Your ultimate Toronto New Year's Eve party guide for 2019

Dec 19 2018, 7:20 pm

After a year filled with ups and downs, we’re looking for nothing more than to end 2018 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.

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!

Nathan Phillips Square

What: It’s huge, central and admission is free. And it’s just so classically Toronto. Head down to Nathan Phillips Square for a giant party with live musical performances and fireworks. There are always some great food trucks nearby, and don’t forget your skates.

When: December 31
Time: 8 pm to midnight
Address: You already know
Price: Admission is free

The Drake

What: The Drake is offering not one, not two, but five different ways to ring in the new year. From partying at The Drake Hotel to wining and dining at the Commissary, or even escaping to the Devonshire, there’s a celebration to suit everyone.

When: December 31
Time: Various start-times
Address: Depends on where you choose to go! Find details here                            Price: Some events are ticketed, while others just require reservations

Bisha Hotel

What: Three different venues in this hotel are offering their own take on New Year’s Eve celebrations. Choose from Mister CAkira Black or KÕST and know that you’re offering yourself the most luxe of NYE experiences, from food to drink to an epic party atmosphere.

When: December 31
Time: Various start-times
Address: 80 Blue Jays Way
Reservations: 437-800-5938 (Mister C); 437-800-5967 (Akira Black); 437-800-5938 (KÕST)


What: Celebrate NYE at the ROM, dancing the night away while enjoying delectable bites and drinks. Celebrate with special access to exhibits as well as live bands, DJs, and, of course, a toast at midnight. One complimentary drink ticket is included in the price of admission.

When: December 31
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Address: 100 Queens Park
Price: $125 per person (plus HST)

The Gladstone Hotel

What: Glitz and glamour are on the Gladstone’s menu at this year’s NYE celebration. Inspired by Sin City, they invite you to dress in your classiest — or trashiest — ensemble and party the night away in celebration of the year’s highs and lows.

When: December 31
Time: 9 pm until 2 am
Address: 1214 Queen Street West
Price: Regular Admission $65

Ripley’s Aquarium

What: This Toronto-attraction is hosting their second annual NYE bash! With cash bars located all around the aquarium, you’ll be swimming in good vibes and cheerful times. Bring your friends so you don’t feel like fish out of water, and get ready to dive into a night full of fun. Alright, alright, I’m finished.

When: December 31
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Address: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Boulevard
Price: Available online for $80

Track & Field

What: Will this NYE party be feared or loved? Easy, both. People will be afraid of how much they love it. T&F is turning into Dunder Mifflin for the night, and it is going to be on, like a prawn who yawns at dawn. There’s no point in even looking for anything else to do with your night. Game, set, match… point. Scott. Game over. End of game.

When: December 31
Time: 10 pm to 2 pm
Address: 860 College Street
Price: $18.55


What: Escape the cold, cold night and party it up spring break-style. Sometimes all we need to break out of a winter rut is a night of neon, sweaty dancing and smooth RnB. Bangarang is serving all that, plus a complimentary glass of bubbly.

When: December 31
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Address: 552 College Street
Price: $13.76

Stones Place New Year’s Eve

What: 2018 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 DangerCat plays hit after hit of classic 60s, 70s and 80s rock, soul, pop and more.

When: December 31
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Address: Stones Place, 1255 Queen Street West
Price: $20 at the door

NYE at the Thompson Hotel

What: Rub shoulders with some of Toronto’s elite as you dance the night away at the Tompson’s stunning rooftop and lobby. The party kicks off at 9:30 pm and will include party favours, entertainment and a midnight champagne toast.

When: December 31
Time: 9 pm to 3 am
Address: Thompson Hotel, 550 Wellington Street West
Price: From $50 to $100

Ritz Carlton NYE Celebrations

What: If you’re looking to get dressed to the nines and to spend the evening drinking signature cocktails while listening to a live DJ, you may want to consider ringing in the new year at the Ritz Carlton. Contact [email protected] for advance tickets.

