New Year’s Eve Events for Adults in Vancouver

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There are a few family friendly options for New Year’s Eve in Vancouver but what about the big kids who don’t want to simply attend a club night? Luckily, there are several options for adults that include entertainment, attractions, and restaurant dining.

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New Year’s Eve Events for Adults in Vancouver


New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby Party with the Boom Booms
Where: Imperial Vancouver (319 Main Street, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 9:00pm
Features: The Imperial has lined up a sensational evening of entertainment featuring Vancouver’s favorite tropicalia jam band, The Boom Booms – these boys are sure to have you on the dancefloor breaking out your best Charleston. The evening will also feature performances by producer/songwriter Chin Injeti and DJ Su Comandante. Tickets on sale now.

Patrick Maliha’s Naughty Little New Year’s Eve at The Rio
Where: The Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway at Commercial, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 doors at 8:45pm, show til 10:45pm, party til 1:00am
Features: Art Factora (Bite TV, Vancouver Comedyfest, NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity”, SiriusXM Satellite Radio “Search For Canada’s Next Top Comic”) will be the MC. The show will feature Melody Mangler (Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Best of Burlesque, Vancouver International Burlesque Fest, Naughty But Nice Sex Show); Shirley Gnome (The People’s Champ of Comedy Competition 2012 $20,000 Winner, Edinburgh Fringe Festival); and headliner Patrick Maliha (World Record Holder, The Comedy Network, CTV, CBC, Bite TV, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, CKNW). Tickets on sale now and include party favours and complimentary glass of bubbly to ring in the New Year.

A New Year’s Eve Gatsby-Inspired Lobby Party
Where: Rosewood Hotel Georgia (801 W Georgia, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 8:30pm
Features: Step into into the lobby of the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia and magically step back in time to the 1920s: jazz will be playing, champagne will be flowing and dresses are sure to be head turning at this elegant experience, which includes a live band and cabaret. The Gatsby-style decadence of the 1920s is brought alive by the caviar bar and liquid nitrogen oyster station: pile on the pearls and bring your dancing shoes to enjoy the refined revelry long past the midnight countdown. Entertainment from The Malcolm Aiken Trio, Pandora & The Locksmiths and Skylab sounds will keep the dance-floor hopping. A welcome cocktail, entertainment throughout the evening, chef’s selection of canapés and party favours are included in the ticket price. For enquiries and tickets, call (604) 673-7031 or email [email protected].

The Edgewater Casino will also host a free fireworks show at midnight. You can also watch The Big Lebowski at the Vancity Theatre or catch Ballet BC’s The Nutcracker earlier in the day.


New Year’s Eve – Elevation 2014
Where: Vancouver Lookout (555 W Hastings, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 9:00pm to 3:00am
Features: The Vancouver Lookout offers a stunning 360° view of the city and Man About Town Entertainment will be playing music that will keep you dancing all night. The viewing deck will have two rooms with two different DJs spinning music until the early hours of 2014. With the purchase of a ticket, you will receive complimentary canapés from 9:00pm to 10:30pm and champagne at midnight. Tickets are available now, must be 21+.

Twisted NYE 2014
Where: TELUS World of Science/Science World (1455 Quebec St, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 9:00pm to 3:00am
Features: Two rooms of music on two floors, six of the city’s top DJs, sound and lighting systems, five fully licensed bars, 1100-person capacity. Tickets on sale now.

Grouse Mountain New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Fondue
Where: Grouse Mountain
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Features: Following a one-hour guided snowshoe tour under the stars, warm up inside with a scrumptious cheese and chocolate fondue in cozy Alpine Cabin. Tickets include a one-hour guided snowshoe tour, headlamp, snowshoe rentals, Skyride access and fondue. To make your reservation, please call Grouse Mountain Guest Services at (604) 980-9311.


Mardi Gras NYE
Where: Uva Wine Bar (900 Seymour, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 9:00pm
Features: New-Year’s-by-way-of-New-Orleans celebration complete with Mardi Gras beads, southern-inspired cocktails by Bar Manager Lauren Mote and passed midnight party treats for $40 per guest. Entertainment will be provided by the brassy, sultry and jubilant stylings of the James Danderfer Trio, which will transport listeners back to the small, 1930s jazz cabarets of New Orleans and Chicago with timeless tunes reminiscent of the Benny Goodman and Jelly Roll Morton trios. Tickets on sale now.

New Year’s Eve Gala at the Peak of Vancouver
Where: The Observatory, Timber Room, Altitudes Bistro at Grouse Mountain
When: Seatings at 5:30, 5:45, 8:30-9:00pm, 9:00pm-9:30pm, 8:30-9:45pm. Seatings from 8:30pm onward include a complimentary glass of sparking wine, DJ and dancing.
Features: The early seating offers great value and is perfect for those with other parties later in the evening or those who want to celebrate New Years on Eastern Standard time. The second seating provides a tasting menu of choice, a complimentary glass of sparking wine, DJ and dancing. Multi-course dinners include Skyride tickets. Reservations can be made via Chalet Reception (604) 998-5045.

New Year’s Eve at La Pentola
Where: La Pentola at the OPUS Hotel (350 Davie, Vancouver)
When: Early seating (7 courses) 5:00pm to 8:00pm, late seating (10 courses) 9:00pm to late
Features: La Pentola’s signature NYE menu will feature both family style platters and individual dishes. Highlights include a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne upon arrival, caviar, vitello tonnato, lobster ravioli, Icelandic heritage breed lamb and celebratory dolci. For more information call (604) 694-2103 or email [email protected].

New Year’s Eve at Dockside
Where: Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel (1253 Johnston St, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 9:00pm to 1:00am
Features: Two parties in two rooms. Enjoy R&B from Brickhouse in the Dockside Restaurant and then DJ Jay Swing in the lounge. Tickets available now with a four-course dinner package option. Reservation required, call (604) 685-7070. Enjoy access to both parties along with bubbles and party favours at midnight and VIP Entry to Bar None in Yaletown after 1:00am.

These events are all for those 19+ or 21+, be sure to confirm when making your reservation or booking your ticket. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home!

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