Barrie – December 31
Downtown Countdown @ Barrie City Hall
Activities – 6:00pm to Midnight
- Skating on the Circle at the Centre rink – bring your skates!
- Horse-drawn wagon rides
- Snow Valley’s mini tube slide
- Roaming street performers
- Family fun – Clarabella the Clown, face painting, Speaking of Wildlife, hockey shootout, and more
- Bonfire warming zone
- Food vendors
- Two fireworks displays – one following the family celebration and the second at midnight to ring in 2017!
Entertainment Schedule (times are approximate)
7:00pm – Splash ‘N Boots
7:50pm – Family Countdown & Fireworks
8:20pm – Cardinal Street
9:20pm – The Pick Brothers Band
10:30pm – Sloan
11:55pm – Greetings from Mayor Lehman
12:00am – Countdown to 2017 & Fireworks
Orillia – December 31/January 1
New Year’s Eve Bash @ Rotary Place
Crafts, arcade games and live entertainment, including a magic show by illusionist Ray Chance. Beginning with a Junior C hockey game at 4 p.m., the event will move outside after 9 p.m. for a spectacular fireworks display set to go off at 9:30 p.m. over Rotary Place.
This free event includes an open skate, a chance to climb the rock wall, and plenty more family-friendly activities. Additional parking will be made available at Lakehead University with a shuttle bus available to transport guests to and from Rotary Place running from 6 to 10:30 p.m.
On New Year’s Day, the Orillia Opera House will unveil a special exhibit spanning its history as part of the Mayor’s Levee. Audiences will then be treated to a multimedia tribute honouring Orillia’s past, present and future in the Lightfoot Auditorium. Joe Roberts of a Push for Change will make a special appearance with cake and refreshments available afterwards. The Levee starts at 1 p.m. on Jan.1, 2017, with the exhibit opening, and runs until 4 p.m.
Bradford-West Gwillimbury – December 31
Family First Night @ BWG Leisure Centre
Includes leisure swimming, leisure skating, inflatable obstacle courses and games, stage shows, strolling entertainment, balloons, a photo booth, live music and more!
The evening will close at 9pm with a mini fireworks show
The free activities open at 6:00pm and will wind down at 8:30pm, so that guests can change and be ready for the fireworks event at 9:00pm While everyone is waiting for the fireworks show to begin, David Cavan Fraser and Special K will entertain with a live music show in Sunshine Square outside the Leisure Centre
Coldwater – December 31
Coldwater Lions Fireworks Display @ Coldwater Community Centre
Family Skate starts at 6pm until 9:30pm
Free hot chocolate, free hot dogs
Plenty of parking close to the show
Innisfil – December 31
New Year’s Eve skate, swim and fireworks 5 – 7 p.m. at the Innisfil Recreational Complex
Gravenhurst – December 31
New Years Eve Free Skate today from 1-3pm courtesy of Tim Hortons! Graeme Murray Arena