Well folks, the time has almost come to kiss 2021 goodbye. After all that this year put us through, we aren’t very sad to see it go, but we definitely have high hopes for the new year. At the very least, we can start 2022 on a high note at one of the many New Year’s Eve events taking place around the city.
Whether you’re ready for a sky-high soirée, a trip to old Hollywood, a groovy 70s dance party, or an enchanted night at the museum, Toronto has just the year-end event for you.
Here are 11 of the best and biggest New Year’s Eve events happening in Toronto this year!
Editor’s note: Some of these events may be modified or cancelled in light of COVID-19. You can reach out to the event directly or check their social media for the latest updates.
Celebrate the new year surrounded by good company, great food, and spectacular views of the city from the CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant. Dine on the 4-course with amuse bouche Canadian-inspired menu by Executive Chef John Morris and toast to new beginnings with a glass of bubbly. Vegan menus are available on request!
Where: 290 Bremner Blvd
Cost: $175 per person, plus taxes and gratuities
Ring in 2022 with a one-of-a-kind evening at the Aga Khan Museum. Described as the “most magical soirée of the year,” your ticket comes with access to the galleries, comedian and mentalist performances, flamenco shows, late-night snack and dessert bars, and live DJ dance parties. A recipe for an incredible New Year’s Eve.
Where: 77 Wynford Dr
Cost: $95 regular, $85.50 for Friends
Toronto’s Grand Bizarre Supper Club is hosting an epic bash on December 31st and a dinner service provided by celebrity chef Robert Rainford. Live performers and dancers will provide entertainment while you sip cocktails, followed by a live DJ spinning all of the best tunes of the year.
Where: 15 Saskatchewan Rd
Cost: $30.50 – $46.95
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The recently-opened Toronto Beach Club is offering a special menu on New Year’s Eve followed by an Old Hollywood-themed Gala to ring in the new year. Get ready for an evening filled with exquisite Mediterranean food, extravagant drinks, and incredible music all in one place.
Where: 1681 Lake Shore Blvd E
Cost: $75 and up
Not in the mood to bust a move on the dance floor? Bust a gut at a comedy show instead. Put on by Yuk Yuk’s founder Mark Breslin, this show has a stacked lineup of Canada’s best comics, so you’ll definitely be saying goodbye to 2021 with a big grin on your face. The best part is that the show ends relatively early, so you’ve got plenty of time to get to your next destination before midnight.
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St
Cost: $51.05 — $110.25
Put on your dancing shoes and your finest bellbottoms for a groovy night of 70s hits. Party the night away to the sounds of ABBA, The Bee Gees, Cher and more at this throwback party at Danforth Music Hall. Disco attire is encouraged but not mandatory!
Where: 147 Danforth Ave
Toronto’s massive waterfront concert venue is throwing an epic rager this NYE, so if you’re looking to start off 2022 on a high note this is definitely the place to be. Described as “Toronto’s largest New Year’s Eve,” this event is bound to be a good time. Pop the champagne!
Where: 11 Polson St
Cost: $40 and up
What better way to welcome the new year than with a fireworks show? The city will put on a dazzling fireworks display for the first time since the pandemic on December 31st, but it’ll be modified to keep big crowds from forming in one place. The “10-minute, high-altitude fireworks display” will be held at several locations along the waterfront, visible from the Scarborough shoreline all the way to Etobicoke.
This Queen West hotspot is hosting a New Year’s jam and from the sounds of it, you won’t be disappointed. Party your way into 2022 to hip-hop, house, and top 40 anthems. Plus, your ticket comes with a free champagne toast at midnight!
Where: 563 Queen St W
Cost: $43.70 – $81.25
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Why stop at just one bar on New Year’s Eve when you can hit up four? Your wristband will get you VIP treatment at all four venues, with priority line access and free cover. After last year’s lonely NYE, a night like this is exactly what we deserve. Let’s do our 2020 selves proud and enjoy a wild night on the town!
Where: Various locations
Cost: $60 & up
Hit up Figures nightclub for a dreamy masquerade ball this December 31st. This factory boutique nightclub on Avenue Rd will host a year-end celebration you won’t want to miss, especially if you love hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. With high fidelity sound, LED lights, and reflective tiles throughout the dance floor, you’ll be getting lost in the moment in the best way possible.
Where: 137 Avenue Rd
Cost: $38.15 – $48.76
This New Year’s Eve, Chotto Matte is transporting guests into a Japanese light festival fused with the Peruvian rainforest. The opulent dinner party will see the restaurant as it’s never been before. As you enjoy your Fuji blossom cocktail and dine on the deluxe sharing menu, you’ll be treated to “live immersive entertainment,” DJs, and a special keepsake to take home with you. A bottomless mimosa brunch will also be offered on the 31st for $65 per person.
Where: 161 Bay St
Cost: $150 per person