Festivals & Events / Seasonal December 20, 2018

19 New Year’s Eve Celebrations Ringing in 2019 in Halifax

The countdown to 2019 is on and here in Halifax, we’re ringing in the new year in style! Bring on the live music, the fireworks, and the champagne toasts; this New Year’s Eve is going to be bigger and better than ever.

If you’re planning on celebrating the New Year in Halifax with the rest of us, there are dozens of parties, dinners and concerts to choose from, so we’ve narrowed it down to a few of our faves. Here are 19 ways to bid adieu to 2018, and say hello to a brand new year in Halifax!


DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

1 – NYE 2019 Presented by Eastlink – Free

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 10:45pm-12am
WHERE: Halifax Grand Parade – 1770 Barrington St, Halifax

Grand Parade will play host to a Live television broadcast this year. Ring in the new year with your best friends and family Downtown Halifax. We once again have two incredible Canadian Artists and of course midnight FIREWORKS!
Headliners are Said The Whale and Zaki Ibrahim!
Join us at the largest outdoor celebration welcoming 2019 in Atlantic Canada. A New Year creates new opportunity!

WEST END HALIFAX

2 – NYE 2019 at the Emera Oval

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 6pm-12am
WHERE: Emera Oval – 5775 Cogswell St, Halifax

Ring in 2019 at the Emera Oval! There will be two sets of fireworks at 7 p.m. and midnight. Activities include free public skating, face painting and hot chocolate.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

3 – New Year’s Eve at The Barrington

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 4pm-12am
WHERE: The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar – 1662 Barrington St, Halifax
TICKETS: Reservations can be made by phoning 902-407-5001 or email reservations@barringtonsteakhouse.ca.

Chef Alexandre has prepared a one of a kind menu featuring an incredible selection of apps, entrees, and desserts. From scallop carpaccio to dry-aged duck to bourbon custard, each dish was created to be one of your favourite memories of 2018. We’ll also have music from Adam Baldwin, 9pm to 12am!

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

4 – Nelly’s New Year’s Eve Party

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 9pm-2am
WHERE: Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub – 1645 Argyle St, Halifax

End the year where you spent it – with us! No cover, as usual. Live music until close, and the most legendary craic in #Halifax. No dress code.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

5 – The Great Goatsby NYE Party

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 5pm-2am
WHERE: The Stubborn Goat Gastropub – 1579 Grafton St, Halifax
TICKETS: $85 per person / To reserve your seat, please email Kerri at info@stubborngoat.ca or call 902-405-4554.

Reserve your seat for the best party of the year!  Tickets include a four course dinner, toast at midnight, party favours and “the after party”. See the menu.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

6 – New Years Eve 2019 at The Lower Deck

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 7pm-2am
WHERE: The Lower Deck – 1887 Upper Water St, Halifax
TICKETS$30 matinee tickets $45 general admission tickets
Call with any major credit card at 902-425-1501 (9am-5pm) or purchase in person at the Lower Deck Pub. See full ticket details.

What better place to ring in 2019 than at The Lower Deck!?
You’ll find a red carpet with photo opps upon entry, appetizers on all three floors 7-11pm, a midnight toast and more! We’ve got something for everyone!! Learn more.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

7 – New Year’s Eve Celebracion at Antojo

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 8pm-2am
WHERE: Antojo Tacos + Tequila Halifax – 1667 Argyle St, Halifax
TICKETS: For reservations please visit antojo.ca

Your reso includes a welcome drink and midnight Patron toast! Brought to you by Cazadores, Patron and Sombra.
Our delicious daily dinner menu will be available. Includes a welcome drink, midnight toast & fiesta with DJ.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

8 – Brett Kissel New Years Eve

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 1st performance: 7pm / 2nd performance: 11pm
WHERE: Casino Nova Scotia – 1983 Upper Water St, Halifax
TICKETS: $70 / Buy Tickets

Celebrate the New Year with the 2x CCMA Awards’ Male Artist of the Year, Brett Kissel!
Brett brings his unique singer/songwriting talent to the Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia for 2 shows on December 31, at 7pm (Seated) & 11pm (Standing Room Only).

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

9 – NYE Gala 2019 Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Hotel

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 9pm-2am
WHERE: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel – 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax
TICKETS: $75 – purchase tickets via TEXT: 902-402-2977 or 902-440-5756, or via EMAIL: GLentertainment902@gmail.com or djlancehalifax@gmail.com.

You are cordially invited to the “2019 New Year’s Eve Gala”.
Come dine at the midnight buffet, champagne toast into 2019 while being entertained with the best R&B, Old School, Throwbacks, Slow Jams, Soul and a splash of 2018’s biggest hits. All in company of your Grown & Sexy peers!

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

10 – New Year’s Eve with The Mellotones!

