7 Unique things to do this New Years Eve in Vancouver

unique things to do new years eve in vancouver

New Years Eve Decentralized Dance Party

‘So, what are you doing on New Years Eve?’ It’s the question on everyone’s minds as we creep closer to the end of 2018. Isn’t there a saying that the way you spend your new years eve is a glimpse into how your next year will be?

Well, while most of Vancouver will be at the epic New Years Eve Party and fireworks show in Downtown Vancouver, maybe you’d like to do something a little different this year’s end…

If you’re looking for a few unique things to do this New Years Eve in Vancouver, check out the list below for a few ideas. Got any suggestions to add? Leave a comment!

Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon

You could do this on the comfort of your couch, but it’s much more fun with a roomful of strangers. On December 31, watch the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy at The Cultch. Check in starts at 8:30am and goes all the way until 11:00pm. That’s a heck of a lot of hobbits!

There will also be activities during the breaks with Q&A, prizes, and more. (more info)

vancouver skytrain dance party 2018

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3rd Annual NYE Skytrain Party

Party4Health will be hosting their annual Skytrain dance party on December 31st to make for a surprisingly fun commute, wherever you need to go. It will almost be like you’re partying with Seth Rogen when his various “Transit Alerts” come over the loudspeaker!

FYI: Party4Health is the future of partying: a group of social innovators, determined to create a more engaging, inclusive, and healthy party culture. (more info)

Beer in the new year party

Like beer? No, like, REALLY like beer? CRAFT is hosting an epic beer-filled bash that’ll be heavy with libations. Tickets include two drink tickets, dinner featuring five custom live buffet stations, a DJ all night, late night snacks and champagne at midnight to ring in the new year! (more info)

Craft Beer and Drag Queens

A chill queer craft beer hangout party combined with east van’s genderbent spectacular drag show come together for one epic night of winter harmony!

Queers & Beers kicks off at 6:30pm, with an unparalleled beer, cider, & cocktail line up in a friendly social environment. Then attendees sashay on into the sweetest, cutest, hottest queer drag party in town, Man Up! With performances at 10, 11, and 12:30, you’ll find stunning genderbending to suit every mood!

Nerd Karaoke at the Storm Crow Alehouse

Nerd Karaoke at the Storm Crow Alehouse

What makes karaoke nerdy? Who knows, but you’re invited to croon your favourite nerdy hits at the Storm Crow Alehouse. With space to sing any nerdy tune your heart desires and have a little fun with it.

The Storm Crow Alehouse will also be hosting A Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey New Year’s Party where you are invited to stop by dressed-up as your favourite era (including now). No cover!

Family Friendly NYE Variety Show

Looking for a Vancouver family-friendly all ages New Year’s Eve celebration? 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 at the Vancouver Cabaret Family Friendly NYE Variety Show.

It all ends early with one of Vancouver’s largest balloon drops letting you party afterwards or put the kids to bed.

Polar bear swim vancouver 2018

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Polar Bear Swim

Okay, so it’s technically the next day… But, we’ve gotta include the Polar Bear Swim in the list of unique things to do for NYE in Vancouver! Do whatever you want on the night before, but make sure that you’re ready to freeze your ass offmore info the next morning at the always enjoyable (for spectators) polar bear swim! Start your new year off right with some frighteningly cold water!

Have any more suggestions on unique things to do this New Years Eve in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section below!

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