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​Celebrate the Holidays!

The City of Barrie wants to help you have a safe and fun holiday season with your family.

For some holiday cheer, view local holiday lights displays, go skating outside, explore downtown Barrie and ring in 2021 with a virtual family New Year’s Eve celebration​ featuring Splash’N Boots!

​Barrie’s Virtual Family NYE Countdown
Featuring Sp​lash’N Boots!

Since 1998, Barrie's Downtown Countdown​ has brought thousands of residents and visitors together in downtown Barrie to celebrate the arrival of a new year. Following the advice of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit​​, the City is hosting a virtual night of free fun, so you and your family can celebrate safely at home!

The Party Starts at 7pm!​

Tune in to the City of Barrie on Facebook  or YouTube​ New Year’s Eve starting at 7 p.m. for an hour-long celebration featuring a special performance by Splas​h’N Boots followed by a family countdown. Get ready to party!​

About Splash’N Boots

Splash’N Boots are Canadian family entertainers who believe music has the power to connect and that all kids should be seen, heard, and loved for exactly who they are...and that comes through in every show and interaction they have with their fans! 

Splash’N Boots rose to prominence in the hearts and minds of families through music, live shows, and television, including Treehouse TV. The group has released 13 albums and won Children’s Album of the Year at the JUNO Awards for “You, Me and the Sea”, co-written and produced by Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea. 

Their recent album, “Heart Parade”, was released November 20, 2020 and features collaborations with some of their favourite artists like Alice Cooper, Sharon & Bram, and more! 

Splash’N Boots are the soundtrack to family dance parties, bedtimes, and all the fun moments in between and a Barrie favourite! We are so excited to have them perform a special show for you on our virtual New Year’s Eve stage this year.

Barrie’s Virtua​​​​​​l Family Countdown is Generously Supported B​y:​


Noella Festiv​al​​​

Downtown Barrie's Noella Festival​ returns for 2​020! From the Noella Tree & Wreath Lot at Meridian Place, to the Rotary Festival of Trees, to the fantastic Holly Days contest, there’s so much going on in Downtown Barrie throughout ​December.

​Outdoor Skating

Grab your skates and get active! Enjoy skating at one of the City's outdoor rinks. Skaters are required to follow safety procedures when using outdoor rinks.



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