Grab the noise makers and party hats, the countdown to the new year is almost here. Celebrate with the whole family at these events in Vancouver that end before midnight for the littlest party animals in the family.
Take advantage of TransLink’s free service on December 31 and head down to the city’s biggest celebration along Canada Place Way. Multiple indoor and outdoor concert stages offer big rock headliners like The Sheepdogs. There’s also a fleet of food trucks on site and a ticketed Family Zone, where little partygoers can enjoy face painting, crafts and arcade games. The early countdown with fireworks begins at 9 p.m.
For a relaxing, indoor celebration, make a reservation for a pizza party at Rock Mountain Flatbread’s Kitsilano or Main Street location. Nosh on some fresh artisan flatbread, have your face painted and take home a few balloon animals – just $25 per adult and $20 per child.
Ring in 2017 with circus acrobats, magic, laughter and one enormous balloon drop at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. This Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Variety Show is a one-of-a-kind celebration that also ends a little early, so you can enjoy a few cocktails once the kids are in bed. Tickets range from $25 to $75 depending on seating.
A North Shore New Year’s Eve tradition. This party is packed with all-age winter activities like skiing, tubing and tobogganing, and includes live music, mouth-watering s’mores stations, a magical wizard and some fire spinning. Tickets ($15 to $20) are only sold online, and children two and under are free!
An affordable celebration complete with skate pond, slide zone and an outdoor light walk. Stay warm making crafts in the elf headquarters and by taking a few photos with some magical characters. Festivities kick-off at 5 p.m. and end with a boom at 9 p.m. Tickets just $12-$20.
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