Guide to NYE 2019 in Kingston

By Tianna Edwards

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we’re here to help you figure out your plans! But forget Chinese takeout and Netflix — with so many things happening around the city, you’ll definitely want to take advantage and spend a night out on the town! Check out our list below for all types of ideas from dress-up to live music and everything in between. 

If you want to dress up

Looking for a reason to dress to the nines and wear those shoes that hurt your feet but look super cute? This list is for you. Ring in the new year with a little extra sparkle with one of these events.

NYE The Roaring Twenties 

  • Where: Holiday County Manor in Battersea (Just North of Kingston) 
  • Vibe: As we head into the ’20s Holiday County Manor is ringing in the new year, Gatsby style. Go full glitz and glam with this themed event.  
  • Cost: $60+tax or $240 with overnight accomodations.
  • Call: 613-353-2211 to book

New Year’s Eve Gala

  • Where: Italo-Canadian Club 
  • Vibe: Dancing, a five-course Italian dinner and a late-night buffet.
  • Cost: $70

New Year’s at Union

  • Where: Union Kitchen & Cocktails 
  • Vibe: Three-course dinner and Champagne 
  • Cost: $65
  • Call: 613-547-5152

New Year’s Eve at AquaTerra

  • Where: AquaTerra
  • Vibe: 5-course First Seating or 6-course Second Seating that includes sparkling wine and a cheese course.
  • Cost: $86 – $100
  • Call: 613-549-6243

If you want to support a good cause

If you want to find the balance between treating yourself and giving to others, celebrate 2020 while honouring a charity at one of these fabulous Kingston events.

Kingston New Year’s Eve Gala: Countdown to 2020 for Loving Spoonful

  • Where: The Harbour Restaurant & Catering
  • Vibe: Live music, hors d’oeuvres, games, prizes and champagne. 
  • Cost: $95-$105. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Loving Spoonful.

NYE 2019 Charity Gala: Countdown to 2020

  • Where: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston
  • Vibe: Dancing, appetizers and drinks (two drink tickets included with ticket). Make a night of it and book a room at the Sheraton! 
  • Cost: $100/person – $150/for two. The event benefits Sistema Kingston.

What Happens at Spearhead…New Year’s Eve Casino Night!

If you want to rock out

Want to kick off 2020 singing at the top of your lungs and sweating out your last meal of 2019? There is something here for you. 

New Year’s Eve with Ambush!

  • Where: Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Vibe: Dress-up or casual, whatever floats your boat! Just be ready for dinner and a live concert featuring Ambush. 
  • Cost: $52

New Year’s Eve Rock and Roll Royal Kingston Curling Club

  • Where: Royal Kingston Curling Club
  • Vibe: Rock and Roll with music by Aylesworth, Jones and Pike.
  • Cost: $25 in advance/ $30 at the door

If you want to party economically


Is your New Year’s resolution to be more fiscally responsible? From free to very reasonably priced meals, take your pick of the Kingston options below.

Merchant NYE

  • Where: The Merchant Tap House
  • Vibe: Kingston’s go-to bar wants you to get down with DJ T-MAK.
  • Cost: NO COVER

New Year’s Eve at the Brewery

  • Where: Stone City Ales 
  • Vibe: Chill. So chill, in fact, you can go anytime on New Year’s Eve from 11 am on for a three-course prix-fixe menu. 
  • Cost: $30/plate

If you want to celebrate with the family

Do you want to include your little ones in the 2020 celebration? They can appreciate the fanfare of closing a year and starting a new one with one of these kid-friendly events. 

K-Town Countdown

  • Where: Invista Centre (New location!)
  • Vibe: Something for every member of the family – magicians, ice-shows, three thematic ice pads, photo booths, animal encounters with Zoo to You.
  • Cost: FREE

Noon Year’s Eve 

  • Where: Playtrium 
  • Vibe: Playful fun for the young ones! Face painting, a hot chocolate bar, prizes and giveaways and a balloon drop at noon.
  • Cost: General Admission: Non-crawling Infants: Free; 2 years and under: $8.99; 3-16 years: $16.99; Adults: $2.99; Grandparents: Free for a limited time!