Whether you are looking for an all-night party, a quiet midnight toast, or a mix of both, this list gives you a number of options so that you can have it all on New Year's Eve.
Stop by Stuart Park in Downtown Kelowna from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. for FREE fun for the whole family including live music entertainment, public skating, and a "Snow Zone" full of children’s activities, courtesy of the City of Kelowna's Park & Play program crew. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and defrost in the "Valley First Warm-up Zone" at the Kelowna Community Theatre for face painting, caricaturist, games, crafts, City of Kelowna inflatables in the Black Box Theatre, and so much more! And everyone's favourite, the fireworks show will be at 9 p.m.
2. Crown & Thieves New Year’s Eve at Salt & Brick
Tickets are $79 and come with a choice of 3 Wines from Crown & Thieves as well as 3 share plates from Chef James Holmes’s French-inspired tasting menu. Salt & Brick will also accept walk-ins throughout the night and will be open extended hours for anyone wishing to ring in the New Year at The Brick. Call 778-484-3234 to book your table.
Central is going to Spain to close out 2018 and welcome 2019! Join us for the ultimate New Year's celebration including a delicious Spanish-inspired 4-course menu, cocktails, live DJ, and dancing. This party is two-fold with Central set up for a beautiful dinner in the first part of the evening and then transformed into a space set up to dance the year away into 2019! Dress: Formal dress with lots of colour. Call 250-862-8820 to book.
Lions, and Tiger, and Bears - Oh My! We're bringing the vintage circus vibes to this New Year's Eve. Come one, come all and ring(ling) in 2019 with us! Wolfette Events will transform the space and Brosio will keep the dance floor full! Doors open at 8 p.m. 19+ event. Tickets $50. Call: 236-420-0025.
5. NYE with DJ Invizible and The Devon Coyote Trio at Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Two of Kelowna's favourites will take the stage at Doc Willoughby's to help you close out the year in style! Party starts at 10 p.m. 19+ event. Tickets $20. Call: 250-868-8288.
End the year right with the Cove Lakeside Resorts' New Year's Eve Dinner & celebrations! Join them to ring in 2019! Add on tickets for the New Year's Eve celebrations to any overnight accommodations. Tickets include a delicious NYE, 4-course dinner, live jazz music, NYE party favours, and, of course, a local bubbly toast at midnight! Tickets for dinner and celebrations only are $69.95 and can be purchased by calling 250-707-1800.
Ring in the New Year with CRAFT Beer Market's "Best of 2018" Brewmaster's Dinner & Dance. Dinner will include pairings from their friends at Fuggles & Warlock, Bad Tattoo, and Driftwood Brewery. They have four ticketing options and pricing ranges from $15-$75. Call 778-741-2337 to book.
8. NYE 4-course Dinner & Party at Caché Lounge and West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar
West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar, inside the Prestige Beach House Kelowna, will be putting on a special NYE 4-course dinner for $59 per person from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner is by reservation ONLY.
Caché Lounge, also inside the Prestige Beach House Kelowna, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party featuring live music, feature drink specials, and a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight to ring in the New year. Tickets are $25.
“Dine & Party” packages as well as “Dine, Party & Stay” packages are available. Make it a full evening and take the elevator home for the night. Call 236-420-0206 to reserve.
New Year’s Eve trivia starts at 8 p.m. with games, a prize wheel, and music. Be automatically entered into the Grand Prize draw, starting November 19, after playing in the Monday Night Trivia. Draw to be done after midnight on December 31; you must be present to accept the prize. Prize: A wine tour with Après Tours for 6 people and a wine-paired dinner at The Train Station Pub! 19+ event, no cover. Call 778-484-5558.
10. NYE Party at Ricco Bambino
A different type of New Year's party...Ring in the new year at Kelowna's only urban winery & cocktail bar. $59 per ticket includes: a welcome glass of bubbly as well as a glass of bubbly at midnight, and food throughout the evening by the CrAsian Food Truck. Food provided: Korean Beef Tacos, Pulled Pork Tacos, Shucked BC Oysters, Kimchi Devilled Eggs, Melon Salad, Salmon Tartare. Phone 236-429-2203.
11: New Year’s Rocking Eve at Jack’s Pizza & Liquor
Featuring Jack's resident DJ and Kelowna’s most intimate dance floor. Tickets can be purchased for $25 and come with a glass of Octobubbles from the hatch, as well as a share plate from Chef Dan Carkner’s Holiday Menu. Tables can also be booked in groups of 4 and come with a bottle of Octobubbles. *Walk-ins welcome all night long.* Call 778-484-6994.