Five Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Like A Local

It’s time to say good-bye to 2022 and HELLO to 2023! Celebrate with a bang or let the new year whisper in. The choice is yours and the choices are plenty in Windsor Essex! We’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of how you can celebrate like a local!



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Whether it’s with friends or family, we have great options to grab a pic this year to use for your 2023 Christmas card! Visit any of the four light festivals in the region – open daily & free to visit! Click and check out the four options. There are literally millions of twinkling lights for you to explore.




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Craft beer lovers can get ready to cheers with one of the local seasonal brews from our Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail partners, including:

  • Banded Goose Brewing Co. Nutcracker Nut Brown Ale; Christmas Red IPA (collaboration with Cured Craft Brewery); Grace, Strawberry & White Chocolate White Stout
  • Chapter Two Brewing Company Belsnickel’s Brew
  • GL Heritage Brewing Co. Apple Jack’d Ale
  • Kingsville Brewing Co. Kingsville Cranberry Wheat
  • Lot 10 Brewing Company Winter Ale
  • The Grove Brew House Brass Rail Barrel Aged Winter Ale
  • Walkerville Brewery Limited Edition Winter Ale
  • Wolfhead Distillery Candy Cane Mini

If you prefer a traditional pint or spirit instead, stock your bar and order from our Barrels Bottles Brews partners for delivery or curbside pick up!




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What better way to welcome a fresh new year than with a sparkling clean kitchen! Forget the mess and order up your favourites from our local restaurants, prepared food shops or caterers for your New Year’s Eve at home celebrations.Β  Check out our Takeout & Delivery Guide for local options near you – sorted by town or by type at

Tip: place your order in advance. A lot of your favourite places are jam packed with dinner orders and some times can’t even pick up the phone for orders after 5pm.




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Nothing says Happy New Year like a toast with something bubbly! We are lucky to have such diverse sparkling options in our EPIC Wine Region. Pick up a bottle in advance, including options like:

  • Colio Estate Winery Sparkling Lily and Sparkling Lily Rose
  • Cooper’s Hawk North Block Sparkling
  • CREW Isle of View
  • Mastronardi A’dorah
  • Muscedere Vineyards Sparkling Rose
  • North 42 Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
  • Oxley Estate Winery Lucky Blue, Enchante and Lazy Days
  • Paglione Josephine Sparkling
  • Pelee Island Winery LOLA Secco, Bella Sparkling and Empress Sparkling
  • Sprucewood Riesling Sparkling
  • VIN Winery Sparkling Rose

Make it easy on yourself and order some local vintages straight to your door with our EPIC Winery Delivery Guide at



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If you want to head out and about check out our New Year’s Eve Guide for places holding special events to ring in 2023. Click for dinners, drinks and family fun – we got it covered for you! *List will be populated as events arrive



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