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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, December 31

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Daniel Chai Dec 30, 2017 6:28 pm 3,193

Happy New Year’s Eve! Say so long to 2017 with our rundown of ten things to do around Vancouver today, Sunday December 31. Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver, Year In Review with Vancouver TheatreSports, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver

Fireworks at last year’s Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver. (Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver)

  • What: Revellers looking to ring in 2018 before the clock strikes midnight only have to descend to the Coal Harbour waterfront on December 31. For the third consecutive year, Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver’s fireworks celebration, free outdoor street party, and premium indoor party will enable Vancouverites and visitors to kick off the New Year in proper fashion. The event is one of Canada’s largest NYE celebrations in terms of both programming and attendance. In fact, last year’s event attracted over 100,000 attendees.
  • When: December 31, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm to 1:30 am
    • NYE Vancouver Street Party along Canada Place Way: 7 pm to 12:15 am
    • Indoor Party at Vancouver Convention Centre West: 7 pm to 1:30 am
    • Family Countdown Fireworks: 9 pm
    • Midnight Countdown Fireworks: 12 am
  • Where: Canada Place and Coal Harbour
  • Price: Free. Tickets for indoor party available now at ConcordsNYEVAN.com

2017 Year In Review with Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: The lead-up to the US election, Kate and Will’s visit, climate change, the demise of Brangelina and the construction of more bike lanes are just a few of the stories that grabbed the headlines this year. All these and more provide fodder for Vancouver TheatreSports’ quick-witted improvisers as they find the funny in the important and not so important events of 2017.
  • When: Now to Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: Various showtimes
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10.75-$39.50

Le Ritz NYE 2018

  • What: Le Ritz at the newly-renovated Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront sees the return of the annual ‘Draped in Style NYE’ series with a black and white ‘Hollywood glamour’ theme to celebrate 2018. DJ’s feat. SKLA, Nikky, and special guests will be spinning the soundtracks to have you dancing through to 2018, while One Embassy will be the live band performing at this spectacular event.
  • When: Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm to 2 am
  • Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront – 1133 West Hastings Street, Downtown Vancouver
  • Price: Early bird $80, regular $90 – Tickets available via showpass.com/leritz

New Year’s Eve 2018 at Parq Vancouver

No Pressure NYE at Colony

  • What: Blueprint Events is hosting the ultimate No Pressure New Year’s Eve party at Colony Bar on Main Street and Colony Bar in Kitsilano on December 31, for those who want to celebrate in Vancouver – without the hefty price tag of an OTT party. There is a budget-friendly $5 snack menu, $18 buckets of Hey Y’all or Coors Banquet, and lagers for $4.75. And if you get stamped at this #NoPressureNYE event at either Colony location you’ll be able to get a complimentary caesar at brunch the following day.
  • When: Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: Doors at 6 pm, movie at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Colony Bar Main – 2904 Main Street; Colony Bar Kits – 3255 West Broadway
  • Price: Free cover – Make a reservation via Colony Main Street or Colony Bar Kits

NYE 2018 Waterfront Gala Ball

  • What: Celebrate in style in this upscale and mature environment with well-prepared appetizer stations and a champagne toast at midnight. Plus enjoy the magnificent view of the midnight countdown Fireworks at Canada Place from our Grey Goose Lounge, and two rooms of latest and old school hits.
  • When: December 31, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

NYElectric 2018

  • What: Top Vancouver DJs playing the hits, an All You Can Eat Appetizer Buffet, a VIP lounge and more.
  • When: December 31, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown – 1128 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

NYE 2018 @ TELUS World of Science

  • What: Featuring five fully licensed bars, two rooms of music on two floors, eight of the city’s top DJs and performers, a mesmerizing lighting system, as well as sleek sound system that will have you dancing as soon as you arrive.
  • When: December 31, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm to 3 am
  • Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online. General admission starts at $80 and VIP packages start at $95 (each includes a complimentary glass of champagne for the NYE toast).

Patrick Maliha’s 5th Annual Naughty Little New Year’s Eve: Live at The Rio!

  • What: A variety show to ring in the new year. Hosted by Patrick Maliha, featuring Little Miss Risk, Burns The Dragon, The Gentlemen Hecklers, Roman Mancini, Gina Harms, and headliner Shirley Gnome. Ticket includes party favours and complimentary glass of bubbly to ring in the New Year!
  • When: December 31, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Rio on Broadway – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29

NYE 2018, presented by Solid Events

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  • What: Hosted by Solid Events, the evening is set to feature performances from renowned international DJs, with legendary superstars Axwell and Ingrosso (formerly members of Swedish House Mafia) as the headliners. Andrew RayelDubVisionDJ Isaac, and hometown rising-star DAIJO, are also scheduled to perform at the event which kicks off at 9 pm and runs right through to 3 am in 2018.
  • When: Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: 9 pm to 3 am
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum –  2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $109 – $149 (excluding fees) – Tickets available via www.solidevents.ca
  • Age: All ages, 19+ to purchase alcohol
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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