Goodbye 2018, hello 2019! Here are 30+ ways to ring in the new year.
6 pm Majestic NYE @ Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W. Experience NYE inside Fairmont Royal York’s magnificent Concert Hall, Ballroom, and Canadian Room, boasting soaring ceilings, a full stage and balcony, crystal chandeliers, and delicately arched windows. Featuring six DJs, live performances, a photobooth, and 3,000+ people. $40-130 advance tickets available online.
6 pm Chill: NYE 2019 @ The Drake Commissary, 128-A Sterling Ave. NYE + chill! Come to Drake Commissary for a no cover, no pressure night. Dine a la carte and groove to a live band and DJ sets. Reserve your spot here.
8 pm Headlines: NYE 2019 @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. The Drake Hotel x Collectif Nude x People’s Champ present a NYE bash dedicated to Toronto’s rapidly growing and developing talent that were all the rage this year. The evening begins with a cocktail on arrival + Drake-style strolling dinner (think upscale night market). The entire hotel will be decked out with the best art the city has to offer, including visual art installations, live music performances + DJ sets by some crazy talent. $121 advance tickets available online.
8 pm NYE Broadview Bash @ The Broadview Hotel, 106 Broadview Ave. The Broadview Hotel has all your bases covered this NYE! Start your year off right and indulge in cocktails, champagne, and a la carte eats in the lively Cafe + Bar; feast on a three-course prix fixe dinner at The Civic ($90 per person); or dance the night away on The Rooftop ($80 per person). Then, unwind and stay the night in one of the hotel’s rooms. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot at The Civic or Rooftop and email@example.com for your overnight stay.
8 pm New Year’s Eve @ Coffee Oysters Champagne, 214 King St. W. Roar in the New Year with an all-inclusive celebration at Toronto’s newest champagne bar. DJ Mark Oliver will be spinning tracks all evening while guests enjoy complimentary signature cocktails, beers, still and sparkling wines, and a mouth-watering menu by Chef Chris Wilkinson including hors d’oeuvres and an oyster bar. Secrets and surprises will delight and entertain beyond the champagne cellar with experiential activations throughout the night. $189 advance tickets available online.
8 pm Intergalactic NYE @ Bassline Music Bar, 865 Bloor St. W. Rave into the new year with intergalactic energy and love. Music selections by alien legends Hatiras, JELO, Robb G, and fellow sonic-astronauts Vincent Caira, Blvck Widow, Kosmic, and Baroness. $20 advance tickets available online.
8 pm Midnight Fantasy: NYE 2019 @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E. Two rooms, four DJs. Disco, house, club anthems, and classics with DJ Relentless, Joe Navarro, and Marrs Barrs + Deep & Disco in the parlour. $20 at the door (includes champagne toast at midnight).
9 pm Las Vegastone New Year’s Eve Bash @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Can’t afford that vacation package to the Bellagio this year? Fear (and Loathing) not! The Gladstone is bringing the magic of the infamous Strip right to our own backyard this NYE. Dress up in your best classy OR trashy outfit (sorry, but there’s no in-between at the Vegastone Party) and enjoy a night of photo-ops, exquisite decor, drag performances, ballroom dancing, DJs, gaming, and more. $65 tickets available online.
9 pm Beam Me Up: New Year’s Eve Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. On the cusp of a new year, Beam Me Up looks back to the disco era and their favourite messages of love, peace, and understanding in the form of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house! Anticipate an inclusive, amorous movement soundtracked by transcendent tunes of positivity and of matchless dance floor magnificence, provided by Patchouli Brothers and Cyclist. $15 at the door.
