Family Friendly New Year’s Events in Edmonton *cold weather updates*


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 2018!

Daytime Delights:

Inside is the place to be today! These events have not been effected by the cold weather warning. 

Noon Year’s Eve 

Midnight is late. Noon is much more reasonable! Celebrate with a bang at TWOSE, running special activities and demonstrations all day long, and on New Year’s Day!

Countdown at Muttart Conservatory

Celebrate the New Year with a family-friendly afternoon at the Muttart Conservatory. If you’re kids can’t get enough of the countdown, buckle up…they have one every hour at the Muttart!

New Year’s Party at Gymboree

Ring in the New Year nice and early! Join in the fun and still be home for lunch!

Evening Extravaganzas:

City of Edmonton’s New Year’s Eve

Downtown Edmonton’s New Year’s Eve party is all about free family-friendly fun! Due to the construction in Churchill Square, this year the party has moved to the Legislature Grounds. *outdoor activities cancelled, fireworks and indoor activities still a go!*

Family New Year’s in Haddow Park

The Ridge Community League hosts their annual family celebration in the park! Music, sleigh rides, fun and fireworks! *fireworks still on, other activities are cancelled*

Greenfield Community Fireworks

A community celebration of the New Year and the year that was! Skating, sledding and fireworks to start the year in a neighbourly way. *rink will be closed, fireworks unconfirmed as of NYE morning*


McDougall United Church New Year’s Eve Concert

Celebrate the New Year with this family folk music concert in the beautiful venue of McDougall United Church, plus kid focused fun downstairs! *inside, still  go!*

 New Year’s Eve in North Millbourne

The fun’s on in North Millbourne! Try out some snow sports, take a sleigh ride on a horse drawn sleigh, and stay for the fireworks! *cancelled*

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!  The fireworks are at 8 pm so even the littles can watch the sparks fly! *Most outdoor events cancelled. Indoor events, fireworks, and tentatively hay rides still to proceed. Winter Sky display reschceduled for Jan. 3*

Stony Plain New Year’s Eve Family Fest

Bring the whole family to Heritage Park in Stony Plain to ring in the New Year! *as of morning, Dec 31, still a go, with the exception of the hayrides, which have been cancelled*

World Waterpark Family Beach Ball

Ring in the new year at a family-friendly event at West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark. Splash in the pool and stay for the indoor fireworks at midnight! *it’s +30 degrees in the World Waterpark…not a cold weather warning in sight!*

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