UPDATE 30 December 2017
The City of Brampton just announced on December 30 that there will be only two performances: Pryde and headliners The Sheepdogs. The show starts at 11pm and will end at midnight with the fireworks.
Warming stations will be available only from 11pm onward.
Indoor activities at City Hall remain unaffected.
For more info, see The City of Brampton’s website here.
Original Post, 29 December 2017
Despite the excessive cold that appears to have no end in sight, Brampton’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in downtown Brampton are still on.
Temperatures are expected to sink to -30°C on New Year’s Eve and it has prompted some cities in Ontario, including Ottawa, to cancel outdoor celebrations.
Brampton’s celebrations, however, are still happening as scheduled. The city plans to bring in more warming stations, including Brampton Transit buses, that members of the public can use to warm up.
The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with a kid-friendly celebration and fireworks going on until 11 p.m.
Headlining the show will be the Sheepdogs, who take the stage at 10:40 p.m. Opening the show will be one of Brampton’s own, rapper Pryde. Pryde is preparing a special set list for the evening and will no doubt perform some of his hits inspired by this very city. He takes the stage at 8:25 p.m. Also performing are Dublin to Delhi, an electronic, hip hop and bhangra group, and The Downturns, an indie rock band.
In addition to a full lineup of performances, there will be marshmallow roasting, skating, fireworks and more in and around the downtown area. Check out the full schedule of events
Brampton’s NYE Celebration Schedule
City Hall ∙ 7 to 11 pm
Fun Family Friendly Programming including:
Kids Dance Party in the Atrium
Craft Station in the Conservatory
Main Street North and South ∙ 7 pm to 12 am
Food Trucks ($)
Transit Warming Buses
Gage Park ∙ all evening until midnight
Free marshmallow roasting and skating
Music and emcee ∙ 5:30 pm to 12 am
Food Trucks ($)
Garden Square – 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Main stage hosted by Bramptonist
Brandon Duke the World’s Youngest DJ
7:00 to 7:30 pm, 8:00 to 8:25 pm, 9:05 to 9:20 pm, 10:10 to 10:40 pm
The Downturns – 7:30 to 8:00 pm
Pryde – 8:25 to 8:55 pm
Delhi 2 Dublin – 9:20 to 10:10 pm
Headlining Act: The Sheepdogs – 10:40 to 11:55 pm
Fireworks at 12 a.m.
Beware of some road closures. Parking is free all evening, check out our parking guide to find the best and most convenient spots. Find out more about the city’s NYE celebrations here.