Use our guide to Family-Friendly New Year’s Events in Edmonton to plan your celebration and enjoy ringing in 2023 with the family! Whether you want to celebrate day or night, indoors or out, there is an event for you this December 31 or January 1.

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Downtown Festival & Fireworks

December 31, 2022 | The City of Edmonton is excited to bring back the New Year’s Eve Downtown Festival & Fireworks for the first time since 2016! Enjoy your choice of two firework displays at 8:30 pm and midnight, plus a full evening of programming including skating at City Hall plaza, live music performances, figure skating demonstrations, immersive light installations, roving circus acts, bonfires, on-site food trucks, and more!

World Waterpark Family Beach Ball at WEM

December 31, 2022 | Why stand out in the cold when you can hit the beach that is 31 tropical degrees every day of the year?!? Ring in 2023 at a family-friendly New Year’s event at West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark. Enjoy swimming, sliding, and character appearances – and stay for the indoor fireworks at midnight!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in St. Albert

December 31, 2022 | Bundle up and stake out your spot early to enjoy the New Year’s Eve Fireworks display in St. Albert’s Mission Park! Catch the show from 8:30 – 8:40 pm. Don’t forget to plan for parking restrictions!

Strathcona County New Year’s Eve Festival

December 31, 2022 | Prepare to ring in the New Year with Strathcona County with an afternoon of family-friendly events and a spectacular fireworks display over Broadmoor Park! Enjoy crafts and aerial performances at Festival Place, hockey and skating at the Sherwood Park Arena & Sports Centre, and fire dancers, snowshoeing, smores and more in Broadmoor Park.

Family Fest New Year’s Eve Celebration in Stony Plain

December 31, 2022 | Bring the whole family to Heritage Park in Stony Plain to ring in the New Year! Enjoy skating, horse-drawn wagon rides, a BBQ dinner, live DJ and dance, and early fireworks at 9:00 pm.

New Year’s Eve Skating and Fireworks at Woodcroft Community League

December 31, 2022 | The Woodcroft Community League will be setting off their fireworks display at 9 pm on New Year’s Eve. Come early to enjoy a bit of skating or cross country skiing before the big show!

New Year’s Eve Celebration in ICE District

December 31, 2022 | Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an epic celebration in ICE District Plaza as part of the Winter SolstICE event! There will be an Edmonton Oilers tailgate and watch party at 6:00 pm, followed by a party and concert headlined by Alberta’s own country music legend Brett Kissel, and a countdown and pyrotechnic display at midnight!

Countdown at the Muttart Conservatory

December 31, 2022 | Get a jump on celebrating the New Year during a family-friendly Countdown party at the Muttart Conservatory! Come enjoy a caricature artist, air brush tattoos, a scavenger hunt and sensory activities from 10 am to noon, followed by a planting activity and tours of the pyramids in the afternoon.

Kid’s New Years Party at Launchpad Trampoline Park

December 31, 2022 | Jump into 2023 at Launchpad Trampoline Park! Get together with friends and family and enjoy an evening of neon jumping, music, and extreme family fun! There will be countdowns at 6 pm and 8 pm so the entire family can ring in the New Year together and the kids won’t feel like they are missing out on any of the late-night fun.

Noon Year’s Eve with Telus World of Science – Edmonton

December 31, 2022 & January 1, 2023 | Midnight is late. Noon is much more reasonable! Celebrate with a bang at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton. They have special activities and demonstrations all day long. Bonus – the celebration continues on New Year’s Day!

New Year’s Day Celebrations

Edmonton Oil Kings New Year’s Fireworks Frenzy

January 1, 2022 | During this special event Edmonton Oil Kings hockey game they will be facing off against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 2:00 pm, with Fireworks to follow right inside Roger’s Place! Add to the fun by booking tickets for the Snow Maze or taking a skate on the ICE District rink.

Glastonbury Community League’s New Year’s Day In the Park

January 1, 2022 | Bundle up and enjoy skating, tobogganing and fun on the playground before seeing the fireworks at sunset. For more information, click here.

New Year’s Day at Strathcona Wilderness Centre

January 1, 2023 | Grab your toque, mitts and a mug and ring in 2022 with New Years Day at Strathcona Wilderness Centre! Enjoy snowshoeing and cross country skiing, take a toonie ski lesson or take part in the toonie snowshoe ramble, warm up by the fire, and sample some tasty treats and hot chocolate!