The Niagara Parks Commission and the City of Niagara Falls, along with its Niagara Falls New Year's Eve event partners, invite the public to join the celebrations and be part of one of Canada’s longest running New Year’s Eve festivities and concert series, taking place in Queen Victoria Park.

This year’s concert features an all-star lineup of Canadian talent and will open with two artists who have been making their mark on both the Canadian and American country music scenes, as two-time country pop female vocalist of the year, Jess Moskaluke and emerging country stars, James Barker Band, take the stage.

Musical performances will also include multi-platinum-selling, Montreal-bred band, Simple Plan and JUNO Award-winning, Vancouver-based band, Marianas Trench. The highly anticipated free show will begin at 8:00 p.m., with the beauty and majesty of both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls serving as your backdrop.

The free outdoor celebration will feature two fireworks shows, as well as a variety of food and beverage options including an outdoor licensed area. The first fireworks show, sponsored by Tim Hortons, is set to take place at 9 p.m., while the second show will ring in the New Year as the clock strikes midnight.

“Join us for a great evening of musical performances and spectacular fireworks that will make Queen Victoria Park and Niagara Parks the place to be this New Year’s Eve,” stated Niagara Parks Chair, Janice Thomson. “It really will be exciting to see so many people celebrating the New Year together, here in one of Canada’s most iconic and beloved tourism destinations, Niagara Parks.”

According to Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, “New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls is an amazing tradition! We are thrilled to offer an exciting show again this year and we want you to come and enjoy it with us! We look forward to celebrating the traditions of the season, like the Winter Festival of Lights, and the true Canadian experience of a New Year’s Eve outdoor concert, complete with outstanding entertainment and ringing in the New Year!”

Community partners involved in the New Year’s Eve festivities in Queen Victoria Park include: The Niagara Parks Commission, The City of Niagara Falls, the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, Celebrate Ontario, Tim Hortons, Fallsview Tourist Area, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Victoria Centre Tourist Area, Clifton Hill Tourist Area, Canadian Niagara Hotels, Skylon Tower, Lundy's Lane Tourist Area, and many other stakeholders within the City.