SAINT JOHN – There will be plenty of music and excitement at Market Square Boardwalk tonight for the annual New Year’s festivities.

Music kicks off at 6 p.m. with host Ross Neilsen.

He’s joined by Mike Biggar and The Big Country Breakfast, The Divorcees, Big John T Bone Little and Marissa Rignanesi.

Patrons will enjoy ice bars, heated patios and underground parking.

The Saint John Sea Dogs will join the celebrations following tonight’s game against Moncton.

They’ll be handing out party hats, noisemakers, and limited edition signed hockey books.

Fireworks will usher in the New Year at Midnight.