What makes a good NYE party? You need great DJs, an awesome venue, tons of drinks, and even more sexy people. Neon NYE 2014 has all of the bases covered. With DJ sets from the infamous Chromeo (and MANY more), held at Telus Theatre, bottle service and open bar, plus your sexy self, Neon NYE is set to be the best way to break into 2014. Even better? Tiga has been announced as the secret headliner!!!
Not one, but two rooms are open at Neon NYE, each with their own list of famous disc jockeys. Room 1 will host the dynamic duo that is Chromeo, Breakbot & Irfane, Lexis, and Guilty. Room 2 boasts just as much talent, with Ryan Hemsworth, Tommy Kruise, High Klassified, and DJ Mayday. Don't worry if you can't choose between the awesomeness of both, you can buy tickets to get into both rooms and experience the best beats of Montreal's most illustrious DJs. For a taste of whats to come, check out the trailer below.
You're gonna wanna get on getting tickets right now, and I mean right now, because they're selling out fast. All early birds are already sold out, but there are still tickets for both rooms, VIP, and open bar available. Get them here.
For all the details on ticket packges, DJ sets, and where to buy tickets, get on Neon NYE's Facebook event page.
Lets ring in 2014 in sexy style. See you at NEON NYE Montreal.
Ah yes, we are all no stranger to the common hangover, especially on NYE. You get swamped with headaches, nausea, and well you basically feel like crap. But don’t worry, I have a simple cure that will make you start 2017 off the right way. This recovery plan involves going to one of the brunch spots down below for a superb dish hat will sweep your hangover off its feet and away from you!
We as Montrealers are lucky enough to have access to some of the best hangover curing restaurants in all of Canada! These breakfast locations are all divine and perfect for your first hangover of 2017. So, get up, pop an Advil, put on those sunglasses and have a mad real breakfast. It's time to start off your first morning of 2017 with a breakfast bang!
1. Start To Recover From NYE At Régine Café In 2017
This French style café is perfect for a classy AF hangover. I strongly recommend coming here if you had a fancy New Year's party because you can still feel classy but secretly be a mess! The restaurant is decorated in vintage Parisian decor and it’s honestly a lovely place where you can dress up for 2017… just don’t forget the sunglasses.
For a more low-key hipster recovery, I suggest heading to The Sparrow. It is the perfect place for a quiet hangover with your close pals if you had a casual NYE. So, start 2017 the right way, with some delightful food!
La Bête à Pain is located right in the core of Griffontown where you can go to recover or call to recover as well. Yes, I said it, this little bakery will deliver your brunch to you. So, for that hangover where you just can’t get out of bed because your NYE was too wild, this is the perfect option for you!
For a French style breakfast and a good laugh at some caricatures, I suggest heading to Foiegwa! This is a great spot for some laughs and a darn good breakfast that will cure any hangover! This is the perfect place to start off 2017.
When meat just isn’t the cure to your hangover, then I recommend going to L’Gros Luxe for a vegetarian hangover cure! This restaurant is perfect for a simple eggy breakfast with fresh fruit and bread that will allow you to recover in 2017!
Well, waffles are always delicious but when you just have a shitty hangover, they taste extra special. So, make your hangover disappear with Engaufrez-Vous! Their waffles are crunchy, warm, and darn right amazing for all the time but especially for wild hangovers.
This super cool restaurant has a modern ambience and amazing food. They are most famous for their latkes that are totally amazing. When you want a simple but delicious recovery from the beginning of 2017 then this is the place for you!
This restaurant is located in Little Italy and as some people don't know, they actually also serve breakfast! Trust me, it's a breakfast like no other that is key to saving you from that massive hangover! They serve jerky salmon croquette, pulled port poutine, fried cauliflower with yoghurt and so much more.
Le Cartet is classy and their food is legit life! For a complete recovery from 2017. I suggest heading here for some citrus crepes, blueberry french toast, apple butter, ginger and cashew granola, blueberry yogurt and fresh fruit.
