New years eve 2015 in downtown Brampton was certainly a hit. From the main stage to the skating rink, there were activities to accommodate all ages. Special appearances from the new Mayor Linda Jeffery and Juno award winning band, The Arkells, played a big part in making the event a success.
The courtyard outside of city hall was the perfect spot to take amazing photos with family and friends and made for a great background for selfies.
Along with a huge display of various interesting facts about Brampton and its formation, an area was set up for children to customize mini time capsules that they could take home.
Over at Gage park, the skating rink was packed with people of all ages enjoying the music and skating with friends and family. Fires were lit at each corner of the rink for people to take a break from skating and roast some marshmallows, which were distributed by Brampton volunteers.
A fire truck was set up where fire fighters accompanied children inside and gave them a tour of the truck and the various tools used in their day to day jobs.
Brampton Transit buses were set up on street corners to let people warm up and take a break from the cold.
The main stage area was set up outside the Rose Theatre where the Arkells preformed a number of original songs.
Bramptonians embraced the cold and brought all their energy to ring in the New year with a bang.
Mayor Linda Jeffery came on stage right on time to do the annual countdown to midnight.
A huge fireworks display lit up the sky at exactly midnight above the Rose Theater.
However, the night was not over yet. The Arkells came back right after the fireworks display to play a few more songs for the incredibly supportive crowd!
Despite the weather, Bramptonians definitely showed their spirit and embraced the cold with an amazing turn out that made New Years Eve 2015 a great success. We can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring for the city of Brampton!