7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, December 31

Dec 28 2018, 5:04 am

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Head into 2019 with these seven fun events in Vancouver today, Monday, December 31. Concord’s New Year’s Eve, NYE 2019 at Telus World of Science, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver: Countdown to 2019

What: One of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Canada, the fireworks spectacle on Coal Harbour waterfront in downtown Vancouver on this auspicious night sees an attendance of over 100,000 people. Returning for its fourth consecutive year, Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver’s celebration is promising dazzling fireworks shows, a free outdoor street party at Jack Poole Plaza, and an extravagant premium indoor party held inside Vancouver Convention Centre West.

When: From 7 pm on Monday, December 31, 2018, to early morning on Tuesday, January 1, 2019

  • NYE Vancouver Street Party at Jack Poole Plaza: Starts at 7 pm
  • Concord Countdown Central Indoor Party at Vancouver Convention Centre West: Starts at 7 pm
  • Family Countdown Fireworks: 9 pm
  • Midnight Countdown Fireworks: 12 am

Where: Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver Convention Centre West, and Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver
Tickets: Available now online

Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver 2018/19  Indoor Party

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Fireworks views from the Indoor Party at Concord New Year’s Eve Vancouver. (Vancouver New Year’s Eve Celebration Society)

What: The enormous West Ballroom of the beautiful West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre will be transformed into the largest indoor NYE party in Canada. It is all part of Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver, one of the largest NYE festivals in Canada. Revellers can take in the concert festivities, whimsical art installations, and spectacular high-aerial fireworks from a warm, comfortable, and fun indoor environment. The fireworks will be viewed through the convention centre’s impressive multi-storey high, floor-to-ceiling windows. This is also the only indoor party in Vancouver with its own fireworks. In fact, the fireworks barge in Coal Harbour is strategically positioned to provide indoor party revellers with the best, unobstructed sight lines of the fireworks.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018 from 7 pm to late

  • Family Fireworks: 9 pm
  • Midnight Fireworks: 12 am

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Celebration Pass — $59.00 (FREE for kids under 5 years old. The party is for all ages). 19+ adults only VIP Pass — $159.00. Fully licensed. Available here.

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration at Grouse Mountain

What: Enjoy performances throughout the night as well as a special 9 pm countdown for the littlest revelers that will be sure to light up the sky with a boom.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: Festivities starts at 5 pm
Where: Grouse Mountain Resort – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

No Pressure NYE at Colony

What: Colony Bar on Main Street and Colony Bar in Kitsilano are holding No Pressure NYE parties for those who want to celebrate in Vancouver without the stress. There are $20 buckets of Bud and Bud Light on special, and if you get stamped at #NoPressureNYE at either Colony location, you’ll be able to get a complimentary caesar at brunch the following day.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: All evening long
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

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Variety Show

What: Ring in 2019 with local host funny-man Daniel Zindler and his cast of fools including circus acrobats, magician Paul Nathan, live music, and a few surprises. It all ends early with one of Vancouver’s largest balloon drops letting you party afterwards or put the kids to bed.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 8 pm to 10 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20-$89

New Year’s Eve at Tap & Barrel Shipyards

What: Tap & Barrel Shipyards is throwing its first annual New Year’s Eve Party in Lower Lonsdale. There will be a DJ, photobooth, and party favours. Tickets include a welcome drink, light canapés and bubbles at midnight.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 9 pm to 1 am
Where: Tap & Barrel Shipyards – 8 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25

NYE 2019 @ TELUS World of Science

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What: Featuring five fully licensed bars, two rooms of music on two floors, six of the city’s top DJs and performers, and an amazing sound and light system that will have you dancing as soon as you arrive. Note: cash bar only.

When: Monday,December 31, 2018
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).

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