Nothing passes a decade quite like a night out in Yellowknife. 

This year residents have their pick of live entertainment and fireworks, festive dinners and all-night parties to ring in the new roaring twenties. 

The city’s fireworks display begins at 8 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Michel Adam

Frame Lake fireworks

8 p.m.

Kick off the evening’s festivities at Somba K’e Civic Plaza and take in the city’s annual fireworks display. 

After a small fireworks display, this year will also include a  moment of reflection for the city’s fireworks coordinator, Kate Dooley, who passed away on December 1, 2019 and assisted in displays across the North for over 15 years.

The city said in a statement residents should keep to the lake’s perimeter and avoid the fireworks safety zone, while leaving pets at home and steering clear of the fireworks area until noon on Tuesday. 

Prohibition Party New Year’s Eve

6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Hosted by NWT Brewing Company, residents can drop $100 on a five course meal with beer pairing before a 1920s, prohibition-themed dance.

Black & White New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

6 p.m. – 3 a.m.

The Monkey Tree Pub is hosting a dinner and New Year’s Eve party of drinks, dinner and dancing, with music provided by Welder’s Daughter and DJ Godson. A draw for a prize trip to Las Vegas happens at 11 p.m. Black and white attire for the dress code. Tickets are $80 each. Doors open to the general public at 11 p.m.

Copperhouse New Year’s Eve Party

5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Enjoy a four course dinner and ring in the new year with a party at Copperhouse eatery. The dinner costs $59 and to pair it with wines costs $96, which includes entrance to New Years party. A children’s menu is available for $25 (for kids under 12). Party is 19+ only. Email to book a spot.

Black and Gold Party at the Raven

9 p.m.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for the Raven’s New Year’s Eve Party, where guests are asked to wear black and gold attire and enjoy free champagne toast at midnight, in addition to other party favours. 

Cover is free. 


New Year’s at the Gold Range

9 p.m.

Ernie and The Boys will be playing live music for the Gold Range’s New Year’s Party. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $30. Celebrations include two grand prizes: a round trip for two to Las Vegas, with accommodations included, and a round-trip to Edmonton, with Oilers tickets included. 


Nick Pearce

Nick Pearce is a writer and reporter in Yellowknife, looking for unique stories on the environment and people that make up the North. He's a graduate of Queen's University, where he studied Global Development...

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