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7 must-attend parties for New Year’s Eve in Edmonton

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Listen, we need this guide to the best parties on New Year’s Eve in Edmonton just as badly as you do. Last year we thought we’d ‘play it by ear’, and hoo boy, was that a bad decision. Nothing quite like showing up to the event only to find an insanely long line then struggling to catch a cab to a house party, hey?

Not this year, folks. This time, we’re making sure that you know what’s up well before these parties for New Year’s Eve in Edmonton sell out.

International New Year’s Eve Gala

Long-hailed as the best New Year’s Eve party in Edmonton, this family-friendly event is coming to the FantasyLand Hotel. Enjoy dinner, cocktails and crazy variety acts before ringing in the New Year.

Where: FantasyLand Hotel
Cost: $160

New Year’s Eve Black Tie Affair

Want something a little more refined? This is a good option. Head down to the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald for a night of fancy, complete with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Personally, we’d treat it as a networking event.

Where: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Cost: $140

New Year’s Eve at CRAFT

This is a great option for those who still want to enjoy a New Year’s Eve out on the town but don’t want to have to dress up for it. Head down to Craft for some nice beers and good company, or ball out and opt-in for the dinner service beforehand.

Where: CRAFT Beer Market
Cost: $10-$75


Now we’re getting into the more, ahem, niche options for New Year’s Eve. This one? A fantastic drag experience courtesy of the good folks at Evolution Wonderlounge. Guaranteed to be both high energy and extremely fun.

Where: Evolution Wonderlounge
Cost: $10


Want to attend a concert on New Year’s Eve? One great option is this Canadian house duo. They’ll definitely bring the energy needed for you to dance into 2020. We can’t think of a more fitting entrance.

Where: The Starlite Room
Tickets: $35


Another choice is this duo pumping out some really solid UK bass music. Another bonus is their commitment to new sounds- the two practically jumped the gun on the entire ‘future bass’ genre, arriving on the scene a few years before it took off.

Where: 99ten
Cost: $35

Welcome to the Golden Age

Our most ‘out-there’ event on this list. Check out the Edmonton burlesque and dance group Goddessa as you enjoy a… singing bowl sound journey? We’re trying to drink this New Year’s, not test out astral projection, thank you very much.

Where: Station on Jasper
Cost: $25

And that’s our round-up of the best parties to check out on New Year’s Eve in Edmonton. We feel like getting our bodies moving, so we will see you at IVY LAB. Have a great time!