From no cost to low cost, events designed for people of all ages are planned to ring in 2013 across the Tri-Cities.
Located at 935 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam, Woody's Pub is offering a free "neighbourhood party" event that runs the duration of the evening on New Year's Eve. The event's DJ, AC/DJ, will be playing Top 40 tunes for the balance of the evening.
The John B. Pub is also hosting a free get-together that will run until 3 a.m., with live music coming courtesy of Top 40 band The Score. A three-course dinner will be available for $39.99 plus tax, and the pub is located at 1000 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam.
The Boulevard Casino will welcome Juno Award winners Trooper, who will usher in 2013 alongside popular radio personality Bro Jake. Two ticketing options are available for partygoers: tickets for the show cost $79.50 plus service charges, while admission for the concert and dinner is set at $99.50 plus service charges. Dinner is slated to begin at 7: 30 p.m., while the show gets going at 11 p.m.
Port Coquitlam's Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar will be hosting a "Black Velvet" party that will run until 4 a.m., at 1979 Brown St. The $10 entry fee covers a free black velvet cocktail, and the evening will include a live DJ, party favours and door prizes.
Though The Gillnetter Pub won't be open to watch the clock strike midnight, the PoCo pub will be open long enough to roll out a special new year's menu consisting of seafood and prime rib until 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 604-941-5599, and the pub is located at 1864 Argue St.
A $20 cover charge will get you in the door and back home safely at the Golden Spike Pub's annual new year's bash. The yearly tradition, which runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 3224 St. John's St in Port Moody, includes a shuttle bus service provided to anyone living in the Tri-Cities, with the last bus leaving the pub at 3 a.m. A live DJ will be playing Top 40 music, and the $20 admission also covers champagne and party favours.
Those looking for a more hands-on type of event can take in the third annual Salsa and Latin Dance party, set to run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.
The licensed event will feature Latin dance of all types - including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, cumbia and more - on top of champagne at midnight, appetizers and desserts. Advance tickets cost $30 before Dec.
30, while admission on the day of the dance is $35.
Also at Evergreen is the fifth-annual QuiRING in the New Year concert, which will meld classical chamber music with the sounds of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms, along with Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz.
Reg Quiring and Rosemary O'Connor of the Quiring Chamber Players will be joined on stage by the acoustic string ensemble Van Django, a four-piece band described as "punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive."
Tickets for QuiRING in the New Year range in price between $15 and $38 and can be purchased online at www.evergreenculturalcentre. ca or by calling the centre's box office at 604927-6555.