The committee is gearing up for the 23rd edition of the always popular Families First New Year’s Eve Celebration.

The event will be held at Thomson Park, Memorial Gardens, and the YMCA from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on December 31st.

For the first time, an interactive reptile show will be included in the activities, along with skating, a button-making station, and the return of the inflatable bouncy land. There will also be colouring contests for kids, face painting, swimming. The night’s festivities will conclude with a fireworks display celebrating Canada’s 150th year.

Admission is free but attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item in support of the North Bay Food Bank.

For more information please visit www.cityofnorthbay.ca or call 705-474- 0626 ext. 2329.