Whether you have young kids who simply must be in bed by 7:30 pm, you want to have some early New Year’s Eve 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, you can find the best New Year’s Eve Events in Calgary here. Just click the titles for all the details!

Airdrie Festival of Lights: Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party
December 31st is the last night to enjoy the beautiful holiday light displays in Nose Creek Park. Fireworks usually take place at 6:30 pm in Ed Eggerer Park, then you can head straight over to Nose Creek Park afterwards.

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 from Prince’s Island Park just before midnight.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo ZOOLIGHTS
Celebrate the last night of the year with the best and brightest backdrop in the city – ZOOLIGHTS! Zoo Year’s Eve includes 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.

Calgary Library Family-Friendly Celebrations
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Calgary Public Library for a free, family-friendly afternoon celebration, at Central, Crowfoot, Saddletowne, Shawnessy, and Signal Hill libraries. Activities will include a special storytime, a family dance party, refreshments, a mock countdown, and more.

Canmore New Year’s Eve Party and Fireworks
Join the Town of Canmore for free activities at the Canmore Recreation Centre to say goodbye to 2023. You’ll find free public skating, live musical performances, a DJ dance party, crafts, and fireworks at 8 pm. You can also count down the last minutes of 2023 and celebrate the arrival of 2024 with midnight fireworks at Millennium Park!

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.

Norquay Torchlight Parade
Add a little light show magic to your New Year’s traditions with Norquay’s Torchlight Parade! 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 2023. 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!

Okotoks Kids’ New Year’s Eve Fun
During the day, the Okotoks Recreation Centre will host FREE family activities. From skating to swimming and gym fun, there’s something for every family!

TELUS Spark Noon Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year with a BANG at TELUS Spark on December 31, 2023. Join the Disco Dance Party and a countdown to NOON Year’s Eve that will let you celebrate and still get to bed early! Balloons pop at noon sharp.

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Brentwood Community New Year’s Skating Party
Start the new year with a free skating party in Brentwood! On January 1, 2024, head to the new Brentwood rink and kick off the year with great tunes, hot chocolate, and icy fun on skates!

Heritage Park New Year’s Day Brunch
Start the New Year with a delicious brunch at Heritage Park, surrounded by the lovely antique vehicles of Gasoline Alley! (Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.)

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved Neujahrskonzert, this charming celebration showcases acclaimed European singers and dancers, as well as The Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Calgary Phil, for a rich cultural experience that will start your year on a joyous note.

Skating at Select City of Calgary Arenas
Are the kids a little antsy? Need a little activity to burn off extra cookies? Plan an afternoon activity and skate for FREE at select City of Calgary ice rinks! See what rinks are open here.

Happy New Year, Calgary!