The City of Kitchener is supporting a variety of events this holiday season.
Events, activities and virtual connections can be found across the city, including a New Year’s Levee with online performances from local and provincial artists.
In addition, the city is also encouraging residents to keep their holiday lights up throughout January and enjoy outdoor, virtual, and physically distanced celebrations.
Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic said in a release that even when we are apart, the city is finding ways to celebrate the holidays as a community. "Seeing our neighbourhoods lit up with lights and decorations has been a wonderful way to feel connected as a community – I love the idea of stretching that festive atmosphere into the new year as we continue to get outside for safe neighbourhood walks and physical activity."
The New Year's Levee will feature holiday messages from local officials and athletes.
The pre-recorded performances will be streamed live on YouTube at noon on January 3.
Some performances include Elsa Jane, 12 Mile Island’s Nic and Laura, Tawfeek Albasha, and The Waterstreet Blues Band.
In addition to this event, the city's Reimagine Winter page will still be up to encourage residents to enjoy some safe winter activities.
Downtown walking tours, the Christmas Fantasy in Victoria Park and virtual classes will also be available.
The December in DTK will also still promote local businesses and highlight tours, activities and displays across the downtown core.