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
Both the Kitsilano and Main Street 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 6:15 pm.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Kitsilano, 1876 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Main St, 4186 Main St, Vancouver
If a big blowout NYE celebration is up your alley, you can ring in the new year with 100,000 peoplea at the Street Party on Canada Place Way at Jack Poole Plaza. There will be the 102.7 THE PEAK Main Stage, Global TV’s live countdown broadcast and a fun street party with food trucks. roving performers, neon robots, fire dancers, and fireworks display synchronized to a soundtrack broadcast. OR you can up the ante at $28 a head indoors at RE/MAX Family Zone
inside the Vancouver Convention Centre West. This family fun area includes a special “Kids Can Dance” party hosted by Rockin’ Robin and Alyssa Nielsen from As You Wish. Kids activities include party hats, noisemakers, face painting, balloon drop at 8:45 pm, free hot chocolate vouchers, and the Family Fireworks at 9 pm (kids under 5 are free).
NYE Vancouver, Coal Harbour
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.
Mount Seymour, shuttles leave from Parkgate Village, 3650 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Variety Show
Looking for a Vancouver family-friendly all ages New Year’s Eve celebration? Ring in 2018 with local host funny-man Daniel Zindler and his cast of fools including circus acrobats, magician Travis Bernhardt, 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.
Vancouver Playhouse downtown
8 pm (90 min including intermission)