It was bitterly cold, but New Years Eve was a lot of fun

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Fireworks were the climax of the New Years celebration.

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The snow sculptures included this one of an icy hockey player.

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Fireworks are always a crowd favourite and these did not disappoint.

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Province House was painted with light for the celebrations.

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This is either a fire busker or a very risky way of keeping warm

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The Mothers and Fathers of Confederation gather around a fire pit to keep warm during 2013 New Years Eve celebrations on Great George Street in Charlottetown.

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Saint Dunstan's Basilica was batyhed in light for the celebrations.

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Joey Kitson, second left, and Rawlins Cross provided some of the entertainment and they sure warmed up the crowd.

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This may look like smoke from a cigarette, but it is the breath of some people in the crowd because it was so cold.

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Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis speaks during the official opening of the 2014 celebrations.

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Meaghan Blanchard was a hit with the crowd.

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An ice sculpture in the shape of a maple leaf

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A playland for the kids was set up in the Murphy Community Centre.

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Now, that's a find looking face

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A busker works with fire and on such a cold night he was probably the warmest person at the party.

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Another beautiful ice sculpture

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Trying to keep the hands warm

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Chief Brian Francis speaks during the official part of the celebrations.

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Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee speaks during the official part of the party.

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Egmont MP Gail Shea speaks during the official partion of the event.

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Premier Robert Ghiz makes some short remarks

The coldest night of December 2013 did not stop a few thousand people from congregating at Province House and historic Great George Street to ring in 2014 with a huge street party. Guardian photos by Brian McInnis

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  • Cynthia
    January 07, 2014 - 08:17

    I must say my husband and I were super excited to purchase Johnny Reid tickets to the NYE celebrations at the beautiful convention center back in October. I had a beautiful gown made just for this occasion. My husband looked handsome in his tux. I worked a twelve hour day, on the 31st. Determined to have a wonderful NYE celebrations , we got ready at my mom s place in town , took a taxi down town to the convention center , arrived in at 2200h . Convention center was beautiful ! That's the end of nice things to say. There were no seating unless you left the entertainment area. The entertainment room was very stuffy until we moved over to the exit doors where people went out to smoke. Security??? I seen security personnel at the entrances. Where were security when groups of "mature " women kept banging into us with drinks in hand , in drunken attempts to dance. My husband had to act as my body guard to protect drinks from being spilt on my gown. These same beyond drunk "mature" women would fall down in front of us with their short dresses around their waist while struggling to stand. My husband and I moved several times to avoid any situations from drunken people . I never saw any security on the floor. And how did these drunken women(mostly the women)still get served? Why weren't they asked to leave? Why were they allowed to ruin everyone else's time? Then past Johnny Reid we called for a taxi , understanding it was a busy night. Everytime a taxi showed up, people were just hopping in, not check to see if it was their taxi. We ordered several taxi's, then started to panic, past talking to lobby door security ,who stated that the lobby closed at 2. It was a bitterly cold -34c with windchill. Why wasn't transportation more organized for such a huge event at the convention center? We were left to our own devices with the threat of being put out in the cold! Very stressful ! My husband and I certainly will NOT ever attend another event having to do with the Delta Convention Center again. Maybe VIP s with blue or silver brackets had a better experience. We weren't given any options but general admission when tickets went on sale. Just wanted someone to share what we went through on NYE at the Convention Center.