Some downtown Charlottetown streets will be closed because of this year's special 2014 New Year's Eve celebrations.

PEI is throwing a special New Year's Eve party this year to kick off a year of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which led to the formation of Canada.

Richmond Street, between Queen and Church streets, is closed from 9 a.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday.

Certain roads will close between Queen and Prince streets from 6:15 p.m. until 10 p.m.Tuesday, and traffic could be limited as early as noon. Those streets are Sydney, Dorchester, King and Water.

No parking will be allowed on Great George Street between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m..