Best time to go to Calgary

New Year's Eve 2024-2025

Light shows and tower fireworks to welcome the upcoming year

Dates: December 31

Calgary is a Canadian city with numerous skyscrapers, which fascinates tourists and locals. New Year's Eve in Calgary is filled with various events where emotions run high. We've put together the most popular places to ring in the New Year and make this night unforgettable. Are you ready? Let's rock it!

Olympic Plaza New Years Eve Party

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.

ZOOLIGHTS: Zoo Year's Eve

Calgary Zoo doesn't fall behind and hosts a cool, family-oriented New Year's Eve party. It's an annual NYE party that features Zoolights light shows, fire pits, live entertainment during the evening, and a fireworks show. The main event lasts from 6 pm to 9 pm, and from 10 pm to 12 am, there is ZOOLIGHTS: Zoo Year's Eve Late Night (Adults only 18+). It includes an extra special light show on the Zoo Bridge repeating all night long and add-ons, such as special celebration bento and prosecco boxes.

Calgary fireworks

Mentioned before, Olympic Plaza is a brilliant location for the fireworks display, particularly the Calgary Tower Fireworks. The show starts with fireworks erupting straight from the top of the tower at midnight. And so the party till dawn begins. You can also enjoy amazing fireworks at Calgary Zoo at 8 pm.

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, and Spruce Meadow. TELUS Spark Science Centre organizes “Noon Year’s Eve” for the youngest; the program also promises fun indoor games and workshops for kids. When it comes to activities for adults, we recommend you pay attention to such places as Bella Concert Hall, Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Jack Singer Lobby, Broken City, and Lounge XVIII.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin