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

As the 2022 season comes to a close, the city of Toronto is buzzing with excitement. In anticipation for the big night where we bid goodbye to the past year while welcoming in the new one, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to celebrate on New Year’s Eve for the last-minute planners among us!

New Year’s Eve boat party

Jubilee Queen Cruises is hosting a boat party to remember this Saturday. A fully covered and heated boat will set sail at 10 p.m. and cruise along the Toronto harbour while you’re ringing in the new year with party favours, drinks, food for purchase, fireworks and a whole lot of fun! Tickets are still available so grab yours now.

Fireworks at downtown Toronto’s waterfront

Ring in the new year at midnight with high-altitude fireworks along Toronto’s waterfront. As a representation of hope for the coming year, the fireworks show plays an important part in the city’s Stronger TOgether program, which honours the resiliency of Torontonians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fireworks can be enjoyed from anywhere with views of downtown Toronto’s inner harbour — or even from the comfort of your own home via the CultureTO YouTube channel.

New Year’s Eve Bash at the Rec Room

Need a last minute game plan for New Year’s Eve? Play (and dance) the night away at The Rec Room. From the midnight prosecco toast to the live entertainment and unlimited games, this event will keep you smiling all night long — and into the wee hours of 2023! While the Toronto Rec Room’s event has sold out, there are still spots at the Mississauga location — snag yours now!

New Year’s at Ripley’s Aquarium

Swim on by Ripley’s Aquarium on New Year’s Eve to experience the aquarium’s underwater world! Although the event ends at 9 p.m. even with the extended hours, it’s something the whole family can enjoy. With over 20,000 aquatic animals and North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel offers an experience to be remembered — perfect for the last memories of 2022. 


Toronto’s newest after-supper cocktail club on King Street boasts a design driven by art and architecture. With an open-style loft layout reminiscent of the ones found on the trendy streets of Brooklyn, NYC and London, Isabelle’s offers an exciting cocktail program, table service, and curated music. To ring in 2023, Isabelle’s is hosting an event with music by Lincoln Baio and a complimentary glass of bubbly, and there are still a few tickets left!

Shangri-La’s night at the disco

The Shangri-La Hotel is hosting a New Year’s Eve night at the disco to end off 2022! Turn back time in the hotel’s snazzy urban living room, and enjoy live music, dining, dancing and decadence that includes bottle service, canapés, live entertainment and a countdown party for $250 a person.

Hockley Valley’s masquerade gala

Not too far outside of Toronto, Hockley Valley is hosting a New Year’s Eve masquerade gala dinner and dance for those of you looking for a dramatic and extravagant entrance into 2023. For $302.68, enjoy a lavish five-course dinner, party favours, noisemakers, a live DJ, canapes, a party balloon drop , a late night station and a toast with bubbly at midnight! Masks are optional, but encouraged!

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