Start planning for the biggest party night of the year with NOW's complete listings of all the events, concerts and celebrations ringing in 2014.
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ALLEYCATZ New Year’s Eve 2014. Festive dinner, Lady Kane performs live and DJ Mike spins funk, soul, R&B disco, reggae, top 40 and more. Cocktails from 6 pm, dinner 7 pm, bubbly and favours at midnight. Dinner and dance $75, party only from 8:30 pm $30. 2409 Yonge. 416-481-6865, alleycatz.ca.
AMSTERDAM BREWHOUSE New Year’s Eve Party. LMT Connection play funk and soul from 9 pm. Craft brews and dinner options. $50. 245 Queens Quay W. 416-504-1020, amsterdambrewhouse.com.
& CO RESTO BAR Casino Royale. Dine at this gala with an ode to 1920s Monaco. DJ Blind Method, DJ Threats, DJ C-Los, Vendetta and others spin. Four-course menu, hors d’oeuvres, party favours and champagne toast. Dinner & party $90, party only $40. ticketpicket.com/casinoroyale. 295 Enfield Place (Mississauga). 905-808-2112, andcompany.ca.
ANDY POOLHALL New Years Baby! DJs Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Sunclef, Efsharp and Caff play everything. 9 pm. $20 (Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play de Record and at the venue). 489 College. 416-923-5300, andypoolhall.com.
ARIA COMPLEX Experience 2014 New Year’s Eve. Huge multi-floor dance party with all floors including Aria, Vanity, Haze and Pure. Adv $25, more later. 108 Peter. 647-228-2434, ariacomplex.com.
THE BALLET Extravagance New Years 2014. Burlesque, midnight champagne toast, music by No Big Deal and surprise guests. Doors 10 pm. Semi-formal attire suggested. 21+. $25. 277A Ossington. balletossington.com.
THE BALLROOM New Year’s Eve. The Frank Ryan Band perform. $25 after 10:30 pm, adv $15 at the venue. 145 John. 416-597-2695, theballroom.ca.
BAR 244 Rock:in NYE:14. Top 40, club anthems, party classics, rock, R&B and more. Doors 9 pm. $20, increases closer to the event. 244 Adelaide W. 416-599-2442, bar244.ca.
BELLEENY’S LOUNGE New Year’s Eve. Steele, a jazzy cabaret and DJ XL provide the music for this dance party. Hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktail, three-course dinner. Reserve. $95, $180 per couple. 4000 Steeles W, unit 14. belleenyslounge.com.
THE BEVERLEY HOTEL Celebrate 2014. DJ dancing, five-course dinner, early three-course dinner (6:30 pm), champagne toast and party favours. Dinner & party $100, early dinner, $65, party only after 11 pm $25. 335 Queen W. 416-493-2786, thebeverleyhotel.ca.
BLACK ANGUS STEAKHOUSE Ring-A-Ding-Ding. Contemporary crooner Andy De Campos performs at this classy dinner party. Two seatings 6 & 9 pm. Reserve. Prix fixe $150 early seating, $175 late seating. 3277 Bloor W. 416-233-7406, blackangussteakhouse.ca.
BLACK SWAN Rockin’ The House! Party with The Legends, Mike McKenna, Peter McGraw, Robbie Rox and Nicole Dunn. Doors 7:30 pm. Midnight champagne toast included. $40. 154 Danforth. 416-522-9896, songtown.ca.
BLUE SUEDE SUE’S Kiss 2013 Goodbye. Party with live performance by Joée, party favours, noisemakers, hors d’oeuvres, chocolates, champagne toast and more. Call for tickets. 75 Watline (Mississauga). 905-890-0690, bluesuedesues.ca.
BOVINE SEX CLUB New Year’s Eve. The Victim Party, Plan 37, Black Cat Attack and a guest band play. Midnight toast, favours and DJ dancing. 9 pm. $15, adv $10 (ticketscene.ca/events/9773). 542 Queen W. 416-504-4239, bovinesexclub.com.
BRANT HOUSE 14 Minutes To Midnight. Stylish affair for the over-21 set with dinner reservations for 7, 8 & 9 pm seatings. Standard or premium VIP packages available. R&B and old school music. Strict style code in effect. $22-$45 (uniqlifestyle.wantickets.com). 522 King W. 416-703-2800, branthouse.com.
BRASSAII Winter Wonderland Party. Dinner and dance party with DJ Annalyze. Five-course dinner with three seatings (8, 8:30 & 9 pm). Dance only from 10 pm. Formal dress code and 25+ age restriction. Dinner and dance $160, dance only $50. 461 King W. 416-536-6104, tinyurl.com/brassaiinye2014.
BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE After Hours New Year’s Eve. Multidisciplinary performances by Tynomi Banks, Scarlett Bobo, Sapphire Titha Reign, host Cassandra Moore and others, plus music by DJs K-Tel and Triple X. Doors 10 pm. $25. 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.
CABIN NIGHTCLUB Prohibition New Year’s Eve. Celebrate 1920s-style with DJ Starski spinning old school, hip-hop and R&B. $25. 559 College. clubcrawlers.com.
CADILLAC LOUNGE New Years. The Mercenaries and KC & the Moonshine Band perform. 1296 Queen W. 416-536-7717, cadillaclounge.com.
CAMERON HOUSE NYE Party. Ferraro and Shane Murphy play. 10 pm. 408 Queen W. 416-703-0811, thecameron.com.
CAPTAIN MATTHEW FLINDERS New Years Cruise. Tour the harbour while dancing and enjoying hors d’oeuvres and food stations with host Rebecca Page of Z103.5. Champagne midnight toast. Boarding 9 pm, dock at 1 am. $69.95. 207 Queens Quay W, Pier 6. 416-203-0178, mariposacruises.com.
CASA LOMA Party At The Castle. Step back in time to a period of European elegance. Complimentary champagne toast and music by DJ Rouge. 10 pm. $75. 1 Austin Terrace. 416-923-1171, westofcontra.com/buy-tickets.
CASTLEFIELD EVENT THEATRE Prestige On Yonge NYE Affair. Upscale party with dinner and dancing. After-dinner show with Ray Robinson, S Davis and Trish, comedy by Dred Lee and music by Max B. Strict semi-formal dress code. Dinner and dance $75, dance only $35-$45, dinner, show & dance $85. 2492 Yonge. 416-322-3322, clubcrawlers.com.
CINEMA NIGHTCLUB NYE 14 Show Time. Casual upscale attire at a party for the 21+ crowd. House, hip-hop and club anthems. VIP packages offered. 9 pm. $45 (wantickets.com). 135 Liberty. 416-588-2888, cinemapresents.ca.
CLINTON’S NYE 14. Bangs & Blush spin 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s at this party. Doors 9:30 pm. $20 at the door. 693 Bloor W. 416-535-9541, clintons.ca.
CLUB 120 Crush NYE Party. DJ Johnny B Goode. 10 pm. $10. 120 Church. club120.ca.
CLUB V Masquerade New Years. DJ Milz plays top 40, hip-hop, house and more. Champagne toast, masquerade masks and indoor/outdoor smoking patio. $40. 88 Yorkville. 647-448-6453, privenightlife.com.
COBRA LOUNGE Virtue. House, hip-hop and club anthems at this upscale dance party in a subterranean tomb-like setting with light show and LED Color Kinetics ceiling. 9 pm. $25. 510 King W. 416-361-9004, uniqlifestyle.com/nye14.
COVE THIRTYONE NYE 2014. Two-floor dance with top 40, hip-hop and mashups. Complimentary party favours and midnight bubbly. Doors 9 pm. $25. 31 Mercer. 416-979-0131, clubcrawlers.com.
CROCODILE ROCK New Years Eve. Party favours, balloon drop, ice luge for shots, top 40, retro and dance. $20, adv $15. 240 Adelaide W. 416-599-9751, crocrock.ca.
CUBE Social NYE. DJ Jed Harper and DJ Tudor help ring in 2014. Midnight toast and favours included. Doors 9 pm. Dress code in effect. Advance from $35. 314 Queen W. 416-263-0330, cubetoronto.com.
DAKOTA TAVERN New Year’s Eve With The Royal Crowns. Rockabilly party. Doors 9 pm. $20 (ticketfly.com). 249 Ossington. 416-850-4579, thedakotatavern.com.
DANCE CAVE Dance Cave NYE. Doors 9 pm. $12.50 (Rotate.com, Soundscapes, Ticketfly). 529 Bloor W, 2nd floor. 416-532-1598, leespalace.com.
DOVERCOURT HOUSE New Year’s Eve Swing & Blues Double Deck Ball. The Happy Pals Swing Quintet play this party with a hot or cold supper buffet, favours, midnight bubbly and dance classes. Beginner classes before the ball with lindy hop on one floor, blues dancing on the other, 8 to 9 pm. Ball from 9:15 pm. $45 with a class, $40 without. 805 Dovercourt. 416-535-3847, odd-socks.org.
DRAKE HOTEL Black & White Ball. Dinner, dancing with DJ Conor Cutz, party favours and more. Three-course dinner (6 to 7 pm) $75, four-course dinner (9 to 10 pm), $115, strolling cabaret dinner $75, general admission $40, after midnight $20. 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042, thedrakehotel.ca.
