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How to watch CBC's New Year's Eve festivities

Editorial Staff

If you're looking for something to watch this New Year's Eve, we have a suggestion: Canada's New Year's Eve, Countdown to 2019.

Hosted by comedian and actor Gerry Dee, the cross-Canada countdown will feature performances from six provinces and one territory. It all starts at 11 p.m. (11:50 p.m. N.L., 11:20 p.m. AT) on Monday, Dec. 31. Find out how to watch — and who's performing — below.


Head to the CBC-TV program guide for more information.

On CBC Gem

Download the CBC Gem app from iTunes or Google Play, or watch in your browser.

On YouTube

Via CBC's YouTube channel.

The performers

  • In Niagara Falls, Ont.: Burton Cummings and the Sheepdogs.
  • In Iqaluit: the Jerry Cans.
  • In Charlottetown: the East Pointers, Hillsburn, Joel Plaskett Emergency and Reeny Smith.
  • In Montreal: Hubert Lenoir and Afrikana Soul Sister.
  • In Saskatoon: Joey Stylez.
  • In Canmore, Alta.: the Reklaws.
  • In Grouse Mountain, B.C.: Dehli 2 Dublin.

Update on Dec. 31, 2018: Walk Off the Earth will no longer be performing due to the recent death of band member Mike Taylor.

The statement from CBC:

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Walk Off the Earth band member Mike Taylor. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and the bandmates. Walk Off the Earth will no longer be performing as part of our Canada's New Year's Eve Countdown to 2019.

Get the full rundown of who you'll see in your time zone via CBC Life.

On New Year's Eve, you can also join CBC Music hosts Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Rich Terfry as they count down to midnight with this list of the 100  Canadian songs that had the greatest impact in 2018. From homegrown talent that made waves outside of Canada and acts that influenced their respective genres, these 100 songs are ones that turned heads, rose up the charts or drummed up buzz that you couldn't miss. Starting at 8 p.m. local (8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador) on CBC Music and CBC Radio One.


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