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!
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!)
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.
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.