Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Dec. 29, 2017

Roll your post-holiday cheese and cookie-filled self on out to enjoy the last weekend of the year! There are a lot of chill things to do during the day with family, as well as opportunities to wear that glitzy garb and champagne yourself rosy until until the first hours of 2018.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Dec. 29, 2017

Ring In the New Year like a Queen with Vancouver’s Gender-Blending Drag Royalty

By Kendell Yan

New Years Eve is a night of jubilation, promising fresh prospects, new resolutions, and spirited enthusiasm about the year ahead, to which many of us in the city put on our best threads and head out for a night of high ticket cover and hi-balls. One way to keep your promises promising is by ringing in the new year with Vancouver’s premiere drag kings/queens/things! Cover is low, entertainment value is high, and the gender blenders of Vancouver are sure to keep your night dragging onwards and your year starting on the upwards!

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Ring In the New Year like a Queen with Vancouver’s Gender-Blending Drag Royalty

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: December 29, 2017

That was certainly a year. Hang in there – it’s almost over! All hard things things aside, this weekend be thankful for your triumphs and for all the good things that came or endured in 2016. Ring in hope for 2017 at one of Vancouver’s many events – there’s several ways to catch the fireworks, there’s family fun, cocktail parties, lively DJ nights, and even some parties that veer on the wild side.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: December 29, 2017

6 Super Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Vancouver

NYE with kids vancouver 2016

Image courtesy of homeandgardners | flickr.com

Not everyone enjoys staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year on December 31 (and sometimes its the parents, not the kids who fall asleep first!) Luckily, there are plenty of family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities in Vancouver that keep the spirit of the night alive with less of a focus on drinking and debauchery.

If you’re looking for something to do with kids this New Year’s Eve in Vancouver that won’t elicit the dreaded “I’m bored” or “this sucks”, check out the list below that features 8 awesome family-friendly celebrations in Vancouver that range from mountaintop activities and bonfires to balloon drops and circus acts!

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6 Super Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Family-Friendly NYE Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Fireworks | Photo: CKNW

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors on New Year’s Eve, and it also doesn’t mean that you have to force your kids to stay up until midnight if you want to partake in the year-end festivities – at least not anymore!

Vancouver hasn’t forgotten about the families this New Year’s Eve, with a range of family-friendly activities fit for all ages. If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the celebrations happening in and around the city.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Family-Friendly NYE Celebrations

Where to watch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Vancouver on December 31

NYE Vancouver 2016

Image by Jenn Chan from the Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

Still not sure what you’re doing this New Year’s Eve in Vancouver? We know somewhere that will help you end the night with a BANG! For the second year in a row, Vancouver will be offering a free, public New Year’s Eve celebration in the heart of downtown that concludes with a huge fireworks display at midnight.

Featuring live music, over 20 food trucks, an early family fireworks display, and lots of excitement, Concord’s New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2016 is the best way to ring in 2017.

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Where to watch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Vancouver on December 31

Find Out What’s Going On During Vancouver’s Entertainment Season And Enter To Win Your Stay

Photo: TOTORORO.RORO | Flickr

Photo: TOTORORO.RORO | Flickr

The winter showers can’t keep this city inside – in fact, Vancouver’s Entertainment Season is when we illuminate the streets, the parks and the gardens with glittering decorations. This is also the launch season of many of Vancouver’s arts events such as the symphony, ballet, and theatre productions. The food gets rich, the cocktails and craft beer flow, and the festivities are diverse. Find out what’s going on from now until the New Year.

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Find Out What’s Going On During Vancouver’s Entertainment Season And Enter To Win Your Stay