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New Year's Eve Celebrations 2018

 

Kick off 2018 with our free family-friendly celebrations. We've got something for everyone, from samba to line dancing, rockabilly to rock n’ roll, mascots to fireworks and ice carving to ice skating, so be sure to come on down. 

 

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ELM-parks

Outdoor Celebration

<div class="ExternalClassF024D6AC3D9D428CAB7DF543777490A6"><p><strong><img alt="new years fireworks" src="https://calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/PublishingImages/Events/New%20Year%27s/NYEoutdoors.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:300px;vertical-align:auto;float:right" />Time:</strong> 7 p.m. - midnight <br /><strong>Location: </strong>Olympic Plaza - 228 8 Ave. S.E. </p> <p>Bundle up for the weather and join the Chinook Country Line Dancers in a line dancing set. Watch mascots roam through the festivities while you sip on hot chocolate from Good Earth (free for first 2000 people at their stand). Be sure to enjoy the various Canadian inspired ice carvings such as bears, beavers and hawks lining up on Stephen Avenue. No matter what your musical taste is, we’ve got it covered. An amazing line-up of local artists will provide a musical backdrop to your night as the Countdown Ball presented by Downtown Calgary will drop at midnight. The night will conclude with the ENMAX fireworks display welcoming 2018 to Calgary. The fireworks will begin from the Calgary Tower before continuing from the roof of City Hall. </p> <p><strong>Stage schedule:</strong> </p> <ul><li>8:00 - 8:45 p.m.: <a href="https://www.amyhef.com/" target="_blank">Amy Hef</a> </li> <li>9:10 - 9:55 p.m.: <a href="https://ghostkeeper.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Ghostkeeper</a> </li> <li>10:10 - 10:55 p.m.: <a href="https://www.thelovebullies.com/" target="_blank">Lovebullies</a> </li> <li>11:10 - 11:15 p.m.: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MockingShadows/" target="_blank">Mocking Shadows</a></li> <li>Midnight: Countdown Ball by Downtown Calgary and ENMAX fireworks </li></ul></div>

  • Outdoor Celebration
  • Outdoor Celebration

    new years fireworksTime: 7 p.m. - midnight
    Location: Olympic Plaza - 228 8 Ave. S.E. 

    Bundle up for the weather and join the Chinook Country Line Dancers in a line dancing set. Watch mascots roam through the festivities while you sip on hot chocolate from Good Earth (free for first 2000 people at their stand). Be sure to enjoy the various Canadian inspired ice carvings such as bears, beavers and hawks lining up on Stephen Avenue. No matter what your musical taste is, we’ve got it covered. An amazing line-up of local artists will provide a musical backdrop to your night as the Countdown Ball presented by Downtown Calgary will drop at midnight. The night will conclude with the ENMAX fireworks display welcoming 2018 to Calgary. The fireworks will begin from the Calgary Tower before continuing from the roof of City Hall.

    Stage schedule:

  • Family Dance Party
  • Family Dance Party

  • Leisure Centres
  • Leisure Centres

    Volunteer opportunities

     
    Make a positive impact on your community by volunteering at the New Year’s Eve Celebration. Volunteers get free beverages and snacks and can use the experience on their resume or school credit. Register to volunteer for the positions below:
    • 5 - 9:30 p.m. – Craft making/tattoo table volunteer
    • 5 - 9:30 p.m. – Inflatable bouncy castle monitor
    • 5 - 9:30 p.m. – Stilt walker handler
    • 5 - 9:30 p.m. – Resolution wall monitor
    • 5 - 9:30 p.m. – Under five area monitor
    • 5 - 9:30 p.m. – Info booth person Municipal Plaza
    • 5 - 9:30 p.m. – Roamer on Municipal Plaza (outdoor)
    • 6 - 11:30 p.m. – Fire pit monitor (outdoor)
    • 5 - 11:30 p.m. – Info booth person 8th ave (outdoor)
    • 5 - 11:30 p.m. – Chess master (outdoor)
    • 7 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. – Ice slide monitor (outdoor)
     
    Questions? Do you have a group that wants to volunteer? Contact us for information.

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