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

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

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