New Years Eve 2020
Toronto – Durham – Halton – Peel – York
Wondering what to do on New Years Eve with kids & family in GTA? Where to see the fireworks and which family events to attend to ring in 2020. This article lists most of the New Years Eve family events happening across GTA including Regions of Peel, Halton, Durham, & York.
For adult parties and events, see New Year’s Eve Parties in GTA.
Outdoor events may be shortened/cancelled due to extreme cold weather conditions. Please verify all details before travelling.
New Years Eve Fireworks & Family Events in Toronto
1. New Years Eve Fireworks TorontoNew Year countdown and Fireworks Display.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | MIDNIGHT
2. New Years Eve at Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto’s annual New Year Eve’s celebration featuring DJ skating parties, live musical performances and spectacular fireworks.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto
3. New Years Eve at CN Tower
As the sun sets on 2019, CN Tower’s live entertainment will usher in 2020. Enjoy a buffet featuring a selection of kids’ favourite foods and some healthy choices too! And you’ll be home early enough to do it all over again at midnight.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
CN Tower, Toronto
$65 per person for adults (13+)
$55 per person for children 4-12
Complimentary for kids 3 and under
4. Events on NYE at Toronto Historic Sites
Gingerbread Make and Bake! Extra fun for Kids at Fort York
While you enjoy a tour of Fort York your kids can join the cooks in the Officers’ Mess kitchen to create traditional gingerbread cookies. Details
December 31, 2019, 11:00 am – 11:45 am & 2:00 am – 2:45 pm
A Roaring Twenties Christmas at Spadina Museum
Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider warmed on the art deco gas range. Details
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Christmas in the Valley at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
Experience two different eras of Christmas at Todmorden Mills as we explore the holiday traditions of the 1890s and the 1940s. Sample historic recipes, create a take-home craft, and join us for a winter-themed outdoor tour of the Wildflower Preserve. Details
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
5. Family Fun Theatre on NYE
Theatre events on NYE: For Christmas/Holiday Theatre, see here
This rollicking new musical follows the much-loved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct the Canadian premiere of this magical adaptation.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 02:30 PM @ Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. East
The adventure begins in 2019 Toronto where the hero, Lil’ Red is magically transported to the 16th century and lands in Sherway Gardens Forest.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 02:00 PM @ Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
James Kudelka’s ravishing and gloriously re-imagined version of the evergreen Christmas spectacular was created for The National Ballet of Canada in 1995 and it remains an unparalleled holiday entertainment for both children and adults.
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 | 1:00PM @ The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto
6. Winter Flower Show
The entire conservatory is decorated and filled with thousands of flowering plants, over 30 varieties of poinsettia and amazing seasonal topiary masterpieces made entirely of plant material.
- Centennial Park and Conservatory – 151 Elmcrest Road, Toronto
- Allan Gardens Conservatory – 19 Horticultural Ave., Toronto
7. Outdoor Skating
- The Bentway Skate Trail @ Public space under the Gardiner, stretching from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street.
- Union Holiday @ Union Station, Toronto
Cheer Toronto Raptors or Toronto Marlies at their home games on NYE.
- Toronto Marlies vs. Cleveland Monsters on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 3:00 PM @ Coca-Cola Coliseum, 45 Manitoba Drive, Toronto
- Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Scotiabank Arena, 50 Bay Street, Toronto
9. Explore Christmas Light Festivals
- Terra Lumina: An Enchanted Night Walk – Enjoy an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. @ Toronto Zoo
- Glow Gardens – Explore interactive light sculptures, Stroll under 50,000 lights, Shop for unique gifts from 20+ local vendors, Enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks and breweries.
- Aurora Winter Festival – Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole, filled with captivating light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other activities. @ Ontario Place
For all other activities, See Holiday activities in GTA.