New Years Eve Party Guide

As clubs and restaurants gear up for the biggest party night of the year, NOW's annual New Year's Guide tips.

As clubs and restaurants gear up for the biggest party night of the year, NOW’s annual New Year’s Guide tips you to tons of ways to ring in 2009. Reserve now, when many tickets cost less and before hot events sell out.

acrobat lounge New Year’s Eve Salsa Dura celebration with DJ Nilson, midnight toast, favours, hors d’oeuvres, salsa dancing till 4 am. 9 pm. $50, adv $40. 2464 Yonge, upper level. 416-489-1105.

alice fazooli’s richmond hill DJ and midnight toast, giveaways and prizes from 10 pm. 155A York Blvd. 905-709-4280,

alice fazooli’s square one Champagne toast at midnight, giveaways and party from 10 pm. 209 Rathburn W, Mississauga. 905-281-1721,

alleycatz Off the Wall and DJ Mike entertain partiers. Dinner, champagne and favours. 7 pm. $75, party only $30. 2409 Yonge. 416-481-6865.

andy poolhall Ukula New Years with sound and visuals by Ukula and DJs Christopher Dufton, Scott Waring and DaSilva playing indie rock, Brit and electro. No dress code. $20. 9 pm-4 am. Tickets at Soundscapes (572 College) and venue. 489 College. 416-923-5300,

annex Wreckroom Party with DJ Dwight. 10 pm. $12 adv, $15 at door. 749 Bathurst. 416-536-0346,

applejack’s Replay play rock for revellers. Dinner, wine and party $80 per couple. 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga. 905-403-0700.

arcadian court Singles New Year’s Eve party includes top DJs, hors d’oeuvres, midnight toast, prizes and dancing. 8 pm-2 am. Early bird tickets $50-$90, $120 at the door 401 Bay, 8th Flr. 1-866-824-8212,

atelier Silver Factory 09 with music by DJ Aadil and Miss Kitty. Party like a celebrity. 23+ for guys, 21+ for gals. Dress to impress. 510 King W. 1-866-824-8212.

atlantis Class Affair with 5 rooms, 5 genres and an all-star DJ lineup. 9:30 pm-3 am. $40, VIP $65, early bird 2-for-$70. 955 Lake Shore W. 1-866-824-8212,

auuc cultural hall Canadian-Cuban Friendship Assoc celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and independence from U.S. colonialism with music by Pablo Terry and Sol de Cuba. Cuban dinner, dancing, raffle and midnight toast. 7:30 pm. $50, adv $45. 1604 Bloor W. 416-762-5745,

axis bar and grill Junction All Stars play rock and top 40. 10 pm. No cover. 3048 Dundas W. 416-604-3333.

bar 244 Rock In NYE 09. Three floors of dancing to top 40, club anthems, R&B, hip-hop and rock. 9:30 pm. $10 includes favours, midnight toast and appetizers. 244 Adelaide W. 416-833-6154,

the beaver Hump Day Bump party with DJs May and Sandy. Doors 10 pm. $5. 1192 Queen W. 416-537-2768.

Berkeley Church Minutes To Midnight party w/ music by Geoff Brown, Vinyl Poetry, DJ Undercover and Marko Bongo. Strict style code in effect, 21+. 9 pm. $125. 315 Queen E.

black swan The Danforth Jam with special guests and house band Jon Long & Friends. 9:30 pm. No cover. 154 Danforth. 416-469-0537.

BLVD Room Glitz & Glam features music by Chris Mazzon, Louie Temps and Daniel Carelli. Formal dress code in effect. Champagne at midnight. 9 pm. $30. 81 Peter.

body english nightclub Resolution New Year party with music by 4 Korners spinning urban, house, mashups and club anthems in two rooms. 9 pm. $20. Dress code. 1325 Eglinton E, Mississauga. 416-833-6154,

boulevard room Glitz and Glam New Years 09 with dancing to top 40, house, R&B. Midnight toast, favours, hors d’oeuvres included. 9 pm. $30, more later. 81 Peter. 416-833-6154,

Bovine sex club Saint Alvia, Les Six and the Organ Thieves perform. Doors at 9 pm. $10. Advance tickets at venue and Shanghai Cowgirl (538 Queen W). 542 Queen W. 416-504-4239.

brant house Dance to classic house, top 40 anthems and retro music. Favours and midnight toast. Advance $60, dinner and dance $125. 416-703-2800,

brassaii La Joie De Vivre: French high society meets Parisian street culture, with DJs Francesco Miceli and Morgan Shim. $50-$60. 461 King W.

buddies in bad times POP New Year’s Eve queer dance party w/ DJs Shane MacKinnon & K-Tel plus sexy pop-up performances. Doors 10 pm. $25, VIP buddy pass $50. 12 Alexander, 416-975-8555.

c lounge 09 New Years Eve party with DJ dancing to top 40, house and R&B. Party favours, midnight toast. 9 pm. $60. 21+. 456 Wellington W. 416-870-8000, 416-260-9393,

cameron The Violet Archers and Nick Zubeck play the back room, DJ in the front room. 10 pm. $15 back room, no cover front room. 408 Queen W. 416-703-0811.

canyon creek sherway Cocktail reception, four-course meal paired with wine, live music and champagne toast. 6:30 pm. 1900 the Queensway. 416-621-6255.

cheval Eyes Wide Shut Till Midnight with DJs Julien Nolan and Andy Alias. Complimentary masks and bubbly toast. Cocktail/semi-formal attire. 23+. Advance $40. 606 King W. 416-363-4933,

chic lounge New Years Eve Singles Gala. Dress to impress. Hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast and DJ dance. 9:30 pm. 23+. $60, adv $50 (before Dec 15). 214 King W. 1-866-740-7482,

circa Countdown party with DJs Doman & Pettigrew, Jedi, SJ Hush, Alonso Mendez, Kid A, Nitin and My Favorite Robot spin for partiers. 9 pm. 21+. $60. 126 John. 416-979-0044,

clinton’s Shake A Tail New Years! Dance to 60s pop, rock and soul. 10 pm. $10, adv $6. Tickets at Marylou Flamingo (984 Dundas W), Frantic City (123 Ossington). 693 Bloor W. 416-535-9541.

Cn tower Spectacular light show ushers in the countdown to 2009. 360 Restaurant offering gourmet cuisine for diners. Look Out, glass floor and sky pod observation levels and Horizons open. Dinner reservations 416-362-5411. 301 Front W.

courthouse Chum FM New Years Eve party with live-to-air DJs for dancing to top 40 and house. Midnight toast and favours. 9 pm. 21+. Style code. $50. 416-870-8000, 416-214-9379,

doubletree by hilton Joel’s Private New Year’s Eve party with a DJ, favours and midnight toast. 8 pm. $50. Semi-formal dress. 655 Dixon. 416-488-5838.

doubletree international Casino Royale 09: Arctic Paradise. Dinner, dancing to top 40, club anthems, house and R&B w/ DJs Delirious, MC Extreme and Midnight Chris. Gaming table beneift to the Canadian Cancer Society. Dinner and dance $100, VIP $150, dance $60 (after 10 pm). 655 Dixon. 1-866-824-8212,

Dovercourt House New Years Eve Swing Ball features the Downtown Swing Quintet and swing dancing. Buffet, desserts, midnight bubbly and favours. Lindy Hop dance class 8 pm, dance party 9:15 pm. $40, stu $35. 805 Dovercourt.

drake hotel Revel In It with Roberto Rosenman performing alongside DJs Cory Bagdan, Dr Baggie, Andy Capp and Rod Skimmins. $50-$75, more later. 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042 ext 113,

ein-stein pub Get Leid! New Year’s Eve Beach Bash includes a best beach gear contest, favours and bubbly toast. 8 pm. $5. 229 College. 416-597-8346.

el mocambo first floor Charity bash for Serving Charity with DJs Sumation, Janos and Promethean spin top 40, dance, electronica, house and hip-hop. Saturday Motif, Ill Na Na and Madgesty perform. Giveaways and midnight countdown show. 10 pm. $5-$10. 464 Spadina. 416-318-8950,

el mocambo second floor Legacy vs Soul In Motion: hard hitting breakbeats mesh with funky drum ‘n’ bass with DJ Spinz, Gremlinz, Scott Free, Mr Brown, Prime, Frankie Gunns and MCs Hype One and Lucky General. Cool visuals, giveaways and beefed up sound. Doors 10 pm. $20, adv $15 (partial proceeds to Serving Charity). 464 Spadina. 416-777-1777. Tickets

embassy Entourage New Years Eve w/ Team Canada DJs and Spence Diamonds spinning top 40, house, rock, hip-hop and more. 8 pm-2 am. Diplomatic Immunity $25 package includes hors d’oeuvres, midnight toast, favours. 117 Peter. 1-866-824-8212,

esplanade bier markt Music by Running Red Lights. Four-course dinner by Michael Cipollo $109. European bear dinner and party $125, party only $49 (hors d’oeuvres, champagne and favours) 10 pm. 58 the Esplanade.

fluid lounge Prediction 2009 Brighter Days party w/ DJ Ritz, Cyruss Sanchez, Last Boyscouts and others playing club anthems, hip-hop, R&B, house and reggae all night long in two rooms. $30. Semi-formal dress. 217 Richmond. 1-866-824-8212,

fly New Years Eve 2009 w/ DJs Stephan Grondin, Stefane Lippe. 9 pm-7 am. $25-$35, $40 at the door, $20 after 5 am. VIP $60. 8 Gloucester. 416-410-5426.

footwork DJ Stacey Pullen from Detroit, Kenny Glasgow vs Greg Gow, Jonny White, Jamie Kidd and Nitin spin till dawn. 10 pm-6 am. $60, adv $50. 425 Adelaide W. Tickets,

foundation room A Gypsy New Years! DJ Nevio plays the best in deep house anthems. Appetizers and champagne toast. $40. 19 Church. Reserve 416-364-8368,

fox and fiddle Festive celebration includes DJ dancing, midnight toast, favours and a special menu Dinner from 7 pm $45, party only from 9 pm, $10. 115 York Blvd, Richmond Hill. 905-886-0637.

Gladstone ballroom Raunch N’ Roll New Year’s party w/ Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque, Lux La Croix and punk rock band the Screwed, plus hors d’oeuvres, favours and prizes. 9 pm. $40, adv $30 (from Nearly Naked, 920 Queen W Rotate This, 620 Queen W, 1214 Queen W.

gladstone melody room Dinner and drink specials and karaoke party with Peter Styles. 5 pm-3 am. No cover. 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635,

grace o’malley’s New Years Mixology Party Crawl begins at O’Malley’s, then heads to Revival and ends ups at Devil’s Martini. 7:30 pm. $45, more later. Transportation, apetizers, games, prizes and favours. 14 Duncan. 416-200-1730,

grand taj banquet and convention centre Ole New Year’s Night meets New Year’s Eve party with a Caribbean buffet and music by Dr Jay, Soca Monarchs, Breakdown, Crystal Vibez, DJs Christly, Jeff and others. 7 pm. $25. 6915 Dixie, Mississauga. 1-866-824-8212.

grossman’s Dick Ellis Revival play roots, rock, soul and blues for revellers. $15. 379 Spadina. 416-977-7000.

guvernment/kool haus Magic New Year’s Eve Extravaganza w/ DJs Mark Oliver (Guvernment), the Junkies, Carlo Lio (the Drink), Alicia Hush, YM, Cam Maxwell (Gallery), Joee Cons, Tim Patrick, Jay Force (Orange Room), Max B, V Crew, Baba Khan, Soundquest, JD Souncrew, mello D and MC JD (Koolhaus) for non-stop partying, 9 pm to 9 am. $40-$60 adv (more at the door) includes all rooms, favours, midnight toast and continental breakfast. 132 Queens Quay E. 416-870-8000.

