The City of Brantford’s “Times Square in Harmony Square” event on New Year’s Eve will move indoors to the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts from 9:30 p.m. to Midnight 12 a.m.
Due to rain in the forecast, the full roster of musical performances will take place indoors along with the festive ball drop countdown. Attendance will be free general admission and entrance will be first come first serve. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and upon entry, attendees will receive free party favours to celebrate the arrival of 2023.
A free photo booth will also be available in the lobby to commemorate the event with family and friends.
“Our amazing City Events staff have been keeping a close watch on the weather to ensure the best possible experience for attendees of this event on New Year’s Eve,” said Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis. “They have prepared an exciting free program of entertainment and I sincerely hope that families will include this event in their New Year’s Eve plans as well as joining us at the New Year’s Day Family Levee on January 1, 2023 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.”
“Planning an outdoor event at this time of year calls for flexibility and the ability to pivot, when necessary,” said Jennifer Middleton, the City’s Community Events Coordinator. “We are so fortunate to have a beautiful indoor venue like the Sanderson Centre in the heart of our downtown where we can still host this event and welcome 2023 as a community.”
Dalhousie Street entrance doors of the Sanderson Centre will open at 8:30 p.m. General seating will be available at a first come first serve basis. There will be a cash bar available and free public transit to and from the event. The City reminds attendees to plan ahead, enjoy responsibly and not to drink and drive.