Toronto New Year's Eve parties for 2018 come in all types of forms, from intimate get togethers to galas, from comedy shows to concerts, and plenty more. With so many offerings this year, any way you choose to ring in 2018 is sure to be an unforgettable occasion.
Events you might want to check out:
Stranger Things Snow Ball 18' (December 31 @ No One Writes to the Colonel)
We managed to escape the shadow monster that was 2017, now celebrate making it out alive. Semi-formal dress required and Steve Harrington style hair heavily encouraged!
Chronologic: New Year's Eve (December 31 @ The Garrison)
Music from 1890 to 2018 plays in chronological order, leading up the grand finale at midnight. It's all the best dance tracks from every era.
New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square (December 31 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Ring in the New Year at Nathan Phillips Square with DJs, live electronic music, site animations, a DJ skating party and a stunning fireworks display at midnight. It's totally free.
Dwayne Gretzky Infinity Ball (December 31 @ Enercare Centre)
The Toronto super group secured the largest dance floor they could and bought tons of mirrors to create an Infinity Ball style art installation. Food, photo ops, and live music await.
Steam Whistle NYE House Party (December 31 @ Steam Whistle Brewing)
Steam Whistle is transforming their home, the Roundhouse, into the ultimate House Party with themed rooms, DJs, live karaoke and plenty of Pilsner.
Y2K NYE (December 31 @ The Baby G)
This party comes all the way from Chicago and brings award winning DJs, dancers, and massive video projection to the Baby G. This night is all about the best jams from the 2000s.
Everleigh Circa 1926 New Years Eve (December 31 @ Everleigh Toronto)
Celebrate the new year Great Gatsby style with style and sophistication. Like the DiCaprio movie, hip hop and current hits will provide the soundtrack. Sorry, Louis Armstrong.
Nightflight to 2018 (December 31 @ Fly 2.0)
Fly into 2018 with good company at this party featuring shows by Sofonda Cox and Scarlett Bobo.
Majestic New Year's Eve (December 31 @ Fairmont Royal York)
Taking place inside the Fairmont Royal York, this is a gala style event for those who want to get fancy, with soaring ceilings, a full balcony, and crystal chandeliers.
The Dude's New Year's: The Big Lebowski (December 31 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Join in on this wild cinema tradition where tons of movie fans will ring in the New Year dressed in sunglasses and bathrobes. Screening at 9:30, tickets are $22.
Dance Dance Resolution (December 31 @ The Rec Room)
Your first New Year's resolution? Dance the night away! DJ Mensa takes control of The Rec Room with music, booze, and even a Dance Dance Revolution showdown.
NYE at Ripley's Aquarium (December 31 @ Ripley's Aquarium of Canada)
Ring in the New Year as you experience the Aquarium in a whole new way at their first ever New Year's party, featuring DJ Shamz on deck and bars scattered throughout the galleries. Tickets are $90.00.
Back In The Day 90's NYE (December 31 @ Revival)
This tribute to old school hip hop, dance, house and pop features two floors with two unique sounds, confetti canons and balloon decor. Advance tickets are $30.00.
Mardi Gras New Years Eve (December 31 @ Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre)
This jam features live music by the Penzionari and encourages wild masks and cocktail attire. Tickets are $50.
ROM New Year's Eve (December 31 @ ROM)
Inspired by the brilliant new Christian Dior exhibition, the ROM will host a glamourous with tons of live entertainment. Early bird tickets are $90.
Box Of Kittens Presents PoP (December 31 - January 1 @ 1300 Gerrard St E)
Whether you’re looking to start 2018 with a bang or slam the door on the year that was, do it here with two floors of house, techno, bass, and dub. Tickets are $25 and up.
Studio 1214 NYE Disco Party (December 31 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Relive the glory days of glamour and disco, filled with champagne and non-stop dancing at this glamorous affair.Early bird tickets go for $45.
Rewind (December 31 @ Thoroughbred Food + Drink)
Thoroughbred is teaming up with powerhouses DJs General Eclectic and Gil Masuda, spinning nothing but disco, boogie, and funk to get you on your feet. Tickets start at $10.
Your Hood's A Joke (December 31 @ Panasonic Theatre)
This 70 minute show features comedians representing their country, city, or neighbourhood of origin and roasting each other's territories. Tickets are $30.
