Event: Family First Night
Date: Saturday Dec 31, from 6-9pm
Location: Aurora – Aurora Family Leisure Complex, 135 Industrial Parkway North
Details: Celebrate the New Year with family and friends and enjoy free skating and swimming, crafts, face painting, inflatables, skills games and Mad Science demos, Reptile Shows and Magic Shows.
Event: Family First Night
Date: Saturday Dec 31, from 6pm – 9pm. Fireworks 9pm
Location: Bradford – BWG Leisure Centre, 471 West Park Ave
Details: Bring the family and ring in the New Year with free activities and fireworks! Enjoy free swimming and skating, stage shows, live music, airbrush tattoos, a photo booth and more! Fireworks at 9pm
Event: New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Date: Saturday Dec 31, Fireworks at 10pm
Location: Coldwater – Coldwater Community Centre
Details: Fireworks brought to you by the Coldwater Lions Club. Happy New Year!
Event: New Year’s Eve Family Fun Extravaganza!
Date: Saturday Dec 31, from 4pm – 9pm. Fireworks at approx. 9:30pm
Location: Orillia – Rotary Place, 100 University Ave
Details: A free, fun-filled family celebration on the eve of Orillia’s & Canada’s sesquicentennial! This year will be even more spectacular with new events and activities including fireworks, magic shows, mini golf, and a sports arcade; as well as your favourites including skating, rock climbing, crafts, face painting and the big balloon drop!
Event: Frozen in Time Festival – Ice Sculpture Celebration
Date: Tues Dec 27 to Sun Jan 1
Location: Collingwood – Downtown, Hurontario St
Details: Winter turns Ontario into the land of ice and snow, and here in the snow-belt we use the cold weather to create works of art. Admire the stunning and unique ice sculptures all around Downtown Collingwood, enjoy live carving demos and check out the Battle of the Chainsaws carve-off competitions. The whole family will enjoy the activities offered in the Winter Wonderland Village from Wed – Sat including arts, crafts, ice games, and more. There’s a cozy Cocoa Cabin and Fireside Family Lounge for anyone looking to curl up by a fire and relax the year away; a great line up of entertainment on the Living Water Celebration Stage beginning Wed and running daily; and don’t forget to take your kids on a free wagon ride! In the evening, take a walking tour of the historic Downtown core and view the sculptures lit up. The sculptures are scheduled to arrive on Tues Dec 27 at approx.. 2pm; activities begin Wed and run daily until Saturday. Ice Sculptures are available for viewing anytime Tues to Sun.