hard rock cafe Heart Of The City all-star New Years event for music lovers with Max B, Neky, the Kid and MC JD playing R&B, hip-hop, rock, old school and mashups. Doors 10 pm. $40. 279 Yonge. 1-866-824-8212,

hilton markham suites Soiree Noir 2009 with DJS Couture, Veryus and Midnight Chris spinning top 40, R&B, dirty house and more. Four-course dinner. Strict style code. 6 pm to 4 am. Dance $100, dinner and dance $160. 8500 Warden. 1-866-824-8212,

hollywood on the queensway The Wheat Kings perform a tribute to the Tragically Hip, DJ Paul spins, plus favours and champagne toast. Doors 7 pm. $30, adv $25. 1184 the Queensway. 416-251-0288,

horseshoe Ring in 2008 with alt country band the Sadies. 11:30 pm and 1:15 am (doors 8:30 pm). $20 adv. 370 Queen W. 416-870-8000.

hyde lounge Pizzazz, glitz and elegance with DJ Dennis R spinning house and urban mashups. Complimentary drinks and snacks. $50. 420A Wellington W. 416-977-4933,

inside entertainment centre Lushious 2009 Champagne Dreams party on four floors. Juk, Enforcers, Infinity, Future Da Prince and Yue play reggae, hip-hop, R&B and old school. 10 pm. $25. 218 Richmond W. 1-866-824-8212.

international plaza hotel Dream: Glamour and Glitz party includes dinner, dancing in three ballrooms, comedy by Russell Peters, DJs Baba Kahn, Starting From Scratch, Kid Kut and others, plus laser lights and balloon drop. 8 pm-2 am. Dinner and dance $75, dance $40. 655 Dixon. 1-866-824-8212,

jack astor’s airport Music, appetizers, favours and midnight champagne. 9 pm. No cover. 25 Carlson Court. 416-213-1688.

jack astor’s don mills Ring in the new year with music, complimentary buffet, bubbly toast, giveaways. 9 pm. No cover. 1060 Don Mills. 416-331-9238.

jack astor’s front st DJ, dancing, favours and midnight toast. 9 pm. No cover. 144 Front W. RSVP 416-585-2121.

jack astor’s john st DJ playing top 40, R&B, dance. 10 pm. $10. 133 John. RSVP 416-595-9100,

jack astor’s life square Dropping the ball with a DJ, dancing, party favours, midnight champagne and hors d’oeuvres. 10 pm. No cover. 10 Dundas E. RSVP 416-263-9800.

jack astor’s scarborough Live band and dancing to top 40 hits at this party. 9 pm. $10. 580 Progress. 416-296-0965.

jack astor’s sherway Appetizers, music, horns and hats, bubbly toast. 9 pm. $10 1900 the Queensway. 416-626-2700.

jack astor’s yonge and bloor Two dinner seatings here, 6 & 9 pm. No cover. Hudson’s Bay Centre, 2 Bloor E. Reserve 416-923-1555.

latinada Party with a Latin-themed hot buffet, midnight toast and dancing to a live Cuban band. 9 pm. $65. 1671 Bloor W. 416-913-9716,

LEE’S PALACE Elliott Brood plays acoustic folk rock. Doors 8:30 pm, two sets 11:30 pm and 1 am. $17.50. 529 Bloor W. 416-870-8000,

levack block DJs Serious, Dalia, Ted Dancin’, Numeric and Code play at this party. 9 pm. $10. 88 Ossington. 416-916-0571.

