Where and how to celebrate the new year, family-style, in and around Calgary (Family Fun Calgary).

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, there are plenty of safe, family-friendly events in Calgary where you can ring in the New Year. You can even do it before your baby’s afternoon nap! Just click the titles for all the details!

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

Noon Year’s Eve at TELUS Spark

For the true New Year’s early birds, the gang at TELUS Spark will be counting down to the New Year at 11:45 am and a bubble wrap dance party will ensue! It’s perfect for little ones who need an early bedtime. Visit from 10 am – 5 pm. Plus, there will be hydrogen balloon explosions – need I say more?!

Read more about it here.


Leisure Centres (Family Fun Calgary)

New Year’s Eve Family Event at a City of Calgary Leisure Centre

Come to Village Square Leisure Centre or Southland Leisure Centre and play, swim, jump, splash, and slide into 2019! Take the whole family for tons of fun. Head to the waterpark where there will be a DJ pumping out the tunes as families enjoy the wave pool, slides, and hot tub! Stay until the end to enjoy the pool party countdown!

Read more about it here.


Calgary Public Library New Year's Eve (Family Fun Calgary)

New Year’s Eve at the Calgary Public Library

It’s time to ring in the Roaring Twenties, 2020 – style! Join the Calgary Public Library at the Central Library to celebrate on December 31, 2019. Explore everything the Library has to offer with a free tour, pop-up performances, and a family fun dance party. Then take part in the early afternoon countdown for families and kids.

Read more about it here.


Studio Bell (Family Fun Calgary)

New Year’s Eve at Studio Bell

On December 31, 2019, from 5 – 9 pm, make merry and ring in the New Year at Studio Bell for only $10! (Activities on the first floor are free.) Enjoy a family-friendly games room, get groovy with a family sing-a-long, and create a festive noisemaker to help you ring in 2020 at the 8 pm countdown.

Read more about it here.


Southcentre Mall Noon Year's Eve (Family Fun Calgary)Noon Year’s Eve at Southcentre Mall

It’s time to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. Experience Noon Year’s Eve at Southcentre Mall! This exciting event is aimed towards families with children ages 0-12 and will be a fun daytime celebration to welcome in the new year. The event will be held from 10 am – 12:30 pm, with a countdown and balloon drop at midday instead of midnight to celebrate ‘noon year’s eve’. The event will take over Southcentre’s Centre Court with a DJ dance party and fun for the whole family! Read more about it here.

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

On December 31st, the Okotoks Recreation Centre will host FREE family activities. From skating to swimming (& family aquafit!) to arts and crafts, 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.


Sparkling New Year Card (Family Fun Calgary)

New Year’s Eve Party on the Pond in Canmore

Head to “The Pond” in Canmore on December 31st for family skating. There will be music to keep the energy up and yummy hot dogs and hot chocolate to keep the whole family warm. Ring in the New Year a little early with family-friendly fireworks at 8 pm. Canmore’s midnight fireworks will be held at Millennium Park (1st Street and 5th Avenue, Canmore AB).

Read more about it here.


Airdrie Festival of Lights (Family Fun Canada)

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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)


While not specifically celebrating New Year’s Eve, ZOOLIGHTS has all their regular fun happening on December 31, with enough entertainment for everyone! All the best of winter is here, with activities for the whole family, plus the spectacular light displays. Whether you are creating a new holiday tradition or continuing a favourite one, your whole family will love the festive spectacle of ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo.

Read more about it here.

Happy New Year, Calgary!