New Years Family Event Guide – Ring in 2024

New Years Family Event Guide – Ring in 2024

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Family Friendly New Years Eve Celebrations in the GTA and Southern Ontario

Ring in the 2024 with the family at a first-night family event or free skate. Find an event near you in our local guide to family-friendly New Year’s Celebrations and Free Skating events in and around Toronto, York Region, Durham, Halton, Peel and north of the GTA!

More events will be added over the upcoming weeks – so check back soon!

Gift of Lights
Nov 17, 2023 
to Jan 6, 2024
Bingemans
Gift of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru holiday light display with two tunnels and over 300 animated and static light displays! Enjoy this holiday spectacle from inside the comfort of your own vehicle and tune into Gift of Lights Radio ...
Holiday Magic at Blue Mountain
Nov 18, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Blue Mountain Village
Holiday Magic is back at Blue Mountain. By day the Village sparkles with festive décor, holiday music and fires to warm by. Evenings, starting at dusk, follow the one-kilometer Holiday Light Trail through the Village and around the Mill Pond ...
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
Nov 18, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Niagara Falls Ontario
101 Nights of Twinkling Lights The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the annual Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with millions of lights and larger-than-life displays across the tourism districts. ...
Cavalcade of Lights
Nov 25, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Nathan Phillips Square
Celebrate holiday magic in Toronto during Cavalcade of Lights, presented by Desjardins Financial Group. Inspired by the luminous festivals and cultural revelries from around the globe, enjoy a host of holiday traditions centred on light, lanterns and fire woven into ...
Winter Magic
Nov 25, 2023 
to Mar 17, 2024
Mississauga Celebration Square
There’s magic in the air at Celebration Square! With spectacular art installations, twinkling lights, and skating on the City’s largest outdoor ice rink, there are so many ways to embrace the cold throughout the season.
Holiday Nights of Lights
Dec 1, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Scarborough Town Centre
Holiday Nights of Lights is an immersive walk-through experience like none other, featuring more than 1.5 million LED lights animated and synchronized to everyone’s favourite Holiday tunes. Back for the fourth year, the event will be bigger and brighter with ...
Casa Loma Holiday Lights
Dec 1, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Each December experience the magic of the season at Casa Loma’s spectacular Holiday Lights Tour. Wander through a dazzling lighting display in the gardens and tunnels, all decorated for the festive season. Designed as a self-guided walk, guests stroll through ...
Christmas at the Castle
Dec 2, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Casa Loma
This December join us to celebrate and take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma during Christmas at the Castle. Casa Loma will host a wide range of activities and thrilling performances that are sure to be fun for ...
Rapunzel, the Family Friendly Musical
Dec 2, 2023 
to Jan 7, 2024
Wychwood Theatre
A high-energy panto performance full of zany comedy, audience sing-alongs, chases, balloons and more! Join Rapunzel and Pockets as they escape the wicked witch Gothel’s tower while trying to reunite the lost princess with her family. All the fun of ...
Chris, Mrs. - A New Holiday Musical
Dec 5, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Winter Garden Theatre
Chris, Mrs. – A New Holiday Musical is coming to The Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto! Ring in the holiday season with the Chris family, where the everyday collides with the enchanted. Our story begins in the city, where festiveless ...
Bad Hats' Alice in Wonderland
Dec 12, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
The Young Centre for Performing Arts
Soulpepper Presents Bad Hats Theatre’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND Adapted by Fiona Sauder Music by Landon Doak and Victor Pokinko Dramaturgy by Matt Pilipiak The smash-hit family musical returns this Holiday season! Bad Hats Theatre’s contemporary spin on Wonderland takes us ...
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! the Musical!
Dec 16, 2023 
to Jan 14, 2024
Randolph Theatre
This Toronto tour-de-force features a script by Mo Willems, creator of the best-selling “Pigeon” picture books. Recommended for Ages 5+ Based on the book by Mo Willems Written by Mo Willems and Mr. Warburton Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma ...
Stackt Holiday Hills Market
Dec 17, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
stackt market
Your favourite holiday festival is BACK from November 17 – December 31. This year’s Holiday Hills is bigger than ever, with immaculate seasonal vibes you won’t want to miss. The return of the Disco Mistletoe and Speakeasy Whiskey Bar 120 ...
Slava's Snowshow
Dec 22, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
Making its triumphant return to Toronto, Olivier® award-winner and Tony® award-nominee Slava’s Snowshow is a universal and timeless theatrical and poetic spectacle that has enchanted and empowered the imagination of audiences and critics since 1993. A genre of its own, ...
Winterlit
Dec 28, 2023 
to Feb 19, 2024
Mountsberg Conservation Area
The wooded trails at Mountsberg are always beautiful in the wintertime but now we have made them more magical than ever! The Winterlit Trail features a unique and stunning lighting experience with inspirational art installations along the trail. Also, the ...
