Simcoe County is gearing up for a spectacular New Year’s Eve weekend filled with exciting events and festive celebrations as the year draws to a close. From lively parties to family-friendly gatherings, there’s something for everyone to welcome the arrival of the new year. The air is buzzing with anticipation as residents and visitors alike prepare to bid farewell to 2023 and usher in 2024 with joyous festivities scattered throughout the picturesque landscapes of Simcoe County. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of a vibrant countdown party, a cozy evening with loved ones, or an outdoor adventure, Simcoe County promises an array of weekend events that will make this New Year’s celebration one to remember.
Barrie’s Annual Downtown Countdown
Downtown Countdown in Barrie is one of Central Ontario’s largest and most vibrant New Year’s celebrations, offering an unforgettable evening of free, family-friendly fun and festivities. Musical performances featuring Big Wreck, two spectacular fireworks shows, lighting up the night sky at approximately 8 pm and midnight. It’s a fantastic opportunity to join the community in ushering in the New Year with joy and spectacle in the heart of Downtown Barrie. For more information, click here.
Click here to learn more about Downtown Barrie.
New Year’s Eve At Horseshoe Valley Ski Resort
Ring in the New Year at Horseshoe Resort under the hillside lights with fantastic eats and live music! The Après Patio takes center stage from 9 pm with a dazzling fire show by Dr. Draw, a photo booth for memorable snapshots, and a slopeside light display at 9:50 pm. Cap off the celebration with a breathtaking fireworks show at 10 pm, visible from the Après Patio. For more information, click here.
Click here to learn more about Oro-Medonte, where Horseshoe Resort is located.
New Year’s Eve At Blue Mountain
Get ready to ring in 2024 in style at Blue Mountain – the ultimate destination for a New Year’s Eve bash! Blue Mountain invites you to join the festivities in the square and at Jozo Bar for a vibrant and energetic party to welcome the new year with friends. If you’re planning a family celebration, Blue Mountain has you covered with their family-friendly New Year’s Eve event, ensuring that everyone, from the little ones to the young at heart, can partake in the joyous occasion. And, of course, as the clock strikes midnight, prepare to be dazzled by a spectacular fireworks display that will illuminate the night sky, marking the beginning of a brand-new chapter. For more information, click here.
Click here to learn more about Collingwood and The Blue Mountains.
The Rec Room New Year’s Eve Bash 2024
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at The Rec Room’s Bash! Get ready to immerse yourself in an evening of excitement by securing your tickets now. This exclusive experience includes an unlimited non-redemption game band, ensuring endless entertainment for all attendees. Enjoy live entertainment that promises to keep the party vibe alive throughout the night. Raise your glass to 2024 at midnight with a complimentary sparkling wine toast. To purchase tickets, click here.
Click here to learn more about Allandale and where the Rec Room is located.
Coldwater Lion’s Club Family Skate And New Year’s Fireworks
The Coldwater Lions Club takes pride in bringing joy to the village of Coldwater each New Year’s Eve with an evening filled with local entertainment. Attendees are invited to join the club for free family skating throughout the night with complimentary hot chocolate, ending with a spectacular fireworks display. For more information, click here.
Click here to learn more about Severn, Where Coldwater Lion’s Club is located.
Dinosaurs Live Exhibit at Bradford Greenhouses
Embark on an extraordinary journey at the Dinosaurs Live Exhibit hosted by Moonwalk at Bradford Greenhouses, sponsored by The Peggy Hill Team! Families are invited to travel back in time and immerse themselves in a prehistoric world filled with life-size animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar. This in-person event promises an epic adventure for all. Attendees will marvel at the likes of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dilophosaurus, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, and more! For ticket information, click here.
Click here to learn more about Springwater, where Bradford Greenhouses is located.
As we approach the New Year, Simcoe County is ready to offer a weekend full of unforgettable events and celebrations. Whether you want to dance the night away at Blue Mountain, enjoy the family-friendly festivities of Downtown Barrie’s Countdown, or experience the winter wonderland at Horseshoe Resort, there are plenty of diverse options available throughout the county. As we say goodbye to the year that has passed, let the spirit of togetherness, joy, and new beginnings light up your weekend in Simcoe County. Here’s to a fantastic farewell to the old and a joyous welcome to the new – Happy New Year!
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