A last-minute guide to New Year’s Eve in Toronto

As the countdown to the new year begins, prepare to say goodbye to 2023 in style. From immersive experiences to lively parties and cultural celebrations, as always, Toronto is offering an array of options to say hello to 2024. We’ve got a roundup of some of the most exciting New Year’s Eve plans in Toronto if you’re looking for a last-minute, final hurrah. 

Travel to Tokyo while staying in Toronto

Party in Tokyo without the plane ride!  Illuminarium at The Distillery District brings the best of a Tokyo nightclub experience to Toronto with their one-night-only immersive NYE celebration. Jump from tachinomi bar in Shibuya to a cozy izakaya in Ginza, venture into the district of Shinjuku or Kabukicho and dance until 2 a.m. Celebrate amid the sights and sounds of Tokyo at midnight without leaving the city. Get tickets here

Forget a plunge, do a polar bear skate

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Prepare to embrace Toronto’s boldest winter tradition once again at The Bentway. Strip down to your skivvies and glide across the ice for a great cause during the annual Polar Bear Skate. Entry is free, so just grab your skates, and you’re all set to join the fun! But, if you don’t have your own skates there will be rentals on site. 

Get your mask and join Kissa’s inaugural New Year’s Eve Party

It’s Kissa’s first-ever New Year’s Eve party, so you won’t want to miss this! Put on a mask and dance the night away at this masquerade party filled with allure and intrigue. And don’t worry, unlike Cinderella you can stay past midnight. You can buy your tickets here

Dance the night away at W Hotel

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Welcome 2024 in style at W Toronto’s electrifying NYE Party starring Frank Walker. The party kicks off early with Flight School spinning at 9 p.m. Guests can indulge in specially curated W cocktails, enjoy stunning illuminated backdrops, and savour Toronto-inspired street food served by the 416 Night Market. Tickets to the event can be found here and will give you one free welcome cocktail and two food tickets.

Don’t miss the ball at Toronto Beach Club 

End the year with opulence! Toronto Beach Club is hosting a Black & White Ball, featuring three enchanting rooms, multiple DJs, delectable floating canapés and a midnight toast with bubbly. Tickets can be found here

Play and party at Rec Room’s New Year’s Eve Bash

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For a fun-filled evening of games, entertainment and festivities, head to The Rec Room’s New Year’s Eve Bash. Enjoy arcade games, virtual reality and live entertainment to ring in the New Year. Tickets are sold in three tiers, but regardless of each tier tickets will give each guest a complimentary glass of champagne for the countdown, as well as party favours to ring in 2024.

Laugh your way into 2024 at Massey Hall

Welcome the New Year with laughter at Massey Hall’s comedy extravaganza! Delight in the wit and humour of top Canadian comedians, headlined by the fantastic Ron Josol. It’s a great choice for those looking to enjoy side-splitting performances for a memorable night of laughter and fun.

Enjoy a night at the opera 

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Experience the grandeur of opera at Bravissimo! New Year’s at the Opera at Roy Thomson Hall. Enjoy world-class opera stars including Mané Galoyan, Carolyn Sproule, Matthew Cairns and Vito Priante, performing opera’s greatest hits from renowned classics. Indulge in the grandeur of opera and end your year on a high note — quite literally. 

Enjoy a taste of Las Vegas in Toronto 

Experience the glamour and excitement of Las Vegas right in Toronto at Isabelle’s. Indulge in a night of entertainment, live performances and a Vegas-style celebration in this Brooklyn loft-style venue. Tickets are available and include a complimentary glass of bubbly.

Explore a museum after dark

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The 19+ event is back for an unforgettable night. Expect a night of non-stop fun with live music, DJs, thrilling performances and access to all museum exhibitions. Each ticket grants entry to diverse food stations, a complimentary drink ticket, free coat check and full museum access — making it the ultimate way to ring in the New Year!

Whisk yourself away to the Caribbean with Miss Likklemore’s

Join this dining and dance affair hosted by Tyrone Edwards. For an exclusive island-style prix fixe feast, it’s $95. Or opt for the dinner and after-party combo at $125. Alternatively, grab online tickets for $40 to revel in the after-party, featuring the electrifying beats of DJ Flash Gordon. 

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