There are not many things you can do outdoors this new year’s eve as Ontario is in lockdown. We have compiled a short list of things to do on new year’s eve that is allowed in GTA within the framework of Ontario lockdown restrictions.
- City of Toronto Celebration
- In-person New Year’s Eve Events
- New Year’s Eve Take out
- Virtual New Year’s Eve Events
- Things To (Safely) Do on New Year’s Eve
For weekend activities, see Things to do this weekend in Toronto.
City of Toronto Celebration
CN Tower New Year’s Eve Light Show
The City of Toronto is proud to collaborate with the CN Tower and CHUM1045 to host New Year’s Eve online, in a delightful celebration of light and sound, providing Toronto residents with a safe and engaging New Year’s Eve event to enjoy with members of their household.
Featuring a musical track that will be simulcast on CHUM FM, 104.5, all of Toronto can tune in and look up, and all Canadians can watch from home and dance along to the show.
December 31, 2020 | 11:58 PM
2. In-person New Year’s Eve Events
Resolution Run and Walk
Start the New Year off on the right foot by establishing or maintaining an active lifestyle. Join for either 1K Kids run or the 5K Walk/Run.
December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Wherever you are
$10 – $35
This outdoor + distanced game is perfect for your household to enjoy this winter!
Thursday, December 31 | 12:00 PM to 08:50 PM
Stackt Market – 28 Bathurst St, Toronto
Magical ‘Window Wonderland’
Discover Window Wonderland, The Junction’s first annual immersive urban art-walk, presented by MEDS Junction Pharmacy.The Window Wonderland exhibition will transform the Junction neighbourhood into an outdoor gallery that is interactive, engaging, and magical. The exhibition will feature local artists and animators who will paint ten storefront windows brought to life by Augmented Reality (AR) to create an impressive public art display. This will be the first activation of its kind in the City of Toronto.
Thursday, December 31 | Anytime
The Junction Neighbourhood
Portraits in COVID Times
This might be the most fitting activity to do as you say goodbye to 2020 – to see how lives have changed during COVID-19. The photographs featured in this exhibition were taken between March and October 2020. They show how Canadians are living through this significant moment in time.
Thursday, December 31 | Aby time
Outdoor at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Outdoor skating is allowed during lockdown. So lace up your skates and go for a twirl around the ice.
Thursday, December 31 | Various
Various locations GTA
Winterlit – An illuminated Walk in the Woods
Stroll the Illuminated Sugar Bush Trail and then make your way over to the Winterlit Trail for an experience with a little extra sparkle.
Thursday, December 31 | 5:30pm – 10pm
Mountsberg Conservation Area,2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville
$11 to $15
See Christmas Lights
Drive through events and lighting festivals are closed but you can still enjoy parks lit up for the season and they are free to visit.
- Light up the Hills – Various Parks in Halton Region
- Lakeside Festival of Lights – Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington
- Whitby Lights’ the Night – Various Parks and houses in Whitby
- Various neighbourhoods in GTA
NYE in GTA
3. New Year’s Eve Take out
Take-Home New Year’s Eve Dinner
This year is like no other and we are sure everyone will be happy to say Goodbye 2020! Why not try one of these Take-Home New Years’ Eve Dinner from local restaurants and caterers’ kitchento yours. Enjoy a dinner without all the shopping and clean up, in the comfort of your home.
New Year’s Eve Virtual Brewmaster’s Dinner
A four-course virtual New Year’s Eve Brewmaster’s Dinner enjoyed from your home! Let’s say adios to 2020 with a four-course CRAFT New Year’s Eve Brewmaster’s Dinner! Order your Brewmaster’s Dinner and join us via Zoom on December 31st for a virtual tasting session. Includes a 200 ml bottle of bubbles for a virtual “peace out 2020” toast!
Brewmaster kits include four courses paired with your choice of regional beer.
Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Pick up from CRAFT Beer Market Toronto, 1 Adelaide St E, Toronto
$65.00 – $75.00
4. Virtual New Year’s Eve Events
5. Things To (Safely) Do on New Year’s Eve
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The price/cost listed is indicative, do not include service charges and taxes and may increase nearer to NYE. Verify all details from organizers and events can be cancelled anytime.
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