DRAKE ONE FIFTY Day To Night. Après work cocktails and canapés (3 to 6 pm), dinner, countdown gathering, Into The Night (9 pm) package and more at the Drake’s downtown venue. Cocktails $25-$40, dining room $40-$75, Into The Night $75-$150. 150 York. 416-363-6150, drakeonefifty.ca.
ESTONIAN HOUSE Ball In The Hall. George Olliver & Gangbuster, John Finley and Cathy Young entertain. Buffet dinner offered from 7 to 9 pm. Party only from 9 pm. Dinner and party $99, party only $75. 958 Broadview. 416-522-9896, songtown.ca.
THE EVERLEIGH Circa 1926. DJ Spence Diamonds spins classics, hip-hop, old skool and current hits at this stylish party with a nostalgic theme. Party favours and midnight champagne toast included. Adv $40, more at the door. 580 King W. 416-368-0014, ticketzone.com/everleigh.
F-STOP NIGHTCLUB Hip-hop party by DJ North Prep. 10 pm. 420A Wellington W. 416-901-9990, f-stoptoronto.com.
FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK HOTEL Majestic New Year’s Eve 2014. Three-course dinner and dance offered with music by Hrant, DJ Delirious, Vicar DJ Grandslam Boodram, DJ DR & Julian Tulino spinning top 40, mashups, R&B, house and hip-hop. Live music performances, comedy by Ali Badshah and cabaret show by Laura Furtado. Doors 6:30 pm, dance 9 pm. Dinner and dance $100, dance only $40. 100 Front W. 416-368-2511, majesticnye.com.
FICTION NIGHTCLUB Stories To Tell NYE. Dance to top 40 and house at this stylish party. $25 (clubcrawlers.com). 180 Pearl.
FLY Black & White Ball. DJs Deko-Ze and Kevin Bailey, party favours, champagne toast and hot go-go guys. Black and/or white attire suggested. Doors 9 pm. $35, $30 adv (available at Fly, Rotate This, Out on the Street, 551 Church and The 8th Deadly Sin Restaurant, 6 Gloucester). 8 Gloucester. 416-410-5426, flynightclub.com.
THE GARRISON Chronologic New Year’s Eve. Great music from 1890 to 2014 played in chronological order with Goin’ Steady DJs and DJ Wes Allen in the Cantina. Doors 10 pm. $25, adv $20 (ticketswell.com, Rotate This, Soundscapes). 1197 Dundas W. 416-519-9439, garrisontoronto.com.
GATE 403 Jazz Party. Denielle Bassels’ Quintet performs. 8 pm. $10 cover. 403 Roncesvalles. 416-588-2930, gate403.com.
GLADSTONE HOTEL Big Top NYE Party. Jugglers, acrobats, bearded ladies, DJs, carnival games, complimentary toast, cotton candy, midnight ballroom drop and more. Dancing with DJs MAKEM, Wolfh34rt and Dirty Dale. Themed VIP rooms with private or ringside spaces. Adv $40-$50, $60 at the door. 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635, gladstonehotel.com.
GRAVITY SOUNDBAR Gravity New Year’s Eve. Two floors, three rooms and three sounds. Semi-formal dress code. Doors 9 pm. Early bird $25 (clubcrawlers.com). 296 Richmond W. 416-977-8900, gravitysoundbar.com.
GRAVITY SOUNDBAR Great Canadian Pub Crawl Party. Party at three clubs in one night. Begin at Gravity Soundbar, then visit Crocodile Rock and move on to Tequila Jacks. Pick up your ticket by 10 pm at starting venue. Semi-formal dress. $40 bracelet. 296 Richmond W. 416-977-8900, clubcrawlers.com.
GROSSMAN’S New Year’s Eve. Caution Jam play this festive party. 379 Spadina. 416-977-7000, grossmanstavern.com.
GUVERNMENT/KOOL HAUS Magic. W&W, Rebecca & Fiona, Ben Gold, Mark Oliver, Manzone & Strong. Party favours, champagne and a morning snack. Doors 9 pm, party till 9 am. $35 and up (inktickets.com). 132 Queens Quay E. theguvernment.com.
HABITS GASTROPUB New Year’s Eve Dance Party. DJ TheVinylDen spins. $tba. 928 College. 416-533-7272, habitsgastropub.com.
HAPA IZAKAYA Hapa New Year 2014. DJ Riccachet & DJ Thera-P playing hip-hop, R&B, reggae, soca, house, edm and mashups. Dinner and dance. Dance only $20-30, doors 10 pm. Dinner and dance $50-$60, 7 pm seating. Early bird prices till Dec 27. 602 College. 416-918-6064, roundtableent.ca.
HARBOURFRONT CENTRE New Year’s Eve Skating Party. DJ Max plays skate dancing music and the top hits of 2013. 8 pm till 1 am. Free. 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com.
