A much-anticipated event at Ben Franklin Place, this annual Alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration has attracted thousands of residents from across the city for the past 30 years.
Each year the event is given a theme – past themes include Comic Books and Harry Potter – with this year’s being Winter Wonderland. Attendees are encouraged to dress up and join the cosplay actors who will be onsite. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in multiple categories.
Our mission is to offer an inclusive event for the residents of Ottawa while creating awareness and an opportunity for you to donate to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
The celebration includes a skating show and party followed by hot chocolate, hotdogs, live music, DJs, a talent show and much more.
Fireworks start at 10 pm.
Who is it for?
Tickets : Free
Free, food for purchase and all food is 1$. Proceeds go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
How to get tickets?
At the door: Free
WHEN & WHERE
Date: Tuesday December 31, 2019
6:00 pm — The night begins outside at the rink. Bring your skates and enjoy
Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble
7:00 pm — The Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble will perform a short concert. Go downstairs past the photo booth and the colouring room to find a seat in The Les Lye Studio, one of the two Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe.
7:30 pm — The Talent Showcase takes place right after the Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble concert finishes. Singers, musicians and dancers are looking forward to performing in The Les Lye Studio.
8:30 pm — If you’ve come dressed for a Winter Wonderland, come to The Les Lye Studio to participate in the costume contest for a chance to win some fun prizes
10:00 pm — Join us out on the rink. Russell Levia will lead all participants in singing Auld Lang Syne. Then we’ll do the count down for the New Year, culminating in a spectacular musical fireworks.
ONGOING Throughout the night
Magician and Musician — We are happy that John Milks and Russell Levia are part of our New Year’s Eve celebration again! Enjoy John Milks’ magic tricks and join in by singing with Russell Levia in the area right in front of the pond.
Sleigh Rides — Bundle up and go outside to the Theatre Entrance to go on a sleigh ride. The last ride is at 9:15 pm.
Bouncy Castle — Take off your shoes and climb and slide in The Chamber
Face Painting — A community event isn’t complete without face painting! Come to the lobby of the Theatre at the Balcony level to get your face painted to celebrate the start of “2019”
Games — Enjoy a variety of carnival type games and puzzles in the games room (Room 1A)
Colouring Room — Relax for a while and colour in Room 1B.
$1 per item —Hot chocolate, tea, coffee, water, pop, hot dogs, chips and candy are available in the Theatre Lobby and right outside The Chamber by the skating rink. Tickets can be bought at the ticket sales tables located near the canteens.
Venue & Address
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7
Accessible by Public Transport