5 things to do in Toronto today: Tuesday, December 31

Dec 30 2019, 6:55 am

It’s the last of the month, the last day of the year, and just another day of awesome events in Toronto. Whether you’re taking it easy or partying hard, there’s something for you to get up to today, December 31.

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone. See you on the other side.

New Year’s Eve at the CN Tower

What: Dance the night away on the CN Tower’s glass floor as the DJ spins Top 40 hits. Tantalize your taste buds with delicious local cuisine, including roast beef tenderloin, Ontario artisanal charcuterie and cheeses, bao buns, tacos and passed hors d’oeuvres and sweets. Party favours and poutine at midnight.

When: Tuesday, December 31
Time: 9 pm
Where: CN Tower — 301 Front Street West
Admission: $200, available online

New Year’s Eve at Nathan Phillips Square

What: Toronto’s annual New Year Eve’s celebration featuring DJ skating parties, live musical performances, and spectacular fireworks. Admission is free to this all-ages, alcohol-free event.

When: Tuesday, December 31
Time: Starts 8:50 pm, fireworks at midnight
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Admission: Free

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen – The Nutcracker

What: Seriously guys, if you didn’t crack a nut this winter season, this is the last chance. Ballet Jörgen’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score blends a magical classic tale with Canadian twists. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, this returning festive-favourite is set against the rugged beauty of the Canadian landscape as seen through the eyes of the Group of Seven.

When: Tuesday, December 31
Time: Times vary
Where: Flato Markham Theatre — 171 Town Centre Boulevard
Admission: $15 to $50, available online

NYE Rooftop Silent Disco

What: There will be three live DJs spinning different genres of music. You have the power to pick what you want to party with the switch on your headphones. It’s a party where you pick the vibes, and can easily take a break from the noise.

When: Tuesday, December 31
Time: 10 pm
Where: Hemingway’s Restaurant — 142 Cumberland Street
Admission: $15 to $26, available online

Roaring Twenties: A New Years Eve Gala

What: Calling all flappers. This party has a fantastic lineup of entertainment and a good supply of giggle water, and is sure to be the bee’s knees. Get ready to kick your heels up and knock your drinks down — a little party never killed nobody.

When: Tuesday, December 31
Time: 8 pm
Where: Northern Contemporary Gallery — 1605 Queen Street West
Admission: $54 to $70, available online