Plenty of Fun for New Year’s Eve Partygoers at FWHP

Nippy winter temperatures did not deter hardy partygoers from celebrating the New Year's Eve Family Frolic at Fort William Historical Park December 31st.  

More than 2,000 patrons of all ages turned out to enjoy an evening of outdoor and indoor activities around the Fort to welcome 2009 in jubilant style. 

The historic site was a hubbub of activity as visitors enjoyed sleigh rides, snowshoeing, bonfires, shinny, and a sliding hill.  Patrons got a taste of history while visiting Fort proprietor Kenneth McKenzie in the Wintering House and firearm mender Gervais Nolin in the Armourer's Shop.

Indoor activities featured children's entertainers and musicians, crafts and family movies. Families were also greeted by Willy the Voyageur and Father Time at the skating rink.  Everyone also took time to pause and reflect while signing the New Year's Resolution board.  

FWHP General Manager Sergio Buonocore greeted the enthusiastic crowd in the Main Square before introducing the impressive fireworks show which garnered the requisite "Ooohs!" and "Aaaahs!" at the conclusion of evening at 10 p.m.  Buoyed by the exciting pyrotechnics, families headed off home in time to get kiddies to bed and for moms and dads to celebrate the New Year at midnight.

Nippy winter temperatures did not deter hardy partygoers from celebrating the New Year's Eve Family Frolic at Fort William Historical Park December 31st.  More than

 2,000 patrons of all ages turned out to enjoy an evening of outdoor and indoor activities around the Fort to welcome 2009 in jubilant style. 

The historic site was a hubbub of activity as visitors enjoyed sleigh rides, snowshoeing, bonfires, shinny, and a sliding hill.  Patrons got a taste of history while visiting Fort proprietor Kenneth McKenzie in the Wintering House and firearm mender Gervais Nolin in the Armourer's Shop.

Indoor activities featured children's entertainers and musicians, crafts and family movies. Families were also greeted by Willy the Voyageur and Father Time at the skating rink.  Everyone also took time to pause and reflect while signing the New Year's Resolution board.  

FWHP General Manager Sergio Buonocore greeted the enthusiastic crowd in the Main Square before introducing the impressive fireworks show which garnered the requisite "Ooohs!" and "Aaaahs!" at the conclusion of evening at 10 p.m.  Buoyed by the exciting pyrotechnics, families headed off home in time to get kiddies to bed and for moms and dads to celebrate the New Year at midnight.

ort William Historical Park is always making headlines for its exciting festivals, programs, and initiatives. Find out more about the Fort's recent achievements and other newsworthy happenings by browsing through our press release section. Articles and stories covering the highlights of the past year are arranged in chronological order for easy navigation.

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