14 New Year's Eve events to check out in Vancouver on Monday, December 31

Dec 13 2018, 11:28 pm

Looking for a fun way to ring in 2019? We’ve got you covered with our checklist of 14 things to do on New Year’s Eve on Monday, December 31! Concord’s New Year’s Eve, World Junior Championship, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

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

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Fireworks at Concord New Year’s Eve Vancouver. (Vancouver New Year’s Eve Celebration Society)

What: One of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Canada, the fireworks spectacle on the 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

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 revellers 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

2018 Year in Review with Vancouver TheatreSports

2018 Year In Review/Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Ring in 2019 with a smile on your face with Vancouver  TheatreSports’ three special performances of Year in Review on New Year’s Eve. 2018 Year in Review takes an improvised look at the year’s top stories and adds a much-needed comedic perspective to prepare for the coming year. No event is safe from ridicule and, as always, the scenarios will be based on audience suggestions challenging the quick-witted improvisers to create instant, unscripted comedy.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm (90 minutes) 9:30 pm (90 minutes) and 11:15 pm (75 minutes). Late show includes party favours and a complimentary glass of bubbly
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

IIHF World Junior Championship: Denmark vs Czech Republic and Russia vs Canada

What: It’s a World Junior Championship double-header on New Year’s Eve when Denmark takes on Czech Republic and Russia face off with Canada at Rogers Arena.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 1 pm (DEN vs. CZE), 5 pm (RUS vs. CAN)
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Robson Square Ice Rink 2018

What: The Robson Square Ice Rink is open for the 2018 and 2019 season. As per tradition, skating is free for all ages for those who bring their own skates. Those without skates can rent a pair on-site for a fee. An on-site concession stand will also serve warm drinks and snacks. The ice rink will be open until 11 pm on New Year’s Eve.

When: Now to February 28, 2019
Time: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm. Holiday hours vary – open until 11 pm on New Year’s Eve.
Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street and Howe Street)
Cost: Free for all ages, if you bring your own skates (Skate rentals are $5, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time)
Note: Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under. Robson Square Ice Rink accepts cash only

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

Patrick Maliha’s 6th Annual Naughty Little New Year’s Eve: Live at The Rio!

What: A variety show to ring in the New Year. Hosted by Patrick Maliha and Eric Fell, featuring Shirley Gnome, Harris Anderson, Travis Bernhardt, Ryan Williams, Sophia Johnson, Randee Neumeyer and Gina Harms! Ticket includes party favours and complimentary glass of bubbly to ring in the New Year.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $16-$32

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).

Rejuvenate New Year’s Eve – A Fundraiser for Recovery Day BC

What: Recovery Day BC presents Rejuvenate, a child-friendly, clean and sober New Years Eve with dinner, show and dance. Featuring the The Timebenders, DJ Lejos and DJ Dave Ally, and more.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 6 pm to 12:30 am
Where: Anvil Centre- 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Online, $125 for dinner and dance, $25 for dance only

Man Up! X Queers & Beers – New Year’s Eve

What: Queers & Beers kicks off at 6:30 pm with an unparalleled beer, cider, & cocktail line-up in a friendly social environment. Then Man Up! presents the sweetest, cutest, hottest queer drag party in town, with performances at 10 pm, 11 pm, and 12:30 pm.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 2:30 am
Where: The Warehouse – 550 Malkin Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $8-$17

New Year’s Eve at The Fox

What: The Fox Cabaret celebrates the launch of 2019 Vancouver’s own ACTORS and Booty EP, Common People DJs and special guests, and more.

When: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 7 pm to 3 am
Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $15-$45

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

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