Dec 24 | Posted by Barry Cohen

2015 was quite a year that seemed to just fly by, where does the time go?  The real estate market set records and is showing no signs of slowing down in 2016.  We are fortunate to live in such a vibrant city and if you are looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve in the GTA your options are almost limitless.  There is everything from the traditional dinner dances, to opera, to theatre to sports and even a good old-fashioned skating party. We’ve put together a very brief list of some ideas you might want to consider when making plans to ring in the New Year.

Majestic New Years Eve – The Fairmont Royal York

This is one of Toronto’s largest and most elegant New Year’s Eve events with room to accommodate over 3,000 people.  The magnificent Concert Hall, Ball Room and Canadian Room will provide a distinct space boasting soaring ceilings, a full stage and balcony.  Semi-formal dress code.  Optional dinner and dance available.

Annual New Year’s Eve Skating Party – Queens Quay

Bring the whole family for a skate on the lake on New Year’s Eve – accompanied by music for everyone featuring new and old tunes.  Skate rentals and helmets will be available.

Cinderella – Ed Mirvish Theatre

This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the magical moments we all remember from this timeless classic, including the pumpkin, the glass slipper and the masked ball.

Raptors Ve Hornets- Air Canada Centre

For the sports fanatics, why not spend New Year’s Eve at the ACC watching the Raptors take on the Charlotte Hornets.

New Year’s Eve At The Rom

Explore the exotic this New Year’s with a celebration of wildlife.  Live animals, wacky and wonderful plants as well as activities and crafts.

New Year’s Eve Comedy – Massey Hall

Shaun Majumder is the host of this year’s laughfest, celebrating its 15th year.  Bonzai Suzuki will once again provide musical entertainment and some of Canada’s funniest comedians will join Shaun.

Bravissimo – Roy Thomson Hall

Opera lovers will not want to miss this celebration of the greatest hits in operatic history including La Traviata, Aida, Carmen, Rigoletto and more performed by a stellar cast of international singers accompanied by a full orchestra and chorus.

A 1940’s Casablanca Murder Mystery – Spring Hill Suites

Enjoy dinner, entertainment, dancing, champagne and of course the chance to solve a murder.  Guests are encouraged to dress in 1940’s attire.  Overnight accommodation is available.

Gala Dinner Cruise – Queen’s Quay

Spend New Year’s on a four-hour cruise taking in the breathtaking views of the iconic Toronto skyline lit up for the holidays.  Deluxe dinner buffet prepared by an executive chef followed by dancing.

New Year’s is a time to reflect on the year gone by and plan for the year ahead. The Barry Cohen Team wishes you and yours a safe, happy and healthy 2016.