Ring in the New Year at festive Toronto events

Celebrating one of the year’s biggest events in a big city means there’s no shortage of events. If you feel like venturing out this New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of celebrations happening city wide. Some are just a few steps from our downtown Toronto campus location. Here are a few highlights.

Nathan Phillips Square

Just steps from our campus, you can ring in the New Year on Dec. 31 at Nathan Phillips Square. This celebration attracts thousands of guests every year who get together to enjoy a night of ice skating, live music, holiday lights and – of course – a countdown at midnight with fireworks. This is an all-ages event.

Ripley’s Aquarium

If you want to try a different kind of celebration, ring in the New Year with a splash at Ripley’s Aquarium. This event features live music, a DJ and food stations all set within our city’s iconic aquarium location. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and this is a 19+ event.

Liberty Village

Just outside the downtown core, you can get a head start on the New Year – literally. Set in Liberty Village, this 5K run will get your year started on the right foot, and will be followed by a celebration after the race. This event requires pre-registration.

Chelsea Hotel

If you’re a theater buff, you might enjoy this new spin on “dinner and a show.” Held at the Chelsea Hotel, you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with an interactive murder mystery dining experience. At this event, enjoy a buffet dinner followed by an interactive, mystery performance from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

This is only a small sampling of some of the fun and unique events in the city where you can ring in the New Year. Leave us a comment below; we’d like to know where your favourite place to celebrate is. And, on behalf of all the instructors and staff at Evergreen College, we wish you a safe and happy New Year!