What to Do on New Year’s Eve in Vancouver: 2013
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Oh New Years Eve, the day of the year where there is so much pressure to do something interesting, that you usually crack under the stress and either do nothing, go to a crappy party, or end up coughing up glitter for the rest of the week.
This News Years in Vancouver, the typical sort of events are happening, but we are excited to notice that there are a few more “unique” events going on on December 31, 2012. And although NYE is pretty much just another day, this year we have “thank god the world didn’t end on December 21st” to celebrate. So cuddle up with your cats some other time, and get together with your friends. Here are some of the events happening in Vancouver this New Years Eve 2013:
Buddha Rave New Years Eve Party – Your getting old and getting drunk has kind of lost its luster… Time to learn more about the new wave of alcohol-free entertainment. The Buddha Rave is hosted at the Yaletown Roundhouse and will let you experience “the natural high of electrifying fusion beats with friends and friends-to-be under the brilliance of a thousand glow sticks. Dance into 2013 the year of Bliss. Begin Bliss with a countdown meditation into the new year, giving life to your 2013 resolutions. Indulge in energizing exotic drinks and organic vegetarian delights.” Tickets are $65.
Sin City New Years Eve Celebration - Kiss 2012 goodbye at the wildest party in the city on New Year’s Eve! Get your freak on to a sultry smorgasbord of retro & 80’s, rock, industrial, dirrrty electro & dance tunes galore! Includes a full adult play dungeon, complimentary champagne at midnight, fetish & burlesque stage shows, glamour photo booth, and more. Important: Absolutely no street wear, casual wear or plain work clothes! Plain jeans, cargo pants, t-shirts and suits are not permitted. Lower genital nudity is not permitted. Suggested attire includes: vinyl, leather, PVC, tuxedo, full uniform, fantasy or period costume, armour, cross-dress, rubber, bondage, body paint, kilt, fancy ingerie, or any risque costume your kinky little mind can dream up … and please … not “just underwear!” No effort = no entry! Tickets are ~$25
Whistler NYE - For celebration of the family-friendly sort, take in the evening’s roster of festivities throughout Whistler Village. You could keep it cozy, and head to one of two indoor parties (one of which includes a Youth Dance), a New Year’s Eve kid’s countdown or opt instead to take it outside for skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza, views of the Fire and Ice show and a Village Square dance celebration that’s topped off with a dazzling fireworks display at midnight.
One Night Stand at The Media Club - 2012 is soon coming to a close so that means it’s time for One Night Stand at The Media Club. It’s their fifth year and it’s going to be a big one featuring: Jasmin Parkin of Mother Mother, Tyler Bancroft and Spencer Schoening of Said The Whale, Hannah Georgas, Tariq Hussain of Brasstronaut and CBC Radio, and more. Tickets cost $40 at the door.
NYE Party at the Wise Lounge with Evil Bastard Karaoke – Not quite sure how different Evil Bastard Karaoke is from the regular kind, but it sure sounds a heck of a lot more interesting (and with less Whitney Houston songs?). Head to the Wise Lounge just off Commercial Drive to experience E.B.Karaoke all night long with prizes and pizza for sale. Best of all, no cover.
New Years Eve at the Waldorf - This year the Waldorf will, once again, show you why they’re the best party destination in the city. Using their unique multi-room venue and hotel, they’re throwing a massive New Year’s Masquerade and Carnival with top entertainment, the best party DJs, and so much more. NYE 2013 at the Waldorf will feature SuperDisco Freq, Cherchez La Femme, Chocolate Fondue, $500 for the best mask, and more..
Sparkle, A Night of Elegance – Break out the Glitter, Rhinestones, and anything that sparkles and prepare to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2013 in Style at Celebrities Nightclub. DJs Drew, Zach Shore and Mattilda Ho will keep the dance floor packed. Be entertained by Vancouver’s Drag Diva herself Joan-E and special performances by the House of Celebs…Complimentary Champagne at midnight & Party favors. DJ Zach shore prepares his video countdown to midnight and Joan-E will bring in the New Year as the balloons fall from the ceiling.
Moonlight, A Black & White NYE Ball – How about a secret cabaret and grand ballroom set as though on the moon? Dancing supernovas and starlit magic abound, all the while reverting to what can still remain safely underground. The tech-heavy edge of SHAH Events come together once again with the vintage showgrrls of Sweet Soul Burlesque to bring you deep bass homage to the past & future constant. Secret venue. More radness refinement. Bigger capacity. More decor. More crew collaboration. More fabulousness. Strict dress code: Black, white & silver.
New Years Eve 2013 Murder Mystery Dinner – $149.00 includes: Four course dinner (includes gratuity), Murder Mystery (with NYE theme), DJ and Dancing, party favours, and a free glass of champagne. Guests seating on tables of 12 for a true murder mystery experience! You never know who you’ll be seated next to trust no one!! The Mystery Dinner will be limited to 70 guests and includes dancing after dinner.
New Years Eve Gala 2013 at the Shangri-La Hotel - Cleverly labeling itself the “Ultimate New Years Eve Experience”, the Shangri-La Hotel lets you ring in the New Year feeling like a star. With a formal dress code, this is going to be one classy event. Featuring the elegant Conway ballroom, 2 VIP rooms, red carpet elevator entrance, and some of Vancouver’s top DJs. Tickets are around $120 each, but you may be rubbing elbows with some of Vancouver’s finest..