Your ultimate Toronto New Year's Eve party guide for 2020

Dec 10 2019, 7:42 pm

After a year filled with ups and downs, we’re looking for nothing more than to end not just 2019, but also the decade, 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 Hotel

What: The Drake Hotel is throwing a 2020 party where you can eat, drink and be merry with all of your closest friends. There will be DJs playing on every floor, plus there will be a welcome drink and complimentary bites included with your ticket.

When: December 31
Time: Doors open at 9 pm
Address: 1150 Queen Street West
Price: $50

Decadent NYE 2020 at the Bisha Hotel

What: You can enjoy one of the most luxe NYE experiences in the city inside the stunning Bisha Hotel’s MR C lobby bar.

When: December 31
Time: Doors open at 9 pm
Address: 80 Blue Jays Way
Price: $55.26


What: Celebrate NYE at the ROM, dancing the night away while enjoying delectable bites and drinks. Celebrate with special access to the exhibit Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches,  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: Doors open at 9 pm
Address: 100 Queens Park
Price: $101.70

The Gladstone Hotel New Year’s Eve

What: Futuristic glitz and glamour are on the Gladstone’s menu at this year’s NYE celebration. Guests can look forward to Glam-bot Drag Queens, a future-disco funk band, space-age DJs, a ‘Logan’s Run’ lounge, and more. There will also be a photo booth and a midnight toast to look forward to.

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 its third annual NYE bash this year. 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 $100

Bangarang: Fade Country NYE

What: Escape the cold, cold night and party it up all night long at Bangarang’s Fade Country NYE bash. Sometimes all we need to break out of a winter rut is a night of neon, sweaty dancing, and sweet tunes. Bangarang is serving all that, plus blended drinks to you really feel like your on vacay.

When: December 31
Time: Doors open at 8 pm
Address: 552 College Street
Price: No cover before 10 pm, $10 after 10 pm.

Stones Place New Year’s Eve

What: The year 2019 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 music.

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

Timeless 2020: Thompson Ball New Year’s Eve

What: You’re invited to the Thompson Hotel’s semi-formal soireé that promises to ring the new year in style. Your ticket includes complimentary coat check, a champagne toast at midnight, cupcakes and a candy station, a live feed to NYC Times Square countdown, and party favours. PLUS, this is the last party at the Thompson Hotel before it undergoes extensive renovations in 2020.

When: December 31
Time: 10 pm to 3 am
Address: 550 Wellington Street West
Price: Starting at $50 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: $169.90 + HST

Everleigh New Year’s Eve

What: You’re invited to celebrate the arrival of 2020 in style and sophistication at Everleigh’s NYE party. Get dressed 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: $25 to $85

NYE Bash at The Rec Room

What: Come dance and play your way into 2020. Join Rec Room for an unforgettable night to say farewell to 2019. 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: $25 advance, $35 at the door

Ultra NYE 2020

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

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

Rebel NYE 2020

What: With multiple DJs spinning throughout the entire venue, Rebel promises to be the hottest New Year’s Eve celebration in the city. Bottle service is also available.

When: December 31
Time: Doors open at 9 pm
Address: 11 Polson Stree
Price: Tickets start at $30


What: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an unforgettable evening at Montecito’s Palm Lounge. Enjoy a special live music performance while indulging in delicious signature dishes, classic cocktails, and impressive bottles of wine all inspired by California’s coast. Oh, and don’t forget half-price champagne all night long.

When: December 31
Time: Live music begins at 8 pm
Where: 299 Adelaide Street West
Price: Make your reservations here


What: Wrap up 2019 with a quick trip to South America, courtesy of Baro. Enjoy a specially-curated New Years’ menu by executive chef Steve Gonzalez, before heading upstairs for an all-night celebration. Baro will also be hosting Feliz Años in Pablo’s Snack Bar and The Loft, with an exclusive VIP party on Baro’s rooftop. Tickets for the party at Pablo’s and The Loft are $30, with VIP tickets going for $40. Bottle service packages are also available.

When: December 31
Time: Dinner seatings begin at 6 pm
Where: 485 King Street West
Price: Tickets for the Pablo party are $30


What: With a celebratory New Year’s menu, jaw-dropping cocktails, and late-night private karaoke, DASHA is the ultimate destination for a memorable celebration, all under one roof.

When: December 31
Where: 620 King Street West

Petty Cash

What: This year, Petty Cash is hosting a Miami Vice-themed New Year’s Eve blowout, complete with a costume contest and photo booth to snap pictures of you and your friends in the ultimate 80s getups. Make sure you dress to impress because the top prize is $300.

When: December 31
Where: 487 Adelaide Street West


What: For your late-night party needs, head downstairs to Mademoiselle for an exclusive ‘Midnight in Paris’ themed party. Ring in the new year like the Parisians do, with plenty of champagne. A dress code will be in effect.

When: December 31
Where: 455 King Street West

Countdown NYE

What: The GTA’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, Countdown NYE, is back for the 10th year in a row. The event will be hosted in a three-room format as a split between three different sounds including electronic and hip hop. With over 20 artists performing each year and 80 VIP booths, Countdown NYE offers an exciting mixture of festival and nightclub life.

When: December 31
Time: 9 pm to 3 am
Where: Liberty Grand — 25 British Columbia Road
Price: $72.30

 Dystropolis New Year’s Eve Party 2020

What: Hosted in the AkACHAN bar, dystopian Tokyo will touch down in Toronto and you’re encouraged to dress in your best cosmic outfit as you get transported into the deep, dark future with cyborg queens and intergalactic acrobatics. Toronto’s own DJ Bambii will bring the beats while unique Nikkei cocktails, bottomless prosecco, and canapés will be served throughout the evening.

When: December 31
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Chotto Matte — 161 Bay Street
Price: $75


What: LOUIX LOUIS, located on the 31st floor of The St. Regis Toronto, will host in its international award-winning design, one of the city’s best New Year’s Eve parties. Guests can enjoy the resident DJ, party favours, and a glass of sparkling wine and a balloon drop when the clock strikes midnight for $65 under the package the Countdown Celebration.

When: December 31
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: LOUIX LOUIS inside The St. Regis Toronto: 325 Bay Street, Toronto
Price: $65

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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