The Paste Up Weekly – New Year’s Eve Edition!

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THE PASTE UP WEEKLY is an extension of our monthly events listings. We know that there are a lot of awesome events, happenings and goings on in Vancouver and we wanted to feature some of the best and most unique events for the upcoming week.

This month’s full event listings can be found here.

Breaking down the top 5 NYE parties in Vancouver … plus some honourable mentions!

New Year’s Eve at The Waldorf

An incredible, all-access multi-room party.  The event extends throughout the hotel rooms, lobby, two dining areas, 50s tiki bar and both nightclub and banquet spaces (the Cabaret and the Leeteg Room).

The Dinner: A five-course meal inspired by Basque cuisine so think Spanish and crazy delicious!  More details can be found here.  The Party: Performances throughout the night by John Maus, Geneva Jaccuzi, and TRS-80.  The night also includes A History of Dance – an all night dance party in the Cabaret and the Leeteg Room.  In the hotel rooms with be the Five Secret Worlds and as well as analog sets in the Tiki Room.  There will also be an incredible slideshow on the west exterior wall.

The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 East Hastings Street.

Tickets available but only 78 left so act fast.  Ticket information.

Visit their website for preview postings about the event.

W2 Lights NYE

For the first time ever at W2 a 5 room collaboration between Vancouver’s underground music communities in one, massive public space at W2 Storeyum.  Brining back the light and welcoming the new year! The Party: 5 rooms filled with music, video and interactive media art installations, performance, plus hors d’oeuvres, silent auction of cool gifts and art, secure coat check, special refreshments all in the heart of Gastown!

W2 Storeyum,  151 West Cordova Street.

Limited tickets are still available at Peoples Co-op Bookstore (Commercial Drive) so hurry and get yours now!  **More W2 LIGHTS NYE tickets released Dec 23 at 4pm; proceeds aid DTES work. READ THE BLOG POST WITH DETAILS HERE**

Check out the promo video for the event.

Casino Royale NYE at Red Card

Not your typical New Year’s Eve party! Canapes throughout the evening, and a midnight snack buffet. Play for fun Casino Royal: Black Jack tables, roulette, and horse races (10pm – 1am). Plus live DJ and dancing and complimentary bubbles at Midnight. Also some draws for some incredible giveaways. Grand Prize A: 3 nights accommodation at Paris or Planet Hollywood in Vegas! Grand Prize B: A Canucks evening package which includes 2 boxed tickets, dinner at Red Card and a night at Moda Hotel. PLUS more prizes and giveaways throughout the night!

Red Card Sports Bar, 900 Seymour Street.

Tickets are still available and start at $25 with group VIP tickets available too.  Ticket information.

Massive Gala 2011

Celebrate New Year’s even in the heart of downtown Vancouver at a formal attire gala overlooking amazing views of the harbour.

The Dinner: Featuring an extravenagnt 5-star buffet – full menu available here.  The Party: Featuring a live performance by ‘Dirty Radio’, the night will also include former Canadian DMC Champion DJ Wax, as well as DJ Downlowe, DJ Roger Maltik, Mychal Ferriera, DJ 11:11 and DJ Adoriana spinning tunes all night.

Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place.

Some types of tickets are already sold out but there are still VIP and group tickets available.  Ticket information.

Check out ‘Dirty Radio’.

One Night Stand III

For the third year in a row… ONE NIGHT STAND an amazing night of covers featuring: Adaline, Andrew Braun (Rococode, Hannah Georgas), Brian Healy (Elias), Dominique Fricot , Hannah Georgas, Jasmin Parkin (Mother Mother), Johnny Andrews (Rococode, Tegan and Sara), Josh McNorton, Laura Smith (Rococode), Michelle Faehrmann, Peter Carrutthers (Said The Whale), Robbie Driscoll (Hannah Georgas, Winston), Rob Tornroos (Elias). ALL ADVANCED TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $30. Ticket includes: Free champagne at midnight, Party favours, Photo booth, hosted by VancouverIsAwesome.com!

This year, there is even a VIP PACKAGE, which includes: • All the benefits of a regular ticket (see above) • Priority entry into venue (no waiting in line!) • Coat check • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge all night • Personal beer & wine bar (no waiting for drinks!) • Private washrooms.

The Media Club, 695 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Some types of tickets are already sold out but there are still VIP and group tickets available.

Honourable Mentions

Star of Vancouver Boat Cruise

Donelly Group Pubs/Clubs

Library Square (Downtown) “Show Me Love.”

Bar None (Yaletown)

Cinema (Granville)

Republic (Granville)

The Calling (English Bay)

The Academic (Kitsilano)

Post Modern (Gastown)

Lamplighter (Gastown)

Glowbal Collection

Glowbal Grill (Yaletown)

Society (Yaletown) “Pretty in Pink Gala.”

Coast (Alberni) “Bubbles and Oceans Gala.”

Italian Kitchen (Alberni)

Sanafir (Granville)

Trattoria Italian Kitchen (Kitsilano)

The list of honourable mentions will continually added to. Have an event/party that you think needs to be on the list? Send an email to eventlisting@vancouverisawesome.com.

Save The Date! Vancouver Is Awesome will be holding an awesome fundraising party at The Waldorf on January 13th, 2011!  More details to come so mark your calendars and check back for more details soon!

Have fun and plan a safe ride home. Remember that transit is FREE after 5pm and there are also great services out there such as Operation Red Nose.

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Destin Jones is a community builder, storyteller and grassroots marketer in Vancouver, BC. Currently, she is the Director of Community at Change Heroes and volunteers as the Head of Marketing & Sponsorship for #SingItFwd. In her free time she can be found baking, pickling and experimenting with fermentation in her kitchen, sharing details via @yeastvan.