What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?We have the answer! Check out these FAMILY FRIENDLY New Year's Eve Events!
Ring in the new year at Kitchener City Hall. Family fun, food for purchase, ice skating and live entertainment.
New Year's Eve Downtown Kitchener
Join our Star Wars fan party/expo at City Hall and ring in the New Year with us! Admission is free. Bring your quarters to play a vintage arcade game. Wear a costume and join the fun.
For the Kids
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Make and take crafts (while quantities last)
- Face painting
- Get your picture taken with Star Wars characters
- Ice Skating on Carl Zehr Square
- Hot chocolate decorating station (while quantities last)
6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
- Toy Con and retro arcade games presented by Canadian Toy Con
- Vintage Gaming Lounge presented by Games Exchange
- Check out KW Nerd Night and learn more about their monthly events
- 20 plus vendors selling star wars and space related memorabilia on site
- Wandering themed costume characters
Main Stage - Carl Zehr Square
Live music starting at 10:30 p.m.
10:30 - 11 p.m. - School of Rock
11 - 11:55 p.m. - CleanSL8
11:55 p.m.-midnight - Members of council and special guests ring in the New Year!
Program subjet to change
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Thank you to our "out of this world" program partners:
- Canadian Toy Con
- Games Exchanges
- Nerd Night K-W
December 31 - 5-8pm
Royal Bank Presents the Family New Year's Eve Party - Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road
Join family and friends to celebrate a new year. To accommodate the great crowds, we will offer wrist bands for the three hours of skate time.
Your family can skate from 5-6, 6-7 or 7-8pm. Doors will open at 4:45 pm so you can pick up the wristband that corresponds to the time you and your family would like to skate. Only one skating time per family.
There will be activities to keep everyone entertained off the ice as well.
Crafts, games, photo booth, bouncy castle and IncrediBrent will be performing two magic shows at 6 pm and 7 pm.
2016 Wishes, our community art project, will be on-site to collect your wish for 2016!
*Schedule Subject to Change*
9:00pm - Welcome!!
9:10pm - Brantford Pipe and Drums
9:50-10:20 - surprise
10:30-11:15pm - My Cousin Otis (classic rock - cover band)
11:30- 11:55pm - headliner
MIDNIGHT = FIREWORKS
12:10-12:30am - Headliner http://www.brantford.ca/residents/leisurerecreation/communityfacilities/HarmonySquare/Pages/EventsandPrograms.aspx
New Years Eve Celebration and Fireworks at Riverside Park
Join us at 7:30 pm Thursday December 31, 2015 to kick-off the New Years Eve Celebration and countdown to the fantastic fireworks display at 8:00 pm.