at Robson Square. The free fun includes ice skating, live music, roving performers, and an early countdown for kids.

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