Dance, feast, and revel in Ottawa’s mystical take on the world-famous Carnaval traditions of Venice, Rio & New Orleans in a secret downtown location.
THE PARTY: We’ve got two rooms of music playing dusk till well after midnight, superb DJs and VJs, an oyster bar with bubbly, diverse winter sprites, karaoke, desserts galore, mulled wine on arrival – and you lovely lot, dressed to the nines in your most elegant, renegade masquerade attire.
THE FOOD: Leave your diet at home: Carnaval Noir is all about indulging, New Orleans-style, in rich and delicious sweets at the GOURMET SWEETFAIR in the Thunderdome Dancehall. Join us for fine food, mixed drinks, and a DIY jukebox of smash hits in the onsite restaurant, hosted by the fabulous CHINA DOLL.
THE RITUAL: How do we create a Carnaval tradition that is unique to Ottawa? With a boisterous invocation to end the long winter in the nation’s capital! Carnaval Noir enacts the ancient, pre-Christian European tradition of masked townsfolk driving away the winter spirits to ensure that spring will soon return.
THE GOOD CAUSE: Carnaval Noir supports Wheels4Refugees, helping refugee children play again! Since 2015 we have collected hundreds of used bikes from the public, refurbished them, and donated them to families fleeing war zones like Syria or the Congo.
TICKETS: You’ll want to bring your friends – all of them. Carnaval Noir is specially designed for guests to host an extravagant, daring mini-party of their friends (or family) within the larger party for a magical evening of laughter, entertainment, dining, and dancing. The easiest way to convene a group of friends to attend Carnaval Noir is to become a Group Captain, or invite a friend to become one. GROUP CAPTAINS RECEIVE A 25% OFF DISCOUNT CODE FOR THEIR FRIENDS. http://carnavalnoir.com/