Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver 2018-19
- December 31, 2018
- Times: Monday, December 31st 2018 at 7:00pm
- Location: Jack Poole Plaza and Vancouver Convention Centre West
- 1055 Canada Pl
- Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
For the fourth consecutive year, the Vancouver New Year's Celebration Society is proud to stage Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver, an all-ages, family-friendly community celebration that transforms our beautiful downtown waterfront into an electric village.
This year's event is located at Jack Poole Plaza and the Vancouver Convention Centre, and will feature a variety of talent and performers, food trucks, enhanced indoor celebration zones, and early fireworks for families at 9:00 p.m. followed by a spectacular midnight countdown fireworks finale to ring in the new year.
The free outdoor street party will run from 7:00 p.m. to 12:10 a.m., and Vancouver's largest indoor NYE party held inside the Convention Centre will offer a front row view of the fireworks and additional entertainment.
Things to Do:
FREE OUTDOOR STREET PARTY
Vancouver's iconic Jack Poole Plaza will be transformed into a massive, free, outdoor street party. Featuring the 102.7 THE PEAK and 93.7 JRfm DJ Tower, there will be music all night long along with a series of colourful roving performers: 12-foot tall puppets, marching bands, comedic performers and more – all bringing the space to life with colour and whimsy.
VANCOUVER'S LARGEST WINTER FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
Canada Place Way will also host a spectacular food festival, featuring some of Vancouver's finest food trucks to satisfy all your cravings – after all, your resolutions don't start for another day! With nearly 20 vendors, this will be the largest food truck festival in the city this winter season.
Celebrating New Year's Eve with young children can be a challenge, which is why Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver includes an early fireworks show that coincides with the East Coast's midnight countdown. The 5-minute, high-aerial Family Fireworks will be launched from the offshore barge in Coal Harbour at 9:00 p.m.
MIDNIGHT COUNTDOWN FIREWORKS
The midnight moment, the arrival of 2019, will be greeted with an intense, spectacular fireworks show erupting from the offshore barge in Coal Harbour. The 10-minute, high-aerial show starting at 12:00 a.m. sharp will be synchronized to a soundtrack and broadcast live throughout the plaza.
CONCORD COUNTDOWN CENTRAL INDOOR PARTY
Open to all Celebration Pass holders, this booming indoor party will light up the Vancouver Convention Centre's West Ballroom with colour and entertainment all night long.
Incredible musical guests will grace the 102.7 THE PEAK & 93.7 JRfm Stage – with plenty of surprise guests and entertainment throughout the night. Hourly countdowns will build the excitement to midnight.
Alongside the nonstop live music, there will also be interactive art installations and experiential attractions throughout Countdown Central. Get ready to snap the perfect New Year's selfie! Countdown Central will offer Celebration Pass holders a front row view of the two spectacular firework shows from the comfort of the convention centre's indoor environment.
INDOOR VIP LOUNGE
With the purchase of a VIP Pass, you will gain access to entertainment throughout the night, expedited VIP entrance, and an exclusive Platinum VIP Lounge.
With a catered reception, premium VIP bar (no host), and live musical entertainment from The Paperboys and Groove & Tonic, our VIP guests will be treated to the prime viewing area for the fireworks, as well as a complimentary glass of champagne to toast to the New Year.
This year's new and improved Indoor VIP Lounge experience will be located within a new exclusive space on Level 2 of the Vancouver Convention Centre's West Building. VIP passes also include the benefits of the Celebration Pass - access to the Concord Countdown Central Indoor Party in the West Ballroom. No Minors, 19 plus event.
General Admission $69 ($59 + $10 s/c)
Everyone requires a ticket. Children 7 and under are free and need Free Child Ticket purchased to enter. There are in and outs with this ticket.
VIP Experience (19 plus event):
Regular $178 ($159 + $19 s/c)
Monday, December 31st 2018 at 7:00pm
Jack Poole Plaza and Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver BC
Order by phone:
604.684.2787 x2 or toll-free 1.877.840.0457
Call Centre Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Holiday Hours: Closed December 24, 25, and January 1
Additional $5 per order
Getting to Concord's NYE Vancouver
FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT
Public transit is the best way to travel to Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver, as all TransLink transit services are free after 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 31 until 5:00 a.m. on Jan. 1.
Fare gates will remain open and customers should not tap Compass Cards or tickets after 5:00 p.m. Customers who tap in before 5 p.m., however, must tap out on SkyTrain and SeaBus to ensure that they are charged correctly. Visit translink.ca for more info.
Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver site is easily accessible from Waterfront Station, a central transit hub served by SkyTrain's Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines, as well as local bus services and the SeaBus service to and from North Vancouver. Granville and Burrard Stations, which are served by the Expo and Millennium Lines, are also a short walk away.
BUSES AND FERRIES
SeaBus ferry service runs regularly between Waterfront Station and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. A large number of bus services run to and from downtown Vancouver. For more information, visit tripplanning.translink.ca.
There will be local road closures for the event along Canada Place Way from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1.
If driving to Concord's NYE Vancouver is your only option, consider using our Official Parking Partner WestPark's lot at Canada Place which will remain accessible during the road closures via Howe Street. Please plan for a safe ride home. If you drink more than you planned, arrange for a designated driver, call a taxi or make use of the free public transit options — your friends and family will thank you!
1055 Canada Pl