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New Year’s Eve in Ottawa will be fun, funny and family-friendly

December 24, 2018
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Finish off 2018 in style and start the new year off right. In addition to the events listed below, there are parties going on throughout the ByWard Market and along Elgin Street

However you plan to start 2019, remember to plan a safe trip home. OC Transpo is a great option.

Rick Chiarelli’s Alcohol-Free New Year’s Eve
Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
6 to 10 pm

This free family friendly event offers entertainment for everyone. Come enjoy a skating show, sleigh rides, talent show, face-painting, games, bouncy castle and to top it all off, an unforgettable fireworks show at 10 pm.


8th Annual New Year’s Eve Comedy Night
Shenkman Arts Centre
9 pm
Gilson Lubin, Andrew Chapman and Nour Hadidi make up this year’s triple-bill, and they have some side-splitting material in store for the celebration.

Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
5 pm to midnight

Ring in the New Year at a free family-friendly celebration. Hogman-eh! features some of the greatest in Scottish musical entertainment, food and drink, a Scotch tasting bar, Highland and Scottish dancing, children’s activities. A Scottish New Year countdown (7 pm in Ottawa) for the wee ones, and fireworks at midnight.

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