When: December 31
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, 181 Wellington Street West
Price: $50 per guest, includes welcome sparkling wine and hors-d’oeuvres.

The Dude’s New Year’s: THE BIG LEBOWSKI

What: The seventh annual Dude’s New Year’s event featuring The Big Lebowski is backThe Dude, Walter, Donny and the gang are here 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
Time: 9:30 pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: $22, includes screening, one drink, popcorn and party favours

Gold Rush NYE at Wildflower

What: You’re invited to Wildflower’s ‘Gold Rush’ themed New Year’s Eve extravaganza. There will be champagne toasts and live performances. Make sure to dress to impress.

When: December 31
Time: 10 pm to 3 am
Address: Wildflower, 550 Wellington Street West
Price: Starting at $40 per person

NYE Dinner Gala Cruise

What: Ring in the New Year along the Toronto Harbour with a four-hour NYE Gala Dinner Cruise. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the iconic Toronto skyline lit up like a Christmas tree while enjoying a buffet-style dinner prepared by Mariposa’s Executive Chef. A professional DJ and sound system will have you dancing the night away, with a sparkling wine toast at midnight.

When: December 31
Time: 8 pm to 1 am
 Queen’s Quay Terminal, Pier 6, 207 Queen’s Quay West
Price: $159.90 + HST

Everleigh New Year’s Eve

What: You’re invited to celebrate the arrival of 2019 in exquisite style and sophistication at The Everleigh’s NYE party. Get dress up and ring in the coming year.

When: December 31
Time: 9 pm to 3 am
Address: Everleigh Toronto, 580 King Street West
Price: General admission is $50

CRAFT New Years Eve Brewmasters Dinner & Party

What: Ring in the New Year at CRAFT Beer Market’s epic Brewmasters dinner. If you enjoy great beer paired with fresh local food, dinner and dancing, this is an event you do not want to miss. Your ticket includes four delicious courses, beer pairings plus welcome beer, party favours, champagne at midnight and a live DJ.

When: December 31
Time: 6 pm to 2 am
Address: CRAFT Beer Market, 1 Adelaide Street East
Price: $10 to $100

NYE Bash at The Rec Room

What: Come dance and play your way into 2019. Join Rec Room for an unforgettable night to say farewell to 2018. Your ticket includes unlimited gameplay, midnight toast and live entertainment.

When: December 31
Time: Doors open at 9 pm
Address: The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Boulevard
Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door

Planta’s Open Bar NYE

What: Planta is throwing an epic NYE countdown party with open bar! Don’t worry, there will also be delicious passed canapes included with your ticket to keep you full as you countdown until midnight.

When: December 31
Time: Party kicks off at 10:30 pm
Address: 1221 Bay Street
$65, reserve your ticket by emailing [email protected]


What: Roll through Cube for a live Queen West’s NYE bash. With music by Toronto’s DJ Macri, this is one party you won’t want to miss.

When: December 31
Time: Doors open at 9:30 pm
Address: 314 Queen Street West
Price: $30 + HST

Rebel NYE 2019

What: With Jed Harper in the Mainroom, Nora en Pure and Manzone & Strong in Noir, Scotty Scratch in Purple Room and DJ Navas in Savage, Rebel is the hottest New Year’s Eve celebration in the city. Bottle service is also available.

When: December 31
Time: Doors open at 10 pm
Address: 11 Polson Stree
Price: $55 + HST

Uniun’s Final NYE Bash

What: Before it closes, make it to Uniun for its final NYE bash. That’s right… Uniun is closing, but not without a final NYE shaker. With music by Chris Laroque, New Years Eve 2019 promises to be the most memorable one yet — and if you’ve been to NYE at Uniun before, you know that’s saying a lot.

When: December 31
Time: Doors open at 10 pm
Address: 473 Adelaide Street West
Price: $40 + HST

And remember: the TTC, GO transit and the UP Express have you covered with free rides all night long.

So party on.

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