Mississauga’s New Year’s Eve bash at Celebration Square returns with fireworks, food trucks and more

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Published November 4, 2021 at 10:41 am

Celebration Square in Mississauga will once again host a New Year’s Eve party for residents complete with most of the usual attractions including fireworks, ice skating, a deejay and food trucks. 

Forced to shelve festivities last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Mississauga officials say the show—or more aptly, the party—will go on this year with revellers ringing in the new year at the 290,000-sq.-ft. public gathering space. 

While some details, such as how many people will be allowed to attend, have yet to be ironed out, Mayor Bonnie Crombie announced this morning the City will again host the traditional New Year’s Eve event at Celebration Square. 

“There will be a deejay, skating, heated patios, food trucks and light installations and, yes, a countdown with fireworks,” she said, adding more details will be announced in the coming weeks.

More information on the Dec. 31 bash and other holiday season events, including Light Up the Square/Christmas tree lighting, will be discussed next week at Council. 

The City reminds those planning to attend the New Year’s Eve celebration to wear masks. 

The Ontario government announced last week it’s now allowing large-scale organized events outdoors, opening the door for seasonal mainstays across the province such as Santa Claus parades, New Year’s Eve parties and other celebratory gatherings.  

Though the announcement is widely considered to be good news, the short notice has left Mississauga and other municipalities scrambling to see what they can organize in such a short period of time. 

Booking musical acts, for example, is difficult on such short notice. In 2019, Juno Award-winning hip hop artist Jazz Cartier headlined the Celebration Square New Year’s Eve party. 

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