Toronto New Year’s Parties: The good, the bad and the ugly

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to ring in the New Year – Toronto style! With multiple events going on around the city, we’ll show you the hottest dance spots, all-inclusive club experiences and even a few you’re better off skipping.

The Good:

1. Starting at the top of the list, Stars New Year’s 2016 party at the Mirage proves just how good it can get. With an all-inclusive offering of food, drinks and entertainment, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another party that can live up to this one! Tickets start at $65 and include access to an open bar, a buffet dinner and live entertainment from nine of Toronto’s top DJs spinning tunes throughout the night.

2. If kickin’ it ’90s-style sounds more up your alley, be sure to check out Revival New Year’s Eve. Featuring an evening of musical tribute to old school hip-hop, R&B, dance, reggae and pop from the ’90s, this event will have you partying like it’s 1999. Tickets start at $30 and include access to two dance floors, 15 VIP booths (reserve yours soon), a midnight toast, confetti cannons and your share of some awesome party favours.

The bad:

3. Does partying with a bunch of other singles from sound like your idea of fun? We didn’t think so either, but in case you’re looking for an all-singles event where the profile pics don’t quite match up with what you’re seeing, this is just the place for you. The good news is there are plenty of complimentary drinks (which you’re going to need) and raffles. Who knows – maybe you’ll get lucky and win a ticket to a different party.

The ugly:

4. Hosted by Twisted Sister’s legendary cross-dressing frontman, Dee Snider’s Rock and Roll Christmas Tale is about as ugly as it can get, literally. Also, yes, the “Christmas Tale” starts before Christmas but carries its way into the New Year. The New Year’s Eve edition of the musical will take place at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and tickets start at $40, up to $100. Unless you’ve always wanted to see an ’80s heavy metal band carol their way into the new year, you’re better off spending the money elsewhere. Anywhere.

Erin Cardone

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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