New Year’s Eve party at Mississauga’s Celebration Square will welcome thousands of revellers

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Published December 9, 2021 at 11:09 am

The New Year’s Eve bash at Mississauga’s Celebration Square will go ahead as planned despite concerns both locally and globally over the latest variant of the COVID-19 virus. 

Mayor Bonnie Crombie reaffirmed this week that the popular event will once again welcome thousands of revellers to the 290,000-sq.-ft. public gathering space to ring in 2022.  

Most of the usual attractions will be on hand including fireworks, ice skating, a deejay, heated patios, light displays and food trucks.  

The City of Mississauga was forced to shelve festivities last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This year, with the recent identification of the latest variant of the virus, dubbed Omicron by the World Health Organization, City officials remind those planning to attend the New Year’s Eve celebration to wear masks and, where possible, socially distance.  

A Brampton resident is the only person in Peel so far to test positive for the Omicron variant. That person, who is isolating at home, is reported to have had close contact with a travel-related case identified in Halton. 

The Ontario government announced in October it would once again allow 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.   

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