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Ontario has something to offer for a jaw-dropping New Year's celebration. Outdoor getaways and family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities, special events, and magnificent fireworks—everything is here for your attention.
New Year's Eve in Ottawa
Ottawa is a great spot to meet the New Year as well. A vast amount of activities available are waiting for you. The city offers plenty of activities for friends, families, and cheerful crowds. How about Hogman-eh!, a Scottish-style Hogmanay celebration with Scottish food and drinks, music, and fireworks at TD Lansdowne Park? Or Rick Chiarelli’s Alcohol-Free New Year’s Eve? Or maybe you are up to New Year's Eve Charity Ball with an exquisite 4-course meal, music, and dances? You won't know unless you try!
New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls
Take part in one of Canada’s longest-running New Year’s Eve celebrations and Ring in the New Year in Niagara Falls! The festive highlights at Queen Victoria Park include a licensed area, food and beverages, and, of course, two spectacular midnight fireworks, released from both the Skylon Tower and gorge. The celebration is professionally managed with police and security to ensure the safety of the guests.
New Year's Eve in Toronto (canceled for 2020)
New Year’s Eve in Toronto is a superb occasion to meet in the city's heart and take in all the festive spirit. The last day of the year means dozens of concerts, gala dinners, parties, and other celebrations take place around the city.
The main event is held at Nathan Phillips Square, next to the Toronto City Hall. The celebration starts at 8 pm, but it makes sense to stop by the square earlier as the crowd sizes grow by the end of the day. The event is free to attend. Entire families come to the square to immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere.