First Night


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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Saturday, December 31, 2016
6 to 9 p.m.
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive)​​

Celebrate the end of 2016 with us! On December 31, welcome in the New Year with the Town of Newmarket! 

During the day, enjoy indoor activities at the Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive) such as free public swimming at the Metro Pool from 10 a.m. to noon and free indoor skating from noon to 2 p.m.

In the evening, bundle up and head down to Riverwalk Commons to relish in the fun with live outdoor entertainment by the very talented band BianConscious playing a variety of music such as pop, rock, country and classic rock. Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, face painting, inflatables, a dazzling LED light show, outdoor skating at the Tim Horton's Skating and Water Feature, and train rides on the Tim Horton's Express (weather depending). Don't miss the grand finale fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. 

This is a family-friendly event with free admission.​ 

If you are interested in volunteering for the First Night event, please sign up online at 

This event has been brought to you in partnership with Tim Hortons. 

For more information, please email or call Customer Service at (905) 895-5193.

Support Newmarket's green initiatives by walking, carpooling, biking or taking the bus. 

For up-to-date weather and/or cancellation information for Town-run events, please call the PLAY Hotline 1-877-PLAY936, on the date of the event, two hours prior to the start time. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.