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!
1. Celebrate The New Year By Going Skiing
How Far: 1 hour and a half
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!
- Sleigh Rides
- Ice Climbing
- Horseback Riding
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ice Fishing
2. Celebrate The New Year By Going To The Spa
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!
3. Celebrate The New Year By Going To Mont-Tremblant Village
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!
4. Celebrate The New Year By Renting And Airbnb
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!
9. Celebrate The New Year By Going To A Late c
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
How Far: 1 hour away!
Price: $25 per person
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!
11. Celebrate The New Year By Going To The Lights Festival Near Montreal
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.
12. Celebrate The New Year By Going Rock Climbing
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.
13. Celebrate The New Year By Going Go Karting & Paint Balling
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
Most movie theaters in Montreal will be open past midnight on New Year's Eve, so celebrate by going to see the latest movie that will be coming out this month!
15. Celebrate The New Year By Going For A Crazy Dessert
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!
16. Celebrate The New Year By Going To Karaoke
You never have to be drunk to go to Karaoke you just need a good sense of humor! Karaoke in Montreal whether you are drunk or sober! I suggest Le Date Karaoke for a great 2017!