Capital New Year

Capital New Year 2023

The City of Charlottetown and Founders’ Food Hall & Market are pleased to announce Capital New Year celebrations!

Featuring free, family-friendly activities including a fireworks display. All are invited to Founders’ Food Hall & Market on Saturday, December 31 between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to join in the celebrations. 

Schedule of Events:

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Culinary Demo: Ice Cream Making presented by Oh Fudge! - SOLD OUT
Meyer Demo Kitchen

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. Click here to register.
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Live Entertainment: Adam MacGregor
Indoor Stage
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Live Entertainment: Bridget Driver
Indoor Stage
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Live Entertainment: David Woodside

Outdoor Patio Stage

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Character Appearances
Come say hi and snap a photo with some mascot favourites who will be roaming around Founders’ Food Hall & Market.
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. NYE Photo Booth
Capture the holiday with a photo ringing in 2023!
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Face Painting
Dazzle for the New Year with face painting presented by East Coast Art Party.
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. NYE Arts & Crafts
Get creative with one of three NYE craft options presented by East Coast Art Party.
4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Live Entertainment: Dance Umbrella
Outdoor Patio Stage
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Live Entertainment: DJ Josh Hood
Outdoor Patio Stage
5:00 p.m. while supplies last Complimentary Refreshments
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.
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Live Entertainment: Swift Kick
Outdoor Patio Stage

Join the most entertaining Taylor Swift Tribute Band, Swift Kick, on the outdoor patio stage as we count down to the fireworks.
7:00 p.m. Fireworks
Port Charlottetown Waterfront

A brilliant display of lights and colours launched from the waterfront at Port Charlottetown.
7:05 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live Entertainment: Swift Kick
Outdoor Patio Stage

The entertainment continues after the fireworks with Swift Kick, until 8:00 p.m.!

Capital New Year is proudly supported by the PEI Events Innovation Fund.

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