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How to Ring in the New Year Downtown

It’s getting late in the season for making New Year’s plans, but you still have some options for toasting the end of 2018. Take your pick of these fabulous shindigs, and head to downtown Winnipeg to ring in 2019! 

A Tradition of Elegance at the RBC Convention Centre 

New Year’s Eve at the RBC Convention Centre, Celebration, Downtown Winnipeg

The RBC Convention Centre is putting on a variety of events on December 31st. Fuel your dancing with their gourmet five-course dinner, being served at 7:15 pm. Dedicated diners who arrive by 6 pm will be rewarded with a pre-dinner reception, featuring dim sum and Parisian charcuterie. Ron Paley and his band will keep you dancing ‘til the midnight countdown. 

You can customize your event package for the evening. For more details, visit New Year’s Eve at the RBC Convention Centre.

New Year’s Eve at the Forks 

New Year's Eve at The Forks, Facmily Countdown, Downtown Winnipeg

Though details on the website are still scant, the Forks is also offering to help you ring in 2019. This celebration is perfect for families, complete with a countdown and mini fireworks at 8 pm so you can tuck your little celebrants into bed on time. For those with a slightly later bedtime, there will be fireworks at midnight at the port. The Forks website promises more details soon.

Family-friendly events for even the tiniest tots  

Top Hats & Tiaras event at The Forks, Children, All Family, Celebration, New Year's Eve, Kids, Downtown Winnipeg

During the day, there are more family-friendly events at the Forks! The Manitoba Children’s Museum is hosting Top Hats and Tiaras from 11am to 1pm. Pose for a souvenir photo after getting your family all dressed up, so you can remember ringing in 2019 in style! Ring in the New Year at noon with a ginger ale toast and a balloon drop while listening to some live entertainment. The best part? The cost is included in regular museum admission! More details can be found on the museum’s website.  

An evening for sports fans 

Manitoba Moose, ShutOut Hunger, Colorado Eagles, Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg Harvest, Red River Coop, Manitoba Food Banks, New Year's Eve, Celebration, Downtown Winnipeg, Sports, True NorthIf sports, not parties, are your thing, the Manitoba Moose will host the Colorado Eagles at Bell MTS Place on New Year’s Eve. The puck drops at 4 pm, so early birds can take in the game before heading home to avoid the New Year’s mayhem. Up for more action? Head to one of the other downtown events when the game is over to keep the energy going. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Shutout Hunger initiative in support of food banks across Manitoba. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.  

New Year’s Eve and a good deed 

The 7th Annual Resolution NYE Gala, luxurious Radisson Downtown Hotel, Downtown Winnipeg, New Year's Eve, Celebration, DinnerStart 2019 off on the right foot at the Resolution NYE Gala at the Radisson. This year’s gala is in support of the K9 Advocates of Manitoba, a non-profit that helps First nation communities with dog overpopulation issues. There will be dancing, a live auction, and dinner includes a perogy bar—need we say more? The Bacardi Premium Lounge will be serving up tempting cocktails, wine, and beer from Winnipeg’s Oxus Brewing Company. For tickets and details, visit Eventbrite.  

Whether you’re ringing in the New Year with your crew or your tots, make it a great (and safe) one! Where will you be celebrating the start of 2019? 

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