New Years Family Event Guide

Celebrate Family New Year

Happy New Year! 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!

New Years Eve Events

NYE at Celebration Square
Ring in the New Year at Mississauga Celebration Square – the biggest and best New Year’s event in the city! We’re kicking the night off with New Year’s Eve jr. from 8-9pm – a big bash before bedtime. More

Holiday Skate On The Square
Enjoy a holiday skate at Celebration Square’s outdoor community rink. Special hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Years Eve. More

Guided Night Snowshoe Hike at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Your experienced guides lead your group on a 1½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland! More

ROC New Years Eve Family Bash

Looking for a place to ring in the New Year with your family and little ones? Spend the evening of New Year’s Eve at The ROC. There will be activities, live entertainment, crafty workstations, face painting and a kid friendly countdown with a hot chocolate toast. More

Newmarket First Night
Celebrate the end of another year with us and usher in the New Year with the Town of Newmarket. Relish in the fun of the evening with family-friendly entertainment, free skating and swimming for the whole family. More »

Family First Night in Aurora
Ring in the New Year at Family First Night in Aurora. Celebrate with family and friends and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate with a food bank donation, Free skating and swimming, Children’s activities – crafts, face painting, inflatables, skills games, Mad Science demonstrations and Magic shows! More

Oshawa Celebrates 2018
Children’s entertainment, bouncy castles, face painting, crafts, Zoo to You, Jungle Cat world, magic show, swimming, skating and free hot chocolate while supplies last. More

Ajax New Year’s Eve Party
The Ajax Family New Year’s Eve Party delivers a fantastic event for the whole family with children’s activities, games, live entertainment, interactive experiences, face painting, ice skating with DJ and more. More

New Years Eve Coyote Howl & Kids Countdown
Join a park naturalist after dark for a Coyote Howl guided walk as we discover a little bit more about one of the park’s most misunderstood creatures. More

Richmond Hill First Night Celebrations
A celebration specially planned for young families to offer an alternative to other late night events. The evening is filled with a variety of activities and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. Skip the late night events and bring your family to our event filled with activities and entertainment. Be sure to arrive early as indoor space is limited. More

New Year’s Eve Nature Hoopla
Plenty of fun activities, goodies to eat, wagon rides, night hikes and a puppet show! This kid friendly event starts the big count down at 9pm so parents can get the kids home and into bed on time. More

Downtown Countdown
Ring in the New Year in downtown Barrie! Traveling from near and far, thousands join together to celebrate with a free evening of fun and entertainment at one of Central Ontario’s largest New Year’s Eve celebrations. Activities – 6pm to Midnight Skating at the Circle at the Centre rink. Bring your skates! Horse-drawn wagon rides Snow Valley’s mini tube slide Roaming street performers Family fun! More

Pickering New Year’s Eve Family Countdown
Ring in the New Year with the kiddies, skating and swimming!  Countdown and balloon drop in the lobby. Free event, fun for the whole family. More

New Year’s Eve in Downtown Markham
Come and get ready to kick off the new year in Downtown Markham! We’re ushering in the new year with Live Music and a Countdown to the New Year at Downtown Markham. Join us for free festivities and a Midnight Fireworks Show! More

New Years Eve at Nathan Phillips Square
The biggest New Year’s community celebration in Toronto! Ring in the New Year at Nathan Phillips Square with live entertainment and fireworks! More

New Year’s Eve at the Mountain
Blue Mountain Village will be bustling with excitement as we ring in the new year!  Enjoy FREE family fireworks over the Mill Pond at 9pm, then enjoy the main show at midnight over the hill. More

Stouffville New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Ring in the New Year with our most spectacular fireworks show of 2018! Join us for FREE Hot Chocolate and a Cookie (to the first 500 guests), meet Mickey and Minnie and sing-a-long with Ariel! More

Find more New Year’s events in our calendars.


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