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Guide: The Top 8 Calgary NYE Parties

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Grab those “2019” glasses and noisemakers, ’cause the new year is coming in hot! We can’t wait to send off 2018, but with so many amazing party options, we’re finding it hard to commit to just one. Keep reading for our top 8 picks for Calgary NYE bashes!

GRETA

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If you start 2019 playing Space Invaders, you know you’re in for a heck of a good year. Hit up GRETA on Dec 31 and pick one of several packages to guarantee yourself a wild countdown. Whether you go with the $10 Single with a $10 gaming card, the $20 Single with all that plus a midnight toast, a $50 Single with a $10 gaming card and an NYE Buffet designed by Chef Marc, or one of their VIP packages (with everything PLUS Prosecco), you really can’t go wrong.

Where: 213 10 Ave SW
When: December 31
Time: Doors at 6PM
Cost: Price Varies By Package ($10-$75 per person)

Sub Rosa

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Feeling dramatic? Then why not ring in 2019 in seductive style at Sub Rosa?! You can reserve a VIP booth experience for your whole squad, featuring bottle service, line bypass, party favours, and much more. Disguises are encouraged, but be ready to reveal yourself at midnight. (Unless you’re the Phantom of the Opera. Keep that mask on, boy!)

Where: 200 8 Avenue SW
When: December 31
Time: 9PM–2AM
Cost: $45 Per Person, VIP booths also available

Calcutta Cricket Club

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The Cricket Club is throwing it back to the 1920s on December 31! Step inside their vibrant space for classic train car vibes, complete with a welcome cocktail, a decadent four-course feast, and a rolling bar cart of bubbles & feature cocktails. Late night entertainment and midnight champagne will keep you going till the countdown…so gather your Gatsby-loving friends, dress fancy, and send off 2018 right!

Where: 340 17 Ave SW
When: December 31
Time: 6:30PM & 9:30PM Seatings
Cost: $75-$85

Buffo

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We might not agree on everything, Calgary, but one thing we can all admit is that Italians know how to feast. Hit Buffo on NYE for Chef Michel Nop’s three-course prix fixe, featuring everything from Braised Pork Leg Ravioli and Coda Alla Vaccinara, to Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin, to decadent Connolo or a sweet Tapioca Pearl. Now that’s how you cap off a great year, eh?

Where: Saks Fifth Avenue– CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
When: December 31
Time: 5PM–Late
Cost: $39+

Jack Singer Concert Hall

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The Singles New Year’s Eve Gala is perfect for those searching for a midnight kiss… but if you already have one locked down, no stress. Just come anyway!
Everyone will be given a red or white rose to show whether you’re taken or not. (It’s like a Stop Light party, but classy.) Dress formal, play interactive games, dance to beats from a live DJ and partake in the silent auction!

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall– Arts Commons, 250 8 Ave SE
When: December 31
Time: 5PM–12:30AM
Cost: Doors 9PM

Hotel Arts

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The Calgary Firefighters New Year’s Eve Charity Gala is an amazing party, and it’s for a good cause. As you dance and eat the night away, you’ll be supporting 12(!!) local charities. So dress up in your black tie best, enjoy a gourmet dinner and then burn off those 2018 cals at a downstairs dance party! (And did we mention the midnight buffet…?)

Where: 119 12 Ave SW
When: December 31
Time: Dinner 5:30PM; Party 9PM
Cost: Full gala $250; Station 54 Disco Party $200

Trolley 5 Brewpub

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Brew Year’s Eve at Trolley will have two main party areas with different DJs in each. There’ll also be a delicious prime rib dinner special for $25, $5.50 Trolley 5 Core Brews all night long, party favours and a midnight toast to remember!

Where: 728 17 Ave SW
When: December 31
Time: 5PM–2AM
Cost: $10

The Guild

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The Guild always serves up memorable meals, so it’s a safe bet to make your last dinner of 2018 a feast to remember. They’ve got you covered for good drinks, good company, and especially good food, since Chef Ryan’s delicious prix fixe just can’t be topped. If dishes like Mixed Mushroom Risotto, Braised Lamb Shank, and Opera Cake sound good to you, then hurry up and make your reso!

Where: 200 8 Ave SW
When: December 31
Time: 5PM–Late
Cost: $65+

That’s all we’ve got Calgary! Party hard!

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