How is it New Year’s Eve already? NYE always manages to sneak up on you just as you’ve caught your breath from all that Christmas shopping. Well if you haven’t given it any thought yet, we’ve rounded up some of Toronto’s best options for ringing in 2016.
Whatever you do, be safe and plan your ride home! The TTC is free ALL NIGHT with subway service running until 4AM.
INDIE88 PRESENTS NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH ELLIOTT BROOD
Ring in the new year with Elliott Brood and the Indie88 Street Team at Lee’s Palace.
DWAYNE GRETZKY AT THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
Back by popular demand, your friendly neighbourhood supergroup party band swings into Toronto for what’s become an annual sold-out good times get-down. It appears that tickets are sold out but keep an eye on the Facebook page for anyone selling.
THE SADIES ANNUAL NYE CONCERT AT THE HORSESHOE
The Sadies return to the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern to ring in 2016 with Robyn Hitchcock, Emma Swift, and you!
NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE SKATING & DANCE PARTY
This totally free skating and dance party kicks off at 8pm and finishes with a literal bang – a midnight fireworks display. There will be food trucks and Tim Hortons on site.
WAVELENGTH NEW YEAR’S EVE
Check out Maylee Todd, The Holy Gasp, Delta Will, Man Made Hill, and MATROX at the Markham House City Building Lab for this exclusive indie NYE celebration.
PIG OUT AT A PIG ROAST
Toronto’s hottest Jamaican restaurant has teamed up with BBQ pop-up Smoke Signals for an all-you-can-eat New Year’s pig roast (veggie options too!). There will also be drink specials every hour with complimentary champagne at midnight.
NYE HOUSE PARTY AT 159 MANNING
Toronto’s best house party house (which became an official NXNE venue last year) will be hosting a NYE shindig. If you’re looking for an unpretentious house party with some cool cats, this is it. Tickets are $10-15 and it’s BYOB.
MASSEY HALL’S ANNUAL NYE COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA
Join host Shaun Majumder to ring in 2016 with laughter. Curated by Yuk Yuk’s founder Mark Breslin, the 15th annual New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza features award-winning headliner Simon B. Cotter joined by Peter Anthony, Eman El-Husseini, Sean Emeny, Mark Heath, Darryl Orr, Keith Pedro and Nick Beaton with The Two Headed Ian Dury Tribute Band providing musical entertainment.
SKATING PARTY AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE’S NATREL RINK
Another free skating party, this time by the lake. You bring the skates (or not and rent them there), they’ll bring the tunes.
CELEBRATION SQUARE’S NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH ft. LOWELL
Count down to midnight in Mississauga’s Celebration Square with performances from Lowell, GRANDTHEFT, and Trevor Guthrie. This is ALSO a free skating party!