Have you made any plans for ringing in the new year yet? Some of the local parties are already sold out but there’s still lots of fun things to do on New Year’s Eve in London Ontario. From family fun to adult parties and even an option for embracing your wellness, there’s something there for everyone.
Be sure to check with each of the venues for availability. Even those that are sold out may have waiting lists and those currently not sold out, may become so quickly! Note that the event at Victoria Park is free as is New Year’s Day at Eldon House.
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN LONDON ONTARIO
New Year’s Eve in the Park
The countdown is on towards London’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration! New Year’s Eve in the Park is an annual free, fun, family event taking place Tuesday, December 31st from 7 p.m. to midnight in Victoria Park downtown.
Victoria Park comes alive with outdoor skating, live music performances at the band shell, and the opportunity for children to meet their favorite superheroes all while you enjoy a hot chocolate and take in the thousands of lights strung on Victoria Park’s trees! Experience two fantastic fireworks displays – the first at 9 p.m. (perfect for kids and families) and then again at the stroke of midnight.
Free public transit kindly provided by London Transit Commission is available to help you and your family get to the celebration.
“There is no other local New Year’s Eve community celebration like this one,” says Marcus Plowright, chairperson of the event. “It is a community event for all ages that supports the local music scene, produces exciting family programing, and gives an opportunity for all Londoners to celebrate the New Year together.”
The local band, Tell It To Sweeney, has been selected as the winner of the Road to New Year’s Eve contest, and will perform on stage in Victoria Park on December 31.
Tell It To Sweeney will be joining an entertainment lineup that includes the Forest City London Music Awards All-Stars, The Thinking Caps, Ill at Will, and the Sweet Adelines.
“The Forest City London Music Awards All-Stars are award winning musicians who will be playing Canadian hit songs from the 1980s to present day,” says Mario Circelli, a member of the New Year’s Eve in the Park organizing committee. “The Thinking Caps produce amazing shows for kids of all ages, and Ill at Will is a local dance troupe that aims to educate youth on the positive aspects of hip hop culture through breakdancing.”
The Forest City London Music Awards All-Stars this year include:
Keys – John Brocksom
Vox /Keys – Kate Channer
Guitar – Charles Edward
Guitar – Paul Aitken
Guitar/Vox – Anne Moniz
Bass/Vox – Melissa Ogden
Drums/Percussion – Mark Swan
Featured vocalists include:
Tanya Lovell, Nikki James, Alan Charlebois, Sarina Haggarty, Alan (Jacob) Hoekstra, Dana (MacCabe) Stromberg, Darla Dalgard-Stratton, Jude Coyle, and Scott Bollert.
Registration for Storybook Gardens’ outdoor New Year’s Eve celebration event for families is open!
The theme this year is “Reach for the Sky” and the event includes sky gazing, Pizza Planet buffet, skating, campfire smores’, sporky creation station and a countdown to an early new year’s beginning at 8:30pm.
Program runs from 6-9pm. *This is a pre-registered program. Contact a City of London customer service representative at 519-661-5575 or go online to register at https://rec.london.ca/eConnect/start/start.asp Program code: 319028. Program Fees – $15.00/ person. Discounted Program Fees for Annual Pass Holders – $13.50/ person.
Family New Year’s Countdown at the Children’s Museum
***Family New Year’s Countdown is SOLD OUT! Click “Register Now” to join the waitlist.***
Ring in the New Year before bedtime at our annual Family New Year’s Countdown!
We’re celebrating with traditions from around the world.
- Finland: Create DIY noise-makers using tin materials, a sign of good luck!
- Columbia: Carry suitcases through our Street Where You Live gallery to ensure good travels in 2020.
- Philippines: Decorate your own circles and coins, in hopes of prosperity for the coming year.
- Spain: Count down by eating 12 lucky raisins (dried grapes), one for each month of the year.
- South Africa: Celebrate in style with brightly coloured face paint
- Scotland: Celebrate Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year, with stories around a pretend indoor campfire.
- Denmark: Get ready to leap into the New Year by chair jumping!
Plus, more of your favourite activities, including:
- Dance the afternoon away with DJ Alpha
- Get your sparkle on with a glitter tattoo
- Take in a star show in our mini planetarium
- Enjoy an Early Years play space exploring all that’s shiny and bright
Pick Your Celebration
- Morning Celebration: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Countdown 11:30 a.m.
- Afternoon Celebration: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Countdown 3:00 p.m.
- Please note: The Children’s Museum will close between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to prepare for the afternoon celebration.
New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Performed by Gumshoe Mysteries “MURDER NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION”.
The scene is a high-class fashion show spotlighting the work of a famous men’s and women’s designer. His new line is always much awaited and this year’s clothing promises to be just as exciting. In reality things are much different than they “seam” and soon things start coming apart on the runway.
Optional Dress Theme: Your own unique fashion creation.
Fireplace Room above Chaucer’s. Arrive 8:30pm – Dinner 9:00pm – End about 11:30pm. You are welcomed to stay later and welcome the New Year’s with us.
Menu Served: 1. Antipasto 2. Caesar Salad 3. Combination Platter Beef Tenderloin – Chicken – Grilled Salmon Served with potato and mixed vegetables 4. Dessert with Coffee or Tea
New Year’s Eve: $84.95 per person includes four-course meal, show, taxes, and gratuity on dinner portion. Beverages not included.
Ring in the New Year at the German Canadian Club. Entertainment provided by Wolfeman DJ. Included with admission: party favours, light buffet at 10:30pm and champagne toast at midnight.
Advance tickets only.
Tickets: $50,-/$40,- for members.
Get your tickets + your dancin’ shoes on! Loveless live on our elevated stage!
Kiss 2019 Goodbye + Ring in The New Year at Socialbowl! The Ultimate Social Event Awaits You:
$20 Pre Sale • $30 @ The Door
• Live Entertainment w/ LOVELESS
• $10 Game Card
• Champagne Toast
• Midnight Breakfast Buffet
• and more to come
19+ after 9pm
NEW YEARS PARTY @ LMC!!! with rockin’ dance music byThe LMC All-Stars(feat. Pete Denomme)
THE PARTY OF THE YEAR! Featuring a delicious evening hot & cold buffet (with assorted meats, cheeses, salads, desserts & more)! Champagne Toast – Party Favours – Dancing till the wee hours!!! It’s a BLAST, so get Your tix FAST!!!
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:30pm
Tickets $65 (LMC Members $55)
Enjoy our famous buffet dinner with all of your favourites . Music Central’s DJ Sam Tall will help kick off the celebration and ring in the new year.
Doors Open with a Cash Bar at 5:30pm
Dinner Buffet starts at 6:30pm
Dancing begins at 9:00pm
Cost $110 per person; including taxes and gratuities
Included in your ticket price is a buffet dinner, party favours, late night poutine bar, and champagne toast at midnight.
Buffet to Include:
•Rolls & Butter
•An Assortment of Salads (to include: Seven Grain Salad (gluten free); Quinoa Salad with Roasted Winter Vegetable and Kale; Apple & Cabbage Coleslaw (gluten free); Caesar Salad; and Mixed Greens Salad)
•Seafood Station (to include: Snow Crab Legs and Large Shrimp)
•Prime Rib Carvery with Demi Glaze and Yorkshire Pudding
•Roasted Salmon with Pesto Cream Sauce and Charred Tomato
•Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables
•Assortment of Desserts; including Sticky Toffee Pudding
We are happy to accommodate any additional dietary restrictions if advised in advance. This can be indicated when booking your tickets.
Only 150 tickets are available . You must buy a ticket before the event.
Seating is cruise style with each table accommodating 10 to 12 guests per table. Requests can be indicated when booking.
If you would like to take the elevator home, please contact our reservations department to book your guest room by calling 519-679-6111.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email email@example.com.
New Year’s Eve at the Raceway
Come ring in 2020 with friends and family at the Raceway’s annual New Year’s Eve event!
The evening will feature the Auld Lang Syne Pace and Auld Lang Syne Trot. You’ll also find games, oodles of prizes and our signature photo booth. Hang around after the races to watch the countdown, listen to some music, and ring in the New Year at the Top of the Fair with a champagne toast and party favours on us!
Top of the Fair Buffet Dinner & Horse Racing – Enjoy the raciest New year’s Eve party in London from the best seat in the house! Your group can enjoy the excitement of harness racing with our award winning buffet dinner at the Top of the Fair Restaurant. $69.99 + Tax. Reservations required – 519-438-7203 ext 252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carousel Room Buffet Dinner & Dance – The best place for large groups to celebrate New Year’s Eve. New Year’s in the Carousel Room provides a fantastic venue for groups of all sizes to enjoy a buffet dinner before dancing the night away. Includes Buffet Dinner, Champagne Toast, Party Favour’s, Dancing to London’s Best DJ and Cash Bar (must be 19+).
$65.99 per person – Reservations Required
Your one-stop New Year’s Eve celebration! Your ticket includes unlimited games, live entertainment and a midnight prosecco toast.
$20 SCENE member advance until December 23
$30 General Admission
This is an 19+ event. Unlimited games do not include redemption points. To unlock SCENE pricing make sure your SCENE card is connected to your Cineplex Connect account when purchasing tickets. Tickets available while quantities last. This event occurs throughout the entire building, ticket is required to come to The Rec Room after 9pm on December 31.
Grace Restaurant is excited to invite you to join us for an after party to ring in the New Year.
Admission starting at 11:00 PM
Access to our Raw Seafood and Charcuterie Bar: 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Champagne Toast: 12:00 AM
Drag Show Featuring 5 Gorgeous Queens: 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM
After, After Party: Dance and sample our 20s inspired cocktails from 1:30 AM – 2 AMish
Included in your ticket is admission to our after party, a drag show, access to our raw seafood and charcuterie spread, two drink tickets to use on our feature cocktails, a glass of good bubbly, tax and service charge.
You are welcome to purchase additional cocktails, wine and beer on the night of. We will also be ordering a small amount of exclusive, biodynamic Champagne that can be purchased for $120/bottle.
It is customary to tip your queens at a drag show. No need to bring cash! We will have “Drag Dollars” available for purchase in increments of $1 and $5.
If you have any questions regarding the raw bar or the event please call us or email us at email@example.com.
Say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020- we are going to have a Vampire Masquerade Ball at Old East 765 Bar & Grill!
Come in style, wear masquerade masks, and get ready to party like the vamps we are! Spinning this grand event will be – DJ The Incredible Melting Man (Anthony Hudson) and DJ Skittlez- whom will be playing the best in gothic/industrial/electronica/new wave hits for you to dance to!
10 PM – 2:30 AM
$5.00 fee at the door
and must be 19+
Free New Year’s Day Levee at Eldon House
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2020
DROP IN 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
ELDON HOUSE AND INTERPRETIVE CENTRE
Celebrate the New Year with a visit to Eldon House and enjoy musical entertainment in the elegant drawing room. Exchange greetings and gather with friends for hot cider and treats in the Interpretive Centre.
Planning on a night in with the family? I’ve got some fun ideas for ringing in the new year with your family at home!