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null Celebrate New Year’s Eve at K-Town Countdown at the Rogers K-Rock Centre

December 18, 2014 -

Bring your family and friends down to the Rogers K-Rock Centre on New Year's Eve (December 31) to enjoy indoor and outdoor festivities at K-Town Countdown starting at 5 p.m. and ending with a fireworks finale over Confederation Basin at 9 p.m.


Try these all-ages activities inside the Rogers K-Rock Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way:

  • The Digital Photo Wall – make memories of your New Year's celebration with friends and family! Grab some hats and horns, smile for the camera, then take the photo home with you!
  • Spin Art Cycles – pedal away to design your own artwork!
  • Purple Dragon Puppet Theatre – musical puppet performances in the Corner Bar (no alcohol is being served) and strolling throughout the concourse.
  • Doug Reansbury – (music for all ages) will entertain in the Corner Bar throughout the evening.
  • Face Painting & Balloon Twisting by the 'Not so Amateur Amateurs'
  • Food concession stands will be open

Here's the line-up of live entertainment on the K-Rock's main stage:

  • 5 to 5:30 p.m. – Roger James (all ages celtic music and comedy)
  • 5:30 to 6 p.m. – Salon Theatre Productions (songs and scenes from 'Sir John Eh?., The Road Show')
  • 6:15 to 7 p.m. – Gary Rasberry and the Big Idea (2014 Children's Album of the Year Juno nominee)
  • 7:15 to 8 p.m. – The Big Phat Horn Band with Mike Myers (jazz and blues hits)
  • 8:15 to 9 p.m. – Abby Stewart (contemporary/country)


Beginning at 5 p.m., skaters may reserve a spot for a 50-minute on-ice session at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. (one session allowed per skater due to demand). Please note: helmets are recommended. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a skating adult. 


On the street at 1 The Tragically Hip Way enjoy:

  • Wagon rides from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Hot chocolate available in support of Kingston Four Paws Service Dogs (by donation)

Fireworks finale:

  • 9 p.m. – See the spectacular fireworks display over Confederation Basin, best viewed from Wolfe Island ferry dock or Confederation Park.

Skate at Springer Market Square:

Weather-permitting, the rink will be open until 10 p.m. (your out-of-town visitors can rent skates at the rink).

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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