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How to watch Canada's New Year's Eve: Countdown to 2021

As Canada counts down to 2021, a star-studded musical night unfolds across the country.

As Canada counts down to 2021, a star-studded musical night unfolds across the country.

Canada's New Year's Eve: Countdown to 2021 will feature a wide variety of amazing performances. (CBC)

It's time to ring in a new year and (finally) say goodbye to 2020. And what better way to ring it in than with our annual music-filled show on CBC? Hosted by Rick Mercer, Canada's New Year's Eve: Countdown to 2021 features great Canadian music performances from across the country.

Canada's New Year's Eve: A Countdown to 2021

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Hosted by Rick Mercer, Canada's New Year's Eve: Countdown to 2021 features great Canadian music performances from across the country. 0:15

Watch on Thursday, December 31 at 11 p.m. 

How can I watch?

On CBC TV
Tune in to your local CBC station! Visit the program guide for more information.

On CBC Gem
Watch live on CBC Gem! Download the CBC Gem app from iTunes or Google Play, or watch in your browser

On YouTube
No matter where you are in the world, ring in the new year with the rest of Canada on YouTube! We'll be live streaming at 11 p.m. ET, after which time the video will be available internationally on demand.

Who is performing?

Alan Doyle and friends from around Newfoundland and Labrador

Alan Doyle, Kim Stockwood, Fortunate Ones, The Once, The Ennis Sisters and Rachel Cousins will perform "We're Gonna Love Tonight".

(Dave Howells)

Brett Kissel in Flat Lake, Alta.

Tune in for his performance of "A Few Good Stories".

(Jess Baumung)

The Jerry Cans and special guests in Iqaluit, Nunavut

Performing "Havava".

(Courtesy The Jerry Cans)

Lights and Felix Cartal in Vancouver, B.C.

Performing "Love Me".

(Courtesy Lights and Felix Cartal)

Neon Dreams in Halifax, N.S.

From The Bus Stop Theatre, the group performs "All the People".

(Courtesy Neon Dreams)

Random Recipe in Montreal, Que.

Performing "Out of the Sky".

(LePetitRusse)

Tyler Shaw with Simone Denny

Tune in for performances of "Remember" and "You're a Superstar".

(Courtesy Simone Denny and Tyler Shaw)

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William Prince in Winnipeg, Man.

Performing "Wasted" from the Oodena Celebration Circle.

(J. Senft Photography)

 

 

How are you spending your New Year's Eve this year? We miss you! Send us photos or greetings on your social channels using the hashtag #NYECBC so we can can ring in the new year and share this night together across the country.

 

Other fantastic acts this night include:

Shay Lia singing "Good Together"

ArtistsCAN performing "Lean on Me"

Dance Performances

(Ishu Jindal Films)

Maritime Bhangra Group — Halifax 

Mikey Harris — Winnipeg

Notorious Cree — Edmonton

The Basement Gang — Toronto

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