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Family First Night - Presented by Healthy Planet

​​​​​​​Ring in the New Year at Family First Night, presented by Healthy Planet.

Date - Friday, December 31, 2021
Time - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location - Aurora Town Park
Plus free activities during the day!

​Celebrate the New Year with family and friends. All activities are free! Pre-registration is required.

Family First Night - Register Online to Attend Event

Family First Night - Event Flyer

Food donations for the Aurora Food Pantry are appreciated.

Free Indoor Activities at the S.A.R.C.

Join us for some fun family-friendly free activities. Pre-registration is required using e-PLAY

Indoor Activities & Times 

Free swimming and skating activities will take place at the S.A.R.C. (Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex) on Friday, December 31.

Register for Swimming and Skating

Free Swim Times

  • 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Skate Times

  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Are you ready for a night of incredible music, fire juggling and magical lights? This family entertainment geared to all ages is a night you won’t want to miss! The exciting entertainment in Town Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. will require registration.

Register Now

Live Stream

Due to limited space this show will also be live streamed:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube

Admission - Procedures & Protocols

The following safety procedures and protocols will be in place for Family First Night.

  • Everyone that enters the park must complete a contact tracing and screening process through a QR code scanned to your phone at the entrance. If you do not have a mobile phone, a verbal screening will be done with you and contact information will need to be provided. 
  • Masks are required, except when eating or drinking, when physical distancing is not possible. Masks are available upon request.
  • If you cannot physically distance and will not a wear a mask (except for a medical exemption) you will be asked and required to leave the park.
Cleaning Protocols 
  •  Touch points have been minimized.
  • Hand sanitization stations will be located throughout the park.

Virtual Activities

Visit back often as registration for workshops such as Family Trivia, Paint Nights as more along with other interactive virtual opportunity will open shortly. Don’t miss seeing live webcams of New Years being celebrated around the world.

Virtual Live Stream

Treat your family to take out from a local restaurant and then watch this dynamic performance live streamed from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Aurora's Family First Night Challenge

Enjoy festive activities and missions as an individual or as a family. The more fun you have the more points you earn. Those with the most points will have a chance to win a gift cards from local restaurants.

Goosechase participation image

Challenge Details

  • Runs until January 2, 2022.
  • Download the GooseChase app on a mobile device.
  • Create one account for each person that is participating in this challenge.
  • Once you have an account, use this game code 6D116G and you are ready to see how many of the challenges you can complete!
New Years Eve Appetizer Video Tutorials 
Roast Beef Asparagus Wrap 

Sausage Rolls 

Smoked Salmon Squares

Virtual Paint Night Workshop

Ever wondered what goes on during a Paint Night? Well now is your chance. Participate in a free Virtual Paint Night with artist Judy Sherman. Don’t miss your chance to learn a new skill or expand on your existing artistic ability.

Virtual paint night workshop

Register for Virtual Paint Night

At Home Activities

Check out these fun family friendly activities you can do at home.

Trivia - Around the World 

Here's some trivia related to how countries around the world celebrate New Year's. See how many questions you can get answer correctly.

Trivia - Around the World 

2020 Photo Gallery

Event entertainment fire display Event entertainment juggler Event entertainment plate spinner

More Information and Contact

For more information, please call the Special Events line at 905-726-4762 or email Shelley Ware

We reserve the right to cancel, amend or change activities.

Partial Funding Provided by

Province of Ontario logo

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

Healthy Planet logo