HARD ROCK CAFE Hungama. Bollywood and bhangra party with DJ Guru & DJ Alfa and a dhol performance by J Raj. Doors 9:30 pm. Style code in effect. $30, prices rises closer to date, more at the door. 279 Yonge. 416-362-3636, simplygaurav.com.
HORSESHOE NYE Show. The Sadies perform two sets, 11:15 pm & 1:15 am. Doors 8:30 pm. $25 (Horseshoe, Soundscapes, Rotate This, Ticketfly). 370 Queen W. 416-598-4753, horseshoetavern.com.
HOUSE OF MOMENTS NYE14 With Pleasurekraft & Damn Kids. Groove-heavy underground techno music. Opening set by Sam Haze. 9 pm. $56.50 (thisisprovoke.com). 386 Carlaw. 416-901-6003, houseofmoments.com.
HUGH’S ROOM New Year’s Eve. Jane Bunnett & the Spirits Of Havana with guest Hilario Duran perform. 9:30 pm. $50, adv $45. 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604, hughsroom.com.
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA HOTEL Glamour And Glitz NYE Gala. Two ballrooms with over 20 DJs spinning top 40, R&B, reggae, soca, hip-hop, house and more. Dinner, dancing, party favours, midnight snack, balloon drop and more. Semi-formal to formal dress. 7 pm. Dinner and dance $65, dance only $40. 655 Dixon. 416-898-3535, ticketgateway.com.
IZAKAYA SUSHI HOUSE The Last Minute. DJ Pikey, DJ Starkiss, Dynamic, Velociraver, PJ Styles, Tenshin, Ninjah Fareye, DJ Spazzmonk playing happy hardcore/drum n bass/trance. 9 pm. $20. 294 College. 416-551-6264, facebook.comevents/613655268700037.
THE JAZZ BISTRO New Year’s Party. Five-course meal, cocktail piano, doors 7:30 pm. The Soul Nannies perform R&B, soul and funk from 9 pm. Dinner, party favours and a glass of champagne at midnight. $300 per couple, reserve. 251 Victoria. 416-363-5299, jazzbistro.ca.
JAZZSEXY LOFT The Dave Restivo Trio perform three sets with special guests, 10 and 11:30 pm and 1 am. Hors d’oeuvres and midnight champagne included. Doors 9:30 pm. $25, RSVP 416-278-4462, email@example.com. 91 Niagara.
KITCH South Beach Party. Strip off your heavy winter wear for a beach party with DJ NaNa. $30-$40. 229 Geary. 647-350-4555, kitchbar.com.
LA MAQUETTE Gala Dinner And Dance. Five-course gourmet dinner, dancing with Jerry Aaron till 3 am, party favours and celebratory champagne toast. $110. 111 King E. 416-366-8191, lamaquette.com.
LAKE AFFECT LOUNGE New Year’s Eve. The Pie Guys and Joe Reynolds perform. 1 Port E (Mississauga). 905-274-8223, lakeaffect.com.
LATINADA Latin New Year’s Eve. Live Latin music and dancing, hot buffet with wine and a midnight champagne toast. Doors 8 pm, party 9 pm. $75. 1671 Bloor W. 416-913-9716, latinada.com.
LEE’S PALACE New Year’s Eve Party. Roots/alt-country party with folk rockers Elliott Brood, opening act Harlan Pepper. Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm. Adv $22.50 (Ticketfly, Rotate This, Soundscapes). 529 Bloor W. 416-532-1598, leespalace.com.
LIBERTY GRAND Together New Year’s Eve. Huge three-room party with DJs Michael Woods, Quintino, Mark Knight, Funkagenda, 4Korners and others. Doors 10 pm. Tickets from $50 (uniqlifestyle.wantickets.com). 25 British Columbia. 416-642-3789, togethernye.com.
LINSMORE TAVERN New Year’s Eve. Train Wreck playing party rock. 8 pm. $45, adv $30. 1298 Danforth. 416-466-5130, linsmoretavern.com.
LOLA New Year’s Eve Bash. Chris Lord performs. 40 Kensington. 416-348-8645.
LOU DAWG’S No Hassele New Year’s Party. DJ Kenny Bounce spinning funk, soul and hip-hop. Food, drinks and 3 am last call. 589 King W. 647-347-3294, loudawgs.com.
LULA LOUNGE Salsa New Year’s Eve. Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra, Baila Boogaloo and DJ Gio perform. Five-course dinner, salsa lesson and champagne toast. Dinner & show $150, dancing only $40. 1585 Dundas W. 416-588-0307, lula.ca.
LUXY NIGHTCLUB Shine NYE. Dance to top 40, hip-hop, R&B, reggae and more at this large venue. $20. 60 Interchange Way (Vaughan). clubcrawlers.com.
