Things to do in Vancouver: Celebrating New Years 2013

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in News, Things to Do in Vancouver | 0 comments

With New Years Eve fast approaching, many Vancouverites are asking the same question: “Where should we celebrate this year?”  In Vancouver, we are fortunate to have a plethora of amazing options at a variety of price points in which to ring in 2013. Restaurants all over the city are putting their best foot forward to create memorable menus specifically for the occasion. Check out some of our picks!

What to do to celebrate new years 2013 in Vancouver by Vancouver Food Tour

Here’s our guide to the tastiest parties in Vancouver to ring in 2013

C Restaurant – A one-time only NYE menu by celebrated chef, Lee Humphries. The 5 course menu with amuse bouche  features Pemberton beets grown in cold glacier silt, dark and sparkling pearls of Northern Divine caviar, and freshly shucked oysters plucked from icy BC waters. – $87 per person

Raincity Grill – Indulge in a 5 course prix-fixe menu which highlights seasonal flavours and the best local ingredients, like Qualicum Bay scallops and Yarrow Duck – $85 per person

Monk McQueens – The iconic waterfront establishment is retiring from the Vancouver restaurant scene and New Year’s Eve is their last night! Their huge retirement bash includes passed canapés and appetizer food stations, an all request DJ, New Year’s Eve favours and bubbles at midnight. – $40 per person

Campagnolo Roma – This East Vancouver restaurant is encouraging guests to “do as the Romans do” this New Years Eve. Chef Nathan Lowey will prepare a chef’s choice 4-course feast for groups of 2 or more. Every menu will include antipasti, pasta, pizza and dolci. – $39 per person

Tap and Barrel – The Village Neighbourhood Party at Tap and Barrel is a “come as your are” event! Reserve a table between 6pm – 8pm and order from the regular menu with free midnight champagne, party favours, and house party atmosphere all night long. – Free

The Parker – For savvy New Year’s Eve partygoers looking to nurse themselves back to health the next day, look not further. With locally sourced vegetarian fare, the Parker will be offering a healthy alternative to the traditional greasy spoon brunch.  Tickets are still available for The Parker Osake dinner pairing on New Years Eve.  See for more details.


Maren Walker works in Communications and Relations for Vancouver Food Tour. Originally from California, living in Vancouver, BC via Texas. Lover of culinary adventures, food trucks, beer, travel, hiking and design.

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