After a year filled with ups and downs, we’re looking for nothing more than to end 2017 on a positive note.
And while Toronto’s biggest celebration will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, there are plenty of events taking place throughout the city if you don’t want to brave the cold or the crowds.
We’ve put together a New Year’s Eve roundup that includes all of the best parties, concerts, and events.
So don’t just settle for a night of Netflix, cheap wine and the company of your cat — a night of excitement and adventure in Toronto awaits!
- Everything you need to know about the Nathan Phillips Square NYE party
- 31 Toronto events worth checking out this December
- 32 FREE Toronto events worth checking out in December
What: Nathan Phillips Square is hosting a massive New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in 2018. Partygoers can expect an exhilarating evening of entertainment with dynamic DJ’s, live electronic music, site animations, a DJ skating party sponsored by Tim Horton’s and a stunning fireworks display at midnight.
When: December 31, 8 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
What: The brewery’s final send-off to the year will feature an epic house party in The Roundhouse, complete with themed rooms, DJs, live karaoke and plenty of Pilsner to ring in the New Year with your closest friends.
When: December 31, 9 pm to 3 am
Where: Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd
Price: Tickets available online from $60 per person
What: Inspired by the ROM’s incredible Christian Dior exhibit, the museum will be hosting a swanky New Year’s Eve bash, coined #ROMNYE, featuring the hottest bands and DJs, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary toast at midnight, and exclusive access to the Christian Dior exhibit.
When: December 31, NYE exclusive dinner begins at 7 pm and the regular party runs from 9 pm to 2 am
Where: 100 Queens Park, Toronto
Price: Available online from $90
What: Each room of the chateau will feature different events and attractions, with the East Wing hosting aerialists, a martini station, and live entertainment. Toronto’s very own Dzeko will be taking over the West Wing, hosting more of a club type atmosphere similar to what you might find in Las Vegas.
When: December 31, 7 pm to 4 am
Where: Chateau Le Jardin, 8440 Highway 27
Price: Available online from $45 through the Jukebox App.
What: If you want to avoid the chaos of downtown, but still have the opportunity to get dressed up to ring in the new year, you may want to head to Oakville on the 31. The Oakville Conference Centre will be hosting a lavish NYE soiree complete with a 4-course dinner and party beneath the sprawling 20-foot ceilings in the main ballroom. Dietary options are available, as is the option to choose a late night menu.
When: December 31, 6 pm to 1 am
Where: Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road
Price: Available online for $120 through the Jukebox App.
What: King Street is definitley the place to be, especially on New Year’s Eve. Redline & Friends are coming together to bring you a New Year’s Eve to remember at Bloke, Toronto’s premier nightlife destination. Grab your friends, choose from one of the many table packages, and celebrate at one of the hottest venues on King Street.
When: December 31, 10 pm to 4 am
Where: Bloke, 401 King Street West
Price: Tickets available online from $25 through the Jukebox App.
What: Get dressed up in your finest and head to Mercer Street’s very own Buonanotte. Here you can ring in the new year in style as you enjoy a midnight champagne toast and the hottest music from Jeff Jam.
When: December 31, 10 pm to 2:30 am
Where: Buonanotte, Mercer Street
Price: Tickets are available online for $20 through the Jukebox App.
What: Second City’s latest talent-packed mainstage show will be concluding on New Year’s Eve and in turn, will be making it a night to remember. Faced with our culture of bad news and political exhaustion, the show encourages the audience to “settle in and get ready for us to spin, sing and laugh away your troubles.” In addition to the show, guests can enjoy champagne, signature cocktails, and party favours.
When: December 31
Where: Second City Mainstage Theatre, 51 Mercer Street
Price: Available online from $70
What: Ring in the new year to the hottest tracks of 2000. Attendees can expect an extraordinary event with different styles of 2000s music including Indie, R&B, Dance, Pop, Hip-Hop, remixes and much more.
When: December 31, 9 pm
Where: The Baby G, 1608 Dundas Street West
Price: Available online from $15
What: Rub shoulders with some of Toronto’s elite as you dance the night away. The party kicks off at 9 pm and will include a candy and snack bar, party favours, lobby bar and rooftop lounge access, entertainment and a midnight champagne toast. There will be a dress code in effect, and all guests are asked to wear black and white.
When: December 31, 9 pm to 3: 45 am
Where: Thompson Hotel, 550 Wellington Street West
Price: Available online from $59
What: 2017 has come and gone, which means it’s time to celebrate in style and with good music. Stones Place will transcend party-goers back in time as DJ Bush plays hit after hit of classic 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s rock, soul, and pop.
When: December 31, 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Stones Place, 1255 Queen Street West
Price: $20 at the door
What: For one night only, Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel will transform into the iconic Studio 54. Relive the glory days of disco, filled with champagne and non-stop dancing, glitter and glamour.
When: December 31, 7 pm to 3 am
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Price: Available online from $45 to $125
What: Ladies and gentlemen, The Drake Hotel is hosting an epic house party this NYE. The night will be filled with good eats, live music and performances and all the comforts of your very own living room, without the cleanup.
When: December 31, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
Price: Available online from $28 to $98
What: Amsterdam Brew House will be transformed into an epic 1920’s prohibition party. Guests can enjoy an epic 1000 balloon drop at midnight, live entertainers, a complimentary bubbly toast, new years noisemakers, and more. Make sure to dress to impress.
When: December 31, 9 pm to 2:30 am
Where: Amsterdam BrewHouse, 245 Queens Quay
Price: Available online from $41 to $91
What: If you’re looking to get dressed to the nines and to spend the evening drinking cocktails from a vodka ice bar or at a whiskey station while listening to a live DJ, you may want to consider ringing in the new year at the Ritz Carlton.
When: December 31, 9 pm to 2 am
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, 181 Wellington Street West
Price: $35, and includes 1 welcome drink and passed canapes
What: The sixth annual Dude’s New Year’s event featuring The Big Lebowski is back. The Dude, Walter, Donny and the gang are back for another round of White Russians, Creedence and unforgettable hijinks. Hundreds of “Little Achievers” will ring in the New Year in style, and yes, sunglasses and bathrobes are recommended. Your ticket includes screening, one drink, popcorn and party favours.
When: December 31, 9:30 pm to 1 am
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Available online from $19.46
What: Northern Maverick Brewing Co. is heating things up this NYE with its Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve bash. Complete with a fire flair bartending show, double ice shot luge sculptures, a delicious four-course meal, and a live DJ, this is definitley going to be a hotspot on December 31.
When: December 31, dinner seatings at 6 pm or 9 pm
Where: Northern Maverick Brewing Co., 115 Bathurst Street