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An All-Canadian New Year’s Eve Celebration in Niagara Parks!

Ring in the New Year in Niagara Falls and join one of Canada’s longest running New Year’s Eve celebrations!

This year’s all-Canadian concert line-up will feature musical performances by High Valley, Serena Ryder and Sam Roberts Band. This highly anticipated free show will begin at 8:00 p.m. as local band James Blonde kicks things off in Queen Victoria Park. The outdoor celebration also features a variety of food and beverage options, as well as an outdoor licensed area. Enjoy magnificent fireworks launched from the Niagara Gorge at 9pm to kick-off the concert and midnight to bring in the new year.

New Year's Eve Schedule

  • 5 - 6PM, Stacey Kay Concert

    Sam Roberts Band

  • 6PM, Niagara Falls Goes Dark

    Serena Ryder

  • 6:05PM, Marching Band Drum Roll

    High Valley

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New Year's Eve in Niagara FallsSam Roberts Band

Dec 31st, 8:00PM

Queen Victoria Park

Award-winning Sam Roberts Band headlines the Niagara Falls New Year's Eve celebration in Queen Victoria Park.

In March of 2016, Sam Roberts Band holed themselves up at the Bathouse, The Tragically Hip's studio near Kingston, Ontario to record their sixth full-length album, TerraForm. They went in with the lake still covered by ice and emerged 4 weeks later, in the first days of spring, bearing with them new music…

The album takes flight with the title track TerraForm, a story of escape from the ashes of a dying world. “Terraforming is the idea of going to another planet and making it viable for humans. For this record, I saw it as planting the seeds for that same sort of renewal in your own life – that regardless of how much you have broken the parts of your life along the way, there is always a chance to start over… for yourself and the people you care about” says Roberts. "Most of these songs are love songs, but love songs that grapple with it's many faces - beautiful and ugly, healing and destructive."

New Year's Eve in Niagara FallsSerena Ryder

Dec 31st, 8:00PM

Queen Victoria Park

Serena Ryder is an artist adored by fans, peers and critics alike which is due mainly in part to her immense raw and earnest songwriting talent and beautifully electric live performances. Over the years, she has received numerous accolades including four prestigious Juno Awards that include: 2008 New Artist of The Year, 2009 Adult Alternative Album of The Year (Is It O.K.), 2010 Video of The Year (Little Bit of Red) and 2013 Adult Alternative Album of The Year. In her MuchMusic Video Award debut last month, Ryder was nominated for three awards, took home the trophy for Rock / Alternative Video of The Year and went on to perform a stellar live medley of her two hits, “What I Wouldn’t Do” & “Stompa”. She has also enjoyed success prior to the current chart-smashing Harmony with her two previous albums, If Your Memory Serves You Well (2007) and Is it O.K. (2009) achieving Gold selling status. In 2012, her single “Weak In The Knees” also achieved Gold Certification.

New Year's Eve in Niagara FallsHigh Valley

Dec 31st, 8:00PM

Queen Victoria Park

You might wonder how a couple of brothers who had to cross the Peace River by ferry in the summer and an ice bridge in the winter in order to bring their music to the world ended up with back to back wins as Group or Duo at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, seven Top 10 hit singles, three gold record certifications, two JUNO award nominations and now, an international record deal. Well, High Valley’s ain’t no typical record industry story.

Country fans are no strangers to the uncanny musical connection of a family band, but they’ve never heard anything like the duo High Valley – and that’s simply because brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel never knew how country was “supposed” to sound.