Now that the holidays are drawing to a close, we all know there’s one last hurrah to look forward to before facing a cold, grey January filled with sleet, snow, subzero temperatures and no statutory holidays (other than New Years Day, which is a write off anyways). New Years Eve is creeping up on us and, since it’s notoriously hard to get around on the drunkest night of the year, it’s most fortunate that there are a ton of activities to occupy you right here in Mississauga.
Failte Irish Pub is pretty iconic in terms of local party destinations. Since it promises a good time all year round, why not check out the pub’s NYE bash? The City Centre pub’s $15 party—which will feature a performance by The Doubts—starts at 7:00 pm and will boast complimentary midnight champagne, party favours, professional photographers and music. People who can really handle their Guiness can also enjoy a special 3:00 am last call.
If you want to end 2014 on a luxurious high note, Port Credit’s Ten Restaurant is there to make your champagne-tinted dreams come true. On December 31, Ten diners can enjoy a five-course prix fixe dinner and dancing for $85 a person or $25 a person if they’re part of a larger party. The prix fixe menu offers diners a choice of mushroom bisque with aged cheddar croutons, a tomato mozzarella salad, General Tso cauliflower with orange pepper sauce, peanuts and scallions, quinoa ravioli, day-roasted filler of beef and more. The doors open at 7 and seating is reserved.
People who want to keep it a little more formal are welcome to ring in the New Year at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at Dixie and the 401. This higher-end event offers revelers a full buffet and complimentary champagne and wine at midnight. The dinner begins at 8:00 and dancing starts at 10:00. The New Year won’t simply be rung in by the sounds of well-dressed guests kissing — there will be a balloon drop (lots of colour and fun for the single people!). Tickets cost $50, semi-formal wear is mandatory, the DJ will spin top 40 hits and all guests must be 19+.
If you want to stay in City Centre but enjoy a more adult and alcohol-oriented evening, you can walk past Celebration Square to the Sussex Centre’s &Co Resto Bar for NYE 2015: Casino Royale — a celebration of 1920s French Monaco decadence (this themed party has nothing to do with James Bond, fortunately or unfortunately). Tickets are $40, and guests can enjoy a four-course meal and stay for dancing (there will be two rooms playing different music) and hors d’oeuvres.
Celebration Square’s annual New Year’s Eve bashes are getting bigger every year and for good reason — they offer food, entertainment, fireworks and, best of all, it’s free! This year’s festivities, expected to attract up to 30,000 people, will feature electronic trio Keys N Krates, DJ DVS, Shawn Hook, gourmet food trucks and, of course, fireworks. insauga.com’s Pre Show hosted by Khaled Iwamura will start it off with a exclusive interview with Naughty Dog Studios (Last of Us, Uncharted) artistic director and home grown music from Apollo’s Greed, Junia-T, Arlene Paculan, DJ D Smooth. It all starts off at 8pm, so come out and say hi and if you are lucky you will get some PS4, Naughty Dog and insauga.com swag!