31 December 2019 04:42
So, whether it's live entertainment, watching a spectacular fireworks show in a spectacular setting or enjoying traditional games 'til the sun comes up, let this be your guide to an unforgettable 2019-2020 New Year's Eve in the NWT. Once again, the annual New Year's Eve fireworks show will light up the sky on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Snowboard Park. Head down to the ice road crossing and the bridge along Riverview Drive for Festival at the Forks, for the biggest New Year's Eve party in Hay River. The Town of Inuvik does not host any New Year's Eve events. However, the non-profit Inuvik Community Events Society is putting on an old time dance and community feast on Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex.
The event will include a raffle, jigging contest, community feast, family fun and games, door prizes and swag bags. At 1 a.m., folks are invited to the community hall for snacks including coffee, tea and hot chocolate to ring in the New Year. On New Year's Day, there will be a community feast at the school. According to Caroline Loreen, recreation co-ordinator with the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, shooting in the New Year has been a tradition in the community for many years. "This has been a tradition in Tuktoyaktuk for years," she stated in an email "For as long as I can remember there has been shooting (at New Year's) in the community." The annual New Year's fireworks show down at the Papal Flats will not be happening this year.
- Most Argos stores will be open from normal time (around 10am) until 5.30pm. 1 January 2020 (New Year's Day) - Most Argos stores will be open like normal. - Most Argos stores will be open like normal. 2 January - Normal opening hours resume at all Argos stores. Throwing a New Year's Eve party and you realize you've forgotten the cocktail napkins?
If you're looking for that perfect Instagram NYE photo, you could do worse than pop into Leila Lily's cocktail bar on New Year's Eve. Entry is free all night and the bar will be open until 2am. The Spectrum NYE House Party will be swinging into the early hours, with a proposed finish time of 9am on New Year's Day at Empourium. Market Shaker's 1970s New York disco inspired party is free to enter on New Year's Eve. Scream for Pizza's New York style slices will be served up "all day and night", as well as drinks from the bar. Not only is Empress open until 8am on New Year's Eve/Day, but it's free entry too. It's dance anthems, club classics, funk, soul, disco and Motown providing the soundtrack to Colonel Porters' free New Year's Eve party, as well as live music throughout the evening. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items.