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Five Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve 2022

It’s time to relax and reflect on another year with your loved ones. Here are five things you can do to ring in the new year

Four people, whose faces are blurry, are holding lit sparklers. Each one has a number that spells out 2022.

Whether you are going out or staying at home this New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Here are five festive activities to enjoy with friends and family.

1. Host a movie marathon

If crowds aren’t for you, swap your suit and high heels for some comfy Roots sweatpants and settle in for a movie marathon.

From sci-fi favourites and romantic comedies to cinematic classics and action-packed superhero flicks, you can enjoy hours of at-home entertainment on your big screen.

Make sure you’re stocked up on movie-theatre inspired snacks from Kernels Popcorn. And don’t forget to hit pause at midnight to usher in 2022.

CAA Member offer: Earn 4% in CAA Dollars® when shopping online at Roots and get a free upsize (a large for the price of a medium) at Kernels Retail Stores.

2. Opt for a staycation

Get all the thrill of travelling while remaining close to home by booking a luxurious staycation at a nearby hotel.

Order a round of cocktails at the bar and toast the new year in sophisticated fashion. Or sip bubbles in bed while enjoying room service in a plush robe.

Common areas such as restaurants, spas, pools, gyms and fitness centres may be subject to capacity limits and reduced hours, as well as enhanced sanitization.

CAA Members get discounted rates on overnight stays at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties throughout Canada, including Westin Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Hotels and Sheraton Hotels.

CAA Member offer: Save 5% or more and earn Marriott Bonvoy points when you book a room at Westin, Marriott or Sheraton Hotels.

3. Plan a game night

Countdown to midnight while challenging your family to a board game. Keep kids entertained for hours with challenging brain teasers, puzzles and games for all ages from Puzzle Master.

And be sure to keep your players well-fed and on their toes throughout the evening by ordering takeout from your favourite restaurant like East Side Mario’s or Montana’s.

Want to connect with long-distance friends? Plan a virtual Murder Mystery party with theme costumes.

CAA Member offer: Earn 10% in CAA Dollars on puzzles and brainteasers when shopping online at Puzzle Master eStore. Save 10% on all online and mobile app pick up orders from East Side Mario’s or Montana’s.

4. See a comedy show

The world-famous The Second City is providing some much-needed comedic relief. Laugh out loud during the end-of-year show at Toronto’s legendary comedy bar. Catch The Fast & Furiously Festive! show, which runs through to early January. Each 90-minute round of hilarity features witty sketches, improv games, song-and-dance numbers and plenty of laughs.

The theatre has introduced capacity limits and regular disinfection before, during and after all shows. Attendees are also required to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination.

CAA Member offer: Save 10% and earn 2.2% in CAA Dollars when pre-purchasing Second City show tickets online.

5. Pamper yourself

Who needs an indulgent spa escape when you can pamper yourself right at home?

Start 2022 off right with some self-care. Treat your body to an evening of lavish skincare treatments and wellness rituals.

Set the mood with aromatic candles from Well.ca. Cue up a soothing soundtrack and nourish your skin with serums, oils, exfoliators and moisturizing lotions from Bumble and Bumble and Clinique.

CAA Member offer: Earn 5% in CAA Dollars on skincare products when you shop online at Well.ca, and earn 8% at Bumble and Bumble or Clinique.

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