New Year’s Eve 2018 in Waterloo Region

New Year’s Eve 2018 in Waterloo RegionNew Year’s Eve 2018 in Waterloo Region

Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. New Year's Eve Celebration

Get ready to ring in the New Year in Waterloo Region! Each of our cities plays host to a full line up of New Year’s Eve events for the everyone to enjoy!

Family New Year’s Eve Celebrations

City of Waterloo

UpTown Waterloo plays host to its annual New Year’s Eve celebration with fun for all ages. Beginning at 6 p.m. at Waterloo Public Square, it features skating outdoors at the UpTown Rink, crafts for the kids, and entertainment. A great event for even the youngest revelers; all of the events wrap up by 9 p.m..

City of Cambridge

RBC Presents New Year’s Eve Party

Part of the Christmas in Cambridge celebrations, you’re invited to ring in the New Year with an evening full of free family fun activities!

Events take place at the Hespeler Arena in Cambridge. There’s ice skating, a photo booth, games and free live entertainment. The fun starts at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:45 p.m.), and goes until 8 p.m..

City of Kitchener

Downtown Kitchener invites you to join them for their annual countdown to the New Year! Events take place at Kitchener City Hall and Carl Zehr Square, beginning at 6 p.m.. Featuring live music, fun for the whole family, and skating outdoors in the square, it’s a fun way to say good-bye to 2018. Admission is free.

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THEMUSEUM is holding a special Noon Year celebration that is full of family fun!  Celebrate the beginning of 2019 by joining them for a variety of fun activities throughout the day, including a Balloon Drop, Toast & New Year’s Dance Party! The Noon Year celebration happens December 31st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..

New Year’s Eve Date Night for the Two of You

Descendants NYE Masquerade Ball

Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. is holing its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, and this year, it’s a Masquerade Ball, where for one night only Descendant’s Bierhalle will be turned into a mysterious, 
luxurious Ballroom! They will have live music all night long from the Luke Cyrus Hunter Trio,  
Casino Games played with “Descendants Bucks”, hors d’oeuvres, a Midnight Toast with a champagne cocktail, prizes and fun! And yes – costumes are encouraged! 
Make sure you get your tickets ahead of time as this is sure to be a sellout.

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New Year’s Eve @ Kingpin Bowlounge

Bowl your way in to the new year at Kingpin Bowlounge! Ring in the new year with a game of 10 pin bowling, hors d’oeuvres, party favours, and a champagne toast at midnight! Book your lane today online

New Year’s Eve at Bingemans

Want to dance your way into the New Year? Bingemans has a fun night of great music featuring the Lulu’s Roadhouse Band to ring in 2019! This event supports Food4Kids Waterloo Wellington, a program committed to supporting local severely food insecure children with weekend food packages. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Lulu’s Roadhouse Band at Bingemans

Cambridge Hotel NYE Masquerade Ball

Limited seats are available at Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Your ticket includes dinner, a midnight champagne toast, DJ, and a Magic and Mind Reading interactive show! For tickets and more information call 519-622-1505 ext. 7772 .

Holiday Light Displays Across the Region

There are several holiday light displays in Waterloo Region, and New Year’s Eve is a great time to take them in before they’re over for another season!

Wonders of Winter

December 31st marks the final night for Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park. Take in more than 100 colourful displays, and on New Year’s Eve from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. you can view the lights while enjoying a complimentary horse drawn trolley ride!

Christmas Fantasy

It’s also the final night for the Christmas Fantasy light display in Victoria Park, Kitchener. Take in the spectacular festive lights that adorn Victoria Park’s buildings, trees and bridges.

Cambridge Festival Light Display

Take a walk through the light displays in Central Park in Cambridge. This is an interactive light display that’s part of the Christmas in Cambridge celebrations. New Year’s Eve is the final night to see the lights, so gather the family together and get ready for some fun!

Gift of Lights

Bingemans annual drive through light display known as Gift of Lights features animated and static light displays, as well as two drive through lights tunnels that are sure to illuminate your New Year’s Eve celebrations! Gift of Lights continues nightly through January 6th, 2019.

Happy New Year!!

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