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What's open, what's closed, and what's on for New Year's Eve 2012

[ ![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/) .
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 Do you have plans yet for New Year's Eve?
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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.
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[
 OC Transpo is free after 8:00pm on New Year's Eve.
](http://www.ottawastart.com/story/18759.php)



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Don't drink and drive.
[
 Here's a list of taxis, Responsible Choice, Operation Red Nose, etc.
](http://ottawastart.com/limousine.php)



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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.



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[
 Here's a list of what's open and closed on January 1, 2013.
](http://ottawastart.com/story/18776.php)

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** ** See also: ** Ottawa Events Guide

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