Fresh Start II (December 31 @ The Rivoli)
A party filled with members of Tokyo Police Club, Hey Rosetta, Born Ruffians, Elwins and more, with DJ sets by Graham Walsh. Tickets are $35.
New Years Eve at Nightowl (December 31 @ Nightowl)
Ring in 2018 in Little Italy with live cover music from the Lonely Hearts, plus complimentary champagne and noisemakers with $30.00 ticket.
Donnie Darko 80's NYE (December 31 @ Velvet Underground)
Dance to 80s music while bringing in the new year at velvet underground. Costumes are heavily encouraged. Early bird tickets are $15.00.
New Years Eve Rooftop Silent Disco (December 31 @ Hemingway's Restaurant)
Three DJs spin different genres straight into your headphones so you can pick what jams to dance to. You'll see what others are listening to based on the headset's LED light. Tickets are $22.
Black & White Masquerade Bash (December 31 @ The Pour House)
Dress to impress and hide your identity with a fancy mask before dining, drinking, and dancing the night away.
Nearly Naked NYE (December 31 @ Cherry Cola's)
Be entertained by live Burlesque Stars at Toronto’s cabaret and lounge Cherry Cola’s. Tickets are $25 in advance.
NYE Pajama Party (December 31 @ East of Brunswick)
Pajama Parties aren't just for kids, you know. Put 2017 to bed and ring in the new year in comfort, with raffles, door prizes, and DJ Regina spinning all night. This one's free!
Rorschach's New Years Masquerade Party (December 31 @ Rorschach Brewing)
If clubs aren't your thing, spend New Year's drinking delicious craft beer and chowing down on oysters while wearing a mask. Tickets start at $25.
NYE Salsa Party (December 31 @ Lula Lounge)
Have a tropical getaway right in Toronto, with salsa lessons at the beginning of the night at DJ Santiago Valasquez spinning Latin hits later on. Tickets start at $50.
Straight Cash Homie NYE (December 31 @ Handlebar)
Hip-hop NYE party with selections by V△NESS△ and Chayne. Expect big tunes from SZA, Post Malone, Brockhampton, Migos and more, all night long. Advance tickets are $10.
Drake Commissary House Party (December 31 @ Drake Commissary)
Everybody knows that house parties reign supreme on New Year's Eve, so the Drake Commissary is inviting you to their place. Tickets start at $75.00.
LaLa Land New Years Eve (December 31 @ The Pint Public House)
With dinner, dancing, instrumental jazz and hip hop, this party will make Toronto feel like a city of stars. Limited early bird tickets are $20.00.
House Party (December 31 @ Pogue Mahone)
DJ Ikanpro, party favours, and champagne at midnight will take you to the end of 2017 at this no cover, no hassle house party.
Guilty Pleasures (December 31 @ Sneaky Dee's)
Sneaky Dee's is playing all your guilty pleasures all night, from the 50's to today. Tickets start at $5.
New Beers Eve '18 (December 31 @ Mascot Brewery)
On the ground floor, Mascot will be serving a 3-course prix fixe dinner. On the second floor, a wild dance party in Odd Thomas awaits. Tickets start at $20
All Ages at Rockpile (December 31 @ The Rockpile)
Hip hop, house, EDM, dancehall, and top 40 jams are being played all night at this all ages party on Toronto's west end.Tickets start at $22.00.
Lost Boyz NYE: Neva Neva Land (December 31 @ Bangarang)
A magical hip hop haven full of lost boys and girls, twinkly lights, misty dancefloors, Big Daddy Hook, Lil Tink, Yung Rufio, and a midnight to end all midnights.
No Parents. No Bedtime. NO RULEZ NYE. (December 31 @ Track & Field Bar)
It's a good ol' fashioned high school house party and you're invited. Their liquor cabinet is guaranteed to be bigger than what your friends had back in the day, and there'll be way more cool kids hangin' out.
We are Uniun 2018 (December 31 @ UNIUN Nightclub)
UNIUN Nightclub boasts that it'll be the biggest New Year's Eve party on King Street with this special edition of We Are Uniun featuring Chris LaRoque on music duty. Tickets start at $40.00.
New Year's Rockin' Eve 80s Party (December 31 @ Ivy Social Club)
This 80’s party in the city will countdown to 2018 like it’s 1988, with DJ Starting from Scratch spinning gems from Madonna, Bowie, Duran Duran and more.
