Monday, November 25, 2019 - 12:15 PM

New Schedule for New Year’s Eve Celebrations

the words New Year's Eve at the top of the image, with bursting fireworks at the bottom

The City of St. John’s has restructured its annual New Year’s Eve celebrations to be more inclusive to all ages.

“We are moving the fireworks earlier to 8 p.m. as we feel it provides a greater opportunity for families to participate, and to celebrate the new year together,” said Jamie Korab, council lead for Community Services.

Moving fireworks over Quidi Vidi Lake to 8 p.m. will be convenient for families with young children. The City’s  media partner NTV plans to rebroadcast the fireworks at midnight during their popular New Year’s Eve broadcast show.

New this year, the City is partnering with the George Street Association to offer an all-ages countdown celebration and pyrotechnics show above George Street at midnight.

“Community partnerships are at the foundation of what makes our city great.” said Mayor Danny Breen. “I thank NTV and the George Street Association for working with us to enhance our New Year’s Eve celebration schedule, allowing more opportunities for residents and families to celebrate together.”

The City of St. John’s wants to create a city where people feel connected, have a sense of belonging and are actively engaged in community life. This change supports the Our City, Our Future 2019 Action Plan’s goal to increase and improve opportunities for residents to connect with each other and the City.

Celebrate the New Year with free family-friendly events for all ages:

9-11 a.m.         Gym & Swim, Paul Reynolds Community Centre
5-7 p.m.           Skating Party at The Loop, Bannerman Park
7-8 p.m.           Countdown Celebration at Quidi Vidi Lake, Carnell Drive
8 p.m.              Fireworks over Quidi Vidi Lake
11:30 p.m.       Countdown Celebration and midnight pyrotechnics, George Street