New Year's Eve Family Frolic

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New Year's Eve Family Frolic

December 31st, 2018

Ring in the New Year at Fort William Historical Park’s New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Enjoy a family-friendly evening filled with indoor and outdoor activities, games and live entertainment.

The celebrations will culminate with a dazzling fireworks display in the Main Square.










60+ years of age



Ages 6 to 12

Children 5 & Under



*All prices include HST


  • Large Choreographed Firework Show
  • Live Entertainment
  • Snowshoeing
  • Small Tubing Hill
  • Small Skating Rink
  • Axe Throwing
  • Games Gallery
  • Popcorn Making & Samples
  • Hot Chocolate Making & Samples
  • Bannock Making & Samples
  • Resolution Wall
  • Carnival Games
  • Crafts
  • Glow Room  
  • Contests
  • Outdoor Games
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Historic Buildings and Characters

Entertainment Schedule



6:30pm - 7:15pm

Morning Light

7:30pm - 8:45pm

The Lockyer Boys

9:00pm - 10:00pm

Flipper Flanagan's Flatfooted Four

10:30pm  - 11:45pm

Lockyer Boys

Contest Schedule




Log Sawing


Moose Ski Race


New Year’s Eve Trivia

Food and Beverage

  • Full menu offered in the Cantine (Debit, Visa, MasterCard, & cash accepted)
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed
    • In the case of dietary restrictions please contact the Visitor Experience Coordinator at 807-473-2357 to make alternate arrangements prior to event date

What to Bring

  • Hats, mitts, face coverings, and all other weather appropriate clothing
  • Ice skates (a skate and sled check location will be available)
  • Cash (ATM available in Visitor Centre only; no ATM on historic site)

Bus Information

  • There is no shuttle service for the event from any point in the city
  • Check the Thunder Bay transit schedule, Neebing route, here

Access to the Site by Snow Machine & RV

  • Snow machines cannot park at the event; there is no admissions entrance via the Kaministiquia River
  • RV’s will not be permitted in the parking lot for overnight stay


  • There is no camping at this event, the campground is closed for the season

Want to Volunteer?

  • Please contact us for more information on volunteering at 807-473-2344 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Event Rules and Regulations

  • Fort William Historical Park has a zero tolerance policy; any patron found to be in contravention with FWHP rules and regulations will be dealt with accordingly
  • Pets are not allowed at this event

The event is a go in all weather conditions
Inclement weather may have some entertainment or activities adjusted or cancelled.