With the pandemic now well and truly behind us, Canada is gearing up for a blockbuster year’s end filled with parties and events. The biggest celebration across the globe is undoubtedly New Year’s Eve, where billions of people from the planet come together to celebrate the onset of new beginnings. Here in Toronto, the celebrations get even bigger, holding true to the city’s rich cultural diversity and tradition.
Witness the magical city of Toronto from high above, watch the spectacular Niagara Falls shine with lights as it makes its way down below, or go bonkers at the various parties taking place in the city; no one will be left behind this New Year’s Eve.
So if you’re visiting the city as a tourist this year and want to jump into the festive action, here’s a list of all the exciting things to do before the clock strikes midnight. Gear up for the street celebrations and flavors with the top things to do in Toronto for NYE.
How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Toronto?
Confused about how to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2023 in Toronto? Relax. We’ve got you covered with the best experiences one can have in the city to bid goodbye to 2022:
A Party by the Falls
Ever dreamt of being at a party by the grand Niagara Falls? Yes, your dream can become a reality this year.
Get ready to spend a memorable evening by the falls illuminated by lights and fireworks that go up at midnight. The winter festival of lights is also to be held here, as 3 million lights will adorn the Niagara parkways and fall for 101 nights. You can expect enthralling events, delectable food, and live music performances here to keep you entertained all throughout the evening.
Where to Visit: 6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9, Canada.
A Trip to the Past
The Royal Ontario Museum serves as the perfect getaway for history buffs. You can join in the party here by holding a countdown event with access to all its exhibitions. There’ll be an audio tour and display of live animal specimens from the past, and dining, drinking, and food experiences. You can choose from various packages to attend the Royal Ontario Museum during New Year’s Eve.
Where to Visit: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada.
The Downtown Celebrations
Hello, is it the New Year already? Wondering what the trademark celebration is for NYE in Toronto? The answer is the grand fireworks display and the annual NYE countdown event at Nathan Phillips square. The free public event at the downtown location in Toronto is home to a host of family-friendly activities like ice skating, live music, DJ shows, and the dazzling fireworks display that’ll go up at midnight.
Where to Visit: 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1, Canada.
Dine with a View
Tired of partying at standard pubs and bars? Then this one’s exactly for you. The iconic landmark of Toronto, the CN Towers, is a broadcasting and communication tower with splendid 360-degree views of the city.
The tower holds a cocktail party with party favors, lots of fantastic food, and live DJ remixes to set the mood for the upcoming year. The twist here is that you can enjoy all this on a dancefloor made of glass and windows that overlook the happening city of Toronto. Talk about taking your parties through the roof!
Where to Visit: 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada.
The NYE Nightclub Boogie
Ready to boogie from 2022 right up to 2023? Then the annual NYE party at Barcode Saturdays is perfectly tuned for you. Get ready for the biggest showdown of 2022 in Toronto with our New Year’s Eve 2023 party.
Put on your best dress and head to Barcode Saturdays for an amazing night of celebrations and revelries as we bid adieu to the past and welcome the future the only way we know; in style. This year’s party is set to be an absolute banger with DJ remixes, premium drinks, superb offers, and packages designed for party animals like you. Reserve our VIP or bottle booths to get access to premium areas and services, and join in the countdown at midnight to start 2023 in an electric atmosphere.
Where to Attend: 423 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1
Race Past 2022
Fitness enthusiasts aren’t forgotten when it comes to epic NYE celebrations in Toronto. They can have their hands full with the famed 5k race that’ll take place in the Greater Toronto area.
The Brick 38th Annual New Year’s Run will start at the stroke of midnight and includes thousands of participants. Upon the conclusion of the race, you can shed all those carb woes and get set for the after-party with fellow fitness enthusiasts like yourself.
Where to Attend: Greater Toronto.
A Cruise into the Future
Ever wondered how the Toronto skyline looks on New Year’s Eve? Your chance is now.
Jump aboard the Gala Dinner cruise ship that sets sail from the harbor at 8:30 PM on 31st December 2022. The four-hour-long cruise will take you on an epic ride with fantastic cuisines, sparkling wine, and a dance floor to shake a leg, all while witnessing the skyline of Toronto come alive with light and fireworks at midnight.
Where to Attend: 539 Queens Quay West
The Single to Couple Party
Have you ever thought how awesome it would be if you could walk into a single party and leave the party with a beau? That’s exactly what’s about to happen at Kelly’s Landing.
Kelly’s Landing is holding a Singles New Year’s Eve party where one can expect a fantastic crowd and make new friends. With a modern and youthful atmosphere, one can enjoy delicious appetizers, music mixes, party favors, and a champagne treat at midnight.
Celebrate your New Year’s Eve at the club, and who knows; you may as well find your love interest in 2023. What a way to step into the New Year.
Where to Attend: 123 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 2M2, Canada.
A Family Affair
Finding a place to spend quality time with the family as 2023 begins? The Aurora Family First Nights welcome you and your family for a night of fun and quality entertainment.
You can see the neighborhood packed with lights along with a flurry of events like live music, storytelling sessions, food stalls, movies, and other emphatic events.
Where to Attend: 135 Industrial Pkwy N, Aurora, ON L4G 4C4.
Chill Past the New Year
Feel the chill at the Wonderland WinterFest, a month-long celebration that only ends after New Year’s Eve.
The fest features unique attractions, themed decor, captivating shows and events, and an artisan market for shopaholics to satiate their shopping urge. Many other activities, like ice skating and a tree lighting ceremony, will truly encapsulate the winter vibes.
Where to Attend: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6, Canada.
Cheers to a Memorable NYE 2023
Now you have the ultimate list of our top takes on New year’s eve parties in Toronto. Head to the city and choose your celebration in the ever-lively and happening city of Toronto.
Whilst you’re here, be sure to head to Barcode Saturdays before the clock strikes midnight.
At Barcode Saturdays, we ring the glasses and pop the cork open to celebrate the New Year emphatically.
Join the hottest New year’s eve party in Toronto and party like there’s no tomorrow until the 2023 light comes up in the sky.
Reserve your bottle booth and be part of our annual NYE 2023 party.