You can still ring in the new year somewhere special, with all of your family too. We’ve rounded up some kid-friendly New Year’s Eve action in Vancouver and beyond.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread
All three locations are celebrating with face-painting, balloon-twisting and pizza-making parties. Three-course meals for adults and kids. Pick your favourite pizza, and there’s double-chocolate brownie for dessert. The kids get to try their hands at pizza making too. $20/per child & $25 per adult (includes kids aged one year & older). Reservations at 4 pm and 6:30 pm.
Take the gondola up the mountain for a mountaintop New Year’s Eve. There’s the Light Walk, ice skating, treats to roast over the fire pit, and special entertainment. There will be a 9 pm countdown for the little people too. The restaurants are offering special menus, and if you’re feeling up to it, there’s even a New Year’s Eve guided snowshoe walk, followed by a three-course fondue.
Family First Night is the North Shore’s original and longest running family friendly New Year’s Eve event. Enjoy laser tobogganing, live entertainment, clowning, a fire routine as well as roving clowns. Cozy up to the warmth of the fire pits and snack on s’mores. Venture into the woods with the fam on a Snowquest or enjoy a self-guided snowshoe along lantern lit trails. Cap it with an early NYE countdown, party favours and a fireworks finale at 9 pm. Tickets are available online only at $25 per person, children 2 and under are free.
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Variety Show
December 31 2019 Vancouver & January 1, 2020 Abbotsford
Looking for a Vancouver family-friendly all ages New Year’s Eve celebration? Ring in 2020 with circus acrobats, magic, live music, and a few surprises. It all ends early with one of Vancouver’s largest balloon drops letting you party afterwards or put the kids to bed.
NYE Vancouver – Pop Ups
Concord’s New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration is relocating to Concord Pacific Place and East False Creek for December 2020. It is taking a one year hiatus. Beginning in 2020 – the inner harbour area between the Cambie Street Bridge and Science World at TELUS World of Science will be the New Year’s celebration site. This year will feature popups around town TBA.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).