Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Greater Victoria venues featuring local bands to ring in 2020

If you enjoy kicking up your heels to ring in the new year, Greater Victoria has many parties to choose from. The most popular New Year’s Eve parties tend to fill up fast, but we’ve listed a selection here to check into:

Hotel Grand Pacific – Lust Life Jazz Band Latin dance band; $75 for glass of champagne, light refreshments, reserved seating. eventbrite.ca

Kuba Oms, with his band Velvet, play a swanky New Year’s Eve Party at Trees Restaurant on Johnson Street this Dec. 31. Photo courtesy Kuba Oms

Oak Bay Recreation Centre – Full-course dinner, dance to Groove Kitchen, $75. eventbrite.ca

Mary Winspear Centre – Dance the night away to the Chris Millington Band in the Bodine Hall, $39.90 plus tax, includes champagne at midnight, party favours. marywinspear.ca

Distrikt silver and gold themed NYE – Music by Combo and DJ Jansom, $30 for VIP/advance tickets, $25 at the door. eventbrite.ca

Capital Ballroom – Electronic party band Astrocolor, joined by Special Guests, $22.50 advance, $30 at the door. eventbrite.ca

Trees Restaurant – Intimate formal soiree with soulful, sexy house music by Velvet, featuring Kuba Oms. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Advance tickets $50, available at Trees (formerly Willie’s Bakery), 537 Johnson St., online at eventbrite.ca or by phone at 778-265-8465.

Fairmont Empress Hotel – Five-course dinner, dance to jazz/pop singer-songwriter Amanda Woods, sparkling wine at midnight, $199 plus tax and tip. Call 250-389-2727 to reserve. fairmont.com/empress-victoria

Westin Bear Mountain Resort – Multi-course cold seafood buffet, dance to Shaky Ground, balloon drop and champagne at midnight; $149. bearmountain.ca

Oak Bay Beach Hotel – Annual gala, pre-dinner cocktail reception with glass of bubbly, multi-course meal in David Foster Foundation Theatre, dance to Bobby Dazzler (funk, hip hop, soul), $175 plus tax.oakbaybeachhotel.com

Live music

 

Victoria’s Groove Kitchen brings its funky sound to the Upstairs Lounge at Oak Bay Recreation Centre for a groovy New Year’s Eve dance party hosted by Beacon Ridge Productions. Photo contributed

Just Posted

Helping hands launch Vancouver Island woman’s mission of gratitude

Jen Klein fainted while driving and crashed on Pat Bay Highway in 2019

Vancouver Island business using robots to bring down concrete walls

Walco Industries only firm on the Island to use specialized robots for hydro-demolition

Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020

We are truly our own worst enemies on this file

So Vancouver Island, you want to defund your police?

Examining what a nearly $10 million RCMP contract gets the people of Campbell River

Opioid crisis and COVID-19 pressing issues for mid-Island’s new medical health officer

Dr. Mike Benusic has been working in his new role with Island Health since July 2

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

Vancouver Island RCMP warn of ongoing frauds

Here are some of the more common scams to be aware of

North Island College ready for a virtual fall semester

“It’s a really good time to be a student.”

Turf replacement installed at Oak Bay High

New Astroturf will be ready for school, sports still cancelled

Poetry contest started for Vancouver Island poets

“We’re such a unique group,” says founder on why she wanted to start the collective

Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world

On any given day of the year, there are several strange, silly or serious holidays to observe

Missing teen visiting Courtenay found safe

She had last been seen going for a walk on Aug. 6

Need a doctor in Sooke? You may be in luck

In anticipation of recruiting more doctors, medical clinic accepting applications for a waitlist

Poles mark growing bond between BC Hydro, Campbell River First Nations

Totem poles placed on the John Hart dam site a symbol of a stronger relationship

Most Read