It’s that time of the year again where the pressure is on to find the “most fun thing to do” on New Year’s Eve! Hopefully I can help you out a little with this list! I’ve dug around on the internet and put together a list of all the parties that are going on throughout Ottawa, organized by area of the city.
Disclaimer: this is not all inclusive; I didn’t list every single bar/restaurant party that I could find as this list would be way too long. So, if you have a favourite watering hole, they probably are having a party too. If, however, you know of a larger event that I’m missing, I’ll keep this list live with any updates or new parties that I can add so feel free to send me some info and I’ll include it too.
Before hitting up the regions, I’d like to highlight a great initiative from my friends at the New Year’s Eve Charity Ball who raise money supporting Journey House. I’ve attended their in-person event, and it’s an incredible evening while supporting adults with developmental challenges. This year, they’re running a virtual event and auction to raise funds. The auction opens on Christmas Day, and their virtual live event streams at 10:00pm December 31st. Full details and auction items can be found on their website by clicking here!
Ottawa South (Includes Old Ottawa South and Lansdowne):
Denim & Diamonds New Year’s Eve Party
- Rideau Carleton Casino
- Doors Open at 8pm, Concert 11pm
- Event Link: https://www.rideaucarletoncasino.com/new-years-eve.htm
- Whether you’re looking for live-music or the chance to win big Rideau Carleton Casino, future Hard Rock Ottawa is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Check out Jason McCoy in The Joint or head down to the casino floor to earn entries for the chance to win $2023 in free-play or tickets to the Big Game in Arizona.
Funked Up NYE 2023: Live Funkadelic Tribute + Disco Dance Party
- House of TARG (1077 Bank Street, Ottawa)
- 9:00pm – 2:00am
- Event Link: http://www.houseoftarg.com/concert-listings-events/funked-up-nye-2023-w/-hardcore-jollies-live-funkadelic-disco-dance-party-w-dj-bob-man-dj-dj-boogaloo-jones
- HARDCORE JOLLIES (Ottawa FUNKADELIC TRIBUTE) is Ottawa’s newest hard-rocking heavy-funk outfit, paying appreciative tribute to the groundbreaking music of Funkadelic. The HARDCORE JOLLIES collective – assembled by guitarist Wayne Eagles – showcases the raw energy of Funkadelic’s iconic sound renowned for its ability to straddle the line between pure funk and psychedelia. Picking up from where James Brown started and Jimi Hendrix left off, Funkadelic created a new sound, image and dialogue in popular music. From their earliest experimental days to their latter more guitar-driven years, HARDCORE JOLLIES brings to the stage the absolute best of the legendary Funkadelic. “Who Says A Funk Band Can’t Play Rock?!”
A Very Hip New Year
- Overflow Brewing Company (2477 Kaladar Avenue, Ottawa)
- 7:00pm – 2:00am
- Event Link: https://overflowbeer.com/collections/concert-tickets/products/overflows-new-years-bash
- With the end of 2022 In View, you may be Looking For a Place To Happen. We can’t announce who will be playing at our New Year’s bash, but we can tell you it won’t be just Another Midnight! Join us on December 31st as we ring in the new year with none other, than Little Bones! Ticket includes a midnight toast, late night eats and desserts! Along with party favours and a full night of entertainment! 19+ Tickets advance only.
“HOGMAN-EH” Gala… New Year’s Eve Scottish Style
- Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park (1015 Bank Street)
- 5:00pm – 1:15am
- Event Link: https://ottscot.ca/hogmaneh-2022
- Join us for our eleventh celebration of Hogman-eh! – the annual Scottish-style New Year’s Eve celebration and the largest Hogmanay celebration outside of Scotland. This is a family friendly way to close off the past year and to ring in the new. The Scottish Society of Ottawa is happy to celebrate it with you in-person and in the comfort of your home! Celebrate the coming of the New Year with family and friends at Lansdowne Park with brilliant live entertainment! Rock the night with Mariner’s Curse, The Mudmen, and Alan Frew Band! Experience a brilliant firework show, Highland dancers including eight-time World Champion Marielle Lespérance, pipes and drums, Scottish historical booths, a Climate Café®, enjoy food and drink, and of course there will be Scotch whisky! Limited tickets will be available for the event. Prefer to celebrate in the comfort of your own home? Enjoy our spectacular free live streaming event of some of the evening. Online entertainment available on our Facebook page, YouTube channel or at ottscot.ca.
