Spending New Year's Eve in Hamilton will have you making some
tough decisions on what you want to do, there is so much to choose
from. If you are there for Christmas too, then there are lots of
events to keep you feeling merry, like wandering through Gore Park,
public ice-skating rinks, Christmas workshops and you won't want to
miss the transformation of Dundurn Castle.
One thing you have to put on your to do list is to visit the many waterfalls of Hamilton like Albion Falls, Tews Falls and Hermitage Falls, some of which are illuminated at night and look spectacular.
If you are an aviation buff, then go see the Spitfire, Lancaster Bomber and Hawker Hurricane at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. You can also book a quick flight in one of their vintage aircrafts (which in December is either the de Havilland Canada Chipmunk or a North American Harvard).
Foodies will want to make a beeline for the Hamilton Farmer's Market on York Blvd, with over 60 vendor stalls to peruse and a real eclectic mix of produce on offer. This market has been going since 1837 and is still a vibrant part of the Hamilton community.
Golfers will be pleased, with a good selection of public and private 18-hole courses to choose from and for those who prefer a little retail therapy, then Westdale Village is the place for you. A picturesque area offering boutique shopping, bistros and spas.
It seems that there is no one place to congregate for New Years
Eve in Hamilton, just lots and lots of gala dinners and planned,
ticketed events throughout the city.
For instance there is the annual Family New Year's Eve party at Marquis Gardens with music and a balloon drop. There's entertainment for the kids and the grown ups.
If you want to giggle your way through to the new year then Yuk Yuk's annual celebration is going to be the place for you. There's a buffet, comedy show and champagne toast for New Year.
There is also the annual 'Blue Year's Eve' at the Hamilton Children's Museum where they have 6 (that's right, 6) countdowns to the New Year for the kids throughout the afternoon. Explore the 3 galleries and enjoy the fun activities.
Don't forget, if you plan on dining out in Hamilton on New Years Eve, make your dinner reservations in advance so you don't miss out.
The Ancaster Mill
Lake Road Restaurant
Mattson & Co
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Staying in Hamilton for New Years Eve, then reserve your hotel as
soon as you can to avoid disappointment.
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton Ontario
Staybridge Suites Hamilton - Downtown
Hamilton Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Best Western Premier C Hotel By Carmen's
To check availability and make reservations at these and all the top hotels in the area, you can make online bookings here.