Family-friendly celebration to ring in 2014 in Charlottetown

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Fireworks at Victoria Park in Charlottetown on New Years Eve. Guardian file photo

The City of Charlottetown is partnering with P.E.I. 2014 Inc. in hosting this year’s outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations on historic Great George Street in downtown Charlottetown.

Mayor Clifford Lee said the city is excited to be hosting the celebrations, which will also mark the start of the 2014 anniversary year.

“We look forward to welcoming Islanders and visitors alike to the Capital City and historic Great George Street to ring in the new year together and kick off an exciting year full of special events and programs celebrating our city’s historic role in the founding of our country.”

Traditionally, the city hosts the Capital New Year in the Park at Victoria Park; however, it has merged its activities with the new outdoor family-friendly celebrations to ring in the celebration year of 2014.

The outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations will take place on

Tuesday, Dec. 31, in front of Province House national historic site, along Great George Street and at Murphy’s Community Centre.

All outdoor and indoor activities are free to the public, with the City of Charlottetown providing horse and wagon rides, indoor bouncy rides, as well as hot dogs and hot apple cider.

Many more complimentary family-friendly activities are planned as part of the

outdoor event along Great George Street.

Indoor children’s activities at Murphy’s Community Centre will begin at 5:30 p.m., outdoor

family activities will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with the outdoor celebrations coming to a close with a spectacular fireworks display at 8:15 p.m.

To view a full event schedule and learn more details, visit www.pei2014.ca/nye or www.charlottetown.ca.

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from various parking lots with more information available at www.pei2014.ca/nye.

Parking restrictions and street closures will be put in place for the event,

visit www.charlottetown.ca for details.

Any changes due to inclement weather will be posted on www.pei2014.ca/nye and broadcasted on local radio.

Organizations: Province House

Geographic location: Great George Street, Charlottetown, Capital Victoria Park

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