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Toronto & Surrounding Areas Local Events December 28th - 31st, 2023

Khoa Le
Dec 27 5 minutes read

As the winter season unfolds and the anticipation for New Year’s Eve builds, Toronto is bustling with a variety of events that promise to make the most of this festive time. We’ve curated a list of must-visit events happening across the city. Read on to discover the exciting events taking place this winter!

1. New Year’s Eve Fireworks Toronto

Welcome the new year with a bang with a fireworks display viewable at Toronto’s inner harbour waterfront.

  • Designated viewing areas for the fireworks include: 
    • Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Dr.
    • Toronto Music Garden, 476 Queens Quay W.
    • Harbour Square Park, 25 Queens Quay W.
    • Sugar Beach Park, 11 Dockside Dr.
    • Little Norway Park, 659 Queens Quay W.
    • HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W.
    • Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.

The sky will light up with a spectacular fireworks display that promises to be a visual treat. This event is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, reflect on the year gone by, and usher in the new year with joy and excitement. It will illuminate the night sky, creating a beautiful spectacle that will be remembered for years to come. This event will be on December 31, 2023, from 10:00 PM to midnight.

2. Winterlit – Nature Illuminated

The Mountsberg Conservation Area is hosting the Winterlit – Nature Illuminated event. This event is a celebration of the magic of winter, with the conservation area transformed into a winter wonderland. It’s a great opportunity to bundle up, step outside, and enjoy the beauty of nature in winter. The event offers a unique experience that combines the tranquility of nature with the charm of winter festivities. This event runs from December 28, 2023, to February 19, 2023, between 5:30 PM and 10:30 PM.

3. New Year’s Eve At The Distillery

The Distillery Historic District is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. The district will be buzzing with energy and excitement as people gather to celebrate the arrival of the new year. The event features a variety of activities and entertainment options, making it a perfect destination for people of all ages. Enjoy live musical performances by the Roberta Hunt Trio from 2:00 – 5:30 pm and Alex Pangman from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Countdown to 2024 with Devo Brown and DJ Clymaxxx from KiSS 92.5 from 10 pm – midnight. The event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and then from 4:00 PM to midnight on December 31, 2023. Don’t miss the fireworks show above Trinity Square at midnight.

4. Richmond Hill New Year’s Eve – First Night

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. This event offers a variety of entertainment options, including a free indoor show from 2 – 3 PM and outdoor activities from 3 – 6 PM. It’s a great way to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with open arms. The event promises to be a fun-filled experience for the whole family. The event takes place on December 31, 2023.

4. Downtown Markham New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Celebration

End the year on a high note with the New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Celebration in Downtown Markham. The event promises to be a grand celebration, complete with fireworks, live entertainment, and more. It’s the perfect way to say goodbye to the old year and usher in the new one with joy and excitement. The event features a DJ starting at 9 PM followed by a performance by What About Bob at 10.30 PM. The fireworks are scheduled for midnight. The event takes place at Origin Square on December 31, 2023.

Toronto is brimming with exciting events to make your winter season and New Year's Eve truly memorable. Whether you're captivated by dazzling fireworks, enchanted by nature's illuminations, or seeking family-friendly celebrations, there's an event for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendars and embrace the festive spirit as you explore these remarkable experiences across the city.

Photo Credits: @conservationhalton @distilleryto @myrichmondhill @visitmarkham

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