MAGPIE TAPROOM Pop Lobster: Superbest New Year’s Eve Of Most Fun Edition. Wild dance party with Little Kicks, Digits and DJ Arp2600. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. 831 Dundas W. facebook.com/events/566940213386139.
MAISON MERCER Enchanté New Years Eve. Music by DJ Aadil playing house, high energy, hip-hop and hits. Tickets include gourmet hors d’oeuvres and midnight champagne toast. $30, $40 later and more at the door (ticketzone.com/maisonmercer). 15 Mercer. 416-341-8777, maisonmercer.com.
MARIPOSA CRUISE LINES Gala Dinner Cruise. Board the Northern Spirit for an evening of fine dining, dancing, spectacular views and midnight bubbly. Boarding 8 pm, return 1 am. $119.95. 207 Queens Quay W. 416-203-0178, mariposacruises.com.
MIRAGE CONVENTION CENTRE Stars New Years. Caribbean New Year’s Eve all-inclusive event with DJs playing soca, reggae, chutney, top 40, old school and more. Complimentary buffet from 9 to 10 pm, party hats, horns, Vegas stage dancers and midnight champagne toast. $60 increasing to $75 and $100. 1917 Albion. 416-319-2727, torontolime.com.
MONARCH TAVERN Blue Note New Year’s Eve. Brownman Electryc Trio play funkified jazz classics. Doors 8 pm. $25, couple $40 till Dec 22, more later. 12 Clinton. 416-531-5833, yxprojekts.com.
MONARCHS PUB NYE Celebration. Jack de Keyzer Band and Jerome Godboo play the blues for this affair. 33 Gerrard W. 416-585-4352, monarchspub.ca.
NYOOD Glam NYE 2014. Glamorous party with music by Madjellan. Semi-formal attire. Doors 10 pm, 21+. Adv $25, more later. 1096 Queen W. 416-466-1888, glamnye.ca.
ODDVILLE HQ New Year’s Eve Cabaret Variety Show. Will Gillespie hosts a cabaret with Anna Atkinson, burlesque by Miss Mitzy Cream and Venus, belly dance by Raziya, prizes, topless tarot readings and more. Doors 8 pm, show 10 pm. $25, adv $18. 2094 A Dundas W. newyearsevecabaretvariety.eventbrite.com.
OLD MILL INN HOME SMITH BAR Jazz Party. Heather Bambrick and Her All-Star Jazz Trio perform. Complimentary champagne on arrival, buffet dinner from 7:30 pm, music from 8:30 pm, desserts 11 pm. Overnight packages offered. $125, reservations required. 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-207-2020, oldmilltoronto.com.
OPERA HOUSE New Year’s Party. Toronto’s Balkan Klezmer Gypsy party punk super band the Lemon Bucket Orkestra celebrates along with rustic folk outfit Koljadnyky and Samba Elegua. Bring an old hat to exchange with a stranger at midnight. Doors 9 pm. $30 at the door, adv $20 (La Pallette, 492 Queen W, Sunrise Records Yonge/Dundas or online). 735 Queen E. 416-466-0313, lemonbucketNYE.brownpapertickets.com.
THE OSSINGTON Dance Party Bash. DJ Big Jimmy Mills spins. Hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast included. 9 pm. Adv $20. 61 Ossington. 416-850-0161, theossington.com.
THE PAINTED LADY Soul Sonic Bash. DJ NV and Ruby Magnitude’s Bartop Burlesque at this party. 10 pm. No cover. 218 Ossington. 647-213-5239, thepaintedlady.ca.
PALAIS ROYALE DJs Dwayne Gretzky and Lazy Ray spin for this dance party. 9 pm. Adv $35 (ticketfly.com, Rotate This, Soundscapes). 1601 Lake Shore W. 416-533-3553, palaisroyale.ca.
THE PISTON Eve Me Up Disco New Year’s Eve. Music by DJs A Digital Needle, Cyclist and Alister Johnston, midnight champagne toast and party favours. $15. 937 Bloor W. 416-532-3989, thepiston.ca.
POUR GIRL New Year’s Eve. Special drink and entrees 4 to 10 pm ($10). Reserve. DJ party upstairs. No cover. 191 College. 416-916-6448, pourgirl.ca.
PRODUCT NIGHTCLUB 1920s-Themed Party. DJ Wikked and DJ Lokei and guest hosts from the Indiana Pacers. Doors 10 pm.Strict dress code. $40 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 364 Richmond W. 416-877-1026, productnightclub.com.
RELISH BAR & GRILL Relish Stew playing an eclectic mix of music. 9:30 pm. 2152 Danforth. 416-425-4664, relishbarandgrill.com.
