City Announces New Year's Eve Event

City and Founders' Food Hall & Market Announce New Year's Eve Event
Posted on 12/13/2022

Free, family-friendly activities taking place December 31

The City of Charlottetown and Founders' Food Hall & Market are pleased to announce Capital New Year celebrations featuring free, family-friendly activities. All are invited to Founders' Food Hall & Market on Saturday, December 31, 2022, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. to join the celebrations.

The event will feature exciting activities, including all-day live entertainment headlined by Taylor Swift tribute band Swift Kick, complimentary hot chocolate and giveaways, NYE craft activities, face painting, a photo booth, character appearances, and a spectacular fireworks finale to celebrate the New Year.

Join us for the following activities:

Culinary Demo: Ice Cream Making presented by Oh Fudge!
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Details: Make your own festive homemade ice cream with Patricia McLean of Oh Fudge! For kids aged 10 or younger. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, visit

Live Entertainment
Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Details: Headlined by the most entertaining Taylor Swift tribute band in Canada – Swift Kick, and featuring performances from talented local artists live from the Founders' outdoor and indoor stages. Enjoy performances from Adam MacGregor, David Woodside, Dance Umbrella, and DJ Josh Hood.

Character Appearances
Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Details: Come say hi and snap a photo with some mascot favourites roaming around Founders' Food Hall & Market.

NYE Photo Booth
Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Details: Capture the magic of the holiday season with a photo to ring in 2023!

Face Painting
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Details: Dazzle for the New Year with a face painting activity presented by East Coast Art Party.

NYE Arts & Crafts
Time: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Details: Get creative with one of three NYE craft options presented by East Coast Art Party.

Complimentary Refreshments
Time: Beginning at 5 p.m., while supplies last
Details: Enjoy a $5 voucher to use at any Founders' Food Hall & Market vendor and warm up with a cup of free hot chocolate. Limit of one per person. First come, first served while supplies last.

Time: 7 p.m.
Details: A brilliant display of lights and colours launched from the waterfront at Port Charlottetown.

Capital New Year is proudly supported by the PEI Events Innovation Fund. For more information, including a detailed schedule of events, visit

The Charlottetown Christmas Festival is a product of Discover Charlottetown in partnership with the City of Charlottetown and runs from November 18, 2022 to January 2, 2023. For a full schedule of events, visit