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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Emera Oval and Grand Parade
Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join New Year’s Eve celebrations being held this year at the Emera Oval and Grand Parade Square.
On New Year’s Eve, lace up for a fun, free, family-friendly event at the Emera Oval. Public skates will be hosted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and again from 9 p.m. to midnight. There will also be fireworks at 7 p.m. and midnight, along with music and hot chocolate.
The municipality is pleased to partner with Eastlink TV on the main event, NYE 2020, being hosted at Grand Parade. This year’s event features an exciting entertainment line-up, including Famba, Scientists of Sound and Maximum Overdrive.
Pre-show events begin on site at 10:30 p.m., with a live broadcast on Eastlink TV beginning at 11 p.m. (AST). Don’t miss the opportunity to ring in the new year with family and friends at this free event; see the dynamic LED video wall and the biggest fireworks display in Atlantic Canada, with a fireworks tribute to Newfoundland and Labrador’s New Year’s at 11:30 p.m. (AST). Use #HfxNYE on social media to share photos, New Year’s resolutions, and collectively countdown to 2020.
To ensure everyone can enjoy these festivities, this year’s event will be fully accessible.
Let Halifax Transit be your designated driver on New Year’s Eve. The municipality is pleased to once again offer free, extended bus and Alderney ferry service on New Year’s Eve from 6 p.m. onward in support of M.A.D.D. Halifax Region.
For detailed holiday service schedules by individual route, visit www.halifax.ca/transit/Schedules.
Have a safe and happy new year. Visit www.halifax.ca/newyearseve for complete event details.