Scarborough’s official New Year’s Eve celebration offers a lot of activities for families looking to celebrate.
The complimentary Dec. 31 countdown event includes party hats, clowns, arts and crafts, balloons, face painting, live music and children’s movies, a reptile display - even free parking.
Celebrations to ring in 2013 run from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda on Borough Drive, near the Scarborough Centre RT Station.
Dan the Music Man, Sol de Cuba, TC3, Moo’d Swing and Two or the Show are all set to perform and feature films Madagascar 3 and Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift will be shown.
There will also be public skating, weather permitting, on the Albert Campbell Square outdoor rink.
Scarborough’s city councillors also chose to continue the tradition of a New Year’s Levee at the Civic Centre - a chance for everyone to meet municipal politicians and have a hot chocolate - on Sunday, Jan. 6.
The levee is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and will be followed from 3 to 5 p.m. by a Sunday Serenade concert by the Good Times Orchestra.