With Canada experiencing temperatures colder than those in the Antarctic, settling in for a nice New Year’s Eve in front of the TV might be a completely valid option for many. Thankfully, our national broadcaster will have a cross-country lineup for Canadian music fans opting for warm blankets and hot cocoa this coming Sunday.
Broadcasting through both traditional television and through streaming services, CBC will broadcast Canada’s New Year’s Eve: A Countdown to 2018 featuring performances and celebrations from coast to coast.
Beginning in the east, the celebrations out of St. John’s, NF will include performances by Alan Doyle, Bob Hallett and Tom Power. Halifax will join the party with A Tribe Called Red, while Pierre Kwenders will perform in Montreal. Out west, Cold Speaks will bring Vancouver into 2018, while the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC, will welcome Northern Cree. The headline performances of the night will come to us from Niagara Falls, where Jessie Reyez, Simple Plan, Marianas Trench and James Barker Band.
Featured appearances will also be made by the casts of Heartland, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Anne of Green Gables, Royal Canadian Air Farce, Murdoch Mysteries and CBC Radio One’s Now or Never.
Watch on CBC and stream online via cbc.ca/watch and the CBC YouTube channel on Sunday, December 31 at 11 p.m. ET, CT, MT, PT (11:30 AT, 11:50 NT).