In case you hadn’t noticed, New Year’s Eve is fast-approaching and if you haven’t done so already, it’s about that time to make plans Ottawa-Gatineau! If you’re attending some sort of house or hotel party that’s great (it’s always the less complicated option for sure!), but if you’re looking to go out in order to ring in the New Year, take a look below at the variety of suggested events that I’ve carefully picked out for you.
If you’re on a tight budget and want to stay away from the bar scene, but still wish to go out, you can dress warm and make your way over to Sparks Street for the Times Square Experience New Year’s Eve. This family-friendly event will feature tons of entertainement including a live performance by The Arkells, a DJ set by 8BarZ, food, drinks and lots more! To get all the details, simply click on the poster below.
Another free family-friendly event is Rick Chiarelli’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration. This alcohol-free event, which takes place at Ben Franklin Place in Nepean, will be themed around the Wizard of Oz this year and it will include ice skating, sleigh rides, games, dancing, singing and fireworks! For details on this event, click on the below poster.
If you’re looking for a place to go out, but want to avoid big clubs, Timekode presents its NYE 2013 party at Eri Café with resident DJs Zattar, Calkuta and Memetic including visuals by VJ Daisy. The first 1oo people who purchase tickets get in for $10 while the rest have access for a meagre $15. Grab everything you need to know by clicking the poster below.
On the Gatineau side of things, the Petit Chicago is throwing a New Year’s Eve party with the Astrobeat DJ Collective comprised of DJF, Doddy, SLY and Le Ferrailleur. This event will include complimentary bubbly and electro beats to make you move your feet. For more info, just click below.
If you want to go clubbing on New Year’s Eve, The Drink proposes its Big Apple NYE 2013 celebration to bring a tast of New York to Ottawa for the night. Tickets to this event include party favors, champagne and surprises. If this is your type of party, click on the poster below for everything you need to know.
Another club event dubbed Diamond 2013 is happening at Club YOW with music by DJs T-Dot, Critik, Fusion and Frank Play. Don’t be fooled by the poster, Rihanna will not be in attendance. Bottle service and advance tickets are available. For more on this event, simply click below.
Barrymore’s Music Hall is throwing its annual New Year’s Eve party with DJ Law playing the best in 80s, 90s and Top 40s hits. Tickets include party favors, bubbly for the midnight countdown, hors d’oeuvres and more. If this is the celebration that you’re looking for, click below for more info.
Over at Babylon, Antique Skate Shop presents Over + Out, A Silkken Laumann/Kitchen Party New Years. This event will include a myriad of jams to keep you loose all night, from nu classics, hip hop, “shameless” hits, house-punk, and tons of favorites.
At midnight, Silkken Laumann/Kitchen Party will perform 6 classic party jams, live with special guest singers.
To top it off, there will be a photobooth on hand to capture all party evidence, and complimentary vodka, champagne & redbull to ring in the New Year. For more info on this event, just click the poster below. True to itself, the Mercury Lounge presents Tropicalia Masquerade with 3 levels of rare grooves, soulful sounds and majestic entertainment. Music will be provided by DJ Balu, DJ Dusty and Jeff Lapratte including a special performance by SoulSamba 3, live Brazilian soul and samba-funk. Masks are a must! For details, click on the poster below.
Last but certainly not least, Ritual Nightclub invites you to celebrate NYE 2013 with live performances by Ottawa’s own Mackenzie Rhythm Section and The Hornettes including music by DJs Illo, Iggy Smalls, Laocapone, Danya D and JC Boom. Tickets are $20 in advance for a guaranteed good time (unless some fool pukes on you which is always a risk on New Year’s)!
Whatever you decide to do for NYE, be sure to have tons of fun and to be surrounded by people that you love and cherish to ring in 2013 🙂 Enjoy the celebrations to the max and make the necessary arrangements to get home safely!
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