Let’s Get Fizzy: New Years Eve 2023
- CRAFT Beer Market (975 Bank Street, Ottawa (Lansdowne))
- 7:00pm – 2:00am (estimated end time)
- Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lets-get-fizzy-new-years-eve-2023-tickets-469300599727 or Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/534005581905745/
- The countdown to 2023 is on and we’re ready to pop, clink and fizz our way into the new year. Don’t miss our four-course dinner or countdown party! Our culinary team has created the perfect four-course meal to celebrate, or grab your crew and join out late night dance party to countdown the ball drop! Full details and pricing on the links above.
Ottawa Centre (Includes Westboro, Centretown, Byward Market, Vanier)
Masquerade new year party
- Preston Event Centre (523 St. Anthony Street, Ottawa)
- 8:00pm – Midnight
- Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/masquerade-new-year-party-tickets-474876226577 or Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/704128984257613/
- Join us for a memorable night packed with scrumptious food, foot tapping music, cash bar and live performances. We bring to you Ottawa’s first desi Masquerade New Year’s Eve party. Centrally located for everybody’s convenience. Let’s ring in the New Year in style. It will be a night to remember.
AWAKEN NYE 2023 – An Intentional New Year’s Gathering
- Westboro Masonic Hall (430 Churchill Ave North, Ottawa (Westboro))
- 6:00pm – 2:00am
- Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/awaken-nye-2023-an-intentional-new-years-gathering-tickets-471954246857 or Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/552241316704291/
- An Intentional New Year’s Eve experience of mind body and soul. A journey of sound, breath, movement, and connection. A gathering of souls. a gathering of tribes, come express your unique self. Connect in an environment that merges east & west, modern & ancient, earthly & cosmic. A space where magic is the norm, & the frequency of light, love & awareness permeates. This is the place to be, to celebrate, to transition into the new year with grace. Full Details in link above.
New Year’s Eve – An Elegant Affair Dinner and Dance
- Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (150 Albert Street, Ottawa)
- 6:00pm – 1:00am
- Event Link: https://www.singlegourmet.ca/event-details/new-years-eve-an-elegant-affair-dinner-and-dance
- Ring in the New Year with the best singles party in Ottawa. Add chic and fun to your New Year’s resolution! Celebrate with us at our New Year’s Eve party – ‘An Elegant Affair’. This celebration will be at the Ottawa Sheraton – Rideau Room where you will dine, dance and sing Aulde Lang Syne when the clock strikes midnight. This is THE New Year’s Eve party for singles in Ottawa. So dust off the suit/evening wear and join us for a fabulous night. Make this An Elegant Affair! Full details and schedule on the link above.
1st Annual New Year’s Eve SBKZ Gala
- Royal Canadian Legion (330 Kent Street, Ottawa)
- 2:00pm – 2:00am – see description/schedule
- Event Link: https://ritmo-baile-dance-school-2.square.site/ or Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/711302363814632/
- Come ring in the new year in style at the 1st Annual New Year’s Eve SBKZ Gala! 4 workshops, 2 rooms, guest DJs and more!
