Countdown to 2013!!
- Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:21
- Written by Megan Peckford
There are two brand new fantastic street parties lined up to ring in the New Year in Ottawa! And admission is free to both of them!
On the Sparks Street Mall, a pedestrian mall one block south of Parliament Hill, the celebration starts at 8:00 pm on December 31 with food and drink on the street, amazing prizes, live music, DJs, and a Times-Square-style ball-drop at midnight. Follow new announcements on the event’s Facebook page.
Meanwhile, over at Ottawa City Hall, the Scottish Society of Ottawa invites you to welcome 2013 Scottish-style with a New Year’s Eve Hogmanay party. This family friendly shindig will celebrate the Scottish New Year at 7:00 pm (so you can bring the kiddies) or stick around till midnight, taste some Scotch or McAuslan beer. There will be Celtic bands, ice-skating on the refrigerated outdoor Rink of Dreams, Highland dancing, and of course bagpipes!
If you are looking to spend the night indoors instead, there are tons of great places to have a delicious NYE meal, sip champagne and dance the night away. Here are just a few suggestions:
Dancing in the Stars at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Enjoy a 3-course dinner and dancing. Champagne at midnight.
Le Cordon Bleu Bistro at Signatures. 7-course dinner and wine pairing.
The Shore Club. Special 3-course dinner menu for one night only.
Empire Grill. 4-course meal with DJ entertainment. Champagne at midnight.
Barrymore’s Music Hall. Catered food, great music and dancing.
Ottawa’s East End
Hampton Inn Gala. 5-course meal with wine, live DJ and dancing.
New Year’s Eve Capital Comedy Night. Featuring Comedians Gilson Lubin, Ron Josol and Kate Davis.
Grace O’Malley’s (East location). Live entertainment and DJ.
Ottawa’s West End
Perspectives Celebration. 5-course meal with live jazz music.
Ottawa’s South End
Totally Grand New Year’s Eve at the Ernst & Young Centre. Live band, DJs, champagne at midnight, giant balloon drop.