From skating to light displays, enjoy the last day of 2023 and ring in 2024 with these family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities in Vancouver.
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events
Robson Square Ice Rink: Live entertainment on December 31 from DuoTones from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The rink will be open 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Burnaby Village Museum: Open from 1:00pm to 9:00pm on New Year’s Eve. This free, family-friendly attraction dazzles with lights, music, and treats.
Martini Town Merry & Bright: Time slots available from 2:00pm to 7:00pm on New Year’s Eve. Walk through a film backlot decorated from top to bottom for the holidays.
Create & Connect – New Year at Noon: Learn how people around the world celebrate the New Year, enjoy snacks and drinks, and have fun playing games and crafting while sharing hopes for 2024. By donation from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Shipyards.
New Year’s Eve DJ Party: The Shipyards Skate Plaza is turning into a winter wonderland with beats from DJs and a ball drop on ice. Open from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Reminder: Transit is free on New Year’s Eve
Holiday Splash – Oceans of Wonder Await: Wave to Scuba Claus during his daily dives, snuggle up on The Polar Express 4D Experience, and more at the Vancouver Aquarium. Open from 10:00am to 3:30pm on December 31.
VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights: Step into a winter wonderland of over a million lights spread across 15 acres. Open from 4:00pm to 9:00pm on December 31st.
New Year’s Eve at Cypress: The Downhill area will have a DJ on the patio, there will be live music in the Lodge, and head to the Nordic area for a special meal and cozy fires to roast your s’mores.
New Year’s Eve at Grouse Mountain: A variety of options at the Peak of Vancouver! Skiing and riding: 8:00am to 10:00pm; Light Walk: Dusk until 11:00pm; Fireworks at 9:00pm; Drink specials at Altitudes Bistro; Five-course dinner at The Observatory. Book your dining experiences in advance.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park: Open from 4:00pm to 10:00pm on New Year’s Eve. Walk though a magically lit forest of lights. Admission by donation to the BC Firefighters’ Burn Fund (even without a train ticket).
Winter Wonderland Skate: Holiday skate at Minoru Arenas set under twinkling lights with festive music. Open 10:00am to 4:00pm on December 31st.
Christmas at Canada Place: Open every day until 10:00pm. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront and take advantage of the many photo ops.
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