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 6:30pm-1:30am
WHERE: Cunard Centre – 961 Marginal Road, Halifax
TICKETS: Dance only: $39 / Dinner and Dance: $130 – Buy Tickets

Enjoy a fabulous evening on the waterfront as we celebrate the start of a new year!
Ring in 2019 with a cocktail reception, seated dinner and dance! Halifax’s favourite band The Mellotones will be keeping you on you feet dancing the night away with their funky R&B!

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

11 – XOH Speakeasy NYE

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 10:30pm-12am
WHERE: The Exchange on Hollis Kitchen + Social  – 1579 Hollis St, Halifax
TICKETS: Call 902.421.8847 for details + tickets

Ring in the New Year XOH Style!
Put on your best Prohibition Style Digs and join us for a night to remember! $50 ticket gets your entry to the best party in town! Speakeasy themed bars, swing/jazz inside w/ DJ Freeze and dancefloor on the tented patio! Poutine Bar running all night!

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

12 – New Year’s Eve Dinner at Tempo

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 5pm-11pm
WHERE: Tempo Food + Drink – 1875 Barrington St, Halifax
TICKETS: Reservations are available now via 902.42.TEMPO or OpenTable.ca

Your pre-party destination. Join us downtown for a three-course prix fixe menu suited to the year’s end, or enjoy dishes from our regular menu from 5:00pm – 11:00pm. See the menu.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

13 – New Year’s Eve at Murphy’s

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 6pm-3am
WHERE: Murphy’s on the Water – 1751 Lower Water St, Halifax
TICKETS: $20

Countdown to 2019 with some of Halifax finest local dj’s! Learn more.

BEDFORD-SACKVILLE REGION

14 – New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance at Hatfield Farm

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 7:30pm-1am
WHERE: Hatfield Farm – 1840 Hammonds Plains Rd, Hammonds Plains
TICKETS: $79 – advanced purchase only – call (902) 835-5676 to purchase.

Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance! Featuring your choice of All-You-Can-Eat Hip o’ Beef, single serving of Baked Atlantic Salmon, or Vegetarian Lasagna. Enjoy Wagon/Sleigh Rides, Rubber Rodeo, Outdoor Campfires, and DJ & Dancing!
Limited overnight accommodations are also available for groups of 8 or more!
*Adults 19+ only. Learn more.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

15 – New Year’s Eve at Gahan Harbourfront

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 5pm-11pm
WHERE: Gahan House Harbourfront – 1869 Upper Water St, Halifax
TICKETS: To reserve your spot, call 902-444-3060 or email reservations.halifax@gahan.ca.

Celebrate the New Year Gahan style! Chef Chris has an amazing menu for you to enjoy plus fresh oysters, the best Maritime beer, and live music from Arsoniste and special guests. Learn more.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

16 – Yuk Yuk’s Halifax New Year’s Eve Special

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – dinner at 7:30pm / show at 10pm
WHERE: Ballroom, the Westin Nova Scotian – 1181 Hollis St, Halifax
TICKETS: $106.95 for dinner/show tickets / $40 for show only. Champagne toast included. Purchase tickets.

See show details.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

17 – New Year’s Eve 2019 w/ Neon Dreams and Trapment

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 8pm-3:30am
WHERE: The Dome Nightclub – 1732 Argyle St, Halifax
TICKETS: $30 – See all tickets & buy now.

Join us at The Dome Nightclub on December 31st as we create a night full of quality entertainment, fun, and surprises. Come between 8 to midnight and play our Casino games such as Blackjack and Roulette, or enjoy a glass of champagne.
DJJO and Trapment will be hosting this epic New Years Party alongside Neon Dreams to create a New Years to remember. Learn more.

NORTH END HALIFAX

18 – Home Bass NYE 2019 at The Marquee Ballroom

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 10pm-2am
WHERE: The Marquee Ballroom – 2037 Gottingen St, Halifax
TICKETS: $10 Cover All Night!

Tis our last chance to gather one more time & share a laugh/drink/cry/ together whilst we plot global domination in 2019! Learn more.

DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

19 – Daily Grind Patron NYE 2019

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 9pm-2am
WHERE: The Daily Grind Cafe and Art Market – 1479 Birmingham St, Halifax
TICKETS: TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DAILY GRIND

Celebrate another year with a classy night sponsored by PATRON! There’ll be a self serve Slushie Bar, and a Champagne Giveaway of 1 bottle of champagne EVERY HOUR! Plus games, photo booth, and more! Learn more.

BONUS: New Year’s Eve: Red Carpet Event at Reflections Cabaret

(Because how could we leave out Reflections?)

WHEN: December 31, 2018 – 9pm
WHERE: Reflections Cabaret – 5187 Salter St, Halifax
TICKETS: $14 cover at the door (no pre sale)

Reflections will be rolling out the red carpet for you! With beautiful decorations, prices, and a champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight.

BONUS: Halifax Transit will provide free and extended bus and ferry services starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday. LEARN MORE.


Still can’t decide where to celebrate the New Year? Check out the full listing of New Year’s Eve events in Halifax!

Happy New Year – we’ll see you in Halifax in 2019!


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