New Year’s Eve has been a celebrated occasion for centuries, with longstanding traditions of seeing the old year out with a party, and welcoming in the New Year with toasts of champagne, sweet and savoury indulgences, and exchanging good wishes for a ‘Happy New Year.’ Brantford has quite a few New Year’s Eve events that provide a wealth of options for families and friends to get together and have some fun on this joyous occasion.
Ever dreamt of spending New Year’s Eve in Times Square? Here is your chance to do so, while avoiding the high travel costs and Big Apple crowds. “Times Square in Harmony Square” is an annual event hosted by The City of Brantford, and the last of nine marquee events planned to culminate the Canada 150 celebrations. This family-friendly event kicks off in downtown Brantford at 8:30 p.m. with live music all night, featuring: Bianca Bernardi, Squeeler, and Crowbar, finishing with a firework display at midnight. While enjoying these three unique performances at 8:30, 9:15 and 10:30 p.m., you can also participate in the rest of the festivities with ice skating, face painting, Beaver Tails, photo booth, and lots more!
If you want a New Year’s Eve celebration a little more low key, visit the Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (60 Ava Rd.) Don’t miss this spectacular light display from December 1 through January 1 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. nightly. Warm yourselves up with some hot chocolate at The Golden Teapot from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and enjoy one of the last looks at the beautiful lights before they disappear for a year.
The Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre also knows how to throw a great New Year’s Eve bash. Visit Myra’s Bar & Grill inside the hotel on December 31, 2017 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and treat yourself to a scrumptious dinner buffet while listening to a talented classical guitarist, Juneyt. For a fancier New Year’s celebration, look no further than the New Year’s Eve Gala also hosted by the Best Western at 6:30 p.m. The 2017 Dinner & Dance Gala includes live entertainment from “Piano Man” Mike Stoneman throughout dinner, salads, seafood, pasta, desserts and more all prepared by Chef Jason Canham and his amazing culinary team, noise makers, party hats, door prizes, a toast with bubbly at midnight, and lots more. The DJ will get the party going at 8:30 p.m. and you can dance the night away, ringing in the New Year with your loved ones. Click here for more information about New Year’s celebrations at the Best Western.
There’s plenty to do on New Year’s Eve in Brantford, so grab your friends and family members and start making plans now. Also be sure to check in with your favourite local restaurants and bars to see what they are planning for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Did we forget to mention your exciting local New Year’s Eve plans? Leave us a note in the comments section below!