Montréal en Fêtes
Every year, the city hosts free events on New Years Eve. Generally this amounts to free music and a lot of people in an outdoor public space. So, even if you’re bitter cold in your parka, you can warm your own heart with the knowledge that you have a little more money in your pocket for 2023. This year, Radio Radio will be at Square Victoria in the Old Port area, while Émile Bilodeau will be at Square Dorchester Downtown. You still need to reserve tickets to attend both. Fireworks at midnight. Info HERE.
Les Nights Clandestines
297 St Catherine Ouest
If you want to go out before the fireworks, some of Montreal’s best burlesque artists will be putting on a show. See Black Mamba, Mae Rosé, Fleur du Mal, and Kyky de la Vega disrobe in ways that will titillate and entertain. $30 single ticket, $180 group of four. Details HERE.
Cirque de Boudoir Carnavalesque Snow Ball
2915 Rue Ontario E
Ring in the New Year by visiting a dungeon or surrounded by fellow fetish fans. Cirque Boudoir throws a good party, or at least an eye-popping spectacle. Plastik Patrik will be spinning the music and there will be gogo dancers, visuals, and people dressed to impress, including you. Info HERE.
1225 ST Laurent
Not gonna lie. FLUID is already sold out. It’s basically your standard hip hop and dance music and bars. Coat check is included, as are tips — so no need to give your barstaff extra. With 20 bartenders at 10 different bars, you shouldn’t have to wait for drinks. Guess the point is to need your designated driver? Info HERE.
New Year’s Eve Bash with Vintage Wine
The Wheel Club
3373 Cavendish Blvd
Vintage Wine is a band, not what you’re drinking. Though you do get a glass of champagne at midnight. If you want to enjoy dinner (or not) and dance at the Legendary Wheel Club, this is a great time to do it. Details HERE.
Notre Dame Station Soul Train
227 Notre Dame Ouest
If you’ve got your boogie shoes and want to revisit the 70s, then this is where you’ll want to be dancing until dawn. Get ready to make room for people to strut their stuff as a live disco band plays. Yes, champagne and a sweets bar. Dress code is 70s. $122/tix. 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Info HERE.
Voulez Vous Disco and New Wave Dance Party
Bar Le Ritz
179 Jean Talon O
Bar Le Ritz is known for throwing great dance nights, themed from dark 80s hits to Madonna. If anyone knows how to throw a good dance party with great music spinning, it’s this place. The first 100 guests get a complimentary drink, but after that you’re on your own for the night. Info HERE.
The Degenerates Comedy Show
800 Rene Levesque O (inside)
Between five and seven comedians will tell you jokes that cancel cancel culture. Edgy, weird, and definitely funny, this is a comedy show you’ll be glad to laugh your way out of 2022 with. Show at 11 p.m. Info and tickets HERE.
NYE 2023 — Aurora Halal + Softcoresoft + Maara
1201 Blvd St. Laurent
10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
If techno, acid, and electro music is how you’d like to spend the end of 2022 and start 2023, the SAT always throws a great party. Three women DJs are featured, with Brooklyn based Aurora Halal as the headliner. And it’s the SAT! 360 degree visuals in the dome. Info and tickets HERE.
Kicks and Confettis Party
Time Out Market
St Catherine O
If dining is your passion, spend your New Year’s Eve at the Time Out Market. Food is the focus, with a four course meal, two hours of an open bar, and a midnight toast. Many restaurants in the market are offering special menus. In addition there will be a DJ and a photo booth. Info HERE.
Studio Tango Montréal
7755 St laurent Blvd #200
People who tango love tango. So put on your best shoes and dress and partake of a three day extravaganza of milonga. Attend all five or just the New Year’s Eve Milonga with DJ Milton El Gallo. For details, click HERE.