Downtown Countdown


Event Type
Special Events Office

Ring in the New Year in downtown Barrie! Since 1998, the Downtown Countdown has brought thousands from near and far together to celebrate the arrival of the new year.

This free evening of fun and celebration is one of Central Ontario’s largest celebrations featuring family activities, skating, live music, and fireworks all set under the twinkling lights of the arch of old City Hall.

After a two-year pause, we can’t wait to celebrate with you once again! Stay tuned to this page for updates as 2022 programming is announced.

Downtown Countdown is Generously Supported By:

December 31, 2022 - 6:00pm - December 31, 2022 - 11:59pm