Calgary, AB,

Skate and dance into 2018 with The City of Calgary’s New Year’s Eve celebrations

This New Year’s Eve, Calgarians can ring in 2018 with a free Outdoor Celebration and countdown to midnight at Olympic Plaza or a free Family Dance Party at the Municipal Building atrium.

Outdoor Celebration

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. 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.

Family Dance Party

The Municipal Building will become party central with music, entertainment, and a glow-in-the-dark resolution wall. Dress in neon or white and anything that glows, and kick off the evening with a boogie on our bigger-than-ever dance floor. Samba dancers will lead everyone in a conga line to get the party started and the fun will finish with the kid’s countdown at 9 p.m.

The Northern Reflections Window Exhibition

In partnership with Downtown Calgary, art collective Buds of Buds present the first ever urban art gallery through a series of painted windows called The Northern Reflections Window Exhibition, which will incorporate Augmented Realtiy (AR). The series is painted by a variety of local artists and stretches throughout Calgary's downtown core, showcasing participating local businesses and turning the city streets into a grand urban art-walk.

For more information on The City of Calgary’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations visit, or call 311.

For information on the public transit available on New Year’s Eve, visit

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