New Years Eve 2019
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 2019. 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 Toronto
New Year countdown and Fireworks Display.
Monday, December 31, 2018 | MIDNIGHT
2. New Years Eve at Nathan Philips Square
The alcohol-free celebration will feature DJ skating parties sponsored by Tim Hortons with DJ Money Jane and DJ MelBoogie. Performances by critically acclaimed rapper, producer and poet Cadence Weapon and R&B/Neo-Soul-culture artist LIZA.
Monday, December 31, 2018 | 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Nathan Philips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto
3. Happy Place Toronto
HAPPY PLACE, an interactive, immersive exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, is on a mission to spread happiness around the world. Happiness comes in the form of half a million pieces of confetti in the world’s largest indoor confetti dome, a jump into a pot of happiness from the top of a 20-foot-tall double rainbow, 7-foot stilettos made of a million candies, and the 40,000 immersive flowers of the Super Bloom Room. Details
Open on December 31
Harbourfront Centre, 245 Queens Quay W, Toronto
$32.50 & Up
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
Monday, December 31, 2018
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
Monday, December 31, 2018 | 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
Monday, December 31, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
5. Family Fun Theatre on NYE
Theatre events on NYE: For Christmas/Holiday Theatre, see here
THE WIZARD OF OZ
By Rose Petty Productions.
Monday, December 31, 2018 | 02:00 PM @ Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
The Naughty Listers
A hilarious holiday musical for all ages! The North Pole is thrown into chaos when one of Santa’s most trusted elves goes rogue. To get the holidays back on track, Santa will need the help of some of the naughtiest children ever.
December 31, 2018 | 02:00 PM @The Second City Theatre
51 Mercer Street, Toronto
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Jane and Michael’s father insists upon precision and order in their household. But when the children write their own advertisement for a nanny their dreams are answered with the practically-perfect Mary Poppins! The entire Banks Family learns a great deal about each other through Mary who has the uncanny ability to turn everything upside down and, miraculously, just right. The beloved musical arrives just in time for the holiday season. It’s a jolly holiday with Mary!
Monday, December 31, 2018 | 2:30PM @Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. East
EXCALI-PURR! The Once and Future Cat.
The Panto Player’s 8th annual Holiday Pantomime.
Monday, December 31,2018 | 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM @ Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East, 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.
- Free Public Skating @ Evergreen Brick Works
Toronto Marlies vs. Charlotte Checkers
Monday, December 31, 2018 | 03:00 PM
Coca-Cola Coliseum, Toronto
9. Winter at Ontario Place
For the second year in a row, the West Island of Ontario Place will feature the Winter Light Exhibition, free public skating on a synthetic rink and community bonfires. New this year, Ontario Place will launch a series of DJ skate parties at the iconic waterfront venue and bring a range of beloved films to Cinesphere. Details
Open on December 31, 2018
The West Island of Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
For all other activities, See Holiday activities.