PREMIUM EVENT - New Year's Family Celebration

New Year’s Family Celebration is back! Ring in 2023 with the whole family at our daytime New Year’s Eve party. 

Celebrate New Year's Eve with traditions from around the world! 

  • Finland: Create DIY noise-makers using tin materials, a sign of good luck!
  • Denmark: Leap into the New Year with chair jumping.
  • Spain: Count down by eating 12 lucky raisins (dried grapes), one for each month of the year.
  • Colombia: Carry suitcases through our Street Where You Live gallery to ensure good travels in 2023.
  • Greece: Hang an onion in a door frame to welcome growth at the start of the year.
  • Germany: Melt wax and pour it into cold water to read your fortune.
  • Philippines: Create spirographs for prosperity and wellness.
  • Outer Space: Celebrate like an astronaut on the International Space Station as it circles Earth 16 times on New Years Eve!


  • Dance your heart out with The Alpha DJ Company
  • Take a selfie at the NYE photo booth
  • Share your wish for 2023 on the collaborative wishing wall
  • Bring luck into the new year in the Early Year’s play space. 
  • Countdown with a ball drop and juice toast as you make a wish or promise for the new year!

Pick Your Celebration

  • Morning Celebration: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Countdown at 11:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon Celebration: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Countdown at 3:45 p.m.

Please note: The Children’s Museum will close between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to prepare for the afternoon celebration.



  • Children 2+: $13 +HST
  • Adults: $13 +HST
  • Toddlers 12-23 months: $7 +HST
  • Infants under 12 months: FREE
  • Members: 30% off tickets! (Membership does not guarantee admission. Registration is required)​ Learn more about membership options here.

Tickets sales being Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00 am!

New Year's Family Celebration is supported in part by Nicolucci Family Dentistry.

December 31, 2022 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Morning Celebration


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December 31, 2022 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Afternoon Celebration


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