The City of Brantford's Time Square in Harmony Square returns

Fireworks and playing in a band

BRANTFORD, ON – The City of Brantford is pleased to announce the return of Times Square in Harmony Square on Saturday, December 31, 2022 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Kick-off the New Year with live music, a photo booth, party favours, ice-skating (weather permitting) and a spectacular fireworks show at midnight. All activities are free.

“We are delighted to offer another exciting opportunity this season to bring friends and family together and to celebrate the New Year,” says Jennifer Middleton, Coordinator of Special Events, City of Brantford. “Everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate the end of 2022 and welcome in 2023!”

The band Empty Hours will kick-off the celebration with live music starting at 9:30 p.m. as they perform classic alternative dance rock followed by Jace Martin & The Pace performing top pop, rock, blues and funk billboard hits. At 11:00 p.m. the headliner DESIRE will perform their International U2 Tribute Act starting.

Just before midnight the countdown will begin, the ball will drop and fireworks will light up the night sky welcoming in 2023! Special thanks to this year’s event and fireworks presenting sponsor, TD Canada Trust. Additional sponsors include; Bobby Panchi Realtor, Breathe Rite Mechanical, Crazy Bill’s, Millards Chartered Professional Accountants, and Mitisui High Tec (Canada) Inc.

Free parking is available downtown on December 31 and January 1 and at the Market Centre Parkade, located at 59 Icomm Drive, next to Harmony Square. Free transit services will be available on New Year’s Eve from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on January 1, 2023.  The main Transit Terminal is located on 64 Darling Street, just steps from Harmony Square.

Join the conversation on the Harmony Square’s Facebook page using the hashtag #BrantfordTimesSquare. A full listing of Harmony Square events can be found at


Media Contact:

Sharon Sayles | Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | 519-759-4150 ext. 5218 |
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