From fine feasts to fireworks, these epic events will have you ringing in the new year with pizazz! Get ready to dance, skate, or splash your way into 2019 at one of these new-year celebrations.
1. New Year’s Eve Downtown | 6 pm
Welcome in 2019 at this free city event! Enjoy live music, family-friendly activities, ice-skating, fireworks (at 9 pm), and more.
Alberta Legislature Grounds | 9820-107 St.
2. Strathcona County New Year’s Eve Festival | 4 pm
Head to Sherwood Park for family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations and a fireworks show at 8 pm! Indoor and outdoor activities include snowshoeing, remote control bobsled races, indoor snowboarding, crafts, skating, and more.
Sherwood Park: Broadmoor Lake Park, Arena and Sports Centre (Shell), Community Centre, and Festival Place.
3. Edmonton International NYE Gala | 7 pm
Enjoy a spectacular evening of food, fun, and entertainment in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation! The unforgettable night includes aerial acrobatics by former members of Cirque du Soleil, a gourmet dinner, and dancing the year away.
Fantasyland Hotel, Beverly Hills Ballroom | 17700-87 Ave.
4. World Waterpark’s NYE Beach Ball | 6 pm
Ring in the new year in a tropical oasis! Splash around in the world’s largest indoor wave pool, zip down the waterslides, and enjoy the buffet and live entertainment throughout the night. Then cap off the evening with a spectacular indoor fireworks show.
West Edmonton Mall, World Waterpark | 8882-170 St.
5. Countdown at the Conservatory | 10 am
Celebrate the end of 2018 at the Muttart Conservatory! Enjoy treats, refreshments, and hourly countdowns, do some planting, and explore the stunning Pyramids.
Muttart Conservatory | 9626-96A St.
6. New Year’s in New Orleans | 7:30 pm
Don your most colourful outfits and prepare to swing in style while you ring in the new year with classic cocktails, tasty finger foods, and a candy bar! The Sugar Swing Dance Club will be hosting the ultimate bayou bash with a nod to the birthplace of jazz! No dance experience is necessary, as the evening will begin with a beginner’s dance lesson.
Sugar Swing | 10019-80 Ave.
7. Next Level NYE Party at the MAC | 8 pm
Celebrate in style at the elegant and historic Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Enjoy great food, live music, and a glass of sparkling wine to ring in the new year.
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald | 10065-100 St.