The City of Calgary and the Calgary Public Library invite Calgarians to ring in 2019 with a free New Year’s Eve celebration
The City of Calgary and the Calgary Public Library host a free New Year’s Eve celebration for the whole family. This year’s festivities include The Rumpus Room in the Municipal Building Atrium, a family dance party in the Central Library, a skating party in Olympic Plaza and the ENMAX fireworks.
The events begin in the Central Library with crafts and activities for all ages, including Indigenous beading and children’s virtual reality and a kid’s countdown at 9 p.m. with Mayor Naheed Nenshi. In the Municipal Atrium Rumpus Room there will the Calgary Flames indoor hockey rink, a bouncy castle and the ENMAX photo booth. Outdoors at Olympic Plaza there will be firepits, ice sculptures and the skating party. The Tim Horton's truck will be in Olympic Plaza providing free hot drinks. Food trucks will be parked on 3 St S.E. and across all three sites there will be art and roaming performers.
The night will end with the ENMAX fireworks on the roof of the Calgary Tower. Olympic Plaza will be the best viewing spot for the ENMAX fireworks. There will also be a live stream of the fireworks available at calgary.ca/live or on twitter @cityofcalgary.
Here is a list of all the events and activities:
Central Library Family Dance Party 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Kids countdown at 9 p.m. with Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Pied Piper story time
Family-friendly theatre performances
Crafts and activities for all ages, including giant Jenga, LEGO pit and button making
Poetry readings by Poet Laureate Sheri-D Wilson
Improv NYE Broadway Musical by the Kinkonauts in the Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall
Indigenous Storytelling, song and drum by Wendy Walker
Municipal Atrium Rumpus Room 7 p.m. -11 p.m.
The Calgary Flames indoor hockey rink
Interactive games and simulations
ENMAX photo booth
"Fire Fountain" outdoor art installation by the Blazin' Lily Gals
Olympic Plaza Skating Party 7 p.m. to Midnight
The KidSport Skate Shack open for FREE skate rentals (with valid ID)
Tim Hortons free hot drink give away
Firepits"The Door" interactive visual art installation
Reading by Poet Laureate Sheri-D Wilson
Fireworks countdown at midnight with Mayor Naheed Nenshi
3rd St S.E. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Cube" interactive visual art installation
For more information on The City of Calgary’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations visit calgary.ca/nye.
For information on the public transit available on New Year’s Eve, visit calgarytransit.com.
For a list of road closure please visit calgary.ca/roadclosures.