New Year’s 2019: Where to celebrate in Waterloo Region, Guelph
New Year's Eve celebrations at Kitchener City Hall. (Jan. 1, 2017)
Published Sunday, December 30, 2018 3:11PM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 31, 2018 1:30PM EST
New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching and if you haven’t decided what you want to do to ring in 2019, here’s a short list of what’s going on in Waterloo Region.
- Fireworks have been postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 1 due to high winds.
- The Uptown Waterloo NYE celebration has been cancelled due to weather.
Due to the predicted weather New Years Eve in Uptown Waterloo will be cancelled this evening. The fireworks being put on by Wonders of Winter have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday at 6pm. Sorry for any inconvenience, please have a safe and Happy New Year. See you in 2019! pic.twitter.com/VpZRiIU8GN— Create Waterloo (@CreateWaterloo) December 31, 2018
- Countdown to 2019 at Carl Zehr Square in front of City Hall. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be vintage arcade games, a toy, comic and collectable marketplace, crafts for kids, and ice skating. There will also be live musical performance from Clean SL8 at 10 p.m.
- THEMUSEUM is also hosting a “Noon Year” party for families. There will be events throughout the day including a balloon drop, New Year’s toast and dance party. It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- December 31st is the final night of the "Christmas Fantasy" light display in Victoria Park.
- A family-friendly event will be held at the Hespeler Arena starting at 5 p.m. It will include ice skating, a photo booth, games and live entertainment. The event runs until 8 p.m.
- The final night of the "Christmas in Cambridge" display in Central Park is December 31st.
- Riverside Park is the place to be with a fireworks show to welcome in 2019.
Wherever you ring in the new year, Grand River Transit buses will be offering free rides after 6 p.m., with extended service on some routes. Full details are available here.
Guelph Transit is also offering free rides after 7 p.m. More info here.