A guide to unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebrations in Kingston

By Visit Kingston

As the curtain falls on 2023, a wave of anticipation sweeps through the air, drawing us together to ring in the New Year and all the good tidings it will bring. Whether you find yourself lost in the nostalgia of a concert, savouring the delights of a celebratory banquet, or standing in awe at those prime spots where time appears to pause during the countdown, this curated list of events is your compass for ushering in the new year in style. 

The Glorious Sons – The Glory Tour 

The Leon’s Centre | Doors open at 7 pm 

Kick off your New Year’s Eve with the electrifying sounds of Kingston’s very own rock sensation, The Glorious Sons. Brace yourself for an unforgettable night as this two-time Juno award-winning band graces the stage for a special hometown show at the Leon’s Centre in Kingston. The Glorious Sons kick off their North American tour with the debut of their latest single, “Mercy Mercy.” Kingston’s own Tiny Horse is the opening act for this show. Secure your tickets now for an amazing night of music. 

New Year’s Eve gala  

Italo Canadian Club of Kingston | Doors open at 5:30 pm 

Ring in the New Year with glamour and grandeur at the highly anticipated annual New Year’s Eve Gala hosted by the Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston. Set against the backdrop of one of the city’s largest banquet venues, this celebration promises a night filled with indulgence and sophistication. If your idea of welcoming the new year involves delicious food, champagne, and dancing, then this gala was made for you.  

The evening unfolds with a full-course dinner, followed by an open dance floor that will be alive and buzzing with music, courtesy of a DJ from Stage One Sound. As the clock strikes midnight, join in on a collective champagne toast to welcome the new year in style. The festivities will continue into the early hours, concluding at 2 am. A late-night buffet adds the perfect finishing touch to the evening. 

K-Town Countdown 

The INVISTA Centre | Doors open at 5 pm 

For those seeking family-friendly festivities to ring in the New Year, the City of Kingston’s K-Town Countdown at the INVISTA Centre is the ultimate destination. This all-encompassing event promises an array of activities suitable for all ages. Revel in the joy of public skating parties, encounter fascinating creatures at the Zoo-to-You pop-up exhibit, and enjoy live entertainment featuring the talented Yo-Yo Dave. A world of excitement is in store for the little ones, offering engaging activities like face painting, glitter tattoos, and the chance to create their very own cuddly companion at the Build-A-Friend stuffed animal workshop. 

But the fun doesn’t stop there—K-Town Countdown has something special in store for the grownups in the family too. Elevate your New Year’s Eve with the Champagne on Ice festivities, an exclusive event featuring a comedy show for those 19 and over, headlined by the hilarious AB3 Comedy. Cap off the night with a complimentary champagne toast, ensuring a sparkling start to 2024.  

Sizzle and Spice New Years extravaganza  

La Vida Bistrobar and Social | Doors open at 8 pm  

For a New Year’s celebration inspired by Latin dance, LaVida Bistrobar and Social is the place to be. This New Year’s extravaganza kicks off with cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  La Vida Bistrobar is turning up the heat with this celebration as they merge Latin dance with modern burlesque. Immerse yourself in the enchanting performances by Randi Rouge and friends, paving the way for an unforgettable evening. As the night unfolds, a live DJ will spin captivating Latin beats, enticing you to showcase your moves on the dance floor. Please note that this exclusive event is reserved for adults aged 19 and over. Learn more about the event itinerary and ticket sales. 


New Year’s Eve special chef’s menus

Atomica (71 Brock St.) | Black Dog Tavern (69 Brock St.)

Join Atomica or Black Dog Tavern for their New Year’s Eve special chef’s menus. Celebrate while enjoying seared scallops, Australian lamb rack, Ferrero Rocher cheesecake and more special menu items.

See Atomica’s special menu details

See Balck Dog Tavern’s special menu details


AquaTerra’s New Year’s Eve tasting menu

1 Johnson St.

Join AquaTerra to try their New Year’s Eve tasting menu. Enjoy a four-course meal including sunchoke bisque, lobster potatino, beef tenderloin, and more with wine pairings. Available from 5 – 9 pm. Make a reservation on their website.


New Years Eve at Daft Brewing
Daft Brewing

New Year’s Eve at Daft Brewing

768 Princess St. | DJ starts at 9 pm

Celebrate at Daft Brewing! Enjoy a selection of craft beers while their DJ’s tunes fill you with New Year’s Eve excitement. At midnight, have a glass of bubbly on them. Tickets are $10.


Amp up your New Year’s Eve with live music

Catch some live music at many Kingston locations: