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Big New Year's Eve Plans At Western Fair

Published: December 30, 2011 8:39 pm ET

Last Comment: December 31, 2011 8:52 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Western Fair District will be rocking in a big way on New Year’s Eve. South Western Ontario’s premier entertainment facility will once again be the hub of New Year’s Eve activity with a wide variety of entertainment options.

The Raceway closes out the 50th Anniversary season with a special card of horse racing. Post time for the first of 12 races will be at 7:05 p.m. Fans can expect party favours, numerous giveaways, a chance to meet the new Be Entertained Team and two very special races. The first will be the Old Lang Syne Pace with the oldest pacers in Southern Ontario battling it out before they turn a year older at midnight. Then, the oldest trotters will face the starter in the Eldorado Max Memorial Trot. The race, in honour of the recently departed fan favourite, will bring down the curtain on a very successful year at The Raceway.

At the Western Fair District Sports Center, the family can take part in a skating session from 2 to 8 p.m. with the donation of a food item for the local food bank. The kids can meet Horace, The Raceway’s ever popular mascot, and members of the Be Entertained Team will give out free balloons. At 8 p.m. the kids will have their own special countdown of the clock. The Big Bash will be in the Progress building with outstanding cover bands, and a party second to none. Some tickets are still available online at

A Dance Party is sold out in the Carousel Room. The new Yuk-Yuk’s Comedy Club is proving to be a big hit in the Grandstand as the New Year’s Eve show is also sold out. The club will operate on a three-day a week schedule in the New Year. Shows will be at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Raceway will alter the racing schedule for the winter meet on January 2. Racing will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with a 4:05 p.m. post time, and Friday nights at 7:05 p.m.

(Western Fair District)

December 31, 2011 - 8:52 amGood on Western Fair! A

Lynne Magee SAID...

Good on Western Fair! A great venue for horses, adults and children alike and always lots going on throughout the year. The buffet at the Top of the Fair is one of the best. If we hadn't already been booked for babysitting two brand new twin baby boys, we would have had tickets for sure.

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