What do you imagine when you think of New Year Parties? Is it sparkling fireworks or champagne-filled evenings overflowing with starry-eyed revellers? Perhaps it’s simply cozying up in the warm with loved ones? If you plan to be in Vancouver, there are some great celebrations close to the Victorian Hotel downtown, and we’ve listed some of the best right here.
1)         NYE 2018 Waterfront Gala Ball: Starting at $120

Unless you’re going on a yacht it just doesn’t get any bigger than this. Located at the Fairmont Waterfront, this venue will have a magnificent view of the Midnight Countdown Fireworks at Canada Place. Two rooms with DJs will keep you dancing all night long, along with party favours, balloon drops, well-prepared appetizer stations and a champagne toast.


2)         Concord’s NYE Vancouver 2018: Starting from $28

Vancouver’s largest all-ages celebration, Concord’s New Year’s Eve party offers a range of experiences, with something for everyone. With several stages, a bunch of DJs and dancers, a family zone, and more, you’ll be guaranteed to have a good time. Located at Vancouver Convention Centre West, you’re just 10 minutes away by bus from the Victorian Hotel.


3)         Magic Spirit Yacht: Starting at $115

Looking for an evening with style? This amazing 1920s themed yachting experience will be the Bee’s Knees. This speakeasy prohibition style party cruise features Roaring 20s themed party favours, an amazing 3-hour cruise, DJs playing hits from Today’s music, EDM, Top 40 and more. It promises to be the most memorable experience you can have. The fun launches from the Magic Spirit Yacht down by the Plaza of Nations Marina near Rogers Arena.


4)         Telus World of Science: Starting at $80

About 10 minutes away at the iconic World of Science, you’ll join an intimate crowd of 1100 at one of Vancouver’s signature celebrations. Spread over two floors, with two rooms featuring eight of the city’s top DJs, this event is all about the effects, sound, and lighting. In addition, there’s a champagne toast and VIP ticket options, with plenty to eat and drink.


5)         Cirque Gala NYE 2018: Starting from $50

Ring in the New Year in style at Vancouver’s premier nightlife venue, located at the Imperial Vancouver on Main Street. This event will feature the city’s best EDM, Top 40, and Hip Hop DJs, stunning Cirque performance artists, 2 rooms of music plus an exclusive VIP mezzanine level, and a countdown you won’t forget! Toast the memories of 2017 and look forward to the great times to come in 2018.


Of course, if you want to stay inside, the Victorian Hotel has you covered. With plenty of luxurious amenities, you can spoil yourself rotten in preparation for 2018!

Remember to plan your New Year’s celebrations in advance before the venues fill up. And don’t forget, the streets will be crowded, so make sure you have a plan to get back safe and sound. After a bit too much good cheer, having a hotel downtown really helps.

Have a safe and Happy New Year from the staff at the Victorian Hotel.