With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it’s time to start making plans to ring in 2015 in the Nation’s Capital. If you’re attending some sort of house party that’s great (it’s often 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 2015 parties in Ottawa-Gatineau to help you pick the best event for you. Whatever you decide to do for New Year’s Eve, Eventful Capital wishes you tons of fun surrounded by people you love and cherish. Enjoy the celebrations to the fullest and be sure to make the necessary arrangements to get home safe. Cheers!
Santé Restaurant and Art Gallery is offering a night with international jazz artist Diane White, for those who prefer a nice table d’hôte dinner coupled with live music. Dinner will be created courtesy of guest chef Daniel Guerra originally from Milan, Italy.
The Elmdale Oyster House & Tavern is also offering NYE dinner service for those who want to eat out on December 31. You can choose from the early or late sitting and 3 course versus 4 course meals and stay late to dance with DJ Atherton from 11pm to 2am.
Over on the Gatineau side, the Irish Bastards will provide the soundtrack to keep you on your feet throughout the festivities with a live show at the Gainsbourg Bistro. NYE revellers can opt for a dinner and live performance or they can choose to attend the show only and get some midnight bubbly. Space is limited so RSVP in advance to attend.
If you’re looking for a break from the cold weather, Havana Nights, happening at the War Museum, should satisfy your need for a tropical-themed party. Back by popular demand, DJ RayRay will be in the building to get the 1000+ party-goers dancing the night away and there will be a photo booth, party favours, a desert bar at midnight, a silent auction and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Cuba.
If you’re on a tight budget and/or 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 for the now-annual Sparks Street Promenade New Year’s Eve. This free family-friendly event will feature lots of entertainment including live performances, DJ sets, latin dancers, drinks, a dance party and none other than CMA award-winning country artist Tim Hicks. Be part of the action and follow the fun on social media with the hashtag #CapitalCountdown.
OVO’s own Charlie B, P. Reign’s official DJ, will be giving a live set at Ritual to ring in 2015 as part of Hangover New Years Eve along local favourites. If you want to dance to hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, soca, r&b and old school beats, this is the party to attend.
If you want to dance the night away to electronic dance music on December 31, you definitely want to be at the Midway Family Fun Center for RoughCrew Entertainment’s A Rough Resolution V.3 featuring 2 floors and 3 rooms of music and an impressive roster of DJs playing the best in dubstep, drum n bass, breaks, psytrance, acid and more. This all-nighter starts at 10pm and doesn’t stop until 7am.
Do you miss the good old days when you used to turn on Much Music, watch Electric Circus and shamelessly dancing in front of the TV to the best dance hits? Well, brace yourselves: “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Electric Circus” is going down at Babylon on December 31. There will be a Speaker’s Corner video booth. There will be video projections and installations. Ottawa’s own Silkken Laumann and The PepTides will perform covers of Another Night by the Real McCoy, Finally by CeCe Peniston, Saturday Night by Whigfield, It’s a Beautiful Life by Ace of Base, Everybody Everybody by Black Box and Rhythm of the Night by Corona. Can this party get any better?
This year again at the Gladstone Theatre, Paul Hutcheson’s throwing his annual New Year’s Eve variety cabaret show featuring several special guests. If you enjoy stand-up comedy and want to wrap up the year in laughter, don’t miss this!
On December 31, the Rainbow Bistro invites you to sail into the new year with PleasureCraft at the smoothest party in the city. The dance floor will be groovin’, and bodies will be movin’ to the sounds of the best of ’75-’85 soft rock hits by the likes of Hall & Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Ace, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Toto, Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Sade, and Elton John among others.
***UPDATE: This event is now sold out.*** Over in beautiful Wakefield, Ottawa’s favorite soulsters The Hornettes will be celebrating the new year in style at the Blacksheep Inn with a live performance that’s sure to get you dancing all night.If you’re into soul, funk, r&b and Motown sounds, this is the party for you.
Looking for a simple no-fuss party? The intimate Oz Kafe may be the place for you on December 31. Old school funk, soul, boogie, disco and house will be spinning all night courtesy of resident DJs Calkuta and Greg Reain. It’s free to attend and there will be complimentary bubbly when the clock strikes twelve.
If you want to celebrate NYE Alice in Wonderland style, you should definitely attend the Mad Hatter’s New Year’s Ball organized by the National Capital Gala. Last year’s Gatsby New Year’s Ball was a sold out affair, so this is sure to be well-attended and lots of fun. The event will be taking place at the EY Centre and this year again part of the proceeds will go to the Caring and Sharing Exchange charity.
Ever wanted to attend a burlesque-style NYE? Well now is your chance as Ppl. Nightclub presents its Moulin Rouge themed party with a full upscale dress code in effect.
EDM lovers rejoice: THE CUBE GUYS are back at Sotto for NYE 2015 with support from resident Etienne Ozborne with whom they have collaborated on their latest track “Jumping” and resident Ryan Labelle. For the occasion, the club will be open extended hours so if you’re looking to party til the wee hours, this is a great option.
Oh you fancy huh? The 6th Annual Glitz & Glam NYE 2015 party is happening at Mansion Nightclub featuring a red carpet, professional photography, party favours, a variety of VIP booth options to choose from and music by DJ Ilon.
Barrymore’s Music Hall is throwing its annual New Year’s Eve party with DJ Punky Drewster playing the best in 80s, 90s and Top 40s hits. Tickets include party favors, bubbles for the midnight countdown, hors d’oeuvres and more. If this is the type of celebration that you’re looking for, click below for tickets and more info.
Over at Multi Social Room, the New Year is being celebrated with a dance party featuring the sound selections of DJs extraordinaire Matt Tamblyn, So Durand and Ekany. OMFG indeed!
For NYE, Mercury Lounge & We Love 2 Hump present The Gold Party, featuring a drag show with hosts Eva Darling and Belle Darling and special guest DJ SIR JEMI who’ll be playing techno, house, electro and pop to make you dance til the wee hours.