Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Stuff To Do For New Years Kitchener Waterloo and Area

Ready To Ring In The New Year?

We have a quite a list of FAMILY FRIENDLY ** FREE ** events happening in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge for New Year's Eve.  Scroll down to see all the events and where they are taking place.

New Year's Eve

Dec 31
New Year's Eve
Kitchener City Hall (200 King St. W.) is hosting a free evening of Blues music from 8:00 pm - 12:30 am.
This year we are closing down King Street to make this year an even bigger event!
There will also be fun for children and families between 4 pm - 6 pm featuring popular children's entertainer Erick Traplin!
Arts and crafts inside City Hall
Free hot chocolate
Children's performers from 4 pm - 6 pm
Kiddie countdown at 6 pm inside the Rotunda
Free ice-skating on Civic Square
Free Face Painting
And other special performances throughout the event!
At 7 pm the Rotunda gets transformed into Club Rotunda! Live DJ featuring Attila, dance floor, VIP lounges, flat screens, gaming stations, open drink bar (non-alcoholic) and more!
The King Street Main Stage features live Blues artists starting at 8 pm and is headlined by Lumberjunk!
Cheryl Lescom (8 pm)
Loco Zydeco (9:30 pm)
Lumberjunk (11 pm)

New Year's Eve Party
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ring in the New Year at the Waterloo Public Square with your host for the evening Tim Holland, the Puppet Tamer. Skate around to top 40 hits, and enjoy face painting and Mad Science demonstrations. Ring in the New Year early with a fireworks display and ginger ale toast at 9 pm. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate sponsored by Tim Hortons, and get your party accessory. FREE for the whole family!

New Year's Eve
101 Father David Bauer Drive
FREE admission (limited capacity)
7-8:30 p.m. Public Swim at the Swimplex
7-9 p.m. Family Skate on the Sunlife Arena

New Year's Eve
2001 University Ave East
FREE admission (limited capacity)
7-9 p.m. Public Skate on the Pillers and Optimist rinks

City Of Cambridge
Family New Year's Eve Party
Join family and friends to celebrate a new year. Family skating, family photo booth, costumed characters, video skating party, games and more.
Monday, December 31, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road

In addtion the Christmas lights in the local parts will still be going on
Victoria Park Kitchener
Begins Dec 6th

Wonders Of Winter in Waterloo Park (started Dec 1)
Admission: Free!
Lights On Daily: 5:30-10:30 pm
New Years Eve: 5:30-1:00 am
WoW Trolley Nights
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, 31
See what there is to look forward to in 2013!

Phineas & Ferb LIVE at Centre In The Square is happening Jan 4th and we have a coupon code for you!
we were given a COUPON CODE to share with all of you!

Promo Code MUM4

Disclaimers Excludes Front Row and VIP tickets. No double discounts. Additional Fees May Apply. Limit of four (4) per purchase.
$4 off per ticket on weekends
(we only have one date here in Kitchener)
Purchasing Link

There are still lots of FREE TIM HORTONS SKATE TIMES during the first week of January. Find the info here

You can also check out the KPL events at this link

The WPL has lots of Movies the first week

Cambridge Libraries schedule

Mayor's New Year's Levee

Saturday, January 5th, 2013
You're invited to the Mayor's New Year's Levee.
Join Mayor Doug Craig & members of Cambridge City Council for a free family-friendly entertainment, children's activities and a little holiday cheer as we celebrate the New Year!
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bowman Room, Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St.

Jan 5th
Twelfth Night: An Ancient Midwinter Celebration. Saturday January 5th at 8:00pm. British (UK) Club, 35 International Drive, Cambridge. Featuring festive treats, live music and entertainment. Tickets are $15 dollars and available at Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Best of British, British Club, Grand River Books, and Nature's Vibe. For more information visit

Jan 6th
Where: Mayor’s New Year’s Levee, Forbes Room at RIM Park
When: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thousands of local citizens and their families attend this fun event every year. There is music, entertainment, free food (while quantities last), free skating, clowns, face painting and more!
Once the website has been revealed, you will be able to check out the website on onsite laptops. You will also be encouraged to complete an online scavenger hunt from home and submit your discoveries to win a prize. Details about the scavenger hunt will be available at the levee and here as they become available.
Help us ring in the new year and our new website at Mayor Halloran’s New Year’s Levee!

Kitchener City Hall
Mayor's NewYear’s Levee, January 6, 2013.2-4 p.m.,
food,music and fun for the whole family. Start the afternoon off with a skate on our Civic Square rink, and then head inside for a warm drink and some entertainment.

Grade 10 Family Night
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Location: Theatre of the Arts
Modern Languages
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
Summary: It's never to early to think about university. Grade 10 students and their parents are invited to learn about the university application process and how to finance a post-secondary education. Current university students will offer tips about picking a university program.
Phone number: 519-888-4567 x37145

Jan 18th
10am UofW Humanities Theatre
KW Glee PA DAY performance
Cost $10 contact 519-888-4908 for tickets

Jan 20th
Paris Junction 2013 Model Train Show. Sunday January 20th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Paris Fairgrounds, 130 Silver Street, Paris. Admission is $4 dollars per person and children under 10 get in free. For more information call 519-455-1311.

Jan 26 & 27th
2nd Annual YMCA Pond Hockey Tournament
Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location: YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y
Summary: Join us for the second annual children's pond hockey tournament at YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y. Bring your whole family for a fun day of outdoor winter fun. Please visit our website for event information.
or call 519-699-4096.

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