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Free Family New Year's Eve

On December 31st the second annual "New York New Years" arrives at Stuart Park and runs from 6-9pm. Free to attend "New York New Years" event will include skating on the outdoor ice rink, a twitter wall with a live feed (hashtag #NYEKelowna), multiple drop-in activities in the Kid's Snow Zone including the City of Kelowna's Park n'Play program, Karaoke and Wii stations, and Canadian- themed games like "Toss the Beaver" and "Canadian Goose Egg Drop".
A favourite from last year, there will also be a snow pile onsite for kids to climb upon and build a snowman. There will also be free hot chocolate offered to the first 2000 folks who arrive at the event.


On the stage, surrounded by an amazing light show, multiple live bands will perform starting with Bluegrass/Folk trio "The Trips" at 6:00,"The Public House Band" playing popular favorites at 6:45, and Kelowna's own "Kinship" performing their distinct, high-energy Celtic sound at 8:00, with "DJ Invizible" spinning tunes at 6:45 and 7:45 between bands.

The fireworks display closes the event at 9:00 pm to ring in an early New Year. The show will be visible along the waterfront from The Sails to Waterfront Park. 

If you can't make the event Castanet will be live streaming this event and the fireworks starting around 8pm

If your looking for more event options on NYE check out our event page for a full listing of all the options in Kelowna.  Click here to go there now. 

My suggestion for after the show would be to discover Kelowna's best kept secret "Fedunkafunk":

Here's a raw video that I shot of them this summer. If you like funk and you like to dance then this is the show to be at on NYE.

Or if your in Vernon check out the Cod Gone Wild NYE show, here are the details.


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About the Author

Ryan Donn, singer/songwriter who started his career around the same time that cassette tapes were losing out to CD sales. He produces events such as Global Music Fest,, and Music in the Park (West Kelowna). You can also find him in local schools teaching songwriting or sharing the stage with many of our emerging local artists. He is a passionate supporter of all things creative and his column focuses on the creative community and events throughout the Okanagan.

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