A Family Friendly New Years Eve in the city
Check out these family activities to ring in the New Year, fun for all ages.
Blue Year’s Eve
Hamilton Children’s Museum, 1072 Main Street East
Monday, December 31st, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Celebrate a family New Year at the Hamilton Children's Museum. Visit all three galleries and join in on six 'count-downs' throughout the day. Have fun with indoor and outdoor activities to say goodbye to the past year and hello to the New Year! Cost: Adults: $2, Seniors/Students: $2, Children: $4, Infants (under 1yr) Free, Family: $9
Escarpment Train Exhibit
Monday December 31st, 2018 10:30am-3:00pm
RBG Rock Garden, 1185 York Blvd, Hamilton
RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history.
Hamilton Public Library
Monday December 31st, 2018 11:00am and 11:30am
Saltfleet, Dundas, Turner Park, Sherwood, Westdale, Red Hill, Stoney Creek and Binbrook Libraries
Decorate your party hat and get your dancing shoes on. We will count down to 12 o'clock (noon) at the library and welcome the new year.
Open Family Skate
Monday December 31st, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Harry Howell Arena, 27 Hwy 5, Hamilton
Limit of five children per adult. No additional equipment permitted. Skates aids allowed during day-time weekday skates; not permitted during evening, weekends and holiday skates.
Skating at the Waterfront
Pier 8, 57 Discovery Drive (beside Williams Fresh Café)
Come for a free Skate then warm up with a hot chocolate
Kids New Year’s Eve Party
Monday, December 31st, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Boston Pizza, Upper James
Join us Monday, December 31 from 1-3 PM for our Boston PIzza Kid's New Years Eve Party! $12.50 per child - Includes all activities, loot bag upon arrival, kid's pizza, beverage, and dessert. Take part in our photo corner with props, can
dy table, magic and balloon creations with Mr. Fantastic! Watch the "BALL" drop at 3PM! Please call 905 574 0333 to reserve your seat!
Kids New Year’s Eve Countdown
Monday, December 31st, 5:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Boston Pizza, Centre on Barton
Come celebrate with your kids before you put them to bed! Well be having noise makers, balloon drops and more!
Magical Family New Year’s Gala
Marquis Gardens – Hamilton (1050 Rymal Rd E) and Ancaster (1365 Sandhill Dr)
Superb Disc Jockey Entertainment Provided by DJ Central.
*NEW* Photo Booth provided by Giant Camera Photo Booth
New Years Eve Party Favours. Balloon Drops
Cash Bar from 6:00PM to 1:00AM | Pop and Juice Included for ALL CHILDREN.
Tickets: Adults (Age 11+) $58.98 + HST. Children (Age 4-10) $36.50 + HST. Babies 3 & under No Charge
All Tickets are Non-Refundable. For full menu details click her
Burlington Festival of Lights
Spencer Smith Park, 1500 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington
Monday December 31st, 2018 from dusk til dawn
The Burlington Festival of Lights is Burlington’s longest running festival, lighting up the waterfront from dusk to dawn over the holiday season
Ring in the New Year at Dundurn National Historic Site
Dundurn Castle, 610 York Blvd, Hamilton
Monday, December 31st, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening. Pre-registration is required. Sir Allan MacNab was very proud of his Scottish Ancestry and celebrated the New Year surrounded by family and friends. Ring in the New Year at Dundurn with music, an extended tour of MacNab's lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional holiday foods served in the historic kitchen. Cost: $30 per person. Pre-registration is required.
Splitsville Hamilton – New Year’s Eve Party
Monday, December 31st, 11:00 am till 2:00 am
1525 Stone Church Road East
Start early or start late! Call to book a lane.
New Year’s Eve Nature Hoopla
Monday, December 31st, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Millburough Line, Campbellville
Say Goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 surrounded by the great outdoors! We take this family-focused New Year’s Eve party outside and enjoy all the beauty a crisp winter’s eve has to offer. Hibernation stations and a roaring bonfire will help make sure everyone stays toasty and warm. Families will love the play barn, farm animals, tasty treats, wagon rides, night hikes, and puppet show! Some of Mountsberg’s amazing raptors will make an appearance and we will try out New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world. This kid-friendly event starts the big count down at 9pm, so parents can get the kids home and into bed on time. Registration is required for this event and tickets do sell out - make sure to book yours today! Adults $25, Children/Seniors $16, Children 1-4 $6, Children under 1 FREE
Magical Family New Year’s Eve
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King Street West
Monday, December 31st, 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration suited for the entire family! Enjoy a delicious, multi-course meal served in our luxurious Grand Ballroom featuring dancing and kid-friendly entertainment provided by DJ Central, a specialty photo booth, New Year’s party favours and a decadent late-night sweet table! Plus, enjoy special rates on guestrooms exclusive to ticket holders. TICKETS: Adults (Age 11+) $58.98+ HST, Children (Age 4-10) $36.50 +HST, Children 3 & Under FREE. All Tickets are Non-Refundable. To purchase tickets or to reserve a table please call (905) 317 4501 or email
Kids’ New Year’s Eve Countdown
Monday, December 31, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
De La Sol Yoga Waterdown, 255 Dundas Street East
Ringing in the New Year is a time for setting intentions and fostering our dreams and goals for the upcoming year. This is something even kids can do, especially when we can make it fun! During our celebration kids will be encouraged to use their imagination and dream about their ideal new year, while having fun doing yoga, playing games and crafting! We will also be doing a count down with bubbly juice and treats.
Queen Victoria Park New Years Eve Concert
Monday, December 31st, 8:00pm
6075 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
This year’s all-Canadian New Year's Eve Concert will undoubtedly be the source of a fun evening and great kick off to the new year! The outdoor celebration begins at 8:00 p.m. at Queen Victoria Park and features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area. Enjoy magnificent fireworks launched from the Niagara Gorge at midnight to bring in 2019!
This year's lineup will feature a roster of great Canadian entertainment:
11pm - Burton Cummings
10pm - Walk Off the Earth
9pm - The Sheepdogs
8pm - Avenue Inn
Celebrating at Home?
YouTube Video Countdown
Watch this YouTube video of countdowns around the world that you don’t have to wait till midnight for!
Listen Live to BBC Radio One from London, England
At 7:00 pm Eastern time, the countdown will be on, live, from London! The kids will never know it’s not midnight at your house!
Check out these short countdowns from your favourite Netflix shows that you can start at anytime to get the kids to bed. The titles included are:
Alexa and Katie
Prince of Peoria
True and the Rainbow Kingdom
Tales of Arcadia
All Hail King Julien
Spirit Riding Free
Minute to Win It New Years Games
Add some healthy competition to the New Year but setting up some hilarious games to challenge each other, play individually or on a team and try a new one each hour as you countdown to midnight. Have a blast!