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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Calgary

Family dance party & kid's countdown at City Hall 

To wind up Recreation's year-long centennial celebrations, the New Year's Eve Family Dance Party will illuminate the Municipal Building from 7 - 10 p.m. Dress in white, neon or anything that glows! Play games, ride a bike that will power exciting lighting effects, make your own glow-in-the-dark New Year's Eve hat, watch fire dancers and stilt walkers, snap your pictures in a photo booth and participate in the kid's countdown at 9 p.m.

Event details

Date: Monday, December 31
Time: Program from 7 - 10 p.m., kid's countdown at 9 p.m.
Location: Municipal Building - 800 Macleod Trail SE 
Cost: Free
Ages: All ages, families

City New Year's Bash 2013

The City of Calgary is proud to host Citytv's free, family friendly New Year's Eve celebration at Olympic Plaza. Citytv will nationally broadcast this live event showcasing some of Canada's top musical talent.

Fireworks

Live performances by

  • Johnny Reid
  • Serena Ryder
  • Victoria Duffield
  • Massari
  • and more...

Mayor Naheed Nenshi will help ring in the new year with a countdown to 2013, followed by fireworks at midnight from the Municipal Plaza.

A live stream of City New Year's Bash 2013 will be available online at www.Citytv.com and on the Citytv Video App. For more information, visit NewYearsBash.Citytv.com.

Event details

Date: Monday, December 31
Time: Program from 9:30 p.m. - 12:15 a.m.
Location: Olympic Plaza
Cost: Free
Ages: All ages, families

Family pool party at Village Square Leisure Centre

Swim, jump, splash and slide 2012 out the door! We are opening up the water park for a pool party and the gymnasium for sport activities. Bring the entire family; grandparents, children and friends for tons of fun! There will be a DJ pumping out the sounds as families enjoy the wave pool, nuclear balls, inflatable toys, bouncers, arts/crafts, treats, prizes and so much more. You don't want to miss our pool party countdown!

Family pool party at Village Square Leisure Centre

Event details

Date: Monday, December 31
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Village Square Leisure Centre - 2623 56 St. NE
Cost: $23.35 per family (family price includes 2 adults with children under 18 living in the same household). $20.15 for a single parent family. Visit Leisure Centre fees for other drop in admission charges. 
Ages: All ages, families

Transit, road closures and important information
  • There will be no public skating at Olympic Plaza during New Year's Eve events. Visitoutdoor skating rinks for other locations to skate.
  • No alcohol will be served at these events.
  • Full closure of MacLeod Trail SE (from 7 Avenue to 9 Avenue) will be in effect from 6 p.m. December 31 to 3 a.m. January 1.
  • The last buses will leave the downtown core at 12:20 a.m. January 1, 2013.
  • The last trains leave City Hall anywhere from 12:50 - 1:50 a.m. The last Crowfoot train leaves at 12:51 a.m., the last Somerset at 1:45 a.m. The last Saddletowne leaves at 1:49 a.m. and the last 69th St leaves at 1:00 a.m.
  • Transit is free on December 31 after 6 p.m.
  • All street and meter parking is free after 6 p.m.

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