|[ ![Winter Wonderland](/legacy/01826.jpg) ](http://www.flickr.com/photos/luciana_nechita/8309345344/)|
|Winter Wonderland by [ Luicana Nechita ](http://www.flickr.com/photos/luciana_nechita/8309345344/in/pool-ottawastart) . From the [ OttawaStart Flickr Group ](http://www.flickr.com/groups/ottawastart/pool/with/8309345344/) .|
* ** Do you have plans yet for New Year's Eve? ** Our [ Ottawa New Year's Eve Guide ](http://ottawastart.com/newyears.php) lists several big events happening in Ottawa, including the [ street party on Sparks Street featuring the Arkells ](http://ottawastart.com/story/18216.php) , the [ Scottish Hogmanay at City Hall ](http://ottawastart.com/story/18583.php) , and Rick Chiarelli's popular [ Rockin' New Year's Eve family event ](http://ottawastart.com/story/18605.php) at Ben Franklin Place. ** ** * [ OC Transpo is free after 8:00pm on New Year's Eve. ](http://www.ottawastart.com/story/18759.php) * Don't drink and drive. [ Here's a list of taxis, Responsible Choice, Operation Red Nose, etc. ](http://ottawastart.com/limousine.php) * On January 1, there's a [ polar bear dip at Britannia Beach ](http://ottawastart.com/story/18201.php) . It's officially known as the Sears Great Canadian Chill, and advance registration is required. * [ Here's a list of what's open and closed on January 1, 2013. ](http://ottawastart.com/story/18776.php)
** ** See also: ** Ottawa Events Guide
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