New Year’s Eve is just a couple of days away – what are your plans? It’s easy to celebrate the arrival of 2017 as a family in Calgary! Check out our top picks for family-friendly celebrations over the next few days. Happy New Year!
City of Calgary New Year’s Activities
On December 31, Calgarians and visitors alike will enjoy a New Year’s Eve celebration for the history books. Check out the the glow-in-the-dark dance party at the Municipal Building complete with crafts, bouncy castle, stilt walkers, magician and a kids’ countdown from 7-9pm! Olympic Plaza will be illuminated and animated with family skating, live ice carvings, fire spinning, an ice slide, and creative light-based art installations to celebrate the beginning of Canada’s 150th anniversary. For more information, visit the website.
Kids New Year’s Eve Party in Okotoks
From 9:30am – 3:30pm, the Okotoks Recreation Centre has all kinds of free activities to celebrate ringing in 2017 including a bouncy castle, magic, swimming and skating. Cap off the evening with fireworks at Lineham Park at 7pm! Check out the website for more details.
Kids New Year’s Parties at Southland Leisure Centre and Village Square Leisure Centre
Both leisure centres will have fun all-ages parties from 4:30-8:30pm on New Year’s Eve! Special activities include a pool party, fun and games in the lobby, a DJ, arts and crafts, and much more! The evening will be finished off with a countdown in the pool at 8:30pm. Visit the website for more information.
Airdrie Festival of Lights New Year’s Celebration
Watch the fireworks at 6:30pm in Ed Eggerer Park, then head over to Nose Creek Park and enjoy the lights until 9pm! Enjoy a miniature train ride, hot chocolate, family fun activities and a DJ! Check out the website for more information.
Noon Year’s Eve at TELUS Spark
Ring in 2017 a little early at TELUS Spark! Be sure to arrive before noon to participate in the celebrations. Perfect for Calgarians with early bedtimes, take part in a special countdown beginning at 11:45am set to the tune of hydrogen balloon explosions. Then, join the celebrations at the bubble wrap dance party. Visit the website for more details.