Things To Do On New Year’s Day

Happy New Year! If you are looking for things to do on New Years Day with kids, sit back and let us help you out! Active Parents has put together a list of great options because not everything is closed!

Seasonal (and Free) Fun

Go sledding! Enjoy one of the top approved 10 tobaganning hills in Burlington and Hamilton and hit the hills!

Ice Skate with the kids on one of these 23+ outdoor ice skating rinks.

Stroll the Burlington Waterfront Festival of Lights and sip a delicious hot chocolate.

Outdoor Things To Do

Check out the brand new Giant Maze in Ancaster! The massive 120’x120’ winter themed maze will include access to food trucks, hot chocolate bar, live DJ, marshmallow fire pits, photo opportunities, scavenger hunt with prizes, winter games, train rides and more. The Giant Maze runs until January 8th.

Snow tubing is an awesome way to ring in the new year on an exciting level!

Keep the holiday season alive with a drive through or walk through lights show. We have them all listed for you in one list to make choosing much easier.

Bronte Creek invites everyone to kick of their 2023 on a fresh note with their annual #FirstDayHike . They have a workshop planned, happening twice during the day that will lead you into a slower exploration of the park and nature overall. Or, just arrive on your own time and you can enjoy these 13 things we love about Bronte Creek.

Visit one of the many conservation areas in Halton and Hamilton – and beyond! We are so lucky to live in the greenbelt and have access to such beautiful, natural spaces in our backyard.

Indoor Things To Do

Just say “nope!” to cold and go to the movies! Oakville’s movie theatre is open January 1st. Downtown Burlington’s Cinestarz theatre is also open and so is Landmark Cinemas at Jackson Square in Hamilton. Cineplex theatres are all open too – do they ever close?!

The Drive In Movie theatre is still open! It’s not really indoor or outdoor, but they are a ton of fun! 5 Drive-In Oakville is open Janaury 1st for 3 double features on their 3 screens!

Strikes, gutter balls and turkeys will be had on January 1 at the bowling alley! Here is a list of bowling alleys near you to check out.

No matter what you decide to do, if you’re heading out, please call ahead to make sure your destination is open. We source info form websites, social media and Google, but we wouls also hate to see you disappointed.

More Ideas For Family Fun

We’ve been to so many cool places, and we’ve made it our mission to share all the fabulous locations we find with you. Whether you’re planning a day trip or looking for the best playgrounds, we’ve got your back. We are all about discovering the most amazing indoor play areas, farms and animal experiences, and a whole bunch of other visit-worthy local attractions. Check out our latest blog posts below to make sure you have an absolutely epic weekend!

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