REPOSADO Every 1’s A Winner. DJ Gord C spins 70s funk & R&B. Complimentary party favours and midnight bubbly. Pwyc. 136 Ossington. 416-532-6474, reposadobar.com.
REVIVAL The Bootlegger’s Ball. New Year’s Eve Speakeasy with Les Coquettes and Electro Swing Club T.O. DJs, live music, interactive visuals, vintage cocktails, a fashion contest, burlesque, sexy peep show at this party. Electro Swing fuse traditional swing with electro music including house, drum n’ bass, hip-hop, and dubstep. Vintage dress code. Doors 9 pm. $30 (Soundscapes, Rotate This, Fairies Pyjamas). 783 College. 416-535-7888, thebootleggersball.eventbrite.ca.
THE REX Funky R&B New Year’s Bash. Live music by Grooveyard at this party. Doors 8:30 pm. $70 before Dec 23, $75 after. 194 Queen W. 416-598-2475, therex.ca.
RICHMOND HILL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Big Band New Year’s. The Galaxy Orchestra with Alex Pangman and Don Thompson recreate Benny Goodman’s legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall concert at this swing party. 9:30 pm. $63.75-$75. 10268 Yonge (Richmond Hill). 905-787-8811, rhcentre.ca.
RIVOLI Bump N’ Hustle, Garage 416 and Footprints Party. DJs Paul E Lopes, Mike Tull, Blueprint, Moreno, Jason Palma, General Eclectic and Stuart Li spin soulful vibes, house, reggae, hip-hop and more on both floors. Doors 10 pm. Adv $25 at (Play de Record 357 Yonge, Cosmos 607A Queen W, Eventbrite and at the venue) $30 at the door. 332 Queen W. 416-596-1908, rivoli.ca.
ROCK ‘N HORSE SALOON Country Hoedown New Year’s Eve. Mechanical bull riding, live music, country DJs, and cowboy party favours. Doors 9 pm. $39 (northerntickets.com). 250 Adelaide W. rocknhorsesaloon.com.
ROUND Trip The Light NYE. DJs Adham Shaikh and Neil Quigley, Spazzmonk, Rollin’ Cash, T-Minus play. Hors d’oeuvres and live performances all night. Doors 9 pm. $35 advance (CirQlar.com or tripthelightnye2014.eventbrite.com), more at the door. 152A Augusta. 416-451-6346, roundvenue.com.
SHERATON CENTRE Grand Gala 2014. Huge ballroom dance with DJs playing top 40, hip-hop, R&B and mashups. Three-course dinner from 7 pm, or party only from 9 pm. Dinner and dance $100, dance $60. 123 Queen W. 416-361-1000, newyearsgrandgala.com.
SILVER DOLLAR New Year’s Eve Dance Party. Bloodshot Bill , Stella Ella Ola, Brews Willis, DJs Sianteuse & Johnny Rankin rock this event. Doors 9 pm. $10 (Rotate This, Soundscapes, Ticketfly). 486 Spadina. 416-975-0909, silverdollarroom.com.
SIX DEGREES Back In The Day. 90s NYE dance party with DJ Mensa & DJ R2 and a tribute to old school hip-hop, R&B, dance, house, reggae and 90s pop. Party favours, balloon drop and confetti canons. Doors 10 pm, 21+. $25. 2335 Yonge. 416-486-9666, clubcrawlers.com.
SOUND ACADEMY Genesis NYE: The Start Of Something New. Huge party at this venue with Madjellan, Reno Bravo, Fredzone, Andy Cue, Profit, Noel Wynter, Syktripp, Rick Logic, Patric Braganca, C-Kutz and percussion by Sahab Habibi. Doors 10 pm. $20. 11 Polson. 416-461-3625, genesisnewyearseve.com.
SOUND ACADEMY SOLARIUM Cirque New Year’s. Venue with a view of the skyline features dancing to house, hip-hop, mashups, top 40 and club anthems by DJ Nishe & DJ Nakz. Balloon drop, confetti cannons and party favours. Doors 10 pm. Strict style code. $20 (ticketzone.com). 11 Polson. 647-986-3866, cirquenye.com.
SPIN TORONTO Neon New Year’s Eve. Ping pong social club neon party with an electro-industrial spectacle by Squid Lid, DJ sets by Sir Rock Obama and Deadly Vanity. Play ping pong, dance, drink and eat. Wear neon or white, $5 black light T&Ts. Reserve tables in advance. Doors 8 pm. No cover. 461 King W. 416-599-7746, toronto.spingalactic.com.
THE STEADY CAFE & BAR Go Hard Swagg 2 Da Roof NYE Past And Present. DJs Blackcat and Pleasure keep you moving all night. 10 pm to late. $15. 1051 Bloor W. 416-536-4162, thesteadycafe.com.
