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 in 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, 2018 from 7:00pm to 12:15am
Where: Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Info: Website/Tickets »
A free outdoor festival with ticketed VIP upgrades. The free street party starts at 7:00pm, along with an indoor ticketed party at 7:00pm. Family fireworks will be 9:00pm to 9:05pm and the midnight countdown fireworks will illuminate the skies over Burrard Inlet from 12:00am to 12:10am. Outside you’ll find a free public party will include performances from DJ Seko, Rico Uno, Kutcorners, and DJ Marvel. There will also be a nearly 20 food trucks on-site.

Grouse Mountain New Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
where: Grouse Mountain (6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver)
Info: Website/Tickets »
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 – including headliners Delhi to Dublin – as well as a special 9:00pm countdown with fireworks at the Skate Pond.

Family First Night at Mt Seymour

When: December 31, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
where: Mt. Seymour (1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver)
Info: Website/Tickets »
Enjoy laser tobogganing, take in live entertainment on the main stage by Vancouver’s magician Joel Eddington and an exciting fire routine performed by Vesta Fire Entertainment. Keep an eye out for Tickles & Yowza our roving clowns and take in some live music under our big top tent. Cozy up to the warmth of Mt Seymour fire pits and indulge in complimentary s’mores, along with food vendor fare. Venture into the woods with your family on an intriguing Snowquest or enjoy a self-guided snowshoe along lantern lit trails. All of this followed by an early NYE countdown, party favors and a fireworks finale at 8:25pm.

Robson Square New Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 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 1:45pm to 4:45pm
Where: Kensington Recreation Complex (6159 Curtis Street)
Info: Website
$2.00, includes helmet and skate rental. Enjoy face painting in the lobby with Roland & Emma Nipp (Father/Daughter Duo) performing live music.

New Year Eve Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

When: December 31, 2018 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Rocky Mountain Flatbread (1876 1st Ave W, Vancouver)
Info: Website/Tickets
Balloon twisting, face painting, a New Year’s (early) countdown plus a three course winner with kids menu too. Call for reservations: (604) 566-9779.

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
Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
Park & Tilford Hi-Light Festival
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Sasquatch-Themed Winter Light Festival at Harrison Lake

Free Transit

All TransLink transit services are free after 5:00pm on December 31 until 5:00am on January 1, 2019.

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