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.

1. New York New Years Eve

Stop by Stuart Park in Downtown Kelowna from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm for FREE fun for the whole family including live music entertainment, public skating and a "Snow Zone" full of children’s activities with help from the City of Kelowna's Park & Play program crew. 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 9:00 pm as they close down Canada's Sesquicentennial year of celebrations!

2. Gold New Years Eve at the Habitat 

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Habitat will be throwing a banging NYE party complete with music by Dropline & STUND. They will also have an intimate VIP area in Inhabit Social Lounge with music + a private bartender. Advance tickets are $10. Tickets available on their website or by calling 250-763-9674

3. Midnight in Paris - New Year's Eve 2018 at Central

Central NYE

Clear your calendars and make sure you are planning to ring in 2018 with your friends and family at Central! They are so excited to announce that the theme for their PARTY OF THE YEAR is “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS!” You can expect some amazing food, delicious drinks, and great music/dancing, all Parisian-style! Tickets are $75 and can be picked up at Central, and include a four-course dinner, welcome drink upon arrival, midnight snacks, and a champagne toast! Dress to the theme, whether it is a homage to classic or current Parisian style!

4. Winter of Love at BNA Brewing


We could all use a little more love these days. Bid adieu to 2017 and ring in the New Year in the spirit of peace, love, and great music. $50 advance tickets, includes welcome brew, DJ and dancing, tickets are available in the BNA Tasting Room.

5. New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball at the Holiday Inn West Kelowna

Come out and celebrate New Year's Eve in style with a masquerade ball, dinner, and champagne at midnight! Dance the year away with music from The Uptown 10 Band, a 10 piece band with amazing dance music. Tickets are $115 and can be purchased by calling 250-869-8879, you can also stay the night as they are offering hotel packages.

6. NYE 2018: Bonfire Blues Bash at The Cove Resort

Bonfire NYE

Make a night of your #NewYearsEve celebration and take the elevator home!! Enjoy champagne upon your arrival, a delicious 5-course wine-paired dinner, party favours, and live blues performed by the locally renowned band, Swamp Honey! No need to worry about a ride home, as you can stay at one of the luxurious suites! Wake up to an amazing New Year's Day breakfast at the Bonfire Restaurant. Ticket packages start at $65 and can be purchased by calling 250-707-1800

7. Spend NYE with the OK Corral

Straight out of Armstrong in the heart of the Okanagan, comes a brand new country cover band the Dirt Road Kings. Playing everything from new country favourites like Eric Church and Luke Bryan to country classics such as Garth Brooks and David Lee Murphy it's nothing but a party when these guys take the stage. Dirt Road Kings are a 4 piece cover band that have taken some of the best talent the Okanagan has to offer and channelled it into a great country sound, sure to keep the dance floors packed and you dancing all night long! Tickets are $20 and include dancing, live music and midnight snack. Purchase tickets through Kelowna Tickets at 250-862-2867 or www.kelownatickets.com

8. New Years Eve at the Curious Café

Join them for a three-course dinner featuring great food and craft beer as you welcome the New Year with the team at the Curious. Dinner seatings begin at 5:30 pm and dinner is $45. Call 778-484-0490 to make a reservation.

9. Timeless at the Train Station

Train Station Pub NYE Event

Head over to the Tran Station for great live entertainment featuring the one and only Jeff Piatelli along with some truly timeless food and drink features and champagne toast. Tickets are $60 per pair and can be purchased by calling 778.484.5558.

10. A Big Band New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Kelowna Forum

NTE Kelowna ForumFeaturing Anna Jacyszyn on vocals, under the musical direction of Stephen Buck with an All STAR Big Band - To deliver a musical menu of dance favourites from Cha Cha, Rhumba, Swing, Waltz, Salsa, Disco and much more..... Tickets $85 and include dancing to Big Band, Appetizers upon arrival, Hot Buffet at 10 p.m. and a glass of Bubbly at midnight. Purchase tickets through their website or by calling Kelowna Tickets at 250-862-2867

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Christina Ferreira

Christina Ferreira is the owner of Impact Events & Brand Management located in Kelowna. When not helping businesses with their events and getting their brand out to the world she’s busy exploring the Okanagan’s beaches, wineries, patios and hiking with her dogs Grace and Penny.