Ring in the New Year with the City of Ajax
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Ajax Community Centre
It’s a time of celebration and new beginnings! The Ajax Family New Year’s Eve Party presented by Ontario Power Generation delivers a fantastic event for the whole family. This event features children’s activities, games, live entertainment, interactive experiences, ice skating ...
Niagara Falls New Year's Eve
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Niagara Falls Ontario
Visit Canada’s most exciting New Year’s Eve destination this year for incredible events and programming, including the return of live music with Niagara Falls Music Live! Fireworks: Celebrate the holidays with breathtaking fireworks displays over the American and Canadian Horseshoe ...
Richmond Hill First Night
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Looking for the perfect way to welcome the New Year? Join us for First Night, a memorable evening for families, where joy and togetherness take centre stage! There will be live entertainment, crafts, activities, tasty treats and an early countdown ...
Noon Year at The Museum
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
The Museum
Ring in the Noon Year at THEMUSEUM. Celebrate the beginning of 2024 by joining us for a variety of fun activities throughout the day. Join us for a Magic Show, Toast & New Year’s Dance Party to live music! 10:00am ...
Noon Year's Eve at the Ontario Science Centre
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Ontario Science Centre
Ring in the new year and prepare for an exciting 2024 with the Science Centre! On December 31, join us at 10 a.m. for two hours of hands-on science activities, demos and more. See science demos worth celebrating, create crafts ...
The Bentway Polar Bear Skate
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
The Bentway Skate Trail
The Bentway’s wildest winter tradition returns! Brave Torontonians are invited to strip down to their skivvies and skate the trail for a good cause. Our annual Polar Bear Skate is both a clothing drive and a bold way to close ...
New Year's Eve
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Memorial Park, Stouffville
Bring the whole family to Memorial Park on New Year’s Eve to close out the year with a bang! Join your neighbours on December 31 as we ring in the New Year with an exciting evening of exceptional entertainment that ...
Downtown Countdown
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Heritage Park and Downtown Barrie
Ring in the New Year in downtown Barrie! Since 1998, the Downtown Countdown has brought thousands from near and far together to celebrate the arrival of the new year. This free evening of fun and celebration is one of Central ...
Stouffville New Years Celebration
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Memorial Park Stouffville
Bring the whole family to Memorial Park on New Year’s Eve to close out the year with a bang! Join your neighbours on December 31 as we ring in the New Year with an exciting evening of exceptional entertainment that ...
New Year's Eve Coyote Howl
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Join us as we howl in the New Year! A truly unique way to welcome the new year. Gather around as we talk about the mysterious life of urban Coyotes. We will go on a short walk to see if ...
Aurora Family First Night
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Aurora Family Leisure Complex
​​​​​​​Ring in the New Year at Family First Night, presented by Healthy Planet. Take a swim or skate during the day to start your celebrations. (Registration required) Free Skating & Swimming Activities at the A.F.L.C. Swimming Times 6 p.m. to ...
Oshawa Celebrates
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Delpark Homes Centre
This free event includes free skating, free swimming, free ticketed magic shows in the Library, live entertainment, a zoo, dinosaurs and crafts! Help us kick off Oshawa’s 100th anniversary! You don’t want to miss this free family-friendly event! Date: Sunday, ...
Croatian-Canadian New Year's Eve Party!
Dec 31, 2023 
to Dec 31, 2023
Croatian National Centre Niagara Peninsula
Join our Niagara Croatian community to celebrate New Year’s Eve together with musical entertainment by Grupa Baština, door prizes, raffle prizes, and games throughout the evening.The menu includes a three course meal served family-style. Cash bar. *** Pridružite se našoj ...
NYE 2024 at Mississauga Celebration Square
Dec 31, 2023 
to Jan 1, 2024
Mississauga Celebration Square
Featuring live performances on the mainstage, ice skating, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show at midnight.  
NYE 2024 with Shawn Desman
Dec 31, 2023 
to Jan 1, 2024
Mississauga Celebration Square
Join the BIGGEST event of the year to ring in 2024 and kick-off Mississauga’s 50th birthday! Fireworks presented by Tim Hortons. Canadian music legend and Mississauga’s very own, Shawn Desman, headlines the night with his iconic pop tracks. Joined by ...
First Day Hike
Jan 1, 2024 
to Jan 1, 2024
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Are you ready to start a new tradition next year? A First Day Hike is a fun and healthy way to kick off the New Year. We offer 13km of multi-use trails to walk, jog, ski or cycle along. Remember ...
Mayor’s Skating Party 2024
Jan 7, 2024 
to Jan 7, 2024
Nathan Phillips Square
Join Mayor Olivia Chow and Members of Council on Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the new year with a skating party! Skates will be available to borrow, free of charge, ...

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