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This New Year’s Eve Toronto will sparkle and shine like never before! From glittering galas to family friendly events, Toronto has it all. So put on your party best clothes and get ready for a Toronto New Year’s Eve to remember. Looking for some fun this New Year’s Eve? Toronto’s the place to be with so many fabulous events to choose from including:

  • Take a fabulous cruise on New Year’s Eve! Toronto’s picturesque harbour and breathtaking city skyline make for a spectacular backdrop as you ring in the New Year in style. We’ve got a fabulous DJ and offer a totally unique New Year’s Eve experience.
  • Citytv’s New Years Eve bash is one of Toronto’s most popular New Year’s Eve events. Best of all, it’s family friendly and alcohol free. Taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, the celebration is hosted by Citytv personalities and will feature an outdoor concert and dazzling midnight fireworks. Come out and join in on the fun this New Years Eve. Toronto will be rocking!
  • ET Canada’s Niagara Falls New Years Eveat Queen Victoria Park is Canada’s largest televised live New Year’s Eve event. It’s free and features an amazing roster of live musical talent. Arrive early to find a space for yourself; this is a widely attended event.
  • The Toronto Zoois a great place for the young and young at heart to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Toronto Zoo’s special Kid’s Countdown takes place at 8:00PM. Come early and visit the animals. There will be great entertainment too! You’ll have plenty of time to get the little ones tucked in and get on with the "big kids" celebrations.
  • Toronto Midnight New Years Eve Runis a 5K run on the stroke of midnight and then celebrate 2015 with a post race party! FREE race entry to anyone who raises 0 for the Fort York Food Bank and a FREE party ticket if you raise 0 you can join the party for free!
  • Gibson House is the scene of a truly Scottish celebration of New Years Eve. Toronto’s “Hogmanay” features traditional Scottish treats including haggis which is prepared onsite in the Gibson House’s historic kitchen. Raise a glass and sing “Auld Lang Syne” which is commonly believed to be a Scottish tradition.
  • Restaurants, Bars & Clubsin Yorkville and in the Entertainment District will all be packed to the rafters this New Year’s Eve. Toronto’s nightlife is one of the best in the world. So many choices; so little time. Decide early and make reservations to avoid disappointment.
  • Toronto Hotels are stylish, elegant and offer some of the greatest hotel properties in the world. If the club scene is not for you, reserve your place at one the glittering galas on New Year’s Eve. Toronto hotels offer dinner and dancing in addition to room specials so that New Year’s Eve can be a fabulous, romantic get-away!

New Years Eve is almost universally celebrated. Stemming from the ways that ancient societies celebrated their new harvest seasons, the New Year symbolized the renewal of life. The tradition of fireworks on New Year’s Eve began with the ancient Chinese who invented fireworks. They believed that noise and fire got rid of evil spirits and brought good luck. Although the way we celebrate varies greatly from country to country and culture to culture, New Years Eve celebrations have remained an important and popular tradition. Here are 5 interesting New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world:

  1. Denmark: : Many broken dishes were a symbol that you have many friends so on New Year’s Eve it is fortuitous to find a big pile of broken dishes in front of your door.
  2. Wales: At the first stroke of midnight you are supposed to open the back door and then shut it to release the old year and lock out all of its bad luck. At the twelfth stroke of midnight you open the front door and welcome in the New Year with all of its luck.
  3. Spain: In Spain when the clock strikes midnight you eat 12 grapes, one with each toll to bring good luck for the 12 months ahead.
  4. Norway: Norwegians make rice pudding at New Year's and hide one whole almond in the rice pudding. The one who finds the lucky almond is supposed to have guaranteed wealth.
  5. Scotland: It is considered especially lucky if a tall, dark, and handsome man is the first to enter your house after the New Year is rung in.

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, boasting more than 200 distinct ethnic origins. Over 140 languages and dialects are spoken here. This New Year’s Eve Toronto’s cultural diversity offers us an incredible opportunity to celebrate cultures and traditions from around the world. However you choose to celebrate we wish you a Happy New Year!

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