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Downtown Countdown

Traveling from near and far, thousands join together in downtown Barrie to celebrate with a free evening of fun and entertainment at one of Central Ontario's largest New Year's Eve celebrations.

Celebrate with us on December 31 starting at 6pm outside Barrie City Hall. Festivities will include family activities such as horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting, skating on the City Hall rink, two fireworks displays, and a line-up of amazing entertainment.

The headliner announcement will be made Monday, December 5th. Tune in to the Rock 95 or 107.5 Kool FM morning show after 8am for the exciting announcement with Mayor Lehman!

Getting Around & Parking

On New Year's Eve, Barrie Transit service is free from 5pm–3am to help you get to and from your celebrations safely.

Driving to the event? There's free downtown parking available within close walking distance. When making your way around downtown, please note road closures for the event will include:

  • Collier Street from Owen Street to Mulcaster Street
    6am December 30 – noon January 1
  • Collier Street from Mulcaster Street to Berczy Street
    3pm December 31 – 2am January 1
  • Mulcaster Street from Dunlop Street to Worsley Street
    3pm December 31 – 2am January 1

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