New Years Family Event Guide

New Years Family Event Guide

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Celebrate Family New Year

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

Ring in the New Year with the whole 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!

illumi by Cavalia
Nov 1, 2022 
to Jan 8, 2023
illumi Mississauga
Illumi – A Dazzling World of Lights is Cavalia’s latest creation: a magical and captivating nocturnal journey created with thousands of...
Terra Lumina 2022
Nov 4, 2022 
to Jan 14, 2023
Toronto Zoo
Terra Lumina is the eleventh unique experience created in Moment Factory’s Lumina night walk series. After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo,...
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
Nov 12, 2022 
to Feb 20, 2023
Niagara Falls Ontario
101 Nights of Twinkling Lights The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 40th annual Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s...
Holiday Magic at Blue Mountain
Nov 19, 2022 
to Dec 24, 2022
Blue Mountain Village
Holiday Magic is back at Blue Mountain. By day the Village sparkles with festive décor, holiday music and fires to warm...
Cavalcade of Lights
Nov 26, 2022 
to Jan 7, 2023
Nathan Phillips Square
Experience the magic of the holiday season with the much-loved Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group at Nathan Phillips...
Glow Christmas
Nov 30, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Toronto Congress Centre
Step out from the cold and into the warmth and magic of Glow Christmas! Like being transported straight into a Christmas...
New Years Eve at Noon
Dec 14, 2022 
to Dec 14, 2022
Toronto Libraries – College/Shaw
Don’t stay up late – count down to noon instead! College/Shaw Library is hosting a midday party for kids with crafts,...
WinterFest at Canada's Wonderland
Dec 23, 2022 
to Dec 23, 2022
Canada’s Wonderland
Canada’s Wonderland transforms into a magical, winter wonderland for WinterFest – an immersive holiday experience for the whole family. This event...
Ring in the New Year with the City of Ajax
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Ajax Community Centre
It’s a time of celebration and new beginnings!  The Ajax Family New Year’s Eve Party delivers a fantastic event for the...
Ring in the New Year at Horseshoe
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Horseshoe Resort
Celebrate under the lights on the hill and join us for great eats and live music! Fireworks Show – 10pm Be...
New Year’s Eve Celebration of Light & Sound
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Along Toronto’s Waterfront
Ring in the new year with high-altitude fireworks along downtown Toronto’s waterfront. The fireworks represent hope for the coming year and...
Niagara Falls New Year's Eve
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
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...
Richmond Hill First Night
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Join us on December 31 as we ring in the New Year with an exciting evening of exceptional entertainment, interactive activities...
Noon Year at The Museum
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
The Museum
Ring in the Noon Year at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener. Celebrate the beginning of 2023 by joining us for a variety of...
New Years Eve Family Ball
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Ancaster Old Town Hall
Join Hamilton Children’s Museum at Ancaster Old Town hall to say good bye to 2022 and hello to 2023. Celebrate with...
New Year's Eve Storytime
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Burlington Public Library – New Appleby
Join us for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve Family Storytime! We’ll sing songs, freeze dance, and have a special countdown to...
Toronto Libraries - Noon Year's Eve Party
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Toronto Libraries – Brentwood
Won’t be up at midnight to ring in the new year? Join us on New Year’s Eve as we count down...
Oshawa Celebrates
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Delpark Homes Centre
Ring in 2023 at this free family award-winning event held at Delpark Homes Centre, 1661 Harmony Rd N. Activities include Zoo...
Pickering New Years Even Skate & Swim
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Pickering Recreation Complex
Celebrate the New Year in the town of Pickering with a free family swim or skate!
The Bentway Polar Bear Skate
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
The Bentway Skate Trail
The Bentway’s Polar Bear Skate returns! Both a clothing drive and a wild way to close out the year, brave Torontonians...
New Years Eve at Bingemans Fun Works
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Join us for a fun-filled evening at FunworX and Jingle Bell Rock, plus all your favourite activities, starting at 2:00 PM...
Families First New Years Eve North Bay
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Memorial Gardens & Thomson Park North Bay
Ring in New Year’s Eve with Family and Friends! The fun evening is perfect for families and features: Colouring Contest Magic...
New Year's Eve Coyote Howl
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Join us for a unique way to “ring in” or should we say howl in the new year. Learn about Coyotes...
Downtown Countdown
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
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...
Aurora Family First Night
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Aurora Town Park
​​​​​​​Ring in the New Year at Family First Night, presented by Healthy Planet. Take a swim or skate during the day...
Stouffville New Years Celebration
Dec 31, 2022 
to Dec 31, 2022
Memorial Park Stouffville
Bring the whole family to Memorial Park on New Year’s Eve to close out the year with a bang! Live entertainment...
NYE 2023 at Mississauga Celebration Square
Dec 31, 2022 
to Jan 1, 2023
Mississauga Celebration Square
Dance your way into 2023 with the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in Mississauga! The Square becomes your dancefloor with a...
Pickering Mayor's New Year's Day Levee
Jan 1, 2023 
to Jan 1, 2023
One The Esplanade
Mayor and Council invite you to celebrate the New Year inside City Hall. Enjoy live entertainment, kids activities, and some tasty...

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