3… 2… 1… Happy New Year! Who needs to trek all the way to Times Square in New York City to have an epic New Year’s Eve when Charlottetown has plenty of awesome events worth checking out? On the eve of 2018, the Delta Hotel is hosting a full-blown 1980’s rock concert to head bang your way into the new year. Then, the next day, take part in the centuries-old Islander tradition of levees. We’ve got your December 31 plans lined up with the best New Year’s Eve events in Charlottetown. Not on the Island for the New Year? Click here to peep for our fave events happening across Canada on the last day of 2017.
Find it: Full schedule to come
The low-down: If you’re not from the Island, you’ll be just as surprised as we were when we found out about levees. First off, what even are they? It’s a centuries-old New Year’s Day tradition where local businesses, politicians and service groups open their doors to the community to chat and drink. It’s a great way to catch up with old neighbours and meet new ones.
When: January 1, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Prices: Vary depending on the location (admission, alcohol and food)
Dress code: Sups casual for trekking around the town and stopping into the local hotspots to catch up with the other Charlottetown residents
80’s NYE Featuring Platinum Blonde with Lady Soul and Copy Cat
Find it: 18 Queen St., Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward, discovercharlottetown.com
The low-down: The annual festivities at the Delta Hotel are getting a 1980s makeover. The headliner is Canadian rock and roll band Platinum Blonde who got their start in the ’80s, so you know they will be serving up big hair, lots of leather and killer guitar riffs.
When: December 31, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Prices: $50 per person for regular tickets, $120 per person for VIP tickets
Dress code: Your best ’80s rocker getup—the more mesh, studs and eyeliner, the better