Wondering what to do in Vancouver on New Year’s Eve? From boat cruises to parties and fireworks, there are many ways to enjoy NYE in Vancouver in 2022. Here is a list of some of the most fun New Year’s eve events in Vancouver where you can ring in 2023!
Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Vancouver
Gatsby House Party
When you hear about a Gatsby party, you already know to expect fun, over-the-top outfits, and a lot of food. The Gatsby House Party holds every New Year’s Eve in Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown. It features two rooms full of music, two-hour appetizers, two DJs, and impressive lighting and sound systems. There is also a Casino session where guests can play games and win great prizes, including a free night’s stay in a HarbourView Room! Tickets to this event costs about $117 to $205, and you can get one online.
Date: December 31st 2022 9 pm to 1 am
Location: Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown – 1128 Hastings Street, Vancouver
New Year’s Eve Variety Show
One of the best things to do in Vancouver on New Year’s Eve is to attend the Variety Show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This show is suitable for all ages and features fun activities like acrobats, comedic jugglers, aerialists, contortionists, etc. The event usually ends with Vancouver’s largest balloon drop, so head over here if you want a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in Vancouver.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street Vancouver
Date: December 31st 2022 7:30pm -8:45pm
Ticket: Costs around $29-$89, and you get it online from Eventbrite.
More Info: All ages NYE in Vancouver event
New Year’s Eve Karaoke Burlesque Party
Enjoy an unforgettable New Year’s Eve by dressing in your finest sequin and heading to ANZA club for singalongs and striptease. You will also enjoy Karaoke from the Evil Bastard Karaoke Experience and burlesque performances from Ruthe Ordare, Fae Tality, April O’Peel, and the host Sparkle Plenty. There are also lots of games and prizes to be won through the night, starting from 8 pm every New Year’s Eve.
Location: ANZA Club – 3 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Ticket: Tickets costs about $40, and you can get it online.
Water Street Cafe’s New Years’ Eve Black Tie Gala Event
Another popular thing to do for New Year’s Eve is the Water Street Cafe party which features a 5-course menu, live music, games, champagne toast, and a lot of dance. There are usually many delicious food options like bison carpaccio, grilled rib eye steak, tiramisu, and so more. Who doesn’t want to go into a new year with a stomach full of delicious food?
Location: Water Street Cafe – 300 Water Street, Vancouver
Ticket:s Available on their website for $189
New Year’s Eve at Science World
A perfect place for adults on New Year’s Eve Vancouver is Science World; this venue has become a fun party every New Year’s Eve for 11 years. The party is hosted by Twisted Productions and features about 1000 partiers, eight city top DJs, 5 bars, and other interesting live performances. It is one of the largest and most interesting countdowns to New Year in Vancouver, all inside the Science World.
Location: Science World, 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A3Z7.
Tickets: Available for $17 to $25 on their website at www.scienceworld.ca.
NYE Extravaganza Club Crawl
Why party in one venue on NYE when you can go to them all? That’s the inspiration behind the Extravaganza club crawl event. The Club crawl is for students (19+) who don’t want to be in just one spot in Vancouver on New Year’s Eve. This event features a party bus that will transport you and other interested students to the best bars and clubs in Vancouver. Your ticket covers transportation, event access to 4 clubs, and party favors.
Location and Ticket info for 2022 is TBD: https://studenttours.com/product-category/new-year/vancouver/
Cocktail & Canape Cruise
Enter the new year in style by enjoying a cocktail event right on a cruise. You will enjoy great food, good quality wine, and of course music and dancing. Viewing Vancouver’s spectacular skyline, experiencing the romance of the sea, and dancing all night long is the best way to celebrate the New Year. The party is for 19+ with limited tickets available.
Location: Spirit Cruises Ltd (Vancouver Charters), located at Bayshore West Marina, 450 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC.
More Info: There is a 19+ cruise and an all ages cruise option in 2022
Fairmont Waterfront Gala Ball
Ready for some Vancouver New Year’s Eve fireworks and a glamorous night? Head to the Fairmont Waterfront for one of the best fireworks displays in Vancouver on New Year’s Eve. This is the number one sold-out NYE event in Vancouver so ensure you get your ticket early. The complimentary appetizers, champagne toast, dancing rooms, and massive balloon drops make it a perfect place on New Year’s Eve.
Location: Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Ticket: Available at the venue or online through the website at https://www.fairmont.com/waterfront-vancouver/social-events/
PNE Winter Lights
On New Year’s Eve at PNE Grounds, you and your family can enjoy enchanted glowing lights and festive performances right from the comfort of your car. The event is suitable for all ages as you get to drive through the best display of holiday lights. As you enjoy the views, you can tune into your car stereo to heat the special radio broadcast of the WinterLights soundtrack. During the drive, you and the kids can look out for Santa, enjoy Christmas displays and get some festival food.
Address: PNE Grounds, 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Ticket: Costs $37 to $42 per carload. You can buy tickets online.
Boat Party Cruise
One of the most popular New Year’s Eve events in Vancouver is cruising on the Abitibi Ship while enjoying the amazing views of the city. The Abitibi is a two-level vessel with an indoor deck, an outdoor open-air deck, and a tent with heaters.
What makes the event perfect is the blend of fine dining, hot music, and a great ambiance. This cruise allows you to enter the New Year in style while celebrating with 399 other guests. Make sure you wear your best clothes and prepare to dance all night long.
Location: 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver / Dock B
Ticket: Available at $106.50 at Eventbrite.
Whether you want to party hard, enjoy great food, or watch fireworks, Vancouver has something for everyone. Get a ticket to one of the events on the list for an unforgettable new year’s eve in Vancouver.
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!