BY: REBECCA JUETTEN
Looking for events to celebrate a final fare-thee-well to 2021? Despite the recently updated provincial public health rules, thankfully there are still a variety of places around town where you can enjoy a fun night out in style. The following establishments will be following the aforementioned new health orders, but do contact your location of interest directly to make sure you’ll be properly prepared to join the party!
And don’t forget – B.C. Transit will provide free bus service for the evening of Dec. 31st (after 6pm) to early in the morning on Jan. 1 using the regular Friday schedule with late night/evening service – just be sure to mask-up before you get on board!
Enjoy afternoon outdoor skating in Langford. Two sessions, one at 1:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm. Skating | Warm Beverages | Full-Service Restaurant (For more details, click this link)
Celebrate early at Hermann’s Jazz Club’s Early NYE with the Jazz All Stars! 3-5 PM | World class jazz concert | Cocktails | Tapas Menu (For tickets and other details, click this link)
Immerse yourself in the Lights of Wonder. Centennial Square in downtown Victoria has been transformed into a holiday wonderland, with an outdoor display featuring themed light exhibits, four interactive light tunnels and a 40 foot festive tree, There’ll also be live entertainment in the afternoon and evening. (Check their website for details and updates.)
Enjoy the festive displays at Butchart Gardens, open 3:30 – 9 pm, with viewing until 10 pm. (Details and passes at this link.)
Celebrate at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel with their New Year’s Eve Champagne Gala! Multiple Course Dinner | Champagne | Live Music | Luxurious Dining Room (For tickets and other details, click here.)
Ring in the New Year at Saveur Restaurant! Welcome Cocktail & Culinary Snacks | Eight Course Tasting Menu | Champagne at Midnight. (For tickets and other details, click this link)
Eat, drink and celebrate at Hermann’s Upstairs with Daniel Lapp & Marc Atkinson in CARAVAN! JUNO Nominated musicians | Cocktails | Champagne Toast | Dinner Buffet (For tickets and other details, click this link)
Laugh the night away at Hecklers Bar & Grill Dinner | Cocktails | Live Comedy – Headliner: Damonde Tschritter (For tickets and other details, click this link)
Ring in the New Year with a memorable culinary experience at Villa Eyrie Resort Four-Course Culinary Experience | Impeccable Service | Panoramic Starry Views (For reservations and other details, click this link)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with HOB Fine Foods & House of Boateng Dinner | Wine & Cocktails (For more details, click this link)
Enjoy an evening of bowling at Langford Lanes! Evening Reservations for Bowling | Dinner | Cocktails (For more details, click this link)