The time is almost upon us to bid farewell to 2019 and ring in a new decade. New Year’s Eve is undoubtedly one of the biggest nights in the social calendar and a chance to end the year in a fun and positive way.
While Toronto’s biggest celebration will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, there are a whole host of other events happening across the city which you may not be aware of. So, whether you’ve already booked your flights to Toronto, or you’re looking at making a last-minute booking, we hope these events will inspire you to celebrate in style.
Fancy starting 2020 under the sea? This famous Toronto attraction will soon host its third annual New Year’s Eve event, where you can enjoy live entertainment by The Lonely Hearts & DJ Shamz while taking advantage of the many cash bars located around the aquarium. There’ll also be plenty of time to explore the galleries on-site and enjoy delicious food courtesy of Daniel et Daniel Catering. You’ll have a whale of a time.
288 Bremner Boulevard
Admission: From $80 CAD
For great food, drink and dancing, CRAFT Beer Market’s Brewmasters Dinner is a great choice for New Year’s Eve. Indulge in four delicious courses—each paired with a different beer—plus, a welcome drink, party favours and champagne toast. There’ll also be plenty of chances to get your dancing shoes on and join the party where a DJ will be spinning hits in the countdown to midnight.
1 Adelaide Street East
Admission: $85 CAD (dinner and dance party), $60 CAD (dinner only), $25 CAD (dance party)
As we previously mentioned, New Year’s Eve at Nathan Phillips Square is probably the city’s best-known events. Here you’ll find DJ skating parties, live musical performances, spectacular fireworks and more. What’s more, admission is completely free, and all ages are welcome. Don’t leave without trying something from one of the nearby food trucks! We should also mention that this event is alcohol-free.
Celebrate the start of the new year along the Toronto Harbour from the comfort of a Mariposa Vessel. You’ll enjoy a four-hour NYE Gala Dinner Cruise while taking in panoramic views of the city’s iconic skyline sparkling in the night sky. There will also be a buffet-style dinner prepared by Mariposa’s Executive Chef, a professional DJ and sparkling wine to toast at midnight.
Queen’s Quay Terminal, Pier 6 — 207 Queen’s Quay West
Admission: $194.90 CAD + HST & fees CAD
If you’re ringing in 2020 in Toronto, you’re in luck. The iconic CN Tower is hosting a New Year’s bash for the first time in several years—complete with food, drink, dancing and music to remember. Roast beef tenderloin, Ontario artisanal charcuterie and cheeses and bao buns are among the delicious dishes you can try when attending. There’ll also be a dessert buffet featuring sweet treats for afters!
Admission: $200 per person
If the ultimate foodie New Year’s bash sounds like your thing, why not ring in the new year with some of Toronto’s most talented chefs? Assembly’s event, ‘HEADLINES’ will celebrate Toronto’s accomplishments of 2019 in music, art and food. Take advantage of complimentary bubbles, live music and art installations from the city’s biggest performers. There will be unlimited canapes from a selection of unique vendors, along with access to multiple bars throughout the hall.
111 Richmond Street West
Admission: $130 CAD (evening), $40 CAD (access from 10pm), $20 (access after midnight)