Drinking is basically a 'bad' but fun tradition on New Year's Eve, but for those Montrealer's who don't drink it literally sucks! Watching all the drunk fools out on New Year sure is funny, but there comes a time when those who don't like drinking want to go out and have fun too! So, I have composed a list of insane and unusual things you should do to celebrate 2017 this year WITHOUT any alcohol!
You don't need to be drunk to have fun and New Year's Eve is the perfect way to show it! In this list, you can expect to find activities for everyone. So, text your nondrinking friends and get down to business! Make 2017 great without forgetting what you did the night before!
Mont-Tremblant is the absolute best place to go skiing on New Years Eve! Slip and slide down your favorite mountains as the clock strikes 12 and it's officially 2017! There's no better way to start a new year than being literally on top of the world. You obviously know that it’s beautiful in the summer but it’s actually drop dead gorgeous in the winter!
From 10-6pm you can enjoy a fabulous Spa day in Old Montreal to relax for the New Year! Bota Bota is stunning and you get a perfect view of Montreal covered in snow. So, if you don't plan on drinking head down to Bota Bota for some relaxation and then a cute dinner at a restaurant nearby!
Not only is Mont-Tremblant village absolutely stunning, but there are a bunch of things you can do on New Years Eve if you don't drink! I suggest heading to the Scandinave Spa in Mont-Tremblant (537 Montée Ryan, Mont-Tremblant, QC). It is about an hour and a half drive out of the city and is one seriously magical place. Afterwards, you can check out on of their fabulous restaurants or walk around and laugh at everyone who is drunk!
Here is a list of 12 winter Airbnbs you can rent for a magical alcohol-free New Years Eve party! I suggest inviting your closest friends and having a games night filled with laughs and good memories instead of puking and losing memory.
5. Celebrate The New Year By Going Skating Under The Fireworks
On December 31 at Quai Jacques-Cartier in the Old Port of Montreal, you can dance to Live DJs that will have you dancing until 2am. Or you can enjoy the music from the Montreal's Old Port skating rink and listen to the countdown for fireworks to light up 2017 without a drink in sight.
6. Celebrate The New Year By Going To A Crazy New Dinner
Here is a list of restaurants open on New Year day in case you miss the celebration! But if you are ready to party it up all night long without a drink in hand then I suggest trying some of Montreal most amazing restaurants. Start 2017 with something new and try some of Montreal's most unusual restaurants.
7. Celebrate The New Year On Over Looking The City From Mont Royal
This has to be the most romantic way you could celebrate the New Year. Take that special person to the top of Mont Royal and over look the city until the clock strikes 12 and fireworks light up the sky.
8. Celebrate The New Year By Going On A Helicopter Ride
Price: 20 min = $300//30 min = $430// 60 min = $865
Fly over downtown Montreal to admire your city in all its glory on New Year's Eve! The Ville-Marie circuit will allow you to fly over La Ronde, Olympic Park, Botanical Garden and Mount Royal, and finish with a panoramic view of downtown! This is just the adventurous thing you need on for the New Year if you don't drink!
Head out to one of Montreal's hottest yoga studios on New Year's Eve if you don't drink to end the new year relaxed and start 2017 stress-free! I suggest trying some hot yoga at Enso! It's great and perfect for the New Year.
10. Celebrate The New Year By Going To The Winter Canyon Near Montreal
The Ausable Chasm is now offering their brand new Winter Tours that will allow you to celebrate New Year's Eve in a whole new way ! You can avoid the summer crowds and maybe even have the entire park to yourself this 2017! You and your BFFS will have a view of gigantic icicles that tower 150′ above the Ausable River and a chasm blanketed in snow . Two-hour guided winter tours are also available but reservations are required. All visitors must wear snowshoes or ice cleats for safety, depending on how much ice and snow have accumulated. Rentals are available for $10 per day if you do not have your own. You can even go on a special Photo Tour with resident photographers. It's a great activity for those friend who can have a good time without drinking!
Take a mini 2-hour road trip down to the Festi-Lumiere, taking place in Quebec City. Featuring over 500,000 LED lights on an outdoor circuit, the Festi Lumiere is a huge network of lights, light projections, music, outdoor fireplaces, and more, turning the city into pretty much a wintertime paradise on New Year's Eve. It will be open from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM so I suggest heading to a nice restaurant afterward.