STORYS BUILDING Singles New Year’s Eve Party. Meet Market Adventures, Stir Events and Toronto’s Hottest Singles party. DJ dancing, hors d’oeuvres, live performances, party favours, midnight toast, prizes and more. Dress to impress. 9:30 pm. $120. 11 Duncan. 1-800-544-1061, meetmarketadventures.com.
STOUT IRISH PUB New Year’s Eve. Champagne toast, party favours and hors d’oeuvres at this fete. 8 pm. $10. 221 Carlton. 647-344-7676, stoutirishpub.ca.
THE STRATHCONA HOTEL New Year’s Eve. The Tony Cutrone Band play top 40, dance, pop and rock. $75, reserve. 60 York. 1-800-268-8304, strathconahotel.com.
SUPERMARKET Do Right & 92BPM Party. DJs John Kong, Sean Sax and mymanhenri spinning soul, funk, Motown, hip-hop, future beats and the best of 2013. Doors 9:30 pm. $20, adv $15 (Eventbrite.com, Soundscapes and the venue). 268 Augusta. 416-840-0501, supermarketnye.com.
TATTOO ROCK PARLOUR Tattoo Rocks. DJ Human Kebab, DJ Trevor and DJ Stu play the best of rock and party rock anthems. Doors 10 pm. $25. 567 Queen W. 416-703-5488, clubcrawlers.com.
THOMPSON HOTEL 1812 BAR NYE 14. Three rooms, three DJs, one party w/ DJs Geoff Brown, Soundbwoy, Eric the Tutor and Mike Toast at this upscale dance party with house, hip-hop and club anthems. Doors at 10 pm. Early bird $40, $60. 550 Wellington W. 416-828-2425, ticketpicket.com/thompsonnye14.
TIME NIGHTCLUB Black & White Masquerade Ball. DJs Starting from Scratch, Nigel Ong, DJ Sin, DJ Carlos play hip-hop, top 40, R&B and house at this party for the over-23 crowd. Champagne toast and favours included. Black and white dress code. 81 Peter. 416-581-1118, clubcrawlers.com.
TOIKA Bring The Beats. DJs Ricky Ryan, Cesar Caballero and Craig Anderson spin underground deep house. Semi-formal. 9 pm. 471 Richmond W. 416-868-6452, toikalounge.com.
TOULA Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Gala. Elegant six-course dinner and dancing to music by DJ Dylan. Early New Year’s Eve dinner 5 to 7 pm, all night NYE celebration from 7:30 pm, or party only from 10:30 pm. Reservations recommended. Early dinner $80, party only $60, all night celebration $150. 1 Harbour Square, 38th fl. 416-777-2002, toularestaurant.com.
TRANZAC Concert Party. Three rooms of entertainment including Hooded Fang, Weaves, the True Visitor Band, the Woodshed Orchestra, Maloo, Kashka, Blimp Rock, John Southworth, DJ Gavin and more. Complimentary champagne at midnight. $17, adv $15 (Rotate This, Soundscapes and the venue). 292 Brunswick. 416-923-8137, tranzac.org.
TRUMP HOTEL The Twelfth Hour. Elegant party with music and dancing in the two-storey ballroom. DJ M-Rock spins old school, hip-hop and R&B. Decadent hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast and desserts. $90. 325 Bay. 416-306-5800, twelfthhournye.com.
TRYST Pop Champagne. Trendy party with dancing to top 40, hip-hop and mashups. $25. 82 Peter. 416-588-7978, clubcrawlers.com.
UNIUN Unite 2014. Celebrate with DJ Jed Dadson and DJ Chris La Roque. Complimentary champagne toast and party favours. Doors 9 pm. Dress code in effect. Advance from $35. 473 Adelaide W. 416-603-9300, uniqlifestyle.com/nye14.
VIRGIN MOBILE MOD CLUB Genesis. Dancing to music by DJs Arnej, Bryan Kearney, Mike, Sied van Riel and Shelley. Doors 9 pm. $25-$40 (wantickets.com). 722 College. 416-668-8070, themodclub.com.
VOGUE SUPPER CLUB Liberty New Years. Times Square New York-themed decor with music by DJ Tilt & ISC Nation. Champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres. Strict style code. Doors 10 pm. $25. 42 Mowat. voguesupperclub.com.
WAYLA BAR Y2K Party. Party Like It’s 1999 with DJ Mark Falco spinning 90s house, pop, hip-hop and a midnight show by Scarlett Bobo. Midnight champagne, favours and surprises. Doors 10 pm. $15, adv $10 (from the venue). 996 Queen E. 416-901-5570, waylabar.com.
WOODY’S Big Ass New Year’s Eve. DJ Chris Steinbach, butch beats and tons of dance space. No cover. 467 Church. 416-972-0887, woodystoronto.com.
LIBERTY MARKET BLDG Midnite Run and Party New Year’s Eve. Run or walk 5K at the stroke of midnight and celebrate with a post-race party. Chip-timed race, hot food, fireworks, swag bags and a free glass of bubbly at the finish. $45-$95, prices go up closer to the date, party only/run and party tickets offered. 171 East Liberty Ave. 416-707-5944, midniteruntoronto.com.
MISSISSAUGA CELEBRATION SQUARE New Year’s Eve. Countdown to midnight with performances by R&B, pop and hip-hop performers Martina and Massari. DJ Dopey and dance trio PRTY H3RO perform. Ice skating from 8 pm, show from 9:30 pm. Free. 300 City Centre. 905-615-4311, mississauga.ca.
MISSISSAUGA CELEBRATION SQUARE C CAFE Limelight. Association of Young Artists block party with an open mic with the Chris Strazz Band, and an interactive art performance and painting on a community mural. 7 to 9 pm. Free. 300 City Centre. 905-615-4311, mississauga.artscouncil.com.
NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE Citytv New Year’s Eve. Fathead, God Made Me Funky and DJ Clymaxx provide the music for this all-ages outdoor concert. Skating, fireworks, street food for family fun. 8 pm to midnight. Free. 100 Queen W. toronto.ca.
TORONTO ZOO Family New Year’s Eve Countdown. Outdoor event with entertainment from the Decades and Majinx Magic Show. Wild animal visitors at the Giant Panda Experience, Tundra Trek and Australasia Pavilion. Opens at 5 pm, kids’ countdown at 8 pm. $20, child (3-12) $12, 2 and under free. Meadowvale N of 401. 416-392-5929, torontozoo.com.
ABSOLUTE COMEDY New Year’s Eve Spectacular. Stand-up comedy by Nile Seguin, Pete Zedlacher and host Ron Sparks. Dinner 8 pm, show 10 pm. $40-$60. 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca.
BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA The Dude’s New Year’s. Screening of The Big Lebowski. Wearing a bathrobe and sunglasses encouraged. White Russian express bar available. 9 pm. $20, adv $17. Tickets include screening, one drink, popcorn and party favours. Tickets available at box office or online. 506 Bloor W. 416-516-2330, bloorcinema.com.
COMEDY BAR The Superstars Of Comedy And Mantown. Rob Bebenek hosts The Superstars Of Comedy evening with headliner Ben Miner, Jamie O’Connor and Pat MacDonald. 8 pm ($15, adv $12). Mantown improv comedy with Adam Cawley, Bob Banks, Rob Norman, Rob Baker and Jason DeRosse. 10:30 pm ($10). 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca.
THE FLYING BEAVER PUBARET Because I Said So: The Year In Revile. Comedy by Maggie Cassella, dinner and dance party. 8 pm. $25 plus $30 food/bar minimum (brownpapertickets.com). 488 Parliament. 647-347-6567, pubaret.com.
MASSEY HALL Comedy Extravaganza. Jeremy Hotz hosts this hilarious party with comedians Jessica Kirson, Mike MacDonald, John Hastings, Graham Kay, Dave Merheje, Darcy Michael, Alex Pavone, Christina Walkinshaw, and music by Jaymz Bee and Bonzai Suzuki. 7:30 pm. $39.50-$69.50. 178 Victoria. 416-872-4255, masseyhall.com.
YUK YUK’S DOWNTOWN New Year’s Eve Special. Rob Pue, Michelle Shaughnessy, Darryl Orr and MC Bryan Hatt provide the laughs. Dinner 8 pm, show 10 pm. Dinner and show $95, show only $50. 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6425, yukyuks.com.
HOT HOUSE CAFE The Land Of Smiles. Toronto Operetta Theatre’s gala performance dinner and dance of Franz Lehar’s masterwork as part of the Viennese Silversterball tradition. Pre-performance reception, three-course dinner prior to the show at the St Lawrence Centre (27 Front E), followed by dinner, dancing and midnight champagne. 6 pm. $198-$213. 35 Church. 416-366-7723, stlc.com.
ROY THOMSON HALL Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits. The Opera Canada Symphony, Chorus Niagara, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto and soloists perform excerpts from Aida, La Traviata, Rigoletto and many others. 7 to 9 pm. $55-$145. 60 Simcoe. 416-872-4255, roythomson.com.
ZEN BUDDHIST TEMPLE Kindling Light Of Wisdom Mind. Special year-end candlelight service to take stock of your life and end the year in contemplation and reflection. All welcome. 8 to 10 pm. $10 donation. 86 Vaughan. 416-658-0137, zenbuddhisttemple.org.