The holidays are upon us, and huge musical talent and fireworks are set to take over downtown Brampton for New Year’s Eve as usual! Will you be at this year’s fun festivities?
There’s a lot going on at Garden Square on Sunday, Decembr 31, 2017, so bundle up and book your evening — you don’t need to leave Brampton to kick off the New Year with a bang.
It’s going to be food trucks, performances from big names in Canadian music, and even free marshmallows and skating galore.
Here’s the full roster of what’s on deck for NYE 2017 in downtown Brampton:
Garden Square performances: 7 p.m.-midnight
Brandan Duke the DJ | 7-7:30 p.m., 8:00-8:25 p.m., 9:05-9:20 p.m., 10:10-10:40 p.m.
The world’s youngest professional DJ, Brandan Duke broke a Guiness World Record when he spun for 8,000 people at just six years old at Koolhaus in Toronto in 2013.
The Downturns | 7:30-8:00 p.m.
An Indie Rock band from Brampton!
Pryde | 8:25-8:55 p.m.
Pryde is a popular Canadian rapper who hails from Brampton. He’s going to take over the Square with a brand new, Brampton-focused setlist this NYE.
Delhi 2 Dublin | 9:20-10:10 p.m.
This energetic five-person band plays ;ive-electronic, bhangra, hip-hop, world-pop, and hybrid music. It’s sure to be a lively performance.
The Sheepdogs are a modern day rock band who have won three Juno awards! These headliners are set to release a brand new album in Februrary, so you’ll want to hear them live now.
City Hall activities: 7-11 p.m.
All family friendly programming, with a kids dance party in the atrium and a craft station in the conservatory. Ideal for anyone seeking shelter or with their family and/or kids.
Main Street North and South activities: 7 p.m.-midnight
If you love food and will be dining or snacking throughout the evening, be sure to bring cash and credit to take full advantage of the food trucks down Main Street.
There will also be some transit warming buses to get you feeling toasty and ready to go back out into the cold.
Gage Park: activities all evening until midnight
More food trucks can be found at Gage Park throughout the night!
There will also be free marshmallow roasting by a fire pit (hint, hint, another way to keep warm), and of course, skating through the scenic park, with music in the background.
Don’t forget that you can take Brampton Transit for free after 7 p.m., and you can park for free at any of the municipal parking garages: Rose Theatre, City Hall, West Tower, Market Square, Nelson Square, John Street.
Road closures will be as follows:
Main Street: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Queen Street to Nelson Street East
- Queen Street to Wellington Street East
Queen Street: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Main Street to George Street
- Main Street to Chapel Street/Theatre Lane
Wellington Street: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Main Street South to George Street South