Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

The Douglas Hotel, Photo: Rick Chung/YVArcade

It’s time to start thinking about where and how to ring in the new year. There are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Vancouver, from dance parties to live comedy, rooftop celebrations, and wining and dining. There’s a fun NYE option for every style or mood.

Allen Morrison, Angela Galanopoulos & Madeliene Humeny, Photo: The Improv Centre

Live Entertainment

NYE at TIC @ The Improv Centre – 7pm, 9pm & 11:15pm

Bid 2023 a fond farewell with some libations and laughter by heading to Granville Island for an evening of fun and frivolity. Three different showtimes make ringing in the new year easier. With scenes based on highlights from the past year and aspirations for 2024, this show will surely kick the year off with laughter and levity.

Cirque NYE @ Science World – 9pm-2:30am

Dress to impress at this massive semi-formal NYE celebration inside the Vancouver landmark among 1,200 other guests. There will be three music rooms on two floors featuring 10 DJs, live musical performances, and five bars. A host of circus-themed performance artists, including silk aerialists, contortionists, LED dancers, stilt walkers, and more, will entertain you.

New Year’s Eve with Queer As Funk @ Wise Hall – 9pm-1am

The Vancouver LGBTQ band returns to the East Vancouver venue to ring in 2024 for what promises to be the liveliest queer-friendly celebration in town.

Image: Kidtropolis

Family Activities

Noon Year’s Eve Countdown @ Kidtropolis – 10am-1pm

Looking for a much earlier kid-centric NYE countdown? Try Kidtropolis’ unique daytime celebration at their indoor playground in Richmond. Activities include a balloon drop, a bubble wrap dance party, and a colouring station.

Other family-friendly day activities for New Year’s also include ongoing holiday festivities at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Cypress Mountain, FlyOver Canada, Stanley Park, and VanDusen Botanical Garden.

There’s also the option of NYE ice skating at Cloverdale Arena in Surrey, Kensington Complex in Burnaby, Winter Wonderland in Richmond, Robson Square, or Shipyards Skate Plaza in North Vancouver.

Photo: Alison Boulier/Fox Cabaret

Dance Parties

Vancouver will play host a nice selection of dance parties across the city for the more energetic crowd at some of Vancouver’s hippest venues with dancing, DJs, and live music mixed with entertainment like drag, stand-up comedy, performance artists, and more!


Acquafarina Restaurant, Photo: Rick Chung/YVArcade

Hotels & Restaurants

An overnight hotel stay downtown will make your New Year’s celebration easier and more fun if you plan to celebrate all day and night. Top favourite hotels like Parq Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Paradox Hotel, and the Sylvia Hotel will all have special dining and entertainment programming to make celebrating more relaxing on a hectic night.

Downtown hotel NYE 2024 events include:


If you’re looking to wine and dine your way through NYE, all your favourite award-winning restaurants are offering multi-course dinners and tasting menus into the night, including Acquafarina, Anh and ChiBotanist, Minami, Nightingale, Notch8, Published on Main, Suyo, Tutto, Water St. Cafe, and many more.

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