New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, so it’s time to start making plans to ring in 2017 if you haven’t done so already. If you’re attending a house party, you’re set (it’s usually the less-complicated option), but if you’re looking to go out to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, take a look at Eventful Capital’s Guide to NYE 2017 in Ottawa-Gatineau to help you pick the best event for you. Whatever you end up doing, Eventful Capital wishes you tons of fun surrounded by people you love. Enjoy the celebrations and be sure to make necessary arrangements to get home safely. Cheers!
Ring in the New Year with a dinner and beer pairing featuring local foods by Clover and brews from the Dominion City Brewing Co. Choose from a 3-course dinner, 5-course dinner or join in for the after party starting at 10:30.
Celebrating on a tight budget? On December 31st, Parliament Hill will be an action-packed must-attend venue to kick off festivities for Canada 150. The evening will start with a Peace Tower carillon concert, followed by a ceremony which will include the participation of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. At 8:17 p.m., fireworks will illuminate the sky and as of 9 p.m. Carly Rae Jepsen, Radio Radio and Brett Kissel will rock the stage until the countdown to midnight, followed by traditional fireworks to kick off 2017. So bundle up and join the outdoor party!
An all-you-can-eat poutine party anyone? That’s what the Minotaure has up its sleeve to ring in 2017. Start the night stuffing your face at the poutine buffet, then dance the carbs away with Funk-A-Tron 5000 and enjoy bubbly at midnight.
Join local bands Monday I Retire, Blast From The Sun & Harea Band for a New Year’s Eve extravaganza at the legendary Blacksheep Inn in picturesque Wakefield. Three of the hottest young bands in the capital region will bring their edgy, quirky and catchy tunes to the stage to rock your socks off as we transition from 2016 into 2017.
If you’re looking for a break from the cold weather, Island Fever, happening at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, should satisfy your need for a summer-themed party. Back by popular demand, DJ RayRay will be in the building alongside DJ Mace to get the 1000+ party-goers dancing the night away and there will be a photo booth, party favours, Island-inspired hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a chance to win a Caribbean Cruise for 2. Dress code: lots of colour.
Ring in the New Year in style at Kinki with Jon Deck, Roc Steady and Selektah Shellz, three of Ottawa’s best DJs. If you just want to dance hassle-free to a variety of jams in an intimate setting, this is one of your best bets. Keep in mind it’s right in the heart of the market though, so plan your transportation accordingly.
If you’re into blues and want to celebrate the start of 2017 with one of Ottawa’s fave bluesman, the Rainbow Bistro is where you’ll want to be on December 31st. The Tony D Band will be throwing down a party like no other and it’s bound to sell-out so grab tickets in advance if you plan on going.
This New Year’s Eve, Babylon Nightclub is offering you to hop in the DeLorean and travel through time. DJs Atherton & Jervy Jerv will be at the wheel speeding through soundscapes a decade at a time – every hour on the hour. They’ll be playing the best each era has to offer, from the Beatles to Beyonce and everything in between. To add to the journey, there will be decade-specific drink specials each hour along with a champagne toast at midnight. So whether you’re rocking bell bottoms or belly tops and short shorts, embark on a memorable musical trip from 1970 to 2017.
Skank your way into 2017 at House of Targ with some live ska courtesy of The Sentries, the incredible Voice Of The People DJs spinning strictly 45s and unlimited arcade free-play action. If you plan on going, you’re encouraged to look snazzy and try to keep your outfit black & white.
The good people at Zaphods are bringing back their No Hassle NYE Party once again. Celebrate the end of 2016 there and enjoy champagne, party favors and more plus awesome music by resident DJs Floodzi and Emmett.
One of the most affordable NYE parties is going down at Avant-Garde Bar on December 31st and will feature a nice lineup of live music. Dubbed Doomsday Clock Party cause 2016 was so shitty, the event will include performances by four local alt-rock bands namely XiL, Lost at Sea, The Ebb & Flow and Electric Tree.
Peace out 2016….Hello 2017! Makita Kitchen Bar invites you to join them to ring in the new year. Then & Now will feature music selections by Davey Thee who’ll get the party started playing old school tunes and ringing the new year with all our fave jams from today and yesterday. Champagne bottle service will be available and the bar will serve dim sum until 2 a.m. if you need a late-night snack and alcoholic beverages until 3 a.m. to keep the party going til the wee hours.
Kitchen Party NYE edition is going down at Bar Robo on December 31 and it’s dubbed: 2017 is going to be OK. Let’s hope so. DJs Hobo & Sweet Cheeks will be on hand to help you dance your way into the new year and as always, they’ll be playing the best of funk, soul, disco, hip hop, electro, house, techno, and everything in between! Advance tickets are sold out but there will be a limited amount at the door.
This year again, Mercury Lounge brings you a multi-level NYE celebration dubbed Paradise Garage Party. The event is an ode to the era where the club experience was a privilege shared by the most fierce and free where taboos and secrets were protected by the walls of the venue. On the top floor, house kings Lance Baptiste & Trevor Walker will be playing the best in disco, classic house, rare grooves and modern day electronic. They’ll be joined by visual master Matt Cameron. Down in the basement, you can party it up with DJs Dusty who’ll be throwing down sounds from the underground. Sounds like a party!