- Workshop #1: 2-3pm – Salsa on 2 Shines with Ana from Azucar
- Workshop #2: 3-4pm – Kizomba with TOCA Ottawa
- Workshop #3: 7-8pm – Zouk with TBC
- Workshop #4: 8-9pm – Sensual Bachata with Laura & Jad from Montreal
- Social dancing from 9pm onwards! Get your tickets online or at the door. Full pass (includes all workshops): $95 – Social only: $35 – Workshops: $20 each
SASHAY presents SUPERNOVA – A NEW YEAR’S EVE AFFAIR
- The 27 Club Ottawa (27 York Street, Ottawa)
- 10:00pm – 2:00am
- Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/681053586926303/
- Bring in the new year with us! We have juicy beats and top drag performances that’ll set the tone for a fresh & sparkly start of 2023. Full details on the link above.
Brew in the New Year
- Lowertown Brewery (73 York Street, Byward Market)
- 9:00pm – 2:00.am (estimated end time)
- Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowertown-brewery-brew-in-the-new-year-tickets-479493486927
New Year’s Eve Gala
- Sala San Marco Event and Conference Centre (215 Preston Street, Ottawa)
- 5:30pm – 1:00am (estimated end time)
- Event Link: https://salasanmarco.ca/ or Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1199466444247199/
- Our New Year’s Gala is BACK! We will be waving 👋 goodbye to 2022 in style with an 8 course meal, a live DJ, champagne and more! Tickets are $175, ($125 for kids under 12) call or email Michelle to book! [email protected], 613-695-5980.
Destination Wedding – A New Year’s Eve Party
- Beyond The Pale Brewing Company (250 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa)
- 9:00pm – 2:00am
- Event Link: https://btpshop.ca/pages/events or Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/destination-wedding-a-new-years-eve-party-tickets-484446220687
- New Year’s Eve at BTP will be a Destination Wedding themed party, offering all-inclusive and a la carte options. Grab your best tropical wedding outfits and head to the brewery for the wedding reception with a guest DJ. The party starts at 9 PM, and you won’t want to miss a moment. We will have illegitimate weddings performed by the Mayor of Beer, a photo zone, live DJ and a bubbly toast at midnight to welcome 2023.
Ottawa Ultimate New Year’s Eve Extravaganza! ((MIDNIGHT OASIS OTTAWA 2023))
- Stan’s Diner and Takeout (1188 Newmarket Street, Ottawa)
- 10:00pm – 3:00am
- Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/midnight-oasis-ottawa-2023-ottawa-ultimate-new-year-eve-extravaganza-tickets-466776680617
- OTTAWA, You’re invited to a Red Carpet NYE Event like no other. Get Ready For A New Standard. The Evolution Of New Year’s Eve Has Arrived! LAG Entertainment || Selecta Gallis & Energy Squad Presents MIDNIGHT OASIS OTTAWA 2023. Full details on the link above.
Daisy Train New Years Eve
- Lonestar Loft (1211 Lemieux Street, Ottawa)
- 9:00pm – 2:00am
- Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/daisy-train-new-years-eve-at-the-lonestar-loft-tickets-326887207437 or Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/519845522930312
- Let’s Make history.. and well… let’s repeat History!! Daisy Train in the Lonestar Loft!!! New Years Eve!!! Book the Siiter and Book the Rooms and let’s Party and welcome another year in the loft … Again 🙂Tickets Available on the website www.daisytraiband.com
New Year’s Eve Bingo & Machines, Dinner & Entertainment
- Capital Gaming Centre Overbrook Bingo Palace (1150 Lola Street, Ottawa)
- 7:00pm – 1:00am
- Event Link: https://overbrookbingo.ca/ or Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-bingo-machines-dinner-entertainment-tickets-475574745867
- Hello everyone! Celebrate New Year’s Eve at 1150 Lola Street, Ottawa! December 31st at 9pm: $18,350 Must Go High Roller Bingo, Complementary Dinner, Ottawa Circus Glow Act, Performance by Ottawa Idol Winner Alexa Paiva, Special Countdown, Fully Decorated Hall and even more New Machines with various Games and Prizes! Free Admission. There is no charge for the Event and your NYE Dinner is on the house! Once you reserve, please note that you can use your pre-paid reservation receipt as credits to purchase Bingo cards, use at our Cafe, or Machines; and guarantees you your seat/monitor, entertainment/gift certificate draw, and complementary dinner (your NYE Dinner includes a choice of Turkey or Beef + Mashed Potatoes & Gravy). Our Flavours Café Menu will also be available. This will be a NYE Celebration full of Surprises, Prizes, Games, and Live Entertainment. While reservations are recommended, Walk-ins will also be available. Together with the 9pm session, we will also have 2 other Bingos @ 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm! Complementary Dinner requires a reservation. Open 11am to 1am. Please visit our website for further details. If you are unfamiliar with our events then please check out both Canada Day and Mother’s Day videos/pictures on our Facebook Page. We will have a new event video posted shortly. Want to reserve a seat? Get your tickets now at 1150 Lola St, Ottawa! We can’t wait for this event!
