New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year, Ottawa Style!

From family-friendly outings to brewery tours, fancy meals and chic VIP parties, you’ll find the perfect way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Canada’s capital region. Options even include free events, daytime gatherings and outdoor activities! We’ve gathered just some of the great ways you can celebrate the end of 2022 and the start of 2023 this December 31 in the Ottawa region.

Ring in 2023!

Alight at Night, Upper Canada Village
Alight at Night
Stroll through a historic village filled with holiday joy including over one million lights, Christmas music, BeaverTails and more. Just one hour…
children’s hockey
Bell Capital Cup
More than just a children’s hockey tournament: a festival celebrating the game of hockey in Canada’s capital, with teams from across Canada, the…
Flights with Santa
Flights with Santa
Sit in Santa’s new sleigh as you fly over Ottawa this Christmas with up to 3 passengers! Don’t miss this ride of a lifetime with proceeds donated back…
Magic of Lights
Magic of Lights
Experience the dazzling Magic of Lights drive-through display this winter. Lined with two kilometers of sparkling LED light displays, this event is…
Canadian Museum of History, Christmas
Museum’s Tree-Lighting
Marvel at the dazzling red and green lights illuminating the Museum of History’s Plaza. Standing at an astonishing 14 metres high, this Christmas tree…
Trees of Hope, Fairmont Château Laurier
Trees of Hope for CHEO
Kick-start the holiday season with this magical fundraiser event! Experience in-person or take a virtual tour of the beautifully decorated Christmas…

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Special meals

Countless restaurants and venues are offering special menus. A few notable examples:

Fairmont Château Laurier, Parliament
Fairmont Château Laurier
Looking for an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration? Begin your evening festivities at Wilfrid's with a celebratory buffet dinner at the castle.
Perspectives Restaurant
Celebrate the New Year with a 4 course gourmet dinner at Perspectives, Bookstreet's award-winning Ottawa restaurant.
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The Metcalfe Hotel
Enjoy the New Year's prix fixe menu at Cocotte Bistro. With a 4-course meal including French flavours with a touch of extra magic, enchanting décor, and gourmet fare, start the new year off in style.

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