Top 10 New Year’s Eve Parties In Canada

Looking for a way to ring in 2013? Then consider these 10 'dos.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox


If you live in the Montreal area, check out the party taking place at the Casino, where there will be a host, live entertainment, free noisemakers, and much more.


Experience one of the biggest celebrations in the country at the Citytv New Year's Bash from Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Performers will include Bridgit Mendler, Serena Ryder, Johnny Reid, The Tenors, Kardinal Offishall, Victoria Duffield, Shawn Desman, and Massari… and it's free!


Looking for a hilarious way to welcome the New Year? Then consider the bash at Yuk Yuk's hosted by Peter White, who's headlining along with Nick Beaton and Mark Walker, who are also performing.


There are a number of New Year's Eve bashes to check out here, including cruises aboard the Pride of Vancouver, a snowshoeing trek on Seymour Mountain, and more. And public transit is free across the city starting at 5pm.


'Peggers are convening at the Winnipeg Convention Centre for Rock 'n' Soul, which includes a five-course meal, dancing to Ron Paley's 21-piece band, and other festivities.


There are a number of ways to ring in 2013 in Calgary, from a family-friendly dance party at city hall to a celebration at Olympic Plaza.

Quebec City

Like magic, Quebeckers will be saying "bonjour" to the New Year with Quebecadabra – it includes a LED-lit Christmas tree, animated projections against historic landmarks, and musicians, DJs and fireworks along the Grande Alle.


If you'll be in the nation's capital region for New Year's Eve, then meet up with your fellow Canadians on Sparks Street, with free outdoor entertainment, celebrities, and a huge surprise at the stroke of midnight (that organizers are keeping a secret).


Whistler Village will be buzzing with slews of New Year's parties as well as a fireworks display. You can also take in the Festival of Lights or the Fire and Ice Show.


Those looking to take a chance on 2013 can celebrate the New Year in Moncton at the Casino New Brunswick's Champagne party. Moncton rock-quartet Angry Candy and Halifax-based live percussion and energetic dance re-mix artist STICKS will both take to the stage.

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