New Year’s Eve 2016 in the Tri-Cities


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Christmas is still a few days away, but New Year’s Eve is hot on its heels. If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate the arrival of 2016 in the Tri-Cities look no further. We’ve rounded up some great local events sure to get your year off the best start possible.

“Aussie” New Year’s Eve

This is your chance to enjoy all the fun of New Year’s Eve without the price tag. It’s a New Year’s Eve prequel in honour of those Down Under who are ringing in 2016 a little earlier than the rest of us. Enjoy a special menu, champagne, party favours and the popular Laugh with the DAM Stars show. No need to scramble to find an overpriced sitter and an even more overpriced cab with this one. Just remember to book early for best seating!
Where: The Giggle Dam, Port Coquitlam
When: December 30, 2015, with doors opening at 7:30pm
More info: giggledam.com/shows/show-season

New Year’s Eve at the Giggle Dam

Bring in 2016 with a hilarious bang as the DAM cast lets loose with the celebrated Laugh with the DAM Stars show. This comedic, once a year only, musical extravaganza features a six piece live band and a plethora of well known celebrity impersonations. Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Cher, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart and the DAM’s resident king, Elvis Presley will provide something for everyone and will keep all in stitches the whole night through! Chef Pieter J Van Meenen kicks it up in the kitchen and they provide the DAM champagne and party favours for the big countdown. This event always sells out, so don’t wait to book!
Where: The Giggle Dam, Port Coquitlam
When: December 31, 2015, with doors opening at 7:30pm
More info: giggledam.com/shows/show-season

Latin Dance Party

This New Year’s Eve party features all night dancing with Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Cumbia and more. Ring in 2016 with your dancing shoes on! There will be all night dancing, appetizers and desserts, and champagne at midnight. Dress to impress! Tickets are $35 before December 30, 2015 and $40 at the door. Parking is free.
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
When: December 31, 2015 from 9:00pm-2:00am
More info: hotsalsadancezone.com/nye2016

Party 2016 with Trooper

Canadian icons Trooper will be rocking in the New Year at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on December 31, 2015. Their string of hits include “Two for the Show”, “Santa Maria”, “Oh, Pretty Lady”, “We’re Here For a Good Time (Not a Long Time)”, “Raise a Little Hell”, “The Boys in the Bright White Sports Car”, “3 Dressed Up as a 9” and “Janine”. In 1979, they earned a Juno Award for “Group of the Year” and just three years ago, McGuire and Smith were awarded SOCAN’s prestigious “National Achievement Award” in acknowledgment of their significant and lasting contributions to Canada’s songwriting legacy. Tickets are $99.50 (plus service charges) for cabaret seating with the premium buffet, dance floor, champagne toast and party favours and $69.50 (plus service charges) for balcony seating with champagne toast and party favours.
Where: Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam
When: December 31, 2015 at 11:00pm
More info: hardrockcasinovancouver.com/event/party-2016-trooper

Quiring in the New Year

Firmly established as a must-see concert and annual tradition among classical music lovers, the brilliantly talented Quiring Chamber Players, Reg Quiring, viola and Rosemary O’Connor, piano, return for their eighth annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Evergreen. Featuring violinist Ian Swensen of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and cellist Olivia Blander of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – this will be a New Year’s eve to remember! There will be a sparkling reception following the concert.
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
When: December 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
More info: evergreenculturalcentre.ca/event/quiring-new-year

New Year’s Eve Party at the John B

The John B has 37 New Year’s Eves under their belt, so you can rest assured that they know how to ring in 2016. This year’s event features live music with the John Scott Band and DJ Scotty Evil. Be sure to make your reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.
Where: John B Neighbourhood Pub, Coquitlam
When: December 31, 2015
More info: johnbpub.com/site/?p=6562

2016 Penguin Plunge

Feeling a little sluggish after your New Year’s celebrations? There’s no better way to clear away the cobwebs and welcome 2016 than to plunge into the frigid waters of Burrard Inlet. Or maybe you just want to watch those crazy brave souls who are taking the plunge. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and best of all – community spirit! Registration is $5 per person and funds raised help run community programs at Old Orchard Hall.
Where: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
When: January 1, 2016 – registration at 11:30am, take the plunge at 1:00pm
More info: portmoody.ca/index.aspx?recordid=4661&page=34

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