Nova Scotia

What's happening New Year's Eve in Halifax and elsewhere

Countdown to midnight at the municipality's annual New Year's Eve Levee at city hall.

Municipality's annual New Year's Eve levee outside city hall New Years Eve night

There are fireworks scheduled for Halifax on Monday night. (CBC)

It's not too late to make plans to go out this New Year's Eve.

Halifax will host its annual New Year's Eve event outside city hall on Monday night.

There will be festivities beginning at 10:45 p.m., which will include music from Said The Whale and Zaki Ibrahim. But a DJ will warm up the crowd before the main show begins and there will be some giveaways.

Fireworks cap off the night at midnight.

There will be two rounds of fireworks at the Halifax skating oval on Monday night — one at 7 p.m. and another at midnight.

The public skates will go from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and again from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Halifax Transit will also have extended bus and ferry service from 6 p.m. onward. It will be free.

Meanwhile, outside Halifax...

New Year's parties are happening across the province.

In Amherst, the town's recreation department has organized a family event that runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Amherst Stadium.

The event promises hot chocolate, chili, skating, ice colouring, live music, face painting, magic, a photo booth and fireworks.

In Sydney, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is hosting a party at Centre 200.

The free event runs from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes musical entertainment, a rock wall, laser tag, a bounce castle and NBL basketball. The fireworks are at 9 p.m.

Bridgewater is hosting a free public skate from 10 a.m. to  11:30 a.m. at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

Yarmouth and the surrounding municipality have a party on New Year's Day at Yarmouth's town hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Town of New Glasgow will be hosting Family First Night as well as a five-kilometre Resolution Run. 

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