9 pm Night Owl NYE @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. Night Owl Festival celebrates NYE with a performance by Montreal rock ‘n’ roller Bloodshot Bill and DJ Nico of With It spinning ’60s, mod, and soul on vinyl all night long. $13 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Big Sound New Year’s @ The Mod Club, 722 College St. Toronto’s biggest and best classic soul/Motown orchestra is back to see the year out in style! Featuring a full band on deck playing lots of Marvin, Aretha, Stevie, Gladys, Temptations, Jackson 5, Four Tops, and many more + classic soul tunes care of DJ Wes Allen. $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
9 pm The ’80s vs. The ’90s: NYE Video Dance Party @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Join VJ Mobotron on New Year’s Eve for the ultimate retro video dance party! Are you an “All Star” or are you “Never Going to Give It Up”? The ageless question of which decade rules supreme, the ’80s or the ’90s, will be settled on the dance floor. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
9 pm NYE 2019 with Bangs & Blush @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Get ready to kiss 2018 goodbye with a Bangs & Blush full bar take over at Clinton’s! They’ll be packing the dance floor with ’90s and ’00s jams in the front and rap and hip-hop in the back. $25 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Cleanup On Aisle 3000 NYE @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. CLEARANCE! 2018 MUST GO! An easy-listening (and often difficult-listening) pop (’til you drop) party featuring drink specials, No Frills snacks, and the hummable music of Sugar Ray, Natalie Imbruglia, Deep Blue Something, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sheryl Crow, Alanis, Eagle Eye Cherry, Sister Hazel, The Cardigans, Len, Third Eye Blind, Sixpence None The Richer, etc. No cover.
9 pm NYE 2019 @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. The House of Filth is back to serve up a magical evening of glamour and filth, and deliver you a New Year’s Eve to remember. Performances by Nancy Bocock, Allysin Chaynes, Dottie Dangerfield, Lucinda Miu, and Aura Nova + 3 am last call. $10 at the door.
9 pm ROM New Year’s Eve @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park. Dance the night away while enjoying delectable bites and drinks, special access to Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year, as well as live bands, DJs, and, of course, a toast at midnight! $141.25 advance tickets available online (includes one complimentary drink ticket).
9 pm NYE 2019 @ Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Blvd. Be shore to enjoy good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll by The Dreamboats and current hits spun by DJ Shamz, food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres by Daniel et Daniel, and full cash bars located throughout the Aquarium. Dress to impress as the Aquarium will be full of fin-tastic photo oppor-tuna-ties. Stick around after your midnight fish kiss because the party doesn’t stop until 2 am! $100 (plus HST) advance tickets available online.
9 pm Stones Place NYE @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Join DJ DangerCat for a night of the best jukebox dance party beats. Champagne toast at midnight! $20 at the door.
9 pm Straight Cash Homie NYE @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. Join Straight Cash Homie for a dance party to send off a year that could have been better. A bit of rap and a bunch of everything else selected by Chayne. $10 advance tickets available online.
9 pm NYE with DJ Shirley Tempo @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Shirley Tempo playing psych, soul, pop, rock, and guilty pleasures. Cheap drinks, no cover, no bullshit.
9 pm Knockout! NYE @ Disgraceland, 965 Bloor St. W. Knockout! is back for NYE with a reggae and soul explosion + 3 am last call.
9 pm New Year’s Eve Bash @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. Dance and play your way into 2019! Join host Dan Galea and DJ Mensa for an unforgettable night to say farewell to 2018. $20 in advance, $25 at the door (includes unlimited game play, midnight toast, and live entertainment).
9:30 pm The Dude’s New Year’s: The Big Lebowski @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Join Hot Docs for one of their most hallowed and wildest cinema traditions: the seventh annual Dude’s New Year’s event featuring The Big Lebowski! Hundreds of “Little Achievers” will ring in the New Year in style (sunglasses and bathrobes recommended). From the very first frame until well after the ball drops, even the nihilists will have something to believe in. Watch the countdown on the big screen and toast the New Year. Doors at 8 pm, screening at 9:30. $22 tickets (includes screening, one drink, popcorn, and party favours) available online.
