New Year's Eve Champagne

Happy New Year, Victoria Buzz readers! 2020 is sure to be an exciting year, and we’re looking forward to kicking off the new decade by spending time at some of Victoria’s best bars, restaurants, and venues. 

Good luck with the new decade, folks, and hope you have a fantastic New Year’s Eve!

Astrocolor at The Capital Ballroom

Less than 100 tickets are available for Victoria’s rowdiest New Year’s party. Join Astrocolor, Xavier, Battery Poacher, and AFK for a night of funky and jazzy electronic music and champagne. 

Enjoy some remixed Christmas classics and great original music from Astrocolor, and dance your way into the new decade. 

  • When: December 31st, 9 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Where: The Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street

Copper Owl’s New Year’s Eve

More DJs and more fun at the Copper Owl for an indie night of Near Year’s partying. The bar changes ownership in 2020, so this is a nice way of celebrating a new start for the renowned Victorian bar.

  • When: December 31st, 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Where: Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas Street

Roaring 20s New Year’s Party at Darcy’s

Party like it’s the 1900s with Darcy’s Roaring 20s party. Bring your sequins, feathers, gold, and glitters, and enjoy the champagne on ice available all night! 

There are no reservations for this party — it’s first come, first served — so if you’re looking for a last minute event to head to, this might be perfect! 

  • When: December 31st, 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 
  • Where: Darcy’s Pub Downtown, 1127 Wharf Street

Early Shift: Reign in the New Year 

Why not spend the end of 2019 with the most uniquely themed New Year’s party out there? 

Head to the Royal BC Museum for a Mayan-themed jungle party for the whole family. Featuring ancient Lego construction, codex comic making, and a giant game of “Bul,” you can start 2020 by feeling like a true Mayan royal! 

  • When: December 31st, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street

New Year’s Eve at Pagliacci’s

Enjoy bright lights, brilliant music, and all the bread you can eat with Pagliacci’s New Year’s Eve party. Pagliacci’s provides a four-course dinner menu, party favours, and a sparkling wine toast at midnight, for your classiest evening of 2019.

Featuring music from The Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra, a flashy eight-piece band that hits the stage in a frenzy of sound, colour, and movement, this will be a New Year’s Eve to remember! 

  • When: December 31st, 9:15 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Where: Pagliacci’s Restaurant, 1011 Broad Street

Also, don’t forget, the Downtown Victoria Business Association has announced it will open the Lights of Wonder for anyone looking to celebrate under the twinkling lights this New Year’s Eve.