Family Friendly New Year’s Events in Edmonton


Here  are our best bets for Family Friendly New Year’s Events in Edmonton! New Year’s Eve is the kind of night where you feel like you just need to celebrate. If you’re choosing to include your family in your New Year’s plans, there are plenty of safe, family friendly events in Edmonton that are appropriate for kids of a variety of ages. Whether you’re looking to countdown to midnight with older kids or want to do an early countdown so you can do a grown-up champagne toast later in the night, you should be able to find something to help your crew kick off 2017!

City of Edmonton’s New Year’s Eve

Downtown Edmonton’s New Year’s Eve party is all about free family-friendly fun! Come down to City Hall and Churchill Square for crafts, face painting, entertainment, skating, and much more.  They will be doing a special early fireworks show at 8:30, or stay for the midnight countdown and that’s right,  more fireworks!
When: December 31, 2016
Time: 6 pm-12:15 am
Where: Churchill Square, Downtown Edmonton AB
Phone: 311

Family New Year’s in Haddow Park

The Ridge Community League hosts their annual family celebration in the park. There will be sleigh rides until 7:30, sledding, kid’s activities, snacks and hot drinks available and a fireworks spectacular at 8 pm!

When: December 31, 2016
Time: 5 pm-8:30 pm, fireworks at 8 pm
Where: Haddow Park
Address: 2099 Haddow Drive

Greenfield Community Fireworks

A community celebration of the New Year and the year that was! Head over early in the evening for sledding and skating, and stay for the fireworks display at 9 pm!
When: December 31, 2016
Time: fireworks at 9 pm
Where: Greenfield Community Hill
Address: 3803 114 Street

New Year’s Party at Gymboree

Ring in the New Year nice and early! Gymboree offers play and music classes for kids aged 0-5 years old throughout the year, and on New Year’s Eve they are inviting everyone to experience the fun! Join in the games and have some snacks, and be home before supper! Children are $20, siblings $15, adults are free.

When: December 31, 2016
Time: 3 pm- 5 pm
Where: Gymboree Play and Music of Edmonton
Address: 356 Bulyea Road NW, Edmonton

McDougall United Church New Year’s Eve Concert

Celebrate the New Year with this family folk music concert featuring music from Gateway Festival City Fiddlers, Back Porch Swing, Justine Van der Grift Trio, Benjamin Williams, Twin Peaks, Daniel Gervais with Clint Pelletier & Jeremiah McDade, Scott Cook & the Second Chances, as well as family-friendly activities. Admission is free with a donation for the food bank. The concert is over at 10:30 pm, giving you time to get to Churchill Square for the downtown fireworks!
When: December 31, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm-10:30 pm (doors at 6:45pm)
Where: McDougall United Church
Address: 10086 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton AB

Countdown at Muttart Conservatory

Celebrate the New Year with a family-friendly afternoon at the Muttart Conservatory. There will be crafts, music, and an hourly “midnight” countdown so that young kids can experience the New Year. All activities are included with regular conservatory admission.

When: December 31, 2016
Time: 10 am-2 pm
Where: Muttart Conservatory
Address: 9626 – 96A Street, Edmonton AB

New Year’s Eve in North Millbourne

The fun’s on in North Millbourne! There will be food and hot drinks, crafts, games, sleigh rides, fire dancers and to cap off the night, a mini-countdown and fireworks display at 8 pm.
When: December 31, 2016
Time: 6 pm-8 pm
Where: North Millbourne Community Hall
Address: 980 Millbourne Road East

Opera NUOVA My Favourite Things

Join Opera NUOVA for an evening of family friendly fun, including a singalong with music from your favourite musicals, like Annie, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music and Frozen! There will also be face painters and balloon artists, and to cap it all off, a fireworks display at the end of the night! Adult tickets are $25, which includes a free child’s admission. Additional children are $10, and students are $15,  available from TIX on the Square and the Opera NUOVA box office.
When: December 31, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Where: South Pointe Community Centre
Address: 11520 Ellerslie Road, Edmonton

Strathcona County New Year’s Eve Festival

Enjoy a night of fun and frivolity this New Year’s Eve in Strathcona County. The night will be filled with free activities for the whole family with events at Broadmoor Lake Park, Community Centre and Festival Place. Attractions include ice skating, snow building, games, crafts, hot chocolate, magicians, and much more. The fireworks are at 8 pm so even the littles can watch the sparks fly! Visit the Stratcona County website for a schedule of where and when the fun is happening, or download the app!
When: December 31, 2016
Time: 4 pm-8 pm
Where: Various locations in Sherwood Park

Stony Plain New Year’s Eve Family Fest

Bring the whole family to Heritage Park in Stony Plain to ring in the New Year! Skating, horse drawn wagon rides, crafts, snacks, live entertainment and of course, fireworks will start 2017 with a bang! Everything is free, but please bring an donation for the food bank.
When: December 31st, 2016
Time: 6 pm-9 pm (fireworks at 8:45 pm)
Where: Heritage Park
Address: 5100 41 Avenue, Stony Plain AB
Phone: 780-963-8591

Noon Year’s Eve 

The TELUS World of Science Edmonton knows midnight can be beyond the means of lots of kids (and their parents!) Luckily they have a great solution—Noon Year’s Eve! They will celebrate with a bang and a cool new fireworks experiment, but the fun runs all day with special activities throughout the science centre!

When: December 31st, 2016 & January 1, 2017
Time:  9:00 am-8:00 pm
Where: TELUS World of Science
Address: 11211 – 142 Street
Phone: 780-451-3344

World Waterpark Family Beach Ball

Ring in the new year at a family-friendly event at West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark. Enjoy all of the fun of the park and top off the night with an indoor fireworks display! Get your tickets now the WEM website, presale prices are available before Dec.25.
When: December 31, 2016
Time: 6 pm-12 am
Where: West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark
Address: 8882 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton AB

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