Celebrate the New Year in Calgary
Looking for fun ways to ring in the New Year in Calgary? Check out these fun events, with something for everyone. Calgary is a family-friendly city that still offers plenty of exciting nightlife, just one of the reasons people love living here.
Fireworks from Calgary Tower
Calgary's classic New Year's Eve celebration is the fireworks display from Calgary Tower. A full fireworks show is launched from the top of the tower, and can be enjoyed from different locations all throughout the city.
The show begins five minutes before midnight, with a soundtrack broadcast on the radio to go with it. You can watch the show from Calgary Tower, with a reservation at the restaurant to make a special evening out of it.
Another favorite place to enjoy the fireworks display is Olympic Plaza, where skating hours at the ice rink will be extended until midnight on New Year's Eve so you can enjoy the show from the ice.
Zoo Year's Eve
If you are looking for a fun event the whole family can enjoy, that won't keep you out past bedtime, head over to the Calgary Zoo for Zoo Year's Eve. Numerous countdowns will take place before 9:00 PM, so you can enjoy the ZOOLIGHTS and all the special wintertime exhibits with a special New Year's twist and still be in your own beds on time.
Support the zoo's conservation efforts while ringing in the New Year in a unique way. Food and drinks will be available, as well as lots of special activities.
A Luminous New Year's Eve
Enjoy a night of beautiful choral performances at A Luminous New Year's Eve, taking place at Bella Concert Hall on the Mount Royal University campus. Chocolate and sparkling wine will be served to make the occasion extra celebratory, with renditions of songs from some of your favorite Canadian composers like Balfour, Corlis, Janmohamed, MacDonald & Togni, as well gems by Barnwell, Bruckner, Hagen, Mealor, Miškinis, and McFerrin. There will also be popular songs from more contemporary artists like Ben Folds and Dolly Parton. Don't miss this night of live entertainment to ring in the New Year!
Cowboys NYE Countdown: Midnight Lights
Head over to Cowboy Dance Hall for a black tie optional night of dancing and celebration. Cowboys NYE Countown: Midnight Lights is the perfect place to celebrate if you are look for a memorable night of partying, at one of Calgary's favorite dance clubs.
New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade
Just about an hour outside of Calgary in Banff is one of the best New Year's Eve parades around. The Torchlight Parade features specially trained torchbearers who put on an amazing show for guests at Sunshine Mountain Lodge. After the sun sets, enjoy a gorgeous light show against the backdrop of the beautiful Canadian Rockies and the snowy slopes. This event is fun for the whole family, and will have you home before midnight.