While Vancouver is not exactly known for its wild parties or nights on the town when compared to other big cities, we sure know how to have a great time regardless. And while the city doesn’t transform like Times Square, we’re here to combat the “no fun city” label this NYE, or die trying. So if you’re looking to make some plans on NYE, here are 9 exciting parties and celebrations to check out in Vancouver.
Gatsby’s House 2024 Vancouver New Year’s Eve Party
Nothing screams New Year’s Eve like a Gatsby-themed party. And that’s exactly what the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel is bringing to Vancouverites – so dress to impress! Advertised as the most upscale New Year’s Eve Party in the city, they’re certainly setting the bar high with a two-hour appetizer buffet, two rooms to dance in with two DJs, and prepaid drinks included in every ticket. Oh, and a spectacular countdown to midnight, of course.
The event will commence at 8:30 pm on NYE and end at 1:30 am.
Where: 1038 Canada Place
Cost: $79 to $162.74
New Year’s Eve Parq Gala 2024
Presented by The Block Inc and Hollywood Promotions, Vancouver’s longest-running NYE gala is officially back, taking place in the largest ballroom in the city at the JW Marriott from 9 pm until 2 am. The grand event will feature state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a midnight champagne toast, and a fun photo booth to capture some core memories. Oh, and a red carpet for all your photo ops.
Where: 39 Smithe Street
New Year’s Eve Party – Afrobeach House
And now, an exciting event that will make your wallet happy too – you can ring in the New Year with Afrobeach House on Main Street, complete with Afrobeats, Dancehall, Amapiano, and food (available for purchase) all night long. Each ticket comes with a free glass of champagne to celebrate the countdown. Oh, and there’s an afterparty going all the way to 8 am – so how’s that for “no fun city”?
Where: 1024 Main Street
This BC holiday dining experience is in the forest & has a life-sized gingerbread house
BC is getting a new festival of lights with a glowing tunnel & enchanted forest
Il Centro’s New Year’s Eve Party 2024
The Italian Cultural Centre is celebrating the new year alongside Federico Fuoco and Fire with a night of music, food, dancing, and midnight toasting. All tickets include a special NYE dinner, with alcoholic beverages and wine pairings available at an additional cost.
Where: 3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver NYE Boat Party Cruise 2024
The Abitibi Boat is also setting sail on NYE, with two floors of the hottest Top 40, Hip Hop, Throwback music, R&B, Reggaetón, and more playing all night long. The open-air deck will also have a tent and heaters to keep dancers warm as they bust out their best moves. Boarding at 9 pm and setting sail at 10 pm (gate closes at 9:45 pm), the party cruise will feature midnight champagne, gift bags from their sponsors, access to a premium bar, and more.
Where: 750 Pacific Boulevard Dock B
Rewind New Year’s Eve Party at Elysium
If you’re looking for a fun night out with multiple rooms of old-school DJs and karaoke, this party at Elysium is for you. From 8 to 10 pm, SEVENTYTHIRTYCO will be hosting their infamous karaoke party in Elysium’s second room served with party favours and canopes.
Where: 1240 Thurlow Street (Above Denny’s)
Cost: $40 to $320
D/6 Bar & Lounge presents: Moulin Bleu – New Year’s Eve
From 9 pm to 3 am on NYE, the D/6 Bar & Lounge at Parq Vancouver is hosting its own celebration, and this one is inspired by a night out in Paris. Complete with premium Grey Goose and the finest champagne, guests will be treated to a blue and white-themed night with French-inspired cocktails and complimentary boulangerie, bonbon and confectionary treats (until 11:30 pm).
Where: 39 Smithe Street
Cost: $86.41 to 102.38
Mirror Ball: New Year’s Eve 2024 Dance Party at The Beaumont Studios
With three bars and different rooms of music to choose from, this NYE party at The Beaumont Studios is sure to be a blast. Five of the most notable DJs in the city will be spinning beats all night long, so you can easily flit from one room to the next to enjoy a variety of music, from vinyl to disco, to house beats.
Where: 316 West 5th Avenue
Cost: $43.93 to $54.58
New Year’s Eve at Parker Rooftop
Ready to celebrate NYE on a rooftop? This spectacular event promises to be a night of excess and luxury at Parker Rooftop, where guests aged 21 and over will be treated to a welcome beverage, champagne toast at midnight, canapés and food stations throughout the event, and some of the best live entertainment in Vancouver.
Where: 1379 Howe Street #9th floor
And that’s a wrap on NYE parties in Vancouver! Time to make those plans and snag those tickets while you can.