Every other year, we advocate for watching the ball drop from home with a glass of champagne in hand and a luxe face mask slathered on your face. But since this year was less than stellar (as anyone who’s plugged into the news would know), we’re advising a different plan: trading in your sweats for your best going out lewk. From a 5k resolution run to sweating away your 2017 sins to a wild house party and a magical enchanted forest illuminated with thousands of LED lights, you’ll be glad you hit up Saskatoon’s best New Year’s Eve events. And if you want to peep all of the chicest NYE celebrations happening from coast to coast, click here.
NYE House Party
Find it: 503 Ruth St. W, Prairieland Park, Hall E, saskatoonnewyears.com
The low-down: At Saskatoon’s largest New Year’s Eve house party, there is no skimping when it comes to the festivities. They’ve got local musical guests and DJs on rotation, personalized red solo cups (which we never knew we needed until now), a photo booth and free party swag to deck yourself in.
When: December 31, 2017 at 9 p.m.
Prices: $25 to $30 per person
Dress code: Your best going out ensemble that can withstand a festive night of dancing and drinking (read: a chic cocktail dress or a bedazzled crop top and pencil skirt).
Find it: Downtown Saskatoon (see route here), resolutionrun.ca
The low-down: We know, this event isn’t technically on New Year’s Eve, but there is no better way to start the new year than sweating away your 2017 sins during this 5 km run. Plus, you get a free turquoise or charcoal grey running jacket after you sign up for the race. Trust, you’ll feel like a million bucks once you cross the finish line.
When: January 1, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Prices: $60 per person
Dress code: Athletic gear fit for a morning run, like breathable leggings, bright sneaks, a thermal tee and a sleek topper
Find it: 1903 Forestry Farm Park Dr., Forestry Farm Park, www.enchanted-forest.org
The low-down: If you haven’t had a chance to drive through the Enchanted Forest during the holiday season, New Year’s Eve is the perf excuse. Ooh and ahh at the gorgeous light display from the comfort of your heated car. There’s a reason it’s been a winter tradition in Saskatoon for almost 20 years.
When: November 16, 2017 to January 6, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Prices: $10 per person
Dress code: Super comf casual winter wear