Barcode NYE (December 31 @ Orchid Nightclub)
Toronto's best DJs playing the best of hip hop, R&B, Soca and trap. Two floors with two sounds, right in the heart of downtown Toronto. Online tickets are $25.00.
Boner: Dripping in Gold (December 31 - January 1 @ Club 120)
For those who don't want 2017 to end, this party goes until 4am, with big room beats in the main hall and sexy jams in the VIP lounge. Tickets start at $40.00.
Lekker NYE (December 31 @ Parlour)
Lekker is a Dutch word roughly meaning yummy, cool, or sexy. This one is all bout celebrating all things lekker from this past year. Tickets start at $45.20.
New Year's Eve 2018 at CUBE (December 31 @ CUBE)
DJ Aristotle takes over CUBE for their NYE party. This one's located right at Queen and Spadina so it's super easy to get around via free transit before or after.Tickets are $30.
NYE at REBEL (December 31 @ REBEL)
Rebel claims theirs will be the biggest New Year's Eve party in Toronto. Guess there's only one way to find out! Tickets are $55.online.
Together With - Ambivalent (December 31 @ One Loft)
One Loft presents the New Year's Eve 2018 Edition of TOGETHER WITH_! Homegrown techno talent will ease you through the final hours of 2017. Tickets are $30. at the door.
The Clock Strikes 2018 (December 31 @ Lost And Found)
Celebrate New Years inside Lost and Found, King Street's late night basement club. Email in for ticket prices.
SAME New Year's Eve (December 31 @ Same Nightclub)
Head over to King Street's notorious venue for hip hop, top 40, house and club anthems by John J. Early bird tickets cost $20.
Dance Cave New Year's Eve (December 31 @ The Dance Cave)
Catch some of Wintersleep's NYE set below at Lee's Palace before heading upstairs for an alt rock and pop dance party in the Cave. Tickets are $15.00.
New Years Eve 2018 at Liar Liar (December 31 @ Liar Liar)
Come and see why they were voted best Nightclub at the 2017 Notable Awards at their official 2017 send-off party. Tickets start at $40.
Luminous NYE 2018 (December 31 @ EFS)
Raise a glass to a bigger and even better year ahead inside the King Street venue. Music by CRUNCH. Advance tickets are $30.
A Big Sound NYE'S (December 31 @ Mod Club)
Toronto's biggest and best motown orchestra is back for their 4th annual NYE party. 30 musicians, lots of Marvin, Stevie, Aretha and more. Tickets are $40 at the door.
The Sadies New Years Eve (December 31 @ Horseshoe Tavern)
The final show of the Horseshoe Tavern's 70th Concert Series sees The Sadies take over the historic venue. Tickets are $25.
Indie New Year's Eve at Tranzac (December 31 @ Tranzac)
3 Rooms of Entertainment, including Toronto's best Indie bands, DJs and dancing. Tickets are $18.60 online.
Wintersleep (December 31 @ Lee's Palace)
The Novia Scotia indie rock band spends New Year's in Toronto at Lee's Palace, with support by Dusted. Tickets are $29.50.
Stiletto Flats (December 31 @ The Duke)
The Flats are charging up for an electric New Year celebration at The Duke Live. Party favours, champagne, door prizes, and the band's show, all for $10 cover.
Musical Tribute to David Bowie (December 31 @ The Cadillac Lounge)
Multi award winning vocalist Michael Bell takes on the sounds and style of David Bowie for a night of cosmic pop. Tickets are $30 at the door.
Chris Whitelely & Diana Braithwaite (December 31 @ Hugh's Room Live)
Award winning blues artists Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley host a gala at Hugh's Room Live, complete with jazz, blues, and classic standards. Call the venue for ticket price.
Pkew Pkew Pkew (December 31 @ Bovine Sex Club)
Come celebrate the death of 2017 and the birth of 2018 with Toronto's favourite shredders. It'll be a party set with originals and fave covers, featuring Sweet and Lowdown, the Filthy Radicals and more.
Brownman Ali (December 31 @ Remix Lounge Toronto)
One of Canada's most acclaimed international jazz artists Brownman Ali performs in a quartet setting, delivering hard-swinging tunes to cap off your year. Early bird tickets are $45.
by Corey Van Den Hoogenband via blogTO