Family Friendly New Year’s Eve in Vancouver, Ring in 2020

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Ring in 2020 and have a family friendly New Year’s Eve in Vancouver at these local events and attractions:

Family Friendly New Year's Eve Vancouver

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

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

NYE at Glow Vancouver

When: December 31, 2019 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Where: Glow Vancouver (760 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver)
Info: Website/Tickets »
Bring together the people you love and ring in 2020 under the twinkle of a million lights at this family-friendly event! Countdown at 9:00pm with a glass of bubbles, arts and crafts station, party hats and noise makers, live entertainment.

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Grouse Mountain New Year’s Eve


When: December 31, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: Grouse Mountain (6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver)
InfoSOLD OUT (some spots may still be available for snowshoe fondue and New Year’s Eve dinners)
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 Friendly New Year’s Eve at Capital City Arcade

When: December 31, 2019 4:00pm to 8:00pm (public) after 8:00pm tickets required.
Where: Capital City Arcade (457 E. Columbia St, New Westminster)
Info: Tickets available by calling (604) 553-8555. This event will be fun for the whole family and includes a mini arcade tournament, scavenger hunt, 80’s trivia, board and card games, prizes, New Years Eve party favours, 80’s music videos and obviously full access to our classic video arcade games.

Burnaby Village Museum

When: December 31, 2019 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby)
Info: Free! Carousel rides are $2.65. Take party in the site-wide scavenger hunt until 9:00pm, visit the craft station until 8:00pm and Stories on Wheels go until 7:00pm

Family First Night at Mt Seymour


When: December 31, 2019 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
where: Mt. Seymour (1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver)
InfoWebsite/Tickets »
Family First Night is the North Shore’s original and longest running family friendly New Year’s Eve event. Enjoy laser tobogganing, take in live entertainment from Acro Fire Entertainment on the main stage. Keep an eye out for Tickles & Yowza our roving clowns and check out Babyface Brass if you want to dance the night away. Cozy up to the warmth of Mt Seymour fire pits and if you’re hungry, we’ve got you covered with some of Vancouver’s finest food vendors. Venture into the woods with your family on a self-guided snowshoe along lantern lit trails or your tot can have a go at skiing or snowboarding in our special to snowsport zone. All of this followed by an early NYE countdown and a fireworks finale at 8:25pm.

Robson Square New Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
where: 800 Block Robson (Vancouver)
InfoWebsite »
Free skating and live music from The Phonix Band. The ice rink will be open for skating until 11:00pm on New Year’s Eve.

Winter Ice Palace

When: December 31, 2019 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
where: Cloverdale Ice Arena (6090 176 St, Surrey)
InfoWebsite »
Skate the 22nd annual Winter Ice Palace in Cloverdale, open on New Year’s Day as well from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Winter Wonderland

When: December 31, 2019 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
where: Minoru Arenas (7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond)
InfoWebsite »
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, 2019 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
InfoWebsite/Tickets »
Cirque acrobats fly high. Balloons fall from the sky. The 7th Annual Family-Friendly New Year’s Variety Show, promises to be the biggest yet. Appropriate for the whole family, this New Year’s tradition includes one of BC’s largest balloon drops. Attendees can ring in 2020 with the show’s comedic host and juggler Daniel Zindler and his cast of fools, including circus aerialists, a basketball trickster from New York City, and local favourites – magician Travis Bernhardt and the Tim Sars Band.

New Year’s Eve Toonie Skate

When: December 31, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Kensington Recreation Complex (6159 Curtis Street)
Info: Website
Ice skating, face painting and crafts to celebrate the New Year. Toonie admission includes helmet and skate rental. 

New Year Eve Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

When: December 31, 2019 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. Reserve online.

Boston Pizza Locations

Various Boston Pizza locations (Station Square, Grandview, Coquitlam, PoCo) will have special activities and a ballon drop for families on New Year’s Eve.

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
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
and more »

Free Transit

All TransLink transit services are free after 5:00pm on December 31st until 5:00am on January 1, 2020.

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