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Auld lang syne at City Hall

The City of Kitchener is holding two events in the coming weeks to ring in the new year.

The annual New Year’s Eve festivities kick off at City Hall on Dec. 31 with children’s activities and entertainment from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Rotunda turns into a non-alcohol club lounge beginning at 7 p.m., and a night of live blues music runs on the main stage at Civic Square from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. For more information on New Year’s Eve festivities, see page 20.

Meet Mayor Carl Zehr and members of Kitchener council at the annual New Year’s Levee, held Jan. 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall.

The event includes skating as well as musical performances from King School of Vocal, Grand Harmony Chorus and the Kitchener Musical Society Band.

New this year, there are a line-up of activities especially for families, including face-painting, colouring and crafts for kids, and the Kitchener Public Library will be hosting a book and craft corner.

Residents are also invited to write their wish or resolution for 2013 on a star and hang it on the wish tree. Refreshments are provided by Bingemans.

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