Please check ahead for all events before you make plans. These events were current at the time of writing, but we all know how quickly things can change. Happy New Year!

Whether you have young kids who simply must be in bed by 7:30 pm, you’re wanting to have some early New Year’s fun with your kids before leaving them with a sitter to celebrate with other adults, or you’re heading out to party late with your tweens and teens, we’re putting together a guide for family-friendly events in Calgary where you can ring in the New Year. Just click the titles for all the details!

Skating at Olympic Plaza (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo Credit: Andrew Bain; Tourism Calgary

City of Calgary New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Plan a family party this New Year’s Eve with inspiration from the City of Calgary. They have ideas on their website about what to do on New Year’s Eve, like skating on Olympic Plaza or finding a winter fire pit, and there will be fireworks live-streamed at midnight.

Read more about it here.



Noon Year's Eve TELUS Spark (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo: TELUS Spark

TELUS Spark New (NOON) Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is an exciting occasion, but not many parents want to keep really young kids up until midnight . . . you know how that goes the next day! TELUS Spark Science Centre is amping up the excitement with explosive live science shows, a DIY noisemaker station and a giant play area with thousands of biodegradable balloons! When the clock strikes noon, get ready to make thunderous crackles and pops as you say goodbye to 2021.

Read more about it here.

Norquay Torchlight Parade (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo: Norquay

Norquay Torchlight Parade – CANCELLED

Add a little light show magic to your New Year’s traditions with Norquay’s Torchlight Parade! On December 31, 2021, at 7 pm, a select number of Norquay skiers will take on the North American run from the Big Chair with torches in hand for a wonderful light spectacle to say goodbye to 2021.

The best spot to view this annual spectacle is right from downtown Banff, so bundle up the family, grab a hot chocolate, and enjoy the show! Read more about it here.


Sparkling New Year Card (Family Fun Calgary)

CANCELLED Canmore New Year’s Eve Party and Fireworks

This event is cancelled, except for 10 pm fireworks.

Head to Millenium Park in Canmore for a family New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy live music, grab a snack, and ooh and aah over the low-level fireworks at 8 pm. Watch midnight fireworks from the warmth of your car, drive-in style, at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club. (Please pre-register to reserve your spot at all events.)

Read more about it here.


Airdrie Festival of Lights (Family Fun Canada)

Photo credit: Sergei Belski Photography

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party in Airdrie

December 31st is the last night to enjoy the beautiful holiday light displays in Nose Creek Park. There’ll be a DJ dance party and a whole lot of family fun inside the heated tent. This is all in addition to the miniature train rides, hot chocolate, fire pits and lovely lights! Fireworks will take place at 6:30 pm in Ed Eggerer Park, then you can head straight over to Nose Creek Park afterwards!

Read more about it here.

Calgary Zoo ZOOLIGHTS (Family Fun Calgary)


Celebrate the last night of the year with the best and brightest backdrop in the city – ZOOLIGHTS! December 31, 2021, is a separately ticketed event and you can enjoy all the fun of ZOOLIGHTS with extra special entertainment including numerous countdowns – so your little ones don’t have to stay up too late to partake in the fun! It’s a festive way to help you and your loved ones ring in the new year in a safe (and “zoonique” way!) while supporting the Calgary Zoo’s  wildlife conservation  initiatives.

Read more about it here.

Kids' New Year's Eve Party Okotoks (Family Fun Calgary)New Year’s Eve Party in Okotoks

On December 31st, the Okotoks Recreation Centre will host FREE family activities. From skating to swimming and gymnastics fun, there’s something for every family!

Don’t forget the fireworks that will be set off at 7 pm from Lineham Park!

Read more about it here.


Luminous Voices Choir (Family Fun Calgary)Luminous Voices: A Luminous New Year

Luminous Voices is thrilled to return to the Bella Concert Hall stage for their annual New Year’s Eve tradition. Weaving together unaccompanied choral gems spanning the centuries, you will hear the voices echo through the hall, allowing space and time for reflection, celebration and renewal.

Read more about it here.


Happy New Year, Calgary!