Calgarians rang in 2015 with two free parties thrown in the downtown core; an Outdoor Celebration at Olympic Plaza and a Family Dance Party at the Municipal Building. The Family Dance Party was a big hit with close to 6000 kids and parents enjoying the festivities throughout the evening. Partiers danced the night away, checked out living statues and LED dance performances, wrote on a glow-in-the-dark resolution wall, enjoyed free hot chocolate courtesy of Good Earth Cafe, and finished off the party with the always-popular kid’s countdown.
The Outdoor Celebration was packed with citizens of all ages skating on the plaza, taking photos with ice sculptures, playing games with emcee Andrew Phung, and watching fantastic fire dance performances. The evening culminated with a countdown to midnight where 10,000 people danced and cheered to a music-filled finale that welcomed the New Year with a multimedia show featuring synchronized lighting, projected animations and spectacular pyrotechnics that exploded over the plaza.
Other Calgarians joined the fun by swimming, jumping, splashing and sliding 2014 out the door at Village Square Leisure Centre’s New Year’s Eve Family Pool Party! Families enjoyed DJ tunes, the wave pool, arts & crafts, treats, prizes and a special pool party countdown!
Thank you Calgary for joining the celebrations and helping us welcome 2015 with fun and excitement.