December 12, 2014 8:00 am
Updated: December 31, 2014 5:35 pm

New Year’s Eve parties in Calgary this year

FILE: New Year's Eve fireworks

The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Take a look at some of the New Year’s Eve events happening around Calgary.

Calgary Tower light show

Exterior LED lights will start with a two-hour show leading up to a one-hour display of motion and colour.
WHERE: Calgary Tower 101 – 9 Ave. SW
WHEN: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
WEBSITE: Calgary Tower 

Ultimate cowboy rodeo

Yahoo into 2015 watching the best cowboys from Alberta and across the U.S. rope and ride in a quest to be named the “Ultimate Cowboy”.
WHERE: Agrium Western Event Centre main arena, Stampede Park
WHEN: 8:45 p.m. – 2 a.m.
COST: $35
WEBSITE: Ultimate Cowboy

Ultimate Cowboy rodeo

Family dance party

Wear neon, white or anything that glows for this dance party that also features games, crafts and living statues.
WHERE: Municipal Building – 800 Macleod Tr. SE
WHEN: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
COST: Free
WEBSITE: City of Calgary

Calgary City Hall

The Canadian Press Images/Jeff McIntosh

Family pool party

Start 2015 with a splash at a party where you can boogie to the sounds of a DJ in the wave pool.
WHERE: Village Square Leisure Centre – 2623 56 St. NE
WHEN: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
COST: $25.15 for family admission
WEBSITE: City of Calgary

Village Square wave pool

City of Calgary

New Year’s Eve at Olympic Plaza

Countdown to midnight outside at Olympic Plaza. The event features music, ice sculptures and fire performances.
WHERE: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Avenue SE
WHEN: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
COST: Free
WEBSITE: City of Calgary

Olympic Plaza / Adam Crew

Zoo Year’s Eve

Take in Zoolights and sip hot chocolate as you enjoy the Calgary Zoo’s family friendly New Year’s Eve event – which includes a fireworks display at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Calgary Zoo