Best New Year's Eve events in Vancouver

Still undecided about what to do for New Year's Eve? Get 2011 started off with a bang with the BEE Vancity top picks in Vancouver. We have lots of music and lots of dancing for you this weekend. And at least one option that gets you out in the wilderness.

Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve!

Steve Williams (the Honey Bee) with Ajay Masala Puri (the Spicy Masala Bee) & Lorien Henson (the Queen Bee)

Top 3 Picks

1) W2 Lights NYE

Dec 31 | W2 Storyeum | Late Entry $20 / Special Charity Ticket $100

Another amazing night at W2, this time a collaboration of 10 Vancouver production companies with 5 rooms of killer beats.  Music includes reggae, dancehall, funk, dubstep, drum and bass, glitch-Hop, downtempo and midtempo.

This will be one of the best parties of the year and all three bees will be on the dance floor!

There's also a great way to support the DTES through a special ticket. For a minimum $100 payment, one ticket will be made available to the purchaser and one to a DTES residents who faces economic barriers to attending. With this plan you can help more people and bring a broader cross-section of people to celebrate bringing back the light with W2 LIGHTS NYE.

Proceeds from this sale will also directly support four grassroots DTES organizations working for positive change by and for our neighbours. To sweeten the pot even further, W2 will also provide you with entry to An Intimate Evening with Ana Sia and Alex B on Jan. 6 at W2 Storyeum.

2) The Experience NYE 2011 @ Chapel

Dec 31 | 9:30 - 2:00 | Chapel Arts | $40

Tired of regular New Year's Eve events and looking for something unique? Look no further! Intimate and PH1 bring you NYE 2011 Experience, a party that you won't forget. Located in a beautiful 100 year old Chapel, recently transformed into a prime event space, there will be mu ltiple areas each set against backdrops of famous NYE gathering spots such as New York, London and Tokyo. With two rooms of music with 11+ DJs, patrons will sample delicious global treats and ring in 2011 with a champagne toast at midnight. Our good friends DJ Pat Lok + Abasi will be playing their amaJING funky beats!

3) New Year's Eve Chocolate Fondue Snowshoe Tour

Dec 31 | 7  - 9:30 PM | Mount Seymour | $77 per person/$139 couple

Set your resolutions in snow with Mount Seymour's unique New Year's Eve themed tour. This 2.5 hour tour will lead you through the snowy forest to a candle lit chocolate indulgence set amongst the trees. Enjoy a sparkling fruit beverage for an early toast to bring in the New Year! Preregistration is strongly encouraged.

Honourable Mentions

New Years Eve Burlesque Extravaganza

Dec 31 | 9 PM - 2 AM | The Cultch | $35
Ring in 2011 in style with an 1930's themed evening full of Burlesque Dancing, cool live Jazz, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and party favours, full bar service and a "Dirty Thirties" photo booth with thirties themed props. Go dressed in your finest (1930's attire strongly encouraged!) and celebrate New Years with our Bevy of Burlesque Beauties! 
Dec 31 | Open Studios | $40

NT returns to Open Studios with West Coast favourite HALO. This is one for the music lovers, join to celebrate the New Year in style with some of the best talent the West Coast has to offer.

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