Head on down to Allez up for a rock climbing adventure for your birthday this year! You can celebrate the new year right here since it's open until 12am! So, this is perfect for those athletic Montrealers who don't like to drink but still want to enjoy the New Year in a different way.
Head down to Action 500 for a race to 2017! it is literally open 24 HOURS! Yes, you heard me! You can ride all night on New Year's Eve straight int0 2017! You can even gather all your nondrinking friends and go paintballing! Here is a Groupon to save up to 67% off your next ride!
14. Celebrate The New Year By Going To See The Latest Movie
There really is no better way to celebrate 2017 on New Year's Eve than with a cool AF dessert from C'chocolat! I suggest the famous chocolate bomb is 100% a desert that you must have before 2016 is over and if you don't drink! Not only is it super amazing to watch like in the video above, but it is also crazy good!
Just when you think there couldn't possibly be any more festivals crammed into our way-too-short summer, BAM! JACKALOPE comes at you, pokes you in the face with its unholy antlers, and shows us there is still plenty of mind-blowing fun and excitement to be had in Montreal. Seriously, I don't think you're ready for this jelly.
Get ready kids, because the one-and-only JACKALOPE festival, made right here in Montreal and designed especially for all you adrenaline junkies out there, is back for its 5th edition August 19-21!
Everything from World Cup skateboarding, freestyle motocross, fixed-gear racing, slacklining, and even a mental base jump off the Olympic Tower!
This 3-day, action-packed festivalhasbeen steadily growing in girth over the last few years, and the 2016 instalment promises to be even bigger and better than ever! With over 200 athletes, 7 different extreme sports, and some 20,000 festival goers expected to take over Montreal’s Olympic Park, this is the largest event of its kind in Canada.
Among all the absolute insanity you'll get to see over the weekend, there will also be plenty of delicious munchies to be eaten courtesy of some top MTL food trucks (Aux Vivres, Dasfoodtruck, Dic Ann's, Mi Corazon Food Truck, Les Affamés), a variety of stylish popup shops to keep you looking so fresh and so clean, all capped off with huge live performances by High Klassified, The Posterz and more.
JACKALOPE will also be the location for our massive watergun fight. That's right, we've been talking about it for over a year now, and it's finally happening on Saturday, August 20! The Narcity/MTL Blog team will be on-site to get you, um... wet, so make sure to come say hi!
Rain or shine, JACKALOPE is without a doubt where all the action will be this weekend.
WHERE: Olympic Stadium -Sun Life Financial Esplanade
WHEN: August 19-21, 2016
DETAILS: Tickets are just $15 for the whole weekend (3 days) available in pre-sale, or at the door for $20.
Whenever I tell someone that I don't celebrate Christmas, they right away look at me like I'm from another planet. "What do you mean, you don't celebrate Christmas? How come?" Let me explain why Russians don't celebrate Christmas at the same time as Canadians do.
You may or may not know that most of Russians are Christian Orthodox. Our church still follows the old Julian calendar, unlike most of other countries in the world, who follow Gregorian calendar. As a result, we're 13 days behind other countries when it comes to celebrating Christmas.
Why haven't we switched to Gregorian calendar? I'll explain. Here goes a little bit of #historyporn. You're probably familiar with the fact that, back in the days, the state and the church were known to be in opposition. In 1917, when Bolsheviks (the government) wanted to impose the new Gregorian calendar, Russian Orthodox Church decided not to listen to government authorities and stick to the old calendar as a sign of rebellion. At the same time, this helped keep the tradition of generations of Russians celebrating Christmas on January 7th alive.
Today, some Russian Canadian families celebrate Christmas Eve on December 24th, others on January 7th. There are also families who celebrate both! Why not? However, gifts are generally not exchanged on Christmas. We still love our office Christmas parties, though! Confusing, I know.
The real celebration for any Russian person is on the New Year's Eve. That's when both the most important dinner party of the year and the gift exchange take place.