Celebrate with fireworks at home on New Year’s Eve

By December 21, 2023Announcement, Events

As the year comes to an end, it’s time to gear up for 2024 and all that it has in store! If you’re planning to celebrate the occasion at your home in Mississauga, you’ll be happy to know that you’re allowed to set off fireworks on your private property from dusk on Sunday, December 31, 2023 until 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2024.

To use fireworks on a public street or a City park, residents must obtain a permit from the City.

To dispose of used or unused fireworks, completely submerge the fireworks in water and soak them overnight. Wrap the soaked fireworks in a plastic bag to keep them from drying out, and dispose of them in your garbage bin.

Additional important reminders

The winter holidays are an extremely busy time of year for most residents. Be kind to your neighbours and remember to put safety first, no matter where you celebrate. Make the most of your celebrations by being prepared and planning your events with safety in mind.

Mississauga residents can make a complaint for illegal use of fireworks on private property or City parks by calling 311 or submitting a complaint online at mississauga.ca/fireworks. To report fireworks on public roadways, residents should contact Peel Regional Police using the non-emergency number: 905-453-3311.

You can also celebrate the New Year by joining other Mississauga residents at Mississauga’s Celebration Square for entertainment and fireworks on December 31st!

Enjoy and be safe.

To learn more or apply for a permit, go to mississauga.ca/fireworks. For additional questions, call 311 or review the City’s fireworks by-law.


The City of Mississauga has a Fireworks By-law to regulate the setting off of fireworks within Mississauga. The City’s Fireworks By-law was updated on December 1, 2023 to allow fireworks until 11 p.m. on designated holidays except for New Year’s Eve, when fireworks are allowed until 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

The designated holidays when fireworks are permitted until 11 p.m. include Victoria Day, Canada Day, Lunar New Year and Diwali. Mississauga residents can use fireworks on these five designated holidays at home on their private property without needing to obtain a permit from the City. As of December 1, 2023, the maximum fine for the illegal use of fireworks increased to $100,000.