Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling, and Alberta is coming alive for New Years Eve celebrations. Whether you’re interested in enjoying fireworks at midnight, an early celebration for the little ones, or an adults-only party that will keep you dancing well into the New Year, you’ll find exactly what you’re seeking in Alberta.
The following are a few of the top events happening across the province on Dec. 31, but if you can’t make it to these, there’s no doubt you’ll find a special Alberta NYE event somewhere near you.
New Years Eve Outdoor Celebration
The New Years Eve Outdoor Celebration is an extravagant family-friendly event that you won’t want to miss. This outdoor party starts at 8 p.m., and takes place on Olympic Plaza. Take a spin on the ice in your own skates or rent a pair for free until 11:45 p.m. Other festivities include bonfire songs, storytelling, a live DJ, ice sculptures, live ice carving and so much more. The celebration will conclude with a large fireworks display at midnight.
Noon Years Eve 2016
Not all kids can stay up until midnight to cheer for the new year, so why not let them celebrate it at noon instead? The Noon Years Eve 2016 celebration will take place on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, with tons of kid-friendly activities lasting all day long. The countdown will begin at 11:45 p.m., on Thursday, but both days will offer live music, live science demonstrations and more until 5 p.m. This event will take place in Calgary’s Telus Park.
New Years Eve at Churchill Square
Edmonton’s Churchill Square looks a lot like Times Square on New Years Eve. Watch one of Canada’s top fireworks displays while standing around a cozy fire or sipping on a warm cup of hot coco. The event is free and open to the public.