Stuck for ideas on where and how to ring in the New Year?
Here’s the Scarborough Observer’s guide to some of the celebrations going on around town.
- If you are looking to celebrate early, the Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd., is holding its 11th annual New Year’s Eve Family Countdown from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is set to feature live entertainment, including a magic show. General tickets are $20, and $12 for children age 3–12. Parking is free. The countdown is outside, so dress warmly.
- If you prefer to be out earlier in the day so you can maybe stay home when the fireworks go off, consider participating in one of Rouge Park’s holiday guided walks. Trail leader Diana heads a two-hour “festive fitness” hike on Dec. 31 starting at 10 a.m.
- The Harmony Club is set to ring in the New Year at the St. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall, 231 Milner Ave., with a six-course dinner, drinks and dancing. Two bottles of wine and one bottle of champagne — at midnight, of course — per table. Tickets are $80 per person and are on sale now at 416-510-3352.
- The Armenian General Benevolent Union is hosting its New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance starting at 8 p.m. at the Alex Manoogian Cultural Centre, 930 Progress Ave. Tickets vary from $40 to $75 and are available at 416-431-2428.
- The Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd., will have an all-you-can-eat buffet starting at 6 p.m., appetizers at 7 p.m. and complimentary champagne for the midnight countdown. Live music will be provided by City Soul. Pre-sale tickets are available in advance for $50 per person.
- Jack Astor’s, 580 Progress Ave., will have a DJ and complimentary champagne at midnight in their bar and lounge. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for $10. Open until 2 a.m.
- The Moose & Barrel, 16 Lebovic Ave., is kicking off its New Year’s Eve celebrations with some karaoke (and prizes) around 9 p.m. Complimentary champagne will be provided at midnight, and food specials are available. Open until 2 a.m.