Although this quaint city might be small in numbers compared to others in the True North, they sure know how to host a big party. From a cozy Italian restaurant serving up decadent eats to an epic concert by Canadian pop-rock band Hedley at Casino New Brunswick, you’ve got options for how you want to spend the last few moments of 2017. Herewith, the best New Year’s Eve events in Moncton. Want to take the festivities across the country? Click here to discover our top picks for New Year’s Eve in Canada.
Gusto Does New Year’s 2018
Find it: 130 Westmorland St., Gusto Italian Bar and Grill,
The low-down: This intimate Italian grill and bar is hosting its eighth annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza, featuring local DJs Zafari and Lüüc in two separate rooms depending on your party vibe. PSA: they’ve sold out seven years in a row, so if that isn’t a testament to the event’s popularity, we don’t know what is. Make it a whole evening affair and book a table before the event to delve into some delicious Italian eats for dins (the pasta dishes are to die for).
When: December 31, 2017 from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Prices: $55 per person
Dress code: No jeans, tees, sneaks or hats, so basically anything from a sleek pair of trousers and festive top to a body-con dress topped with a luxe faux fur jacket
NYE with Hedley
Find it: 21 Casino Dr., Casino New Brunswick, The Molson Canadian Centre,
The low-down: One of Canada’s fave pop-rock bands, Hedley, will take the stage at Casino New Brunswick to ring in the New Year. They’ll be playing hits from their latest album, Cageless, including their single “Better Days.”
When: December 31, 2017 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Prices: $99 per person
Dress code: No strict dress code, so whatever you usually rock to concerts but with a New Year’s twist (sparkle, glitter and sequins galore, obvs)