For many people, New Year's Eve is spent watching the countdown in New York live on TV. But what if you could join in the fun instead? Sure, flying to the Big Apple this December might be a bit too expensive, but New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square will make you feel like you're in Times Square without ever leaving Toronto.

New Year's Eve is a traditional time to spend with your loved ones, especially your date. After all, who do you want to kiss at midnight?

This year, there is going to be an incredible New Year's Eve celebration at Nathan Phillips Square. The massive party will have live musical performances and an epic countdown just like in New York.

The party will start with a DJ skating party sponsored by Tim Hortons at 9 p.m. Timmies will also be giving out free hot chocolate and coffee to warm you up after you get off the ice.

This year, you can make New Year's Eve extra memorable and share a romantic kiss at midnight under a dazzling fireworks show. 

On the main stage, there will be musical performances starting at 10 p.m.

The program includes Juno-nominated Cris Derksen, alternative hip-hop signer Nana Zen, and soul and R&B artist Zaki Ibrahim.

Also, to keep you entertained, there will be a fire performer who will juggle and seemingly eat fire.

He will hold three shows throughout the evening at the ice rink, Nathan Phillips Square, and on Bay Street.

The grand finale will be at midnight when you can celebrate the end of 2019 with a bang.

The specular fireworks by pyrotechnic specialists Group Fiatlux-Ampleman will take place at Toronto City Hall.


Best of all, this date idea won't cost you a dollar — so there is no excuse not to go. Plus, you can enjoy complimentary transportation as the TTC and GO Transit will be free New Year's Eve too.

On December 31, skip your lazy night watching TV and enjoy an extraordinary evening with your special someone.

New Year's Eve

Price: Free

When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Address: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a romantic kiss at midnight under the fireworks.

31 Dates is your guide to the best December in your city. Each day we’ll debut a new winter experience and you’re invited to join us — just use #31dates and tag us on Instagram @narcitycanada.

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