What to do in Toronto with Kids for New Year’s Eve

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, everyone is looking for something to do. If you have your kids in tow, don’t worry. Here’s what to do in Toronto with kids on New Year’s Eve to ring in the new year right!

 CityTV’s New Year’s Bash 2012

Brave whatever cold there may be and join thousands of revelers at Nathan Phillips Square along with hosts Kevin Frankish, Dina Pugliese, Tracy Moore and Gord Martineau from CityTV. Performers include Howie D, Anjulie and Neverest. Fireworks and, of course, Auld Lang Syne will round out the night!

Where it’s on: Nathan Phillips Square, Northwest Corner of Queen and Bay Streets, 100 Queen Street West,Toronto.

The Toronto Zoo’s New Year’s Eve Countdown

Meet up with some wild friends this New Year’s Eve during the Tundra Trek and in the Indo-Malaya Pavilion at the Toronto Zoo. ABBAMANIA, the WotWots, Shrek and the Majinx Magic Show will also keep your little ones entertained. The fun all begins at 5:00pm and ends with a kids’ New Year’s countdown at 8:00 pm. Advance registration is recommended.

Where it’s on: The Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, 416-392-5929

Disney on Ice Presents 100 Years of Magic

Check out more than 60 Disney characters as they perform in one great ice show. Running until January 1st, celebrate the New Year early with the noon show, one of the ice show’s last in Toronto, and then take in a late lunch or early dinner before tucking the kids in!

Where it’s on: Roger’s Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, 1-855-985-5000 for tickets.

Howl ’n’ Hikes at Bronte Creek

Join a Park Naturalist for a nature hike designed to learn about coyotes (and learning to howl!) before gathering around a bonfire at 8:30pm for the kids’ New Year’s countdown. The outdoor skating rink and Playbarn are open, and the Park Store will offer up hot food and drinks. The event is alcohol-free.

Where it’s on: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219  Burloak Drive, Oakville, 905-827-6911.

Scarborough Civic Centre Family New Year’s Eve

Enjoy a slew of family-friendly activities from outdoor skating, face painting, arts and crafts, live music and the movies Rio and Cars 2, all at the Civic Centre. Festivities begin at 7:00pm and run until midnight!

Where it’s on: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, 416-396-7766

There’s lot’s to see and do in Toronto with kids to usher in 2012!

So how do you plan to spend New Year’s Eve?

Photo by Anthony Cramp

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