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Destination Vancouver Island: A DMNW Guide to Your NYE in Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia. It may sound like something out of 19th century England, and somewhat resemble it, but you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing it’s so much more. While it can be overshadowed by cities like Vancouver and Seattle within spitting distance, the dance culture in this community takes a back seat to no one. So DMNW is here to break down your options for the most memorable NYE on the Island.

[divider]Dance Til’ Dawn: The New Years All Nighter @ the Sunset Room[/divider]

What would New Years be without watching the sun come up? The Sunset room invites you to dance your way into 2016 with more than 8 hours of tunes provided by some of Victoria’s best. Powered by PK Sound and not stopping until the wee hours of 5:30 a.m., your festival memories of the summer will come flooding back at this one.

Tickets available at Lyle’s Place

[divider]NYE 2016: Late Check Out – A Hotel Party @ English Inn Hotel[/divider]

Have you ever wanted to party in a mansion? Well, here’s your chance! Deepend Promotions is turning the English Inn Hotel, a.k.a. a giant 100-year-old mansion, into your destination for a New Year’s Eve house party. Showcasing a variety of west coast beats capped off by Vancouver’s Frivolous, this is bound to be one for the books.

Tickets here or at Sacred Herb

[divider]Wolf/Sheep NYE @ Wolf/Sheep Arthouse[/divider]

Anybody from Victoria knows about Wolf/Sheep. They’re an intricate part of the community and have been known for some pretty legendary parties the past couple years as a part of Rifflandia. Well this is their first time hosting a New Years bash, and with Rennie Foster headlining a stacked lineup of local talent they definitely won’t disappoint.

Tickets literally SOLD OUT during the writing of this article, but someone might be nice enough to sell you one if you ask around here.

[divider]A Black Tie Affair: New Years Eve @ Upstairs Cabaret[/divider]

The name speaks for itself. Ring in the New Year with Victoria’s best dressed, and shake your booty while you do it! Featuring a champagne bar and music by DJ Yeezy Yee, the Upstairs Cabaret will help you bring in 2016 with style.

Tickets available here or at Lyle’s Place

[divider]Distrikt Nightclub & 107.3 KOOL FM present NYE @ Distrikt Nightclub[/divider]

Distrikt is arguably one of the main hubs when it comes to catching a DJ in Victoria, and this NYE is no different! Featuring Vancouver’s MF Jones with backup from other Victoria favorites, the basement of the Strathcona Hotel is sure to help you ring in your New Year with a healthy dose of bass.

Tickets here or at the Strathcona Hotel Front Desk

[divider]NYE 2016 @ Lucky Bar[/divider]

Known more for its intimate performances as opposed to the larger crowds, Lucky is a go-to for any Victoria music head. This year’s NYE lineup includes the infamous Max Ulis, part of Vancouver’s Lighta! Crew, with appearances by Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness, and Sean Evans!

Tickets available at Lucky Bar or Lyle’s Place


There you have it Victoria. If you love to dance, and our guess is you probably do, then grab your tickets while you still can. And if by some miracle you find yourself with leftover energy after New Years, you can jump on the ferry for a chance at redemption with What So Not in Vancouver on New Year’s Day! Have a safe and happy 2016 from everyone at DMNW!



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