There is no shortage of parties happening in the nation’s capital to help ring in the new year. If you haven’t yet made plans, you may want to get on that quickly, as popular ticketed events will sell out quickly.
Whatever you choose to do, the staff at Premiere Suites wish you a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2017!
Sesquicentennial Celebrations at Ottawa City Hall. This early-evening NYE party will offer family-friendly activities and the lighting of a spectacular gas-powered cauldron in Marion Dewar Plaza. From the cauldron, students will form a human chain through Ottawa’s downtown core to symbolize youthful optimism. The cauldron, which is approximately 16 feet high and 13 feet wide, will be located near the memorial fountain next to Laurier Avenue. This event is free.
Celebrate – Canada 150 Kick Off will take place on Parliament Hill at 8:17 p.m., also known as 20:17! There will be special activities on both sides of the Ottawa River, including live music performances and a pyromusical fireworks show. This celebration will kick off festivities all across the country! This event is free. More details are to be announced.
A New Year’s Eve Hogmanay party invites you to welcome 2017 in Scottish-style. Taking place at Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavilion, Hogmanay is a family-friendly party that features traditional and modern Scottish music, Highland dancing, Scotch tasting sessions, Scottish food and drink, outdoor skating and fireworks. Hogmanay aims to replicate the excitement of Edinburgh’s world famous Royal Mile as the clock strikes midnight and we enter the New Year. Admission to this event is free.
A Christmas Carol at the National Arts Centre (NAC). See an afternoon presentation of this classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens! See how Ebenezer Scrooge changes as he is visited by his former partner Marley as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. A Christmas Carol runs from Dec. 13-31, 2016.
KINKY BOOTS at the National Arts Centre (NAC). Why not celebrate New Year’s with a little bit of Broadway? Opt to see an afternoon or an evening presentation of this musical that will take you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Why not see the evening performance and then spend the night on the town? KINKY BOOTS is running from Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017.
Ottawa New Year’s Charity Ball at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. Starting at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 31, enjoy a classy and fun night out to benefit organizations that help children with autism and special needs. This is a great opportunity to get your tuxedo or evening gown out of the closet! Great prizes will also be available.
Welcome 2017 with dinner at Le Baccara. If a fine dining New Year’s Eve experience is what you’re after, you’ll get it here. Located just across the Ottawa River at the Casino Lac-Leamy, Le Baccara is one of the only Five Diamond designated restaurants in the area. Enjoy a five-course meal at a 5:30 p.m. seating or opt for seven courses and a glass of sparkling wine at 8:00 p.m. A reservation is recommended.
Ring in the New Year at Arôme. This is another fabulous restaurant located at the Casino Lac-Leamy! Starting at 5:00 p.m., you can enjoy a three-course meal with a glass of sparkling wine. There will also be live entertainment! A reservation is recommended.