Calgarians celebrated New Year’s Eve with three parties thrown by The City of Calgary. Citizens were invited to attend two free events in the downtown core; a Family Dance Party at the Municipal Building and an Outdoor Celebration at Olympic Plaza, as well as a low-cost family event at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Revellers enjoyed dancing, games, crafts, magic, fire performances
and a special kids' countdown at the Family Dance Party and then got to continue the fun with skating, ice sculptures and carving demos,
singing and storytelling by the fire, and a spectacular countdown to midnight and
fireworks at the Outdoor Celebration. The Swim and Sport party at Village Square Leisure Centre kept families busy with arts, crafts, games, obstacle courses, a bouncy house and DJ music for fun in the wave pool and slides.