New year Reggae Band
- 303 Kendall Avenue (Vanier)
- 10:00pm – 1:00am
- Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-year-reggae-band-tickets-479475442957
New Year’s Eve Party
- Lounge 164 (164 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa)
- 10:30pm – 2:00am (estimated)
- Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1031733408219304/
- Are you looking for an EPIC & AFFORDABLE NYE party? Join LOUNGE 164 & FREESTYLE to ring in the New Year 2023. Tickets strongly recommended! LOUNGE 164 x FREESTYLE presents: NEW YEAR’S EVE, Saturday 31st December, 2022. TICKETS: TIER 1 – $15 | TIER 2 – $20 | TIER 3 – $25 | MORE AT THE DOOR (no refunds) **COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT MID-NIGHT** Soundtrack by – R Rosemin | Kane | Sweet Chunes Playing the best in RnB | Hip Hop | Ole Skool | Reggaeton | Reggae | Dancehall | Afrobeat | Soca | Urban | Club Anthems
Ottawa West (Merivale, Barrhaven, Nepean, Bell’s Corners, Kanata)
New Year’s Eve Bash
- Greenfields Pub (900 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven)
- 7:00pm – 2:00am
- Event Link: https://greenfieldspublichouse.com/live-music or Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3239274579648723/
- Join us at Greenfields Public House as we ring in the New Year with the Soundtrack of Your Life! Dance, Party & Nostalgia with the best food and drinks by your favourite servers at your favourite venue! The countdown has begun!
New Year’s Eve / Generation Landslide and Guests
- Brass Monkey (250 Greenbank Road, Nepean)
- 8:00pm – 2:00am
- Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2232777006880289/
- The Brass Monkey proudly presents Generation Landslide – An Evening with Alice Cooper and guests New Year’s Eve 2022. The Brass Monkey proudly presents Generation Landslide – An Evening with Alice Cooper and guests New Year’s Eve 2022. Fire performances by Poi Sin Fire and her troup of ghouls along with a special lystery guest band. Ticket includes admission, complimentary midnight toast and much more!
New Year Party
- Pera Bar and Bistro (790 Kanata Avenue, Kanata)
- 7:00pm – 2:00am
- Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/820398375832891/
- You are invited New Year Party in Pera Bar & Bistro at 790 Kanata Ave. Centrum, Ottawa. Tickets $120 per person includes dinner.
New Year’s Eve Party
- Moose McGuire’s Kanata (320 Eagleson Road, Kanata)
- 7:00pm – 1:00am (estimated)
- The Solid Citizens rock Moose McGuire’s (Kanata location) for New Year’s Eve! Doors open at 7pm and appetizers will be served starting at 8:30pm. To purchase tickets, please call Moose McGuire’s at 613-271-7997 or drop by at 320 Eagleson Road. Hope to see you on December 31 to ring in the New Year!
