The new year is just around the corner. This winter, families gathered together and celebrated the holiday season, and December 31st will be no different. Today, we’re sharing 7 easy ways to celebrate New Year’s so that you can ring in 2024 in a fun, family-friendly way without all the extra effort.
1. New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Grouse Mountain
Ring in the new year at The Peak of Vancouver! Enjoy skiing & riding, fireworks, The Light Walk, and more. End the year on the slopes, take a stroll through our magical outdoor Light Walk, or watch our spectacular fireworks display at the Skating Pond.
The New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday, December 31 is included with your Mountain Admission Ticket, Lift Ticket, Annual Pass, or Winter Season Pass. Join us for an unforgettable celebration!
2. Rocky Mountain Flatbread New Year’s Dinner
Reservations are available at Rocky Mountain Flatbread’s Vancouver locations between 4 pm-7pm for pizza making, festive drinks, and balloon twisting. There will be a countdown happening from your table too. The cost is $30 per child and $40 per adult. Seating is limited, so remember to book ahead.
It’s New year’s fun the whole family will love.
3. New Year’s Skate at Shipyards
The Shipyards in North Van is hosting a New Year’s skate from 6 pm until 8 pm with live music on December 31st. Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy an evening skating as a family before you bring the kids home to bed.
After your skate, celebrate New Year’s at home in Eastern time at 9 pm by watching CBC’s countdown hosted by Rick Mercer or New York’s Times Square Countdown.
4. Circus 3’s New Year’s Eve Variety Show
Circus 3 is doing their New Year’s variety show. It’s taking place at Vancouver Playhouse and there will be acrobats and a ton of laughs to be had. Ticket’s start at $36.
Starts at 8pm.
5. New Year’s Graze Boxes at Home
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at home in style with a beautiful Charcuterie Graze box. If you’re on the North Shore, Folia has some great festive Grazing boxes including a hot chocolate option.
Graze in Burnaby caters to Vancouver and also has beautiful seasonal savoury and sweet Graze boxes. As does Frolic & Forage Catering in East Van. You can find their Graze box options under the Canapes section, or contact them directly for a custom box.
In our opinion, enjoying a fun charcuterie board at home, cozied up by a warm fire, and playing family games while wearing PJ’s sounds like a fun and low key way to ring in 2023.
6. Holiday Lights on New Year’s
An evening stroll enjoying the beautiful light displays throughout Metro Vancouver is a fun and safe way to kick off the new year. There are so many displays and drive throughs to choose from. Take in the magic and then celebrate at home with your favourite take out, graze box or pizza kit, while enjoying an early countdown in eastern time with the kids.
7. Festive Sipping & Cocktail Mixing
Okay, this one isn’t for the kids – but YOU deserve to cheers something special as we count down to bedtime. I mean, the New Year!
We are loving the convenience of Spud.ca who have an awesome selection of festive drinks & fun ingredients ready to be delivered. Whether you’re looking to mix up a creative cocktail (or mocktail), or enjoy some bubbles or craft beer, there’s a fitting festive option for you.
If you’re looking to make it an activity, try creating a special drink with the Salted Plum or Lavender Syrup from The Keefer Bar selection available on Spud. Otherwise, try a Clever Mocktail or the Trevigiana Prosecco Rose for a perfect New Year’s sip.
There are also lots of sweet and savoury treat perfect for celebrations, so pair accordingly!
>> For fun cocktail (or mocktail) recipes check back as we’ll be sharing our Top VancouverMom.ca picks this week.
How you plan to celebrate this year? Let us know in the comments below.
As always, tag us on Instagram with your celebration pics and we’ll repost them in our stories.