New Year’s Eve in Toronto

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Event date Thursday, December 31, 2020

The biggest celebration of the year gets even bigger in Toronto! Many restaurants and bars will have special evenings planned and we are highlighting a few out-of-the-ordinary happenings. Find the event that suits your style from our picks.

New Year's Eve crowds in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.

Celebrate in the Squares

Big FREE public events on December 31, 2019 can be found throughout the region. Live music, DJs, skating and dazzling fireworks displays, all make these must-attends for the whole family. Kick off the year at Nathan Phillips Square or Celebration Square in Mississauga. The New Year’s Eve Celebration in Brampton’s Garden Square features plenty of kid-friendly events like the Children’s Dance Party.

Party With a View

The CN Tower has an amazing new event space with spectacular views of the city and beyond. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass dance floor qualify this as the most unique party place for ushering in 2020. DJs spinning oldies and Top 40 hits, live action food stations and poutine and party favours top off the night. (290 Bremner Boulevard).

Cruise Into the New Year

Celebrate on the Toronto Harbour with a Gala Dinner Cruise. Let breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline lit up like a Christmas tree accompany your dinner and dancing. (207 Queens Quay West).

Diver surrounded by fish at Ripley's Aquarium, Toronto
Ripley's Aquarium

Fishy Fun

Start 2020 with a splash! Ripley’s Aquarium hosts its third annual 19+ New Year’s Eve shell-ebration with live music by The Lonely Hearts & Dj Shamz, food stations and cash bars, you’re shore to have a good time. (288 Bremner Boulevard).

Run Into 2020

Try something different and ring in the New Year with a 5K run that starts on the stroke of midnight. Then celebrate 2020 with a post-race party! You deserve it. (Liberty Village neighbourhood.)

Solve a Mystery

Participate in the solving of a hilarious whodunit during the Annual New Year’s Eve Mystery Dinner via Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the Chelsea Hotel followed by the mystery “Foul Play!” (33 Gerrard Street West).

Travel in Time

Dance amongst the dinosaurs with a special dinner and celebration at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Enjoy special access to the ROM’s newest exhibitions such as Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches, as well as performances from live bands, DJs and a toast at midnight! (100 Queens Park).