Well, it looks like we are in for another restricted New Year’s Eve this year! With the Omicron virus spreading rapidly, capacity limits for large venues have been reduced to 50%. That will mean that Toronto New Year’s Eve 2021 events will sell out quickly.
Hosted by the CBC’s The Debaters‘ Steve Patterson, the New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza takes place on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the newly-renovated Massey Hall. The evening features some of Canada’s top comics including Don Kelly of CTV’s Comedy Now! And CBC’s Comic! Other comedians performing include Hunter Collins, Martha Chaves, Courtney Gilmour, Sharon Mahoney, Dave Burke, Chris Quigley and Zabrina Douglas. The show wraps up before midnight. All ticket holders are required to provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination and wear a mask. Tickets are $51.05, $74.75 and $110.25 and can be purchased online.
Enjoy dinner and a party at midnight at Northern Maverick Brewing Co. New Year’s Eve dinner at 8:45 p.m. with a New Year’s Eve party starting at 10:30 p.m. The NYE 2021 menu includes:
First course: Cheese & Charcuterie OR PEI Malpeque Oysters
Second course: Truffled Gnocchi Alfredo or Vegan Curry or Steak Frites
Dessert: Creme Brulee OR Fresh Fruit
Tickets can be purchased online and are $80 for dinner and entry to party; $25 for entry at 10 p.m.
Northern Maverick Brewing Co. is located at 115 Bathurst Street.
Laugh your way into 2022 by attending Welcome Back To The Future, Second City Toronto’s new comedy show. Performances take place on New Year’s Eve 2021 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $78 per person; $156 for a table of 2; and $312 for a table of 4. Purchase tickets online. Second City Toronto is temporarily housed at Comedy Bar, 2800 Danforth Avenue, until their new facility on York Street is completed.
You must show proof of full vaccination, as well as government-issued photo ID. You must wear your mask inside Comedy Bar except when seated. Read my review of The Fast & The Furiously Festive!, Second City Toronto’s other holiday show currently being performed.
If you didn’t get a chance to see Snow Magic drive-thru at Ontario Place at Christmas, the holiday drive-thru experience is on until January 16, 2022. This drive-thru experience features holiday lights, lasers, art and pyrotechnics. The 1.7 kilometre drive is a contactless experience with 18 magical art installations with a theme of Celestial, Terra Firma and Oceanic.
Dates and Times:
December 2021 & January 2022: Daily: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Prices (per vehicle):
Off-Peak Times: $45 plus tax and fees
On-Peak Times: $65 plus tax and fees
Purchase tickets online. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to SickKids Foundation
If you want to avoid the New Year’s Eve parties and indulge in some art instead, why not take in the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Toronto? The digital show features 600,000 cubic feet of projections animating Van Gogh’s well-known works including his sunny landscapes, night scenes, still life paintings and portraits. The installation includes the Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889).
The exhibition is custom designed to fit the space that was previously the Toronto Star’s printing presses at 1 Yonge Street.
Tickets for Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Toronto are $34.99 plus fees (off-peak); $49.99 plus fees (peak) and can be purchased online.
Let me know in the comment section if you have any other additions for events and things to do in Toronto on New Year’s Eve 2021.