Out & About: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

New Years ImageHere’s our round-up of North Shore outings on New Years Eve 2012 and New Years Day 2013.

Wishing you and your family all the best as you ring in the new year!

NEW YEAR’S EVE (Monday, December 31st)

New Years Eve Skate (all ages)
Karen Magnussen Community Rec Centre, 2:30 – 4:00pm & 4:30 – 6:00pm
Welcome the new year with this fantastic futuristic skate. Amazing special effects, special lighting and a bunch of crazy activities to welcome in the New Year.
2300 Kirkstone Road 604-987-Play (7529). Regular public admission rates.

Family First Night at Mount Seymour
Mount Seymour’s family New Year’s Eve celebration has it all. The festivities start at 5:00pm and include tubing, tobogganing, a fire spinning show, a comedy act, s’mores and hot apples cider. Ring in 2013 at 9:00pm with an early countdown including noisemakers, sparklers and fireworks. Spectator passes (which include shows and s’mores) are $10. Tubing passes are $25. Tobogganing passes are $15.

Bright Nights Stanley Park Christmas Train
The Christmas Train is still open on New Year’s Eve! Enjoy a forest of two million twinkling lights, live performers from the North Pole, carols, cocoa, and popcorn.

New Year’s Eve By The Seaside
The Pinnacle Hotel Restaurant near Lonsdale Quay is hosting two New Year’s Eve dinner seatings, the first at 5:00 pm ($59/person) and the second at 8:30 pm ($79/person). The first seating includes dinner buffet only, and the second seating includes a glass of sparkling wine and party favours.

NEW YEAR’S DAY (Tuesday, January 1st)

The Penguin Plunge
12:30 – 3:00pm FREE
Take part in this annual dip in the waters of Deep Cove, if you wear a costume you could win a prize. Refreshments, music and fun for the whole family. Judging begins at 1:30pm and the plunge begins at 2:00pm sharp!
Panorama Park, 2200 Panorama Drive, Deep Cove

New Year’s Day Brunch at the Pier
The Pinnacle Hotel Restaurant near Lonsdale Quay is hosting a yummy brunch on January 1st. $33/person + tax, $18 for kids age 12 & under.


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