Most events are organized around drinkers on NYE. Popping bottles of champagne, taking shots of tequila and pretty much everything has to do with boozing on the last day of the year. What do people do if they don't enjoy drinking? Surprisingly that is a popular question for many people in Toronto.
For those of you who do not consume alcohol and are still looking to have fun, let me tell you it's possible! To help you plan your NYE plans accordingly, here's a list of 8 things you can do on NYE in Toronto if you're not a fan of boozing:
1. Power Up Bar // 38 Wellington Street E.
If you and your group of friends are into games and consoles, Power Up Bar is the place to be for NYE. From Nintendos to Wiis,Playstations and Xboxes - they have it all. There is alcohol served at the venue, but I assure you, you won't bored because there is plenty to do! If you're the one who doesn't enjoy drinking, this new game bar is the perfect place to take on the virtual hordes together with friends and welcome 2017! Power Up Bar is organizing several mini tournaments and will be open till 3 am!
2. DJ Skate Night // Harbour Front Centre
Skate your night away and show off your dance moves on ice, at Dj Skate night! Countdown NYE with a group of friends at Toronto's # 1 outdoor party, as DJ P-Plus and Ian Andre spin a variety of the hottest tracks! Best part? The event is free!
3. ROM // 100 Queens Park
On NYE, the ROM will grant access to a unique exhibition created by Dale Chihuly. This art exhibit will present guests with colourful glass pieces and there will also be live music performed by Toronto’s kings of soul, St.Royals.
4. New Year's Eve Comedy // Massey Hall
This will be the 16th year Massey Hall organizes Comedy Extravaganza. Close off 2016 with a bunch of laughs. Toronto's top comedians chosen by Yuk Yuk’s founder Mark Breslin, will be joining the stage and putting on a show like no other for the NYE crowd. Tickets will cost between $40.00 -$70.00 and the show will begin at 7:30 pm.
5. Mysteriously Yours NYE Gala Dinner // 2026 Yonge St.
Mysteriously Yours will be hosting its 30th annual gala dinner on NYE. For $149.00, you'll get a four course dinner and participate in a massive interactive Murder By The Books mystery. From 6:30 pm - 2:00 am, join the most successful master sleuth Harry Houdunit, alongside several unique personas and solve the hilarious whodunit along with the rest of the audience!
6. Mystery Room Escape // multiple locations
Whether you're going to escape The Tomb Explorer & Space Odyssey or the Fun House, Dream World, Assasin's Code or Vampire Story, you're guaranteed an eventful NYE if you're not drinking at The Mystery Room Escape. All these rooms have different themes and difficulty levels, game design and top notch technology! The prices are very affordable - for a group of 15 people it will only cost your $22.00 to score tickets! There is also a board game cafe for you to enjoy after you escape the rooms!
7. NYE @ SPiN // 461 King St.W
Get your pong game on point at Toronto's hottest ping pong venue! Book your table with a group of friends @ SPiN and you'll see who's the pong master of your group!
This is probably one of Toronto's most famous outdoor winter events to celebrate NYE! With concerts, fireworks, a skate night, food vendors and much more - there are a variety of activities that will keep you occupied even if you're not a drinker!