NEW YEAR’S EVE IN 2020
New Year’s Eve parties take place at several venues on December 31st. Because of COVID-19, New Year’s Eve will likely be very unusual this year compared to the past. There likely won’t be better parties and fireworks exhibitions. Accurate details, however, are to be affirmed. Let’s hope the coronavirus situation raises between now and the end of the year and doesn’t get worse!
Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.
In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.
Lower Mainland New Year Eve Activities
The largest New Year’s Eve festivals in the Lower Mainland managed to take place around Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. The entertainments there carried ticketed parties as well as free concerts and fireworks. 2018 was the ultimate year for the prime fireworks and concert activities at Canada Place. On December 31st, 2019, there were fewer events at various locations, but no extreme fireworks. On the last day of the year in 2020 (and other future years), though, there were ideas to have fireworks once again and a huge light show, but at the eastern end of False Creek rather than by Canada Place.
It doesn’t look like the program for fireworks at the new False Creek venue will be welcome in 2020, thanks to COVID-19. What can and cannot appear this year concerning ceremonies is still to be determined at the beginning of November. Things aren’t looking normal, though. Other important New Year’s Eve events in years without pandemics are at locations ski hills including Mt. Seymour, Cypress, and Grouse Mountain on the North Shore and in the Fraser Valley at Sasquatch Mountain. All four hotel events include fireworks and several amounts of family-friendly actions. 2020 details, however, are to be confirmed.
Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.
Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.
What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?
What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?
What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?
Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
New Year’s Eve Boat Parties
One of the best spots to celebrate the coming of the New Year is on a New Year’s Eve boat party voyage. They offer nightclub-style dancing, food, drinks, and spectacular views of the city. A familiar New Year Eve cruise in 2019 was with Vancouver Boat Parties. Their 2020 event moves from around 9:00 pm on December 31st until 1:00 am on January 1st. It takes place on the Burrard Queen, which is a 200+-person leisure vessel. The event highlights food and music to enjoy on two layers.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
New Year Eve on Granville Street
There are several night clubs on Granville Street just south of Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. In years when there isn’t a global pandemic, all fill up on New Year’s Eve, so you want to buy tickets for them in advance. Moreover, if you don’t take into one of the pubs or official party venues, there is much partying on the street.
On New Year’s Eve, the City of Vancouver normally closes Granville Street down to vehicular traffic. It suits a pedestrian-only area and fills up with groups of people. You can’t drink whiskey in public in the street, but walking around and having fun is free. In 2020, because of COVID-19, it will likely be careful to avoid the area.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Grouse Mountain’s New Year’s Eve Dinner is the ski hill’s chief selection for dining. In past years there was a Function which was for adults only and included dinner and then dancing. In 2019, there were dinner decisions, but also dancing. Dinner in the Observatory Restaurant in current years cost about $120 per person. In December 2019, still, sittings extended between $125 dinner up to $150.
In 2019 the 6-course dinner menu highlighted a chickpea crisp and salmon with caviar, a smoked radish and kale salad, sturgeon, striploin steak, sorbet, and chèvre cheesecake for dessert. Vegetarian choices were also ready.
Family New Year’s Eve Celebration
The Family New Year’s Eve Celebration at Grouse Mountain holds ice skating, fire shows, a live band and DJ music at the skating pond, fireworks at 9:00 pm, and more. This event often sells out. Activities scheduled for December 31, 2019, included live performances, sled rides, and photo moments with the Snow Queen and King.
May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.