New Year’s events to ring in 2020 in Vancouver

From gourmet meals, to dancing to Champagne, there’s a party for that

Sandra Thomas Travel

There are so many events going on in the city for New Year’s Eve, you should be able to find an event no matter what your budget, frame of mind or relationship status is.

Here’s just the tip of the iceberg:

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Great Gatsby themed party

Biltmore Cabaret

2755 Prince Edward St.

The Biltmore is throwing a 1920s-inspired New Year’s Eve party to celebrate 2020. Speakeasy New Year’s Eve includes balloons, Champagne, confetti, photo booth with art deco backdrop, and a snow cone machine.

ARC Restaurant

Fairmont Waterfront

If you’ve got kids, kick off the evening with an early family-style menu and live music from 5 to 7 p.m. Meanwhile, adults who want to ring in the New Year at midnight without the kids, can choose the 8 p.m. seating. The menu includes a selection of seafood starters, salad and charcuterie boards with a choice of four main dishes, including prime beef tenderloin, pan-roasted turbot, black trumpet mushroom and truffle tagliatelle.

New Year’s Eve Karaoke Burlesque Party


3 West Eighth Ave.

What’s better than an evening filled with drinks, song and striptease? 

New Year’s Eve 2020 at Telus World of Science

1455 Quebec St.

This epic party features two rooms of music on two floors, five bars, six DJs and live performers. Note: The bars are cash only.

California Dreaming’: Ultimate New Year’s Eve Beach Party

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam

New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will be the hottest place to ring in 2020. California Dreamin’: The Ultimate Beach Party tribute show will celebrate coastal legends Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys, Frankie Avalon, the Ventures and Jan & Dean.

Presented by the Legends of Rock’n’Roll, the interactive tribute show and dance will have audience members singing and dancing with timeless beach classics such as “Surfin’ USA”, “Margaritaville,” “Good Vibrations,” “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” and “Walk Don’t Run.”

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Raise a glass at midnight at one of these New Year's Eve parties. Photo iStock

New Year’s Eve at the River Rock Casino

8811 River Rd., Richmond

Don’t miss this New Year’s spectacular featuring Yolanda Fletcher as Aretha Franklin and Bobby Brooks Wilson performing as Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke together with the Moon Coin Show Band. It’s a fabulous “oldies” rock ‘n’ roll show, just like the old days when the music was pure and simple and played the way it’s supposed to be played.

New Year’s Eve at the Lobby Lounge

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Reservations from 9 p.m. include reserved seating, choice of featured small plate, midnight bubbles and live music featuring The Suits. Whether cozied up in front of the fire with holiday cocktails, at stage-side seats or mingling at the Bob Dylan-inspired communal tables, ring in the New Year with live music and a menu that includes everything from oysters to caviar to the Wagyu trio.

The Lobby Lounge will be featuring a special Dom Pérignon selection, including by the glass, by the bottle and cocktail offerings.

New Year’s Eve at Parq JW Marriott

Parq Vancouver

39 Smithe St.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Vancouver's premiere entertainment destination presented by Purpus Vodka, with curated West Coast canapés stations and live DJ’s spinning the hottest tracks. As midnight approaches, enjoy the live countdown to the New Year and toast to new beginnings.

The party takes place in two ballrooms and includes a photo booth and massive balloon drop at midnight accompanied by a glass of Champagne.

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Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is offering a "quintessential seafood experience" this New Year's Eve. Photo iStock

Notch8 Quintessential Seafood Experience

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 West Georgia St.

Enjoy oysters shucked to order, jumbo prawns. King crab legs, octopus ceviche, torched miso scallops and more.

The menu also includes a foie bar, including foie gras torchon, foie parfait, foie pastrami, foie terrine served with brioche crostini, quince jam, onion marmalade and warm honey bread.




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