Winnipeg is bursting with culture and if you are here for New
Years Eve, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities
during your stay in this winter wonderland. The streets are lined
with Christmas lights, trees and decorations and if you are there
earlier in December, then don't forget to peruse the Christmas
markets, including Christkindlmarkt in Fort Garry Place Mall on 1-3
December, The Vegan Handmade Market on 2nd December at Robert A.
Steen Community Centre and there is also the Third + Bird Christmas
Pop up Markets in The Forks Market on the first 3 weekends of
Wrap up warm and get out exploring the city's historical offerings, like the Forks National Historic site, Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum and the grand Manitoba Legislative Building to more modern locations like the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (which is a must see when you are in Winnipeg), the Manitoba Planetarium and of course there is the Royal Canadian Mint.
There are a number of parks, museums, art galleries, theatres, markets. Make sure to have a look around The Forks Market for some great souvenirs or to grab a coffee or a bite to eat.
Winnipeg is perfect for those who love to keep active, so get out there and enjoy some cross country skiing, sledding, hiking, snow shoeing, tobogganing and skating and if you are a bit of a daredevil and fancy some ice climbing, then Saturday and Sunday will find the Club d'escalade de Saint-Boniface Ice Tower open at 141 Messager Street and it looks awesome (open end of December)!
Not the outdoorsy type, or just want to relax? Then don't forget to pamper yourself at one of the many spas in Winnipeg to indulge in a massage, facial or a mani/pedi. Or go for the whole spa experience at places like Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature or Riverstone Spa (which is located at Inn at the Forks).
The Forks in downtown Winnipeg is the place where many people
gravitate towards on New Years Eve with family friendly fun starting
around 4pm with a countdown and fireworks for the youngsters at 8pm
as well as the midnight fireworks. There is live music, ice skating
and lots of fun activities for all the family.
If you are feeling fancy then perhaps you may prefer the RBC Convention Centre's Winter's Eve - A New Year's Celebration, with gourmet dining, entertainment and dancing. Tickets will go quickly so make sure to book in advance.
The bars, clubs and restaurants have some great events lined up, from Murder Mystery evenings, to Gala dinners where you can toast the new year with a glass of champers! Many of these venues are tickets only and due to popularity will be booked up fairly quickly, so get your tickets and reservations in as soon as you can.
Velvet Glove Restaurant
Maxime's Restaurant & Lounge
Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant
This is probably the best webcam we can find for Winnipeg:
There's lots going on in Winnipeg for New Years Eve, so it's best
to book your hotel in advance so you can be located close to your
The Marlborough Hotel
Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg
Fort Garry Hotel
To check availability and make reservations at these and all the top hotels in the area, you can make online bookings here.
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