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Affordable & Fun Activities To Do on New Year's Eve

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Affordable & Fun Activities To Do on New Year's Eve

Chances are that by now you've had your Christmas plans in place for weeks, if not months. What about New Year’s Eve? As 2019 comes to a close, it's time to think about how you'll be bringing in the new decade! Luckily no matter where you live, there's bound to be fun things going on nearby.

Rather than leave all the researching to you, we've saved you time by gathering the best activities for Canadians looking to have a memorable New Year’s Eve. To make things even easier, we've listed our top five options in order of cost so that you can easily know what your budget can handle.

Watch the Local Fireworks ($)

The cheapest option most people will have for New Year's Eve is to watch the local fireworks. Almost all towns and cities across Canada will have a light show to bring in the New Year, and it's pretty much always a free event! Nevertheless, sometimes there might be a cost to enter the park, so make sure you check ahead of time. Bring your family or take a group of friends to ring in 2020 in the most classic way there is.
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Host a Dinner Party ($)

The next option can vary greatly in cost depending on your dedication level and budget. Our recommendation is to host a potluck on New Years with all of your friends and family members! Allow each to bring their favorite dish so that you don't have as much cooking and preparation to worry about. This will cut down on costs and diversify the menu beyond belief.

Don't forget to enforce the rule of "one bottle of wine/champagne per person" so that you're well stocked up for the midnight celebration. Potlucks and dinner parties split the costs of entertaining among many people so you have less of a burden, making it a great choice for those on a budget who still don't want to sacrifice the entertainment factor.
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Have a Night Out! ($$)

Going up in cost, this option is best for younger couples and those who are single and looking for an exciting night. Many clubs in bigger cities will have specials and countdown parties running all night long. While these can cost more than staying in, you're bound to have fun outside where the action is happening. Plan way ahead for this because tickets for clubs and events sell out fast!

Visit the Big City Near You ($$$)

If visiting your local town isn't enough for a New Years celebration, then it's time to take a quick trip! While you might be too late to get the best deals on hotels or Airbnbs, there will still be plenty of options. Take a day or two, to celebrate the 2020 in your favorite big city, whether that's in Nova Scotia or Quebec.
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Take a Vacation South of the Border ($$$$)

Our last option is the most costly. If you've never visited New York City for the New Year, then this will be the experience of a lifetime. While you will need to do a bit of traveling and have a passport to choose this option, you'll have memories that last. If you love standing in the cold for hours then you can take the opportunity to watch the ball drop in Times Square! Or you can go to a fun indoor event in the city, or just have a night in your hotel room. Either way, it's bound to be a fun and festive New Year's Eve in the Big Apple.

On the other hand, you can bring in the New Year without the cold weather! Look at visiting Florida so that you can be on the beach when the new decade rolls around. Just keep in mind the cost of your plane ticket and hotel! Perhaps this could be in the books for Valentine's Day if it's not do-able for January 1st.
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Ramona Glanville

Ramona has been a regular contributor to some of Canada's top wealth-management editorials for over 30 years. She strongly believes in good saving habits, reducing financial clutter, and red wine.