The night sky over Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver will once again light up with fireworks this New Year’s Eve.
Organizers with the Vancouver New Year’s Eve Celebration Society have confirmed that Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver will take place on December 31, 2016. Although the exact details of the event will not be announced until later in the fall, revellers can expect spectacular high-aerial fireworks, free concerts, food trucks, buskers and much more.
This year’s event will be beefed up by a contribution of $226,000 from the federal government’s Department of Canadian Heritage to help kick off not only 2017 but the start of Canada’s year-long festivities celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Last year’s inaugural event was an incredible success and it attracted over 80,000 people, making it the largest public New Year’s Eve event in Canada. There were two fireworks displays launched from a barge: there was an Early Eve display at 9 pm designed for families with young children followed by a much larger and longer Midnight Countdown display at the stroke of midnight.
The Society was founded in 2012 by Daily Hive CEO Karm Sumal and Features Editor Kenneth Chan who both saw an overwhelming demand for a major, free public event in the city to celebrate New Year’s revelry.
For more information about this event please visit www.nyevan.com