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New Year's Eve 2021-2022

Light shows and tower fireworks to welcome the upcoming year


Last updated: by Mariana Droniak
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The main venue to chant the countdown in Calgary is Olympic Plaza. Every year, it turns into an epicenter of fun, live music, and dancing. Despite the cold Canadian weather, each year on December 31 Olympic Plaza is full of people enjoying street food, performers, and fireworks. There are hot drinks, fire pits, as well as a skating rink to keep everyone warm.

Olympic Plaza is a brilliant location for the fireworks display, the Calgary Tower Firework in particular. The show starts with fireworks erupting straight from the top of the tower at midnight. And so the party till dawn begins.

New Year’s Eve in Calgary is also an excellent opportunity for families to keep their kids busy and entertained. With multiple winter shows and entertainment, this city is perfect for a family celebration. Day activities are held in Airdrie’s Nose Creek Park, Noel Christmas Indoor Light Park, Spruce Meadow, and Calgary Zoo. TELUS Spark Science Centre organizes “Noon Year’s Eve” for the youngest; the program also promises fun indoor games and workshops for kids.