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2 minutes read | January 5, 2018
shot of the start new years eve party in Labat's park

Frozen, family fun caps a year of #Canada150 events, at New Year’s Eve in the Park in London, Ontario

December 31st, 2017
By Leanne from

I think my fingers have thawed out enough to type this…

The London community came together to celebrate at the New Year’s Eve in the Park, even with subzero temperatures dipping well into double digits — but a little bad weather in London isn’t enough to get in the way of a good time!

Our Resolution Station was a big hit, and had people stopping by to say “happy new year!” while recording their resolutions for 2018. It was great to see so many people promising to make a positive change.

This year’s celebration was particularly exciting because it was London’s final event for Canada 150. And we went out with a bang. The family fireworks display lit up London’s downtown sky at 9 pm, and another one rang in 2018 at the stroke of midnight.

Rocking in the New Year

Two emerging London musicians braved the frigid temperatures to deliver great performances on stage. Way to go, Julia Haggarty andLost in Japan! These performers were the winning acts from a city-wide contest and were chosen by the community, making it a real local celebration. Later on, the Jack Richardson Orchestra took to the stage with a range of well-known Canadian songs — the perfect way to wrap up a year of national pride.

This year was the first time has been a part of London’s New Year’s celebrations, and despite the extreme cold throwing a few ice balls, we — and our equipment — managed to make it to midnight! FYI, locks (every single one we encountered) went on strike that day.

Thank you to all the volunteers, the City of London, the London Music Office and most of all, everyone who bundled up to help us count down to 2018 — Happy New Year!

Watch our 2018 New Year’s Resolutions video + make sure to Like (and follow) us!

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