level nightclub Together As One party inside Level, Suite 106 and Wetbar. Dance to top 40, R&B, old school and house. Appetizers, favours, ball drop and midnight toast. 102 Peter. 1-866-824-8212,

liberty grand Grand 09 huge, swanky party w/ a massive DJ roster including Aubrey Richards, Ramy vs David, Mark Vidovik, Crunch, J Ghost and others. Dinner from 8 pm, party from 9 pm. Dinner and party $100, party only $60, more later. Style code. 25 British Columbia, Exhibition Pl. 416-870-8000,

light lounge 2009 Light party includes champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres and favours. Dress code. $35 adv, more later. 134 Peter. 416-597-9547,

lobby Boutique New Years Eve with DJ JC spinning house, R&B and classics. Champagne toast and party favours. $30, dinner party $100. Party 9 pm, dinner seating 9:30 pm. 416-929-7169,

local company New Year’s Eve 2009 with canapes and champagne. Doors 9 pm. $60, more at the door. 511 Danforth. 416-465-5522,

loose moose tap and grill Stress-free New Year’s Eve party with DJ Floh Back spinning rock, dance and hip-hop. 8 pm. No cover. 146 Front W. 416-977-8840.

lot 332 Two top DJs and MCs will be spinning top 40, dance, house and R&B. Dress code. 9 pm. $25-30, more later. 332 Richmond W. 416-833-6154,

Lula lounge Tropical New Year’s with Lady Son Y Articulo Veinte, a Bossa Nova set with Luanda Jones and Rio’s Irinea Maria Ribeiro. Early show (8 pm), salsa dance lesson (9 pm), and live salsa from 10 pm. Three-course meal, midnight toast, favours, salsa lesson and show, $150, dance $50, $15 after midnight. 1585 Dundas W.

madison avenue pub Live entertainment and special menu at this party on five floors. No reservations necessary. Smart casual dress code. 9 pm. $10. 14 Madison. 416-927-1722,

mariposa cruise lines Countdown to 2009 on Lake Ontario. Board 8 pm, cruise to 2 am. $125 includes dinner, DJ dancing and champagne toast. Departs from Queens Quay W at York. 416-203-0178,

markham theatre for the performing arts New Year’s Eve Big Band gala performances by Galaxy All-Star Orchestra, Ian Jutsun, Robin Lee, and the Moonglows. Reception 9 pm, show 10 pm. Elegant holiday chic dress. $20-$77. 171 Town Centre Blvd. 416-861-0288,

maro Memento 09. Dance to R&B, mashups, house and old school. Midnight toast and prizes. Dinner and dance $115, dance advance $40. 8 pm. 135 Liberty. 416-588-2888,

mitzi’s sister The Mahones perform and DJs Tim and Tracy spin. Doors 9 pm. $25, adv $20. Tickets Rotate This (801 Queen W), Frantic City (123 Ossington) and at Mitzi’s. 1554 Queen W. 416-532-2570,

the Mod club theatre UK Underground DJs MRK, Bobbi Guy, Benny K and a live performance by Sadie May Crash for an evening of indie-electro, Brit rock and soul. Hors d’oeuvres, complimentary champagne, and raffle prizes. 9 pm, till 4 am. Adv $36, more at door. Tickets at Soundscapes (416-537-1620), and at venue. 722 College. 416-588-4MOD,

novotel hotel mississauga Nine Zero Five W.E.S.T. party with Chris Dubbs, Rockstar and guest DJs. Champagne, fruit platters, appetizers and desserts. Hosted by comedian Jay Martin. Semi formal dress, mature guests. 7:30 pm. $40. 3670 Hurontario, Mississauga. 416-704-5487,

opera house Onyx Ball with DJ John LePage. Doors 10 pm. $35. Free shuttle from O’Grady’s, (518 Church). 465 Church.

orbit room LMT Connection play R&B. 10 pm. $20. 580A College. 416-535-0613.

palais royale Lesbian community event includes dinner, comedy show featuring Elvira Kurt and dancing. VIP dinner and show $150, show and dance $85. Tickets at, Come As You Are (701 Queen W), Copy Cat Reproductions (680 Danforth), Toronto Women’s Bookstore (73 Harbord). 1601 Lake Shore W.

park lane Let It Rock 09 with DJ Harmonik Rage, Benny Bumpers and others. No hats, jeans, sneakers. $40, early bird $30. 180 Pearl. 1-866-824-8212.

