New Year's Eve SkyTrain dance party promises to be "off the rails"

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      Sure, you might have a banging New Year’s Eve event lined up—but what if you could turn the journey there into a party?

      Local organization Party4Health is bringing back the annual New Year’s Eve SkyTrain dance party this December 31. A group that is dedicated to clean merrymaking, Party4Health encourages its attendees to get high on life rather than, well, anything else. Aiming to prove that there’s no need for drugs and alcohol to fuel good times and great connections, the group organizes pop-up events in unusual public spaces, bringing huge boom boxes and high energy.

      This year’s SkyTrain party will feature impromptu dance-offs and funny emceeing alongside activities like a human limbo, line-dancing, soul train dances down platforms, and sing-alongs (we recommend making sure you’re confident on the words to “Sweet Caroline”).

      Like any good party, there are a few house rules. All transit bylaws must be observed, including no swearing, drinking, or smoking. Specific SkyTrain directives, too, must be followed, such as leaving the train if ordered to by staff, not delaying the closing doors, and not lying to transit officials.

      Most important, however, are following the rules of the party: respecting the community, wearing ridiculous costumes, and dancing like it’s 1999.

      The train leaves Waterfront Station at 7.30 p.m., and those keen to get on for the ride should meet at the lobby in advance of its departure. More info can be found here.

      The Skytrain Dance Party is on Sunday (December 31).

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