New Year's Eve a collective success!

On December 31, 2016, Iqaluit showed the true nature of its community spirit. The Iqaluit Canada150 New Year’s Eve celebration drew more than 700 people to enjoy activities presented at Inuksuk High School on December 31 from 11am to 4:30pm. Hundreds more gathered around town to watch the professional fireworks show launched from the breakwater at 8:17pm. This was a …

New Year's Eve Concerts

Canada 150 events at Inuksuk High School included Inuit games, tea and bannock and a fashion show, plus music by Rachel Michael & Rita Claire Mike Murphy, Inuksuk Drum Dancers, Sylvain-Henri Simard, The Bros (Mister Lee & Thomas Lambe), Riit, Francisca Mandeya, Shauna Seeteenak, Daniel Kolola Band, The Trade Offs, The Jerry Cans.

NYE 2016, Schedule

Free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve event in Iqaluit! The schedule for New Year’s Eve in Iqaluit is ready! See what we have prepared for you! From 11 :00am-4 :30pm there will be local performers to inspire us (presented by Alianait), crafts to get our creative juices flowing (presented by Joelle Lavallee Expressive Arts), and a special Inuit Celebration “Suluvinniq” (presented by Mary …

INUIT CELEBRATION

Experience a unique Inuit village right inside of Inuksuk High School gym! There will be a village scene along with performers, traditional clothing, Inuit games, dancing and more. This event is led by Mary Wilman and Ilisapi Aningmiuq-Davidee.

11:00-15:30 CREATION STATION

Part of the party is making your own arts and crafts. Led by local artists and artisans, the whole family can create wearable crafts and take home their new works of art. This activity is led by Joelle Lavallée.  

11:00-16:30 Concerts

Join us for an exciting locally-developed, family-friendly New Years Eve afternoon concert for the whole community. Enjoy musical performances from artists of all ages. Free for all! This activity is led by Alianait.

20:17 (8:17) FAMILY FIREWORKS

Join us for the most thrilling New Years Eve family fireworks show you have ever seen in Nunavut. Launching from the sea ice at 8:17pm, it will be visible throughout Iqaluit. This will be a stunning display for the whole family. This activity is led by the Road to Nowhere Amateur Pyrotechnics. Thanks to the Government of Canada, FireworksFX (www.fireworksfx.com), …

New Years Eve

Iqaluit is one of 19 cities across Canada selected to launch Canada 150 with a New Years Eve party for the whole community. We’re celebrating Iqaluit-style with a family-friendly party, a full afternoon concert featuring local performers and toe tapping tunes, and ending in a spectacular sea-ice fireworks display.