New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
- Kichesippi Beer (2265 Robertson Road, Bell’s Corners)
- 8:00pm – 12:30am
- Event Link: https://www.kbeer.ca/products/rockin-nye
- Join Kichesippi and the band Touchstone for an evening of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s rock, funk and blues. Happy hour pints after 8pm, no corking fees on retail wine, taproom menu and snacks all night. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (14+ accompanied by a parent or guardian). Countdown to 2023 with us in Bells Corners!
New Years Eve Gala ~ Interlace Group Events
- The Centurion Conference and Event Centre (170 Colonnade Road, Nepean)
- 8:30pm – 2:00am (estimated end time)
- Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/5750699778341580
- Interlace Group Events is proud to present Ottawa’s hottest 2023 New Year’s Eve Gala! with DJ Nick, DJ Tonee & Live Band Entertainment. This year we have teamed up with the Centurion Conference & Event Center to bring you the regions hottest NYE Party. Enjoy Delicious Lebanese Mezza, Dinner & midnight snack. Champaign @ midnight with **Bottle Service available all night. Dance the night away with **Live Band Entertainment by Walid Gharbi , Imane Keyrouz, Adam Harb & Tony Zeinoun. Followed by Dancing with music from **DJ Nick DJ Tonee playing the Latest Arabic Hits with a Live Drum Show. Make sure you are on the epic dance floor for the Live **Countdown @ Midnight. Take a break to create long lasting memories with family and friends at the **Photo Booth available all night. & of-course Parking is FREE. Reserve today by calling 613-762-7662.
Rebel Rock 101.7 Rock-In New Years Eve!
- Tailgators (1642 Merivale Road, Nepean)
- 7:30pm – 2:00am (estimated end time)
- Event Link: https://www.rebel1017.com/48209-2/ or Eventbrite Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rebel-rock-1017-rock-in-new-years-eve-tickets-486936579417
- Rock in the New Year with Rebel Rock 101.7 and Taming Sari! Part of the Rebel Rock Concert Series Presented by INKsession and sponsored by Top Hat Home Comfort Services. Tickets: $20. Click the Link above to get your tickets now!
Ottawa East (East of St. Laurent Boul. Including Orleans, Blackburn Hamlet, Blair)
New Year’s Eve
- Taproom 260 (260 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans)
- 8:30pm – 2:00am (estimated end time)
- Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/438948691763066/
- Steven and Wayne will be playing at taproom 260 on Saturday December 31st (New Years Eve) from 8:30-12:30 am. It will be a masquerade theme. Call to make reservations if you are interested.
New Year’s Eve Comedy Night featuring Frank Spadone and Cassie Cao
- Shenkman Arts Centre (245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans)
- 7:00pm – 9:00pm
- Event Link: https://shenkmanarts.ca/en/new-years-eve-comedy-night
- It’s been a long wait, but New Year’s Eve Comedy Night is BACK with a vengeance! Two spectacular headliners are now confirmed FRANK SPADONE plus CBC darling CASSIE CAO. This will be Frank’s triumphant return to the Shenkman stage after a previous sold out performance!
Events for the Kids!!
Kids New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
- Boston Pizza Barrhaven (1681 Greenbank Road, Barrhaven)
- 11:00am and 3:00pm (2 seatings)
- Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/452699953687000/
- Bring in 2023 in style! Join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled party to celebrate the new year!
- 2 seatings available, reservations required. 613-825-1414 to reserve. Event will include fun colouring activities, party hats, noise makers & a confetti-filled countdown to “mid-night”. No coupons, discounts or promotional offers are valid for this special event.
Kid’s New Year’s Eve Celebration!
- Pineview Community Association (1700 Blair Road, Ottawa)
- 4:00pm – 7:00pm
- Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070860070503955/
- A FREE Admission event to help kids too young to stay up late celebrate New Year’s Eve! Games, Dancing, Colouring, Crafts! New Year’s “countdown” every hour! Snacks will be available for purchase.