Last Minute Toronto New Year’s Eve Party Plans

New Year's Eve plans that don't suck

New Year’s Eve comes once a year, and with it the expectation to have the most wild, fun night of the year. Rather spend the year in huddled by the TV, there are a number of awesome events happening in the city for you to celebrate the New Year!


Fresh Start II

Hosted by Hannah Georgas, Fresh Start II is a night-long musical party with special performances by members of Tokyo Police Club, Hey Rosetta, Born Ruffians, Elwins and more!

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NYE at Nathan Phillips Square

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the city of Toronto’s official 2018 kickoff party! Held at Nathan Philips Square, it’ll be a night of great live music and fun with performances by electro-pop artist Jessy Lanza, Bonjay and Anishnaabe dance artist Nimkii Osawamick. After the big countdown the night concludes with a massive fireworks display.



Kick off the year with a bang! Halifax-based rock group Wintersleep take over Lee’s Palace for a special one-night NYE bash!


Inaugural New Year’s Eve party at Ripley’s

Get this through your gills! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is hosting their very first New Year’s Eve party. Chomp down hors d’oeuvres by Daniel et Daniel, dance to music by DJ Shamz, and enjoy cocktails at their many bars located throughout the building!


Dwayne Gretzky’s New Year’s Eve Infinity Ball

You’d be hard-pressed to find a show more fun than legendary Toronto cover band Dwayne Gretzky’s Annual New Year’s Bash. As part of Myseum Presents: Music From People City, this New Year’s Eve bash & dance party will feature three genre and decade-spanning covers sets, interactive art exhibitions, culinary treats, and more.

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Champagne House Party At The Drake Hotel

Everyone knows house parties reign supreme on New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re looking for a Queen West banger from the rooftop to the basement at The Drake Hotel or a dinner party with a dance floor at Drake One Fifty, the Drake Hotel is the place to be come New Year’s Eve.

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Run 5K in Liberty Village

Why wait until the new year to start working on your resolution. Ring in the New Year with a 5K run on the stroke of midnight and then celebrate 2018 with a post race party at the Brazen Head! Check here for details.

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Just a friendly reminder that the TTC is free all night on December 31st! Check here for details.

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