Family Friendly New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

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Ring in the new year with your loved ones with these family friends New Year’s Eve events and attractions happening around Metro Vancouver.

Family Friendly New Year's Eve Vancouver

*Some of these events are ticketed and may sell out, so be sure to act fast and book as soon as possible.

Concord’s New Year’s Eve in Downtown Vancouver

When: December 31, 2017 from 7:00pm to 1:30am
Where: Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Info: Website/Tickets »
A free outdoor festival with ticketed VIP upgrades. Enjoy entertainment on the 102.7 THE PEAK Main Stage, YVR World Stage, Coast Capital Savings Stage, JR-FM Party Stage, and in the RE/MAX Family Zone where there will be a Kids Can Dance Party followed by a balloon drop prior to the fireworks. Family fireworks countdown will be at 9:00pm, and a NYE fireworks countdown will follow at midnight.

Grouse Mountain New Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 2017 from 5:00pm
where: Grouse Mountain (6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver)
Info: Website/Tickets »
On top of Grouse’s NYE Snowshoe Fondue and their NYE Gala, their Family Friendly New Year’s Eve will be packed with fun for everyone. Glide on the 8,000-square foot mountaintop Skate Pond, take a sled down our Sliding Zone and be awed by the magical outdoor Light Walk around Blue Grouse Lake. Enjoy performances throughout the night as well as a special 9:00pm countdown with fireworks.

Mt. Seymour New Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
where: Mt. Seymour (1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver)
Info: Website/Tickets »
Mt. Seymour’s legendary Family First Night returns this year with laser tobogganing, snoeshoeing, s’mores, a Snowquest Scavenger Hunt, live entertainment, party favours, face painting and crafts, food vendors, shuttle service, fireworks and more.

Robson Square New Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
where: 800 Block Robson (Vancouver)
Info: Website »
Free skating and live music from Rumba Calzada. The ice rink will be open for skating until 11:00pm on New Year’s Eve.

Winter Ice Palace

When: December 31, 2017 at 10:00am to 3:30pm
where: Cloverdale Ice Arena (6090 176 St, Surrey)
Info: Website »
Skate the 20th annual Winter Ice Palace in Cloverdale, open on New Year’s Day as well from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

Winter Wonderland

When: December 31, 2017 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
where: Minoru Arenas (7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond)
Info: Website »
Skate to festive music surrounded by thousands of sparkling lights, real snow banks, decorated holiday trees and more.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Variety Show

When: December 31, 2017 at 8:00pm
Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
Info: Website/Tickets »
Celebrate with family and friends at Vancouver Cabaret Theatre’s New Year’s Eve Variety Show, with circus acrobats, magic, live music and one of Vancouver’s biggest balloon drops. Appropriate for all ages, yet not just for kids.

New Year’s Eve Toonie Skate

When: December 31, 2017 from 10:30am to 2:00pm
Where: Kensington Recreation Complex (6159 Curtis Street)
Info: Website
$2.00, includes helmet and skate rental. Enjoy ice skating, face painting and crafts to celebrate the New Year.

Theatre Performances on New Year’s Eve

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Arts Club Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
The Arts Club Presents: Onegin
East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

Holiday Events Open on New Year’s Eve

If you missed out on some of the Christmas events around Vancouver, these are still open through to the new year:
Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas
Lights at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam
VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights
Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival at the PNE
Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
Park & Tilford Hi-Light Festival
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

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