Annual New Year’s Eve Party Planned at The Forks

Annual New Year’s Eve Party Planned at The Forks

By Tyler Sutherland

Fireworks at The Forks (CHRISD.CA)

If sitting at home watching Ryan Seacrest ring in 2011 from Times Square doesn’t interest you, The Forks has plenty of family-friendly activities to keep you busy on the 31st.

New Year’s Eve will be one big party at the city’s most popular public gathering place on Friday.

The Forks’ annual party will kick off at 4 p.m. with activities for the kids, such as crafts, tobogganing, ice skating, horse drawn wagon rides and live entertainment.

Entertainment will begin at 5:45 p.m. with Johnny Cajun in the centre court, followed by Ridley Bent at 6:45 p.m., Burnt Project 1 at 7:45 p.m. and Retro Rhythm Review at 8:45 p.m.

Nearly 30,000 people are expected to bundle up and head down for “Scotiabank Family New Year’s Eve.”

The celebratory fireworks display is set for 10 p.m. by Archangel Fireworks.

Winnipeg Transit will be running additional buses westbound on York Avenue following the fireworks. Regular transit fares apply.

For the complete listing of all events planned, visit