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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Ottawa

All the best New Year’s Eve events going on in the city.

I made it my mission this year to scour the city and locate all the best NYE parties in Ottawa so that I could rank them on a list, and that’s exactly what I did. 

new years eve events showing fireworks over Ottawa

Down below, you’ll see all the greatest New Year’s Eve hotspots around the city that you can head to for an unforgettable night. 

Countdown to midnight, watch the fireworks, and toast champagne with friends at these Ottawa NYE events.

Check out my awesome guide to the party scene on NYE in Ottawa for a night of fun you’ll never forget (you might not remember it, either).

Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Ottawa

Here are all of the most fun places to go on New Year's Eve in Ottawa, Canada. Greet the new year with a party and lots of champagne at these amazing NYE events around town!


Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some fireworks shows are free to the public.

Best Ottawa NYE Events

  1. A White Rabbit New Years Eve 2023
  2. SASHAY presents / presente SUPERNOVA – A NEW YEAR’S EVE AFFAIR
  3. New Year’s Eve – An Elegant Affair – for singles
  5. Daisy Train New Years Eve at The Lonestar Loft
  7. Let’s Get Fizzy: New Years Eve 2023
  8. Glam & Champagne NYE party – Live music with GLO – DoubleTree by Hilton
  9. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Motel Chelsea with Waked Up!
  10. New Year’s Eve / Generation Landslide and Guests
  11. Ring in the New Year with CougarBait at The Vault Bistro!
  12. New Year’s Eve Bingo & Machines, Dinner & Entertainment
  13. MIDNIGHT OASIS OTTAWA 2023 – Ottawa Ultimate New Year Eve Extravaganza!
  14. Urban Angus New Years Eve Celebration
  15. Party du Jour de l’An! // New Year’s Eve Party!
  16. Jason McCoy Live at Denim and Diamonds New Years Eve Bash in the Joint!
  17. New Years Eve at La Creppa
  18. Masquerade New. Year Party
  19. New Year’s Eve, Denim & Diamonds with Ambush at the Aquatarium!
  20. AWAKEN NYE 2023 – An Intentional New Years Gathering

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are unforgettable experiences waiting for you on New Year’s Eve in Ottawa.

There are so many places to celebrate and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Ottawa, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above.

Cheers to the new year! Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly!

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Written by Rocco Smith

Rocco is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Editing, Writing, and Media. With seven years’ experience in the restaurant industry as a cook, server, bartender, and more, he is deeply passionate about intertwining his fondness for food with his love of language.