New Years: what’s on Dec 31 & Jan 1

Countdown to 2014! Have dinner in the city or hike your way into the New Year. On New Year’s Day, take Polar Bear dip or head over to Tansley Woods Community Centre to celebrate with free swimming, entertainment and more. <br>
Many local restaurants are also offering special menus and pricing for the night. Check Urban Spoon and make reservations for a place to enjoy your last meal of the year!

DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Hoopla @ Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

Say goodbye to 2013 and HELLO to 2014! Plenty of fun activities and goodies to eat including wagon rides, night hikes and a puppet show. This kid friendly event starts the big countdown at 9:00 p.m. Adults – $24, Children & Seniors – $15, Children under 4 – $5, Time 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 2259 Millborough Line, Campbellville. conservationhalton.ca/events

How’l Hikes @ Bronte Creek Provincial Park

On December 31st there will be some howl’n going on! The Park Naturalist will be leading evening hikes where visitors will learn to howl like coyotes and then gather round the bonfire for the Countdown for Kids!

Join the Park Naturalist for a guided Public Coyote Howl hike and uncover some secrets about the largely misunderstood coyote. Everyone is invited to gather around the bonfire at 8:30pm to welcome in the New Year during the Countdown for Kids. No additional fee to participate in New Years Eve program. (alcohol-free event). Specific hikes times vary please contact park closer to event date.

The Rink will be open 9:30am – 9:30pm. The Park Store will be serving up hot food and no alcoholic drinks. The Park Store offers skate rentals in an assortment of sizes for both children and adults. Contact the park for more information, cancellations or schedule changes. brontecreek.org

JANUARY 1

Polar Bear Dip

Around the world , thousand of people take the plunge in to icy water on New Years Day as a crazy way to ring in the New Year. Now in its 29th year, the Courage Polar Bear Dip in Oakville, Ontario is the largest charitable polar bear dip in Canada.

January 1st at 12:30pm with registration and live music. There is a costume contests at 1:15pm and culminates in the dip itself for 2:00pm. There will be a dip post party at Tin Cup Sports Grill, 1540 North Service Road W, Oakville. Registration fee: $25.00. polarbeardip.ca

The City of Burlington’s New Year’s Day

The City of Burlington’s New Year’s Day Minion madness! Join us for a Despicable Me themed, free family event with entertainment, free swimming, open gym, and activities. 12 – 4pm, Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way. burlington.ca/newyears

Happy New Year!

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