It doesn't matter whether you think 2017 was a good year or a bad year, that chapter is coming to a close and we can be excited to make way for a new one. 2018 is only three days away, and if you don't have plans already, it's time to start making some.
Whether you're into watching New Year's fireworks, partying deep into the AM, or calling it an early night because you want to start off the new year right, there's an event for that. Vancouver has a ton of events happening on New Year's Eve for you to get excited about (including free public transit).
So get ready to ring in the New Year with shots and champagne showers or even just an early countdown and some good rest. Have fun Vancouver!
Concord Pacific always hosts the biggest New Year's Eve party in Vancouver. With huge fireworks, lots of music and pop up performances, celerate the new year with your squad and everyone else's squad at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Tickets: Starting $28
If anybody knows how to host a lit New Year's Eve party in Yaletown, it's gotta be the neighbourhood favourite YBC. With Happy Hour drink specials from Midnight to Close ($5 draft, $5 house wine, $5 well drinks), a free pizza buffet 9PM to 1 AM, a free photo booth from 11PM to 2AM and free midnight bubbles toast, like come on, where else are you going to get all that in Yaletown?
Party it up inside one of Vancouver's most famous landmarks and consistently sold out NYE parties. Twisted Productions is hosting another bangin' party at the Telus World Of Science. Make sure you get tickets ASAP because they sell out fast.
Tickets: Starting $85
If you couldn't make it to Cirque du Soleil this year, don't be sad because there's going to be a massive new year's party at The Imperial with tons of Cirque performers like silk aerialists, stilt walkers, jugglers, LED hoop performers and costumed dancers. With 3 themed rooms and 2 floors, ringing in the new year with an enchanted Cirque experience.
Tickets: Starting $50
If you're not much of a partier but still want to do something fun for New Year's Eve, check out the Peak of Vancouver at Grouse Mountain. There will be a massive outdoor ice skating pond, a magical light walk, and even a gingerbread man village. Basically, if you didn't get enough of Christmas, this is where you need to be.
Tickets: Starting $24.95/adult
How does a craft beer lover ring in the new year? With craft beer of course! CRAFT Beer Market is hosting a huge new year's party with four delicious courses with beer pairings for dinner, party favours, champagne at midnight and entertainment - all included in your ticket.
Tickets: Starting $60
Are you a Fortune regular? Then you've probably already copped tickets for their NYE party. If you haven't, then you definitely need to ASAP. With music being spun by your favourite local DJs like Geni3, Sailor Gerry, and MY!GAY!HUSBAND! you'll definitely be going into the new year with some good fortune.
Tickets: Starting $40
For a Gastown New Year's Eve party, you've got to head over to The Diamond. There won't be any lineups or any tiered tickets. Just good times. With complimentary canapes and cocktails from 8 to 10 PM, bring your squad and get ready for an awesome night.
If you're practically a grandma and your body basically doesn't function past 11PM, then the Robson Square Ice Rink New Year's Eve party is definitely for you. There will be free ice skating, live music, and a super early countdown so you can still get in on it without having to stay up until midnight. Mind you that this is a family-friendly event, so there will most likely be tons of children around.
Spend this New Year's Eve dancing to your favourite R&B music at Real Love. With DJ's Kempeh, Hustle and Yakobe, hosted by Richie McFly, you'll be sliding into the new year with smooth tracks and good vibes.
Tickets: Starting $20
Descend into an underground speakeasy - back into the time of flapper girls, jazz, and decadence. Indulge yourself this New Year's Eve with cocktails, bubbly, and a whole lot of dancing at Prohibition at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
Tickets: Starting $55
Hotel Vancouver's annual New Year's party is one of the city's biggest New Year's parties. With six pop-up nightclubs that will be taking over an entire floor of multiple luxury ballrooms at Hotel Vancouver, it's safe to say you'll be partying glamorously.
Tickets: Starting $50
If you need something to take of the New Year's Eve hangover edge, the New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim might just be the thing. Dive into 2018 with the Polar Bear Swim on January 1 from 2:30-3:30 PM at English Bay. Put on your fanciest and funniest costume and participate in the 100 yard race, or just watch and be entertained.