Vancouver New Years Eve
Vancouver New Years Eve celebration options come in a few different forms. You can throw your own party with friends, perhaps at a spacious rental home with ample room for entertaining. You can also purchase tickets for any number of private parties, many of which are held at downtown area clubs and bars as Vancouver has a pretty good nightlife scene. Thanks to the maritime setting of Vancouver, residents and visitors can also consider enjoying a New Years Eve cruise. Taking in the city's beautiful skyline from a boat while you ring in the New Year with other revelers can be a wonderful and unique way to bring in the New Year.
There aren't any large Vancouver New Years fireworks celebrations for the general public, though you are likely to see fireworks lighting up the sky at some point once midnight approaches. Some of the Vancouver New Years Eve cruises promise a fireworks show at midnight, and this is just one of the reasons why they are worth keeping in mind. Take a New Years Eve cruise in this wonderful western Canada city, and you can also expect to enjoy a rewarding dining experience, some drinks, plenty of dancing, and complimentary champagne at midnight. Party favors are also provided, so you won't have to worry about bringing any.
Getting tickets for a Vancouver New Years Eve party that is held at a bar or a club is something that many people look to do when making their New Years Eve 2016 plans. The bars and clubs tend to throw the most raucous parties, it should be noted. A few hotels in the downtown area also throw popular New Years Eve parties, and you can always keep an eye out for any special parties that Vancouver restaurants are planning for the end of the year. Enjoying a meal that features multiple courses and then following it up with a champagne toast at midnight can be a rewarding way to spend any evening when it comes down to it. The best areas to look to find hopping clubs include Downtown and Gastown; these neighborhoods are also great places for New Years Eve photos of the parties and other celebrations.
Since there are so many Vancouver New Years Eve parties to choose from, you might want to weigh all of the available options, but don't expect a large central event such as the one that surrounds the Space Needle in Seattle. You might also consider your options outside of Vancouver proper. The world-class Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is just a couple of hours away by car, for example, and it can make for a fine place to celebrate New Years Eve 2016, or anything else for that matter. Whistler, as is true of the BC ski resorts in general, is very busy during the Christmas and New Years season, so you'll want to make sure that you book everything well in advance if that's when you plan on dropping by.
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