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 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. From 7 – 9 pm, get your groove on with a family-friendly dance party and a whole lot of fun inside the heated tent. This is all in addition to the miniature train rides, hot chocolate, fire pits, and lovely lights! Fireworks usually 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 Public Library New Year’s Eve
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Calgary Public Library for a free, family-friendly celebration all day on December 31, 2022, at Central, Crowfoot, Saddletowne, Shawnessy, and Signal Hill libraries. Activities will include a New Year’s Eve storytime, a family dance party, refreshments and giveaways, and an early countdown at 1:58 pm to ring in the new year! Read more about it here.
Calgary Zoo ZOOLIGHTS
Celebrate the last night of the year with the best and brightest backdrop in the city – ZOOLIGHTS! December 31, 2022, 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.
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 2022. 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 2022 and celebrate the arrival of 2023 with midnight fireworks at Millennium Park! Read more about it here.
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 just before midnight. Read more about it here.
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.
Norquay Torchlight Parade
Add a little light show magic to your New Year’s traditions with Norquay’s Torchlight Parade! On December 31, 2022, 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 2022. 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.
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FEATURED EVENT: Heritage Park New Year’s Day Brunch
The sparkle of Christmas is over and the cork has been popped on New Year’s Eve. It’s a brand-new year — a blank slate, ready to be filled with the bustle, stress, and excitement of another year in your family. Start 2023 with warm family time, delicious food, and happy memories at the Heritage Park New Year’s Day Brunch! This is the first year Heritage Park is hosting a New Year’s Day Brunch and it’s sure to become a delightful tradition. With multiple seatings and an extensive menu, families can also explore a unique setting, as the brunch will be held in Gasoline Alley Museum. Vintage vehicles of all types, Canada’s largest collection of restored gasoline pumps, and gleaming chrome will be the backdrop to brunch. It’s the perfect way to wake up on New Year’s Day!
Read more about it here.
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. Read more about it here.
Free New Year’s Day Skate
Are the kids a little antsy? Need a little activity to burn off extra cookies? Skate for FREE at select City of Calgary ice rinks! On New Year’s Day, find free skating at Stew Hendry/Henry Viney Arenas (NE), Murray Copot Arena (NW), and Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arenas (SW). Read more about it here.