Fireworks and family-friendly fun at Vancouver’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration

Are you ready to party like it’s almost 2018 in a family-friendly atmosphere?

Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver 2018 is one of Canada’s largest all-ages celebrations on one of the biggest nights of the year. Indoor and outdoor programming, country music, a street party, a kids’ zone and of course fireworks make it the premier event destination for ringing in the New Year in YVR.

The spectacle takes place 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Pl) and Canada Place (999 Canada Pl). There are a few options for enjoying the fun, including VIP and family passes. Here’s the rundown, along with some of what to expect.

Celebration Pass ($48 early bird/$58 general admission)—The Celebration Pass includes access to two indoor dance rooms and fully licensed bars. One room features the YVR World Stage, the other is given over to the JRFM Party Stage. The YVR World Stage features DJ Flip-Out and the Decibel Collective. The JRfm Party Stage features Vancouver urban country DJ jaXon Hawks, along with live sets from Shaw Austin, Shylo Sharity and more.

Family Zone Pass ($28, children under five admitted free)—Families! This pass includes the RE/MAX Family Zone in Vancouver Convention Centre West. Rockin’ Robin and Alyssa Nielsen from As You Wish Princess Parties host a special Kids Can Dance show. The area also includes free craft areas, face painting, a special balloon drop and 9 p.m. firework display.

Ultimate VIP Experience ($129 early bird/$149 regular)—Turbocharge your Celebration Pass with access to the high-end indoor VIP area. Floor-to-ceiling waterfront windows allow unparalleled views of fireworks displays. An exclusive lounge overlooks the main dance floor. Plus, pass-holders receive a complimentary glass of premium champagne to toast the New Year, a catered buffet of savoury canapés, separate VIP bar with premium brands, VIP hosts, and free coat check.

Free Street Festival—Canada Place (street only) will host 102.7 The PEAK Main Stage, Global TV’s live countdown broadcast and a street party with Vancouver food trucks. The PEAK Main Stage features local acts Good for Grapes, Peach Pit, The Tourist Company and more. Roving performers, neon robots, firedancers and visuals add to the family-friendly atmosphere. A fireworks display, visible from along the seawall and synchronized to a soundtrack broadcast live on local station 102.7 The PEAK, caps off the night.

Tickets are available at Tickets Tonight and online at

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21 Responses to Fireworks and family-friendly fun at Vancouver’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration

  1. Sara

    I want to win this tickets. It’s my first in Canada and I really want to see this amazing laterns!!! Thanks for this contest

  2. Cecília

    Amazing party. Let’s celebrate

  3. Penny

    Would be nice if it was affordable for ALL families…BIG MONEY COUVR. you low income you get no fun

  4. Annabel

    I wish I could be one

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  6. Keshia

    Would love the opportunity to take my children to see all the beautiful lanterns. We have never been and would love the opportunity to start a new winter family tradition.

  7. Pavy thao

    love tickets for my kids and family

  8. Vinit Dassani

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if my 3 & 7 year old get free passes for their 1st New years fireworks in Canada?! Would love to get the free passes ?

    • Catherine Hercus

      Would love free passes to take my friend and her kids.

  9. Dorota Majak

    Love to be included in this celebration to welcome 2018?

  10. Norma Ordonez

    Would love to win family Tickets for my entire family. (4) including myself.

  11. Would love ❤️ to win family ticket. My family just move to Vancouver. My kids are really happy to see this new events

  12. Stephanie

    Would love to take my family to this. Kind of pricey tho…

  13. Lawrie Vincent

    Such an amazing event, would love to win free tickets please.

  14. Maria Cruz

    it’ll be an event to remember to start 2018 for immediate family

  15. Maria Cruz

    it’ll be an event to remember to start 2018 for entire family

  16. Cecille Herrera

    Is sad I cant afford it….
    After working 36 years in this city !!!

  17. Bahar

    My first time in Christmas and New Year in Vancouver ? I wish I win ticket ?

  18. Jiri Mosna

    It would be nice to be able to go.

  19. Prischelle

    First time to celebrate NYE in Canada and its my birthday. I wish I can get free pass

  20. Ella

    Would love to go with my family!