9:30 pm Chronologic New Year’s Eve @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! The Goin’ Steady DJs play the absolute best dance tracks from every era – unexpect the accepted except exceptional exceptions and DANCE. Pop and antipop from 1890 to 2019, played in chronological order. $30 advance tickets available online.
9:30 pm New Year 2019 @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. The Painted Lady will be serving special drinks, all the delish cocktails, and all the old favourites this NYE! Featuring the expertise, and bump and grind, of DJ Adverb and friends + burlesque performances from 10 pm onwards. Serving until 3 am. $10 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Elton vs. The Disco @ 2nd Floor Events, 461 King St. W. 2nd Floor Events is taking it back to the era of Elton John and disco, where anything and everything goes in a secret NYE event featuring two floors of unadulterated fun. Feel-good house party vibes upstairs and a 1970s disco playground ready for you to groove and shake the night away downstairs. Dress code is 1970s disco glam and Elton inspired. $125-137 advance tickets available online (includes open bar + pizza and snacks at midnight).
10 pm Threat Level Midnight: The Office NYE @ Track & Field, 860 College St. Track & Field is turning into Dunder Mifflin this NYE! Whether you consider yourself a Finer Things Club person or a Michael Scott Paper Company person, this is the party for you. Serenity by Jan candlelit sexiness, Dundee Awards for the group having the MOST FUN, Office-themed cocktails with ingredients cooled by Vance Refrigeration, and a thousand more references to lose your mind over all night. Oh, and obviously a raging dance party and great tunes and fun vibes and general T&F-style merriment. $20 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Fade County NYE @ Bangarang, 552 College St. Is there a better way to ring in the New Year than at a sweaty dance party, bathed in pink neon, with a frozen daiquiri in your hand, while DJ Brains4breakfast blasts the “Thong Song”? Live out your Spring Break fantasy in the dead of winter with frozen-ass drinks, tropical-ass clothes, and fun-ass music (hip-hop, RnB, top 40, dancehall, and house party classics). $15 advance tickets available online (guarantees line bypass before midnight).
10 pm Just Dance: Lady Gaga NYE Party @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. Are you ready to take a ride on a disco stick and “Just Dance” your way into 2019? The Velvet will be playing Lady Gaga anthems all damn night. Mother Monster would be proud! $10 advance tickets available online.
10 pm NYE 2019 @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Subsonic meditations from the past and present that will shape the ideal governance of the future. 2019 will be maximal. Music selectios by Korea Town Acid, Raf Reza, Uñas, and Thoughtproject b2b ABHI.
10 pm F–k 2018! NYE Party @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Dance the demons away and ring in the New Year for a fresh start! DJs Night Moves and L-Sos will be spinning requests all night from all decades. $20 at the door.
10 pm Guilty Pleasures New Year’s Eve @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Ring in the New Year with all your favourite guilty pleasures, from Britney to Miley to *NSYNC and everything in between! $10 advance tickets available online.
10 pm NYE 2019 @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Ring in the New Year right with DJ Big Jimmy Mills spinning hip-hop, RnB, soul, trap, and dirty south. Presale tickets available at the bar, $15 at the door (includes entry, snacks, and a champagne toast at midnight).
10 pm NYE with DJs Lazarus & Osaze @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. Celebrate new beginnings with the soundtrack of your life. DJs Lazarus and Osaze will be playing a banging set of alternative, ebm, goth, industrial, retro, and requests! $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
10 pm Back In The Day: ’90s NYE @ Revival, 783 College St. A tribute to ’90s hip-hop, R&B, dance, house, reggae, and pop, featuring two floors of balloon decor and confetti cannons, live midnight countdown, and extended bar until 3 am. $30 advance tickets available online.
10:30 pm Caribbean House Party NYE @ Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen, 104 Portland St. Bring in 2019 island-style as Chubby’s transforms into a Caribbean house party complete with dance floor, likkle bites, and champagne toast! Music by DJ Ace Dillinger. $50 tickets available online.