14 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Manitoba

Posted December 18, 2023 | Author Veronica Melanson

The countdown to 2024 is fast approaching, and as you reflect on 2023 and look forward to the New Year, it’s also time to decide how you want ring in the New Year! Whether you thrive being up until midnight dancing the night away, or taking in family daytime celebrations, here are 14 activities to do with your family and friends on New Year's Eve in Manitoba.

Top Hats and Tiaras

Photo by George Fischer Photography

Children's Museum, Winnipeg

Dress to impress and revel in all things cute with your family at the Children's Museum’s Top Hats & Tiaras celebration! Wear your finest attire and they will provide top hats and tiaras for the kiddos. Capture these precious moments with souvenir photos, make crafts, indulge in tasty snacks, and groove to live entertainment. Don't miss the excitement of the balloon drop and toast with ginger ale—it's a fantastic family friendly daytime celebration!

New Year's Concert and Party


Party and enjoy live music in Niverville on New Year's Eve! Musical performers include Catie St.Germain, The Dept. of Human Resources, and JR Charron. After the clock strikes 12, kick-off 2024 with a delightful midnight snack to start 2024 right! Who’s hungry?

Pop into Portage La Prairie

Portage la Prairie

Celebrate the last night of 2023 in Portage La Prairie! Feel the rhythm of live music from the band Fudge Motors Inc. Indulge in a delectable buffet spread and raise your glasses for a complimentary champagne toast and cheers to the New Year ahead!

Gala & Social

RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg

The Berens River First Nations is hosting the 2024 Manitoba Indigenous New Year's Eve Gala & Social Event. The evening begins at 6 pm with a four-course meal and a concert by The Kentucky Headhunters. After 10 p.m., the social event starts and features a performance by the multi-Juno award-winning Canadian Classic Rock Band Harlequin. This event ends at 3 a.m., perfect for the night owls who love to celebrate all night long!

Dine in Hecla

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Lakeview Hecla Resort

Something special awaits at Lakeview Hecla Resort on New Years Eve! Book an overnight stay or just pop in for dinner and feast the night away with a seafood bar, salad bar, antipasto station, carving station and of course a dessert station! There’s also a kid’s buffet available with all their favourites: chicken fingers, pizza and fries!

Cheer on the Manitoba Moose

Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg

Hey sports fans, this one’s for you! Say goodbye to 2023 by watching the Manitoba Moose face off against the Texas Stars at Canada Life Centre. The excitement starts at 7 pm. Come with your family or friends to celebrate the New Year by seeing slap shots and heart-stopping saves.

A SMITH-Crafted Event

SMITH, Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg

Calling all foodies! For a lavish New Year's Eve celebration, head to SMITH in Winnipeg. This SMITH-crafted event includes delectable dishes like freshly shucked oysters, house-made sushi, slow-braised beef brisket, and house-made desserts. If you work up your appetite again after dancing, they provide late-night snacks to refuel your energy!

Party like it's 1999

The Wood Tavern, Norwood Hotel, Winnipeg

If the 90s is your favourite decade, ring in the New Year at The Wood Tavern! They encourage everyone to come dressed in their best 90s-themed outfits to accompany their 90s-themed cocktails to toast the New Year. Get out those scrunchies, flared jeans and overalls!

Get Groovy for 2024

The Park Theatre, Winnipeg

Hustle on down to The Park Theatre to celebrate the New Year 1970s style. Great food, midnight champagne toast, balloon drops, and a light show are all part of this 70s-themed celebration. Put on your grooviest outfit and bust a move to the best funk, soul, and disco tunes.

Family Fun at the Carnival

Kilcona Park, Winnipeg

Bring your family to the Kilcona Park Alliance New Year's Eve Family Carnival! This action-packed, free event kicks off with tobogganing at Kilcona Dog Park at 5 pm. From 6 to 8 pm, watch your kids play interactive games and bounce around on the lively bouncy castle.

MIMETIC at Little Brown Jug

Little Brown Jug, Winnipeg

Celebrate the New Year at Little Brown Jug with MEMETIC. The event showcases the finest house & techno DJs in Winnipeg, with visuals by Theo Tzu.

Cheers in Clear Lake Country

Lakehouse, Wasagaming

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Lakehouse in Clear Lake Country with a curated evening of delights! From 8:00 pm to 1:00 am, savour the festivities for $99 per guest, featuring live music, wood-fired pizzas from the Spruce Hut, mulled wine by crackling fires on the patio, a s'mores station, complimentary bubbly upon arrival and for the midnight toast, an array of passed appetizers, Lakehouse charcuterie, beef brisket carvery, late-night snacks, and two complimentary drink tickets for Lakehouse crafted cocktails, craft beers, wine, or spirits!

Live Music at the South Beach Casino

South Beach Casino, Scanterbury

Escape and revel in the New Year's Eve festivities at South Beach Casino & Resort. It's time to try your luck one more time at the casino before bidding farewell to 2023!

At 8 pm, be enthralled by Lisa Windsor's magnetic stage presence. Renowned for her unfiltered, high-energy performances, Lisa Windsor delivers a mix of soul, country and everything in between. Experience her captivating performances at the Blue Dolphin and the Ballroom throughout the NYE weekend.

Fireworks on the Ski Hill

Asessippi Ski HIll

Celebrate the start of the New Year amidst family-friendly fun and a breathtaking fireworks showcase at Asessippi Ski Resort.
Enjoy not one, but two fireworks displays at 9:15 pm and midnight. Best viewing spots are at the base of the bunny hill or along Easy Street facing NE.

The Bunny Hill and Quad Chair remain open until 11:45 pm, with a thrilling midnight run down Easy Street! You can also savour a special New Year's supper featuring a delicious brisket dinner. Shuttle service is available.

About The Author

Hi, I'm Veronica! I love lattes, dogs, chicken tenders with honey dill sauce, and reading fluffy rom-com books. My favourite thing about living in Manitoba is taking photos of every stunning sunset.

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