As much as we love the New Year for the fresh start, we low-key live for the wild New Year’s Eve accessories. From the sparkly 2018 glasses that cover half of our face to the neon Happy New Year hats, this is the one time of the year where we embrace tackiness (and we mean that in the best way possible). The only way to score these hilarious party favours? At the parties, duh. So whether you opt for a nightclub, gastropub or historical outdoor venue, pack your brightest getup and head to the best New Year’s Eve events in Halifax. And if you want to countdown to midnight in another city across the country, click here.
NYE at The Grand Parade
Find it: 1770 Barrington St., region.halifax.ca
The low-down: Details have yet to be announced for this annual event, but what we can guarantee is a seriously sweet line-up of musical performances, jaw-dropping fireworks and plenty of festive, celebratory vibes in The Grand Parade square.
When: December 31, 2017, TBA
Dress code: Another outdoor celebration for the win, so you know what that means? Dress warmly to withstand the frigid Atlantic temps.
Find it: 1505 Barrington St., Pacifico Nightclub, @PacificoNYE
The low-down: If you’re looking for a more traditional party atmosphere as your New Year’s Eve activity of choice, Pacifico Nightclub has got you covered. Featuring local DJs Pineo & Loeb playing the biggest bangers of 2017, you’ll make this your new NYE tradition (the chic party favours are a bonus).
When: December 31, 2017 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Prices: $28.50 per person (tax included)
Dress code: Your best going-out outfit, whether you’re a minimalist who prefers a sleek black look or a maximalist who does the most when it comes to NYE dressing (bold hues, sparkle galore and, of course, the 2018 glasses).
The Great Goatsby NYE Celebration
Find it: 1579 Grafton St., stubborngoat.ca
The low-down: A play on words from The Great Gatsby (the décor is 1920s-themed), this four-course dining experience is the perfect way to bid 2017 farewell. Grab your fork and knife (and tons of napkins) and choose between the braised lamb, pan seared scallops, grilled veggies or foie gras to start. Then enjoy either the osso buco (veal shanks), poached halibut, duck confit or fried paneer goat cheese for the main. But the part that has us drooling is the dessert: a Neapolitan trio of vanilla bean crème brûlée, champagne strawberry and espresso dark chocolate. Oh and one class of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
When: December 31, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Prices: $105 per person
Dress code: The casual atmosphere calls for a no-fuss ensemble (like your fave dark wash jeans with a leather jacket or an oversized blazer) ’cause you’ll be zeroed in on the scrumptious meal in front of you