philthy mcNasty’s DJ, midnight toast and favours at this party. $20, adv $15. 130 Eglinton E. 416-482-2273,

phoenix Live-to-Air New Year’s Eve bash w/ Edge 102.1FM DJ Martin Streek playing rock all night. 9 pm. $25. 416-870-8000, 416-323-1251,

piccadilly circus pub Hop on the bus and join a pub crawl through T.O.’s hottest clubs. Prizes and contests between three mystery locations. Crawlers receive VIP access to clubs. 8 pm. $30-$35. 184 Pearl. Reserve 1-866-824-8212,

play Georgie Girl performs and DJ Oscar spins for dancers. Midnight toast, party favours. 8 pm-4 am. 504 Church. 416-963-8251,

quotes bar and grill Jim Galloway Jazz Quintet keeps the joint jumpin’. Gala dinner from 7 pm $87.50, party 8:30 pm $30. Favours and glass of champagne at midnight. 220 King W. 46-979-7717,

reservoir lounge Tyler Yarema and Janice Hagan play swing, jump blues and boogie-woogie to ring in 2009. First set 9:15 pm. Dinner and show from 6:30 to 9 pm, $106. Show only (from 10 pm, standing room), $35.40. 52 Wellington E. RSVP 416-829-7120,

Rex Hotel Funky R&B bash w/ Grooveyard. 9 pm. 194 Queen W. 416-598-2475,

rivoli Garage 416 vs Bump N’ Hustle vs milk, large DJ party with three sound zones. Prix fixe menu offered. Dinner and party $75, dinner (early seating) $55. Reserve 416-977-5082. 332 Queen W.

rosewater supper club Rick Sonata performs “Absolutely Sinatra”. Five-course meal, favours and champagne toast $160 (reserve), show only $75 (incl favours, hors d’oeuvres, midnight toast) 9 pm. 19 Toronto, 416-214-5888, 416-870-8000,

royal ontario museum Crystal 09 Elite New Years Eve experience with music by Talenttor and DJ Hennie V. Hors d’oeuvres, favours and toast. 9 pm. $125, adv $100 (before Dec 15). Semi-formal attire. 100 Queen’s Park. 1-866-943-8849,

roy thomson hall Bob DeAngelis & His Champagne Symphony pay tribute to Benny Goodman with guests Frank Wright, Melissa Stylianou and the Swing Dance Divas. 2 pm. $39-$99. 60 Simcoe. 416-872-4255.

shallow Groove Lounge New Year’s Eve R&B In The City party features old-school hip-hop, reggae R&B and soca. 23+, dress code in effect. Doors 9 pm. $40. 559 College. 416-707-3302,

shmooze New Year’s Eve bash includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres, chocolate fountains, bubbly, favours and DJ Gene King. Chic but semi-formal dress. Early bird prices available. 15 Mercer. 416-341-8777,

silver dollar New Year’s Eve blues party w/ the Steve Strongman Band and the Jerome Godboo Band. Champage toast and party favours. Doors 6 pm. Dinner and show $65, adv $60, show only $40, adv $35.

six degrees Sinners & Saints New Year’s party includes DJ dancing, buffet dinner, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and more. Round-trip transportation pkgs avail. $34.50-$74.75. 2335 Yonge. 1-866-824-8212,

sneaky dee’s Shit La Merde, Pilot Priest, Pammm and More Proof DJs, plus a live performance by Lioness. 10 pm-4 am. $10-$20. 431 College. 416-603-3090.

the social NYE 2008 AD/D presents Kavinsky Team DMT & Mario J. $40-$60. 1100 Queen W.

sound academy Arrival 09 with Pablo Ceballos, Hector Romero, Isaac Escalante, DJ Addy and others. 9 pm-8 am. $50-$60, VIP $95. 11 Polson. 416-870-8000.

spice route New Year’s Eve 09 party includes 15-course meal, party favours. 2 seatings 7 & 9 pm, $60-$90 (reserve). Party only $25. 499 King W. 416-849-1808,

supermarket Do Right! New Years Eve w/ DJs John Kong, Fase, Circle Research, and host Abdominal spinning funk, disco, hip-hop and classics till the wee hours. Doors 9 pm. Adv $25. No dress code. 268 Augusta. 416-840-0501,

tattoo rock parlour NYE Rocks party with favours and baby champagne bottle. Dinner packages available. $40. 567 Queen W. 416-870-8000,

this is london This Is Burlesque scandalous New Year’s Eve celebration with DJ Chris La Roque. Midnight toast and favours. Early bird $45. 23+. 364 Richmond W. 416-870-8000.

Trane Studio A Duke Ellington New Year’s Eve party with the Brownman Quartet, three-course dinner and champagne toast. Doors 6:30 pm. $85-$100, show only $40-$50. 964 Bathurst. 416-913-8197,

tranzac Live music by the Bicycles, Ronley Teper, Steamboat, the Weather Station, Ghost Bees, Eric Chenaux, I Am Robot and Proud, Kite Hill, the Matias Band and DJ Glissandro 70. $15, adv $12. 292 Brunswick. 416-923-8137,

trash palace Trashed! New Year’s Eve with the Weirdies, the Bon and guests. Hot dogs, popcorn, trash films, midnight toast. No walk-ins allowed. $20. Doors 9 pm. Tickets Eyesore Cinema (801 Queen W, 2nd flr). 89-B Niagara. 416-203-2389,

tryst Garden Of Eden New Years party includes DJ dancing, midnight toast, favours and hors d’oeuvres in four rooms. 10 pm-3 am. Style code in effect, 21+. $30. 82 Peter. 1-866-824-8212,

Ultra Supper club Ultra Prive party includes champagne upon entry, favours and countdown. Dinner and dancing packages available (reserve 416-263-0330). Early bird $50, more later. 314 Queen W. 416-870-8000,

universal grill Four-course gourmet menu offered for New Year’s. $55. 1071 Shaw. Reserve 416-588-5928,

velvet underground The Spirt of the Edge New Year’s Eve Bash w/ Edge 102.1FM DJ Hanna playing retro and new rock. $20. Favours and midnight bubbly included. 510 Queen W. 416-504-6688, 416-870-8000,

wicked club Fairy Tale’s Ball at this swingers costume party. Buffet dinner, dancing, live show and music by DJ Ronnie. 8 pm. Ladies $30, couples $90, single men (accompanied by a couple or a lady) $100. Countdown, midnight toast, balloon drop, breakfast. 1032 Queen W. 1-866-824-8212,

wrongbar DJs Autoerotique (Vndlsm), Mansion, Mikey Apples, Nasty Nav and others spin at this party. $20 advance. 1279 Queen W.,

gibson house Hogmanay Open House at the Gibson family’s Scottish heritage home. Holiday foods and crafts. Noon to 5 pm. $5.48, srs/stu $3.10, child $2.62. 5172 Yonge. 416-395-7432.

nathan phillips square Citytv presents the annual outdoor alcohol-free celebration with hosts Gord Martineau, Tracy Moore, Kevin Frankish and Dina Pugliese. Events kick off at 9 pm with live music. Broadcast begins at 10:30 pm. Free. 100 Queen W. 416-591-5757,

scarborough civic centre Family alcohol-free event with Two For The Show, Island Accents and the Ink Spots performing alongside arts and crafts for kids, children’s movies and ice skating outside. 7 pm-12:30 am. Free. Civic Centre Rotunda, 150 Borough. 416-396-7766.

toronto zoo Outdoor family countdown celebration includes activities, entertainment by the Care Bears, magicians, High School Musical tribute show and special animal visits. 6-9 pm, kids’ countdown 9 pm. $10, srs $7, child $6, under three free. 361A Old Finch. Reserve 416-392-5929,

xing dance studio Toronto Tam Tam drum and dance party. Alcohol-free potluck celebration. Door prizes. 9 pm. $10 and a dish to share. 454 College. 416-892-9650,

cowbell Sixty-day dry-aged prime cuts offered on the a la carte menu. 1564 Queen W. 416-849-1095,

fuzion Five-course prix-fixe meal and DJ Jeff Kirkwood spins from 10 pm to 3 am. Dinner $80, no cover for party. 580 Church. 416-944-9888,

globe bistro New Years Gala includes five-course tasting menu, wine pairings with bubbly and live jazz by Julie Michels and her trio. A la carte seating also available. 124 Danforth. 416-466-2000,

la maquette Elegant five-course dinner with midnight toast and dancing to DJ Jerry. $110. 111 King E. 416-366-8191,

MILAGRO RESTAURANTE MEXICANO Y CANTINA New Year’s Fiesta four-course prix fixe menu with a glass of Spanish bubbly. Seatings 6:30 & 9 pm. $60-$75, children under 9 $35. Mariachi music 10 pm. 5 Mercer. 416-850-2855,

ONE UP Three-course menu offered. $55. 130 Dundas W, 2nd flr. 416-340-6349,

pan on the danforth Three-course meal, belly dancing, DJ music, party favours and dancing. 9 pm. $75. 516 Danforth Ave. 416-466-8158.

provence delices Prix-fixe menu includes a choice of appetizer, main and dessert. $40. 12 Amelia. 416-924-9901,

spacco Prix-fixe $75, DJ Mike spinning R&B, champange, favours. Cocktails 6:30 pm, dinner 7 pm. $75, after 9 pm, $25. 2415 Yonge. 416-489-4163.

massey hall’s comedy extravaganza Debra DiGiovanni, Sean Cullen, Darren Frost, Irwin Barker, Steve Paterson, Roy Daye, Alison Smith, Jeff McEnery and Chuck Byrn will have you laughing into 2009. Music by Sean Cullen’s own band playing parody rock. 7 pm. $39.50-$59.50. 178 Victoria. 416-872-4255,

New Year’s Eve At The Second City Take in SC’s revue Barack To The Future. Come early for dinner at Wayne Gretzky’s. 7 and 10 pm. Dinner and show $102.28, show only $47.25. 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011,

Yuk Yuk’s The comedy franchise offers a full course dinner, stand-up show, champagne toast and favours in each location. 7:30 pm (dinner), 10 pm (show). $85, show only $50. Downtown (224 Richmond W) and West (5165 Dixie). 416-967-6425,

tao sangha centre Candlelight Buddhist Nembutsu chanting circle. Non-denominational event for happiness and bright future for the world. All welcome. Donation $10. Noon to midnight. Tao Sangha Centre, 344 Bloor W, suite 607. 416-925-7575.

toronto sprouts New Year’s Eve meditation and celebration includes channelling, raffles, food. Fundraiser for 8:30 pm. Tickets tba. RSVP. 720 Bathurst.

yogic new year’s eve celebration Mauna, the yogic practice of silence and reflection will be observed from 9 pm to midnight. Chanting, discussion and snacks to follow. Jivamukti Yoga, 5 Shuter, 3rd flr. 416-530-0039,

ZEN BUDDHIST TEMPLE Year-end service: Kindling Light Of Wisdom Heart, contemplation and reflection. 8pm. All welcome. $10 donation. Special New Year’s Day service 11:30 am, Jan 1. 297 College. 416-658-0137,

Famous People Players Special blacklight theatre performance, three-course dinner, champagne toast. 6 pm. $95, children $59.95. 110 Sudbury. Reserve 416-532-1137,

Mysteriously Yours… Dinner Theatre NYE Mystery Gala offers a special performance of Dancing With The Stars Can Be Murder, a four-course dinner, music, dancing and champagne toast. 6:30 pm. $150. 2026 Yonge. Reserve 416-486-7469,

Toronto Operetta Theatre New Year’s Eve Gala features dinner at the Hot House Cafe, a performance of Carl Zeller’s The Bird Seller and a champagne dance party. 5:30 pm. $178-$211. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-922-2912,

Leave your opinion for the editor...We read everything!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • This Week’s Issue