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Doors open at 5:30pm for this outdoor event that features family entertainment, food, and of course some animal visitors. The evening concludes with a Kids' Countdown at 9pm. This is a ticketed event that costs $15 for teens and adults, $10 for seniors 65+ and kids ages 4-12, and is free for children aged 3 and under. Space is limited, so you should visit the website to buy your tickets in advance.

Citytv New Year's Eve Bash at Nathan Phillips Square
For older families, this annual Toronto tradition is both free to attend and free of alcohol! Things kick off at 10pm with Citytv personalities hosting musical guests until the evening culminates in the countdown to midnight. 2010/11 entertainment includes Shawn Desman, Danny Fernandes, The Stereos, These Kids Wear Crowns, Divine Brown, and Blake McGrath. Nathan Phillips Square is always very crowded, so be sure to get there early (and to make your family has a plan to find each other if you get separated).
Trail of Lights at Downsview Park
Although there are no special New Year's related events, this decorated drive-through trail will be open on December 31st from 6pm to 11pm. Tickets are $25 for a car, truck or family van with seven passengers or less.

New Years Eve Family Events in Southern Ontario

If you're willing to venture a little outside the city, a number of other opportunities for family fun on New Year's Eve become available. Be sure to call ahead or visit the websites below to confirm details.
New Year's Eve Hoopla at the Mountsberg Conservation Area- Campbellville (West of Milton)
From 6pm - 9pm Mountsberg will have a whole slew of family fun on the go including wagon rides, night hikes and puppet shows. The countdown is scheduled for 8:45pm. Visit the website to learn more or call 905-854-2276 to register for tickets.
New Year's Eve Kids Dance Party at the Angus Glen Golf Club - Markham
Activities for families will include appetizers, cookie decorating and family entertainment. The event begins at 6pm and ends at 8pm with a countdown. Tickets are in the $30-$40 range.
New Year's Eve at Blue Mountain - Collingwood
Blue Mountain Ski Resort has a buffet dinner, family entertainment, and fireworks for all ages from 5:30pm-9pm. (There are other adult parties at the resort as well, and private babysitting available if booked in advance). Tickets are $75 for teens and adults and $50 for kids 6-12.
Civic Celebrations Around the Greater Toronto Area
Most cities have their own family-friendly New Year's Eve event planned at the city center. Generally these events are outdoors (thus only held weather permitting) and many won't actually go until midnight. Visit the sites below to find information on local New Year's Eve fun.

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