What Are You Doing this New Year's Eve? Our Top 10 Parties Across Canada

Dec 28, 2015
New Year's Eve is a great excuse to get out of the house with family and friends and enjoy what is typically the biggest party of the year.

We've scoured the country to bring you some of our favourite celebrations so you can party like it's ... 2016!

Photo from Flickr by Benson Kua

1. Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto

Bring your skates for an all-ages party that begins with a DJ skating party at 8:00 p.m. and continues with an all night dance party featuring some of the city's best djs and a performance by the Zero Gravity Circus.

Hotel Deal: Thompson Toronto

2. Grand Parade - Halifax

Join Atlantic Canada's largest New Year's Eve event that features performers by local musicians, and one of the biggest fireworks display in the country. Fireworks by three-time world champions Archangel Fireworks end the party with a bang at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Deal: Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Photo from Flickr by Rikki / Julius Reque

3. Canada Place Way - Vancouver

Kicking off at 6:00 p.m, there'll be free musical entertainment, food trucks, live on-site broadcasts, and a midnight countdown with spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour. If you have young kiddies, head over to the Peak Stage at 9:00 p.m. for a mini fireworks display for those with an early bedtime.

Hotel Deal: Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites

4. The Forks - Winnipeg

This party starts early and ends early so it's perfect for anyone with kids. Beginning at 3:00 p.m. you can take a horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy face painting, skating, live entertainment and more.

Hotel Deal: Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

Photo from Flickr by Mikel Manitius

5. Queen Victoria Park - Niagara Falls

The magestic falls, lit in bright colours, set the backdrop for this annual concert. Regardless of your taste in music, you'll find something to love with performers including Tom Chochrane and Red Rider, Down With Webster and more.

Hotel Deal: Best Western Fallsview

6. Churchill Square - Edmonton

Take part in Western Canda's largest New Year's celebration featuring both indoor and outdoor family friendly events. There will be magicians, baloon artists, face painters and more for thie kids as well as a main stage with entertainment counting down to the midnight fireworks display.

Hotel Deal: The Westin Edmonton

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7. Rue Grand Allee - Quebec City

The street transforms into party central with dozens of outdoor bars, heated terraces and traditional music. Hop on the ferris wheel for a small fee of $2. At 11, world-famous dj Tchami takes the stage for a massive dance party that is capped off by spectacular fireworks.

Hotel Deal: Hôtel de Glace

8. Quidi Vidi Lake - St. John's

This is the easternmost part of the continent so you'll be among the first in North America to ring in 2016 at this street party. Live DJs will keep the crowd pumped until the clock strikes midnight.

Hotel Deal: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott St. Johns Newfoundland

Photo from Flickr by Emmanuel Huybrechts

9. Place Jacques-Cartier - Montreal

Old Montreal is stunning on any night but on New Year's Eve it will come to life with music, entertainment and a fireworks display that will illuminate the Old Port. There will be music my Quebecois artists and a dance party that will continue until 2 a.m.

Hotel Deal: Auberge de La Fontaine

10. Market Square - St. John

Bring the whole family to enjoy facepainting, magicians, balloon artists and ice sculptures. Hang out at the ice bars as you listen to live music and count down the midnight fireworks.  

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