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Join the K-Town Countdown this New Year's Eve

December 15, 2015 -

Kingston celebrates New Year's Eve with the K-Town Countdown:  free community activities in and around the Rogers K-Rock Centre – ending with fireworks over Confederation Basin at the family-friendly hour of 9 p.m.

The K-Town Countdown starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 at Rogers K-Rock Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way. It's  the ‘coolest' party of the year!

Inside the Rogers K-Rock Centre

MC Roger James kicks-off a line-up of live performances:

  • 5 p.m. – Roger James – Music and comedy
  • 5:30 p.m. – Salon Theatre presents Sir John Eh? The Road Show – Family Fun
  • 6:15 p.m. – Sonshine and Broccoli – Children's singing sensations
  • 7:15 p.m. – The Kim Pollard Band – Rhythm and Blues
  • 8:15 p.m. – Georgette Fry Band and Shout Sister sing highlights from "Georgette Sings Etta"
  • Purple dragon puppet show every hour on the half-hour in the corner bar.

You'll also enjoy:

  • Face painting
  • Inflatable sports centre
  • Making something in the activity area with the Martello Alley Art artists
  • Getting a New Year's picture of you and yours at the photo booth
  • Making a wish for 2016 at the wishing tree! 
  • Public skating (every hour on the hour starting at 5 p.m. Tickets for the next skating time will be given to those in line on the half-hour.)

Outside and around downtown Kingston

Dress warmly and plan to enjoy:

  • 5 to 8:30 p.m. – Whites wagon rides leave from The Tragically Hip Way
  • Public skating at Springer Market Square until 1 a.m. (skate rentals until 10 p.m.)
  • 9 p.m. – Spectacular Fireworks Finale, wrapping-up the year's Sir John A. Bicentennial celebrations. The best viewing location is Confederation Basin.
  • Parking in all City surface lots is free after 4:30 p.m.

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

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.