Schedule of Events

All the events are free, thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors and our volunteers.

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Nepean Skating Club

6:00 pm — The night begins outside at the rink with a skating show put on by the Nepean Skating Club. Bundle up, come rink-side and watch the talented performers.

Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble

7:00 pm — The Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble will perform a short concert. Go downstairs past the photo booth and the colouring room to find a seat in The Studio, one of the two Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe.

Talent showcase

7:30 pm — The Talent Showcase takes place right after the Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble concert finishes. Singers, musicians and dancers are looking forward to performing in The Studio.


8:30 pm — If you’ve come dressed as a clown or a circus performer of any kind, come to The Studio to participate in the costume contest for a chance to win some fun prizes


10:00 pm — Join Rick Chiarelli and his family out on the rink. Russell Levia will lead all participants in singing Auld Lang Syne. Then we’ll do the count down for the New Year, culminating in a spectacular musical fireworks.

ONGOING Throughout the night

Magician and Musician — We are happy that John Milks and Russell Levia are part of our New Year’s Eve celebration again! Enjoy John Milks’ magic tricks and join in by singing with Russell Levia in the area right in front of the pond.

Sleigh Rides — Bundle up and go outside to the Theatre Entrance to go on a sleigh ride. The last ride is at 9:15 pm.

Giant Tiger Train — More outdoors fun for youngsters by the Theatre Entrance.

Bouncy Castle — Take off your shoes and climb and slide in The Chamber

Face Painting — A community event isn’t complete without face painting! Come to the lobby of the Theatre at the Balcony level to get your face painted to celebrate the start of “2019”

Games — Enjoy a variety of carnival type games and puzzles in the two games rooms (Rooms 1A and 1B)

Colouring Room — Relax for a while and colour downstairs in the Lobby of The Studio.


$1 per item —Hot chocolate, tea, coffee, water, pop, hot dogs, chips and candy are available in the Theatre Lobby and right outside The Chamber by the skating rink. Tickets can be bought at the ticket sales tables located near the canteens.