Declan Engin, making an appearance as the Black Panther, front left, Bronte Engin and a whole bunch of their friends will get into character for a film-themed fling at the Beban Park social centre Dec. 31. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo’s New Year’s Eve bash will be a blockbuster

Revellers invited to get into character at movie-themed party at Beban Park social centre

It’ll be a gala to the stars at Beban Park social centre when the city brings the curtain down on 2019 with with Finale, a night-at-the-movies themed family New Year’s Eve celebration.

Party-goers are to arrive in costume and character from their favourite Hollywood flicks, so chances are good they’ll be rubbing elbows with Spiderman, imperial stormtroopers, princesses, the Black Panther and any number of other characters as they walk down the red carpet to find opportunities to dance to their favourite movie soundtracks. There’ll be games, crafts contests, bouncy castles, face panting, chances to win prizes for best costumes, swimming, ice skating and a visit from Aunti Bobbi the Clown.

The evening will feature two countdowns, one at 8 p.m. for partiers with early bedtimes and a second at 10 p.m.

It all happens New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 5-10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $32 for a family of five and children 2 and under receive free admission. Tickets are available in advance at the Beban Park box office or at the door the night of the event.
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