Ring in the New Year in style in the Quartier des Spectacles
December 21, 2017
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Just like Christmas, New Year’s only comes but once a year – so you’d better make the most of it! Goodbye, 2017, it’s already time to welcome 2018. And with so many great party options, the Quartier des Spectacles is still the city’s best place to ring in the New Year.
Here are a few festive ideas, whether you want to go dancing, catch some live music or just party the night away…
The SAT will host a big New Year’s party that will keep you moving and grooving all night! With VJs Melesul3, Myriam Boucher and Delta, the two-floor party is going to be lots of fun, but take note: you’ll need to buy a package if you want to visit the Dome and sip the free bubbly served there. Upstairs, DJs Robert Robert, Ryan Playground and Thomas White will get the crowd out on the dance floor with their electronic beats until the small hours of 2018.
Club Soda will host another popular event, the 18th annual Fluid New Years Eve. The event’s tried and true format lets you leave your money at home and party with peace of mind – your ticket includes everything from the coat check to the bar.
A few steps to the east, more than 2000 people will celebrate the New Year at Théâtre Berri, where there will be an impressive visual show to go along with a steady stream of house, R&B and electronica hits. Lastly, a more budget-friendly but no less energetic option is the Newspeak nightclub, where artists Kartell, Cézaire and composer Cri will spin the tunes. Whatever you do, don’t forget to put on your best dancing shoes!
If you’re looking for a change from big, high-decibel parties, a special concert might be a good way to spend the last few hours of the year. El Son Sono, a father-son-daughter trio with Peruvian roots, will perform in the cozy confines of l’Escalier. A great event for couples – dance the night away to sultry Latin tunes!
Le Balcon, meanwhile, presents a New Year’s Eve party featuring the irresistible sounds of singers Marie-Christine and Franck Julien and their talented band, playing the all-time great funk and soul hits. This very special evening includes a delicious four-course meal to fuel your all-night groove.
PRE-NEW YEAR’S PARTY
On December 30, Club Soda hosts the traditional Veillée de l’avant-veille Year’s bash featuring the best in traditional Québécois music. For this year’s 21st annual Veillée, the headliners are local progressive folk stars Le Vent du Nord, with opener Nicolas Pellerin and Les Grands Hurleurs. After their sets, the two bands will share the stage with violinist Stéphanie Lépine and the much-anticipated câlleur-gigueur Jean-François Berthiaume. It all adds up to an epic end to the night!