It’s time to kick 2010 in the ass and usher in 2011 in style! Say goodbye to all the good and the bad of this year and celebrate all the wonder that the New Year will (hopefully) bring! I love New Years Eve and I firmly believe that this is something to celebrate in an over-the-top sequins-and-champagne kind of way. There are plenty of parties happening in the city, ranging from house parties, restaurants, special events to clubs all offering a unique way to ring in the year. There’s something for everyone.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated evening with your significant other, there are special dinners, dancing and even New Year’s Eve Balls taking place at Casa Loma, the Windsor Arms Hotel and the Palais Royale.
If you’re looking for bars and restaurants, there are many good options all around the city. A highlight includes the New Years Eve event at the Drake Hotel, which has 1920s theme, with live jazz, moonshine and a dress code. Tickets run from $35 to $75 dollars for general admission to special three course dinners. Another interesting event is the Chronological New Year’s at the Garrison, where they will play dance tracks in chronological order starting from 1980 all the way to the present! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the venue.
For those who like to dance, there are once again tons of options around the city. Almost every club in the city will be open for New Years Eve. I would recommend heading to your favourite establishment or one of the more popular ones as these will be full of party people.
For others who enjoy being outdoors, then the annual party at Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON) is a good bet. Every year the free televised concert event is packed with people of all and this year performers will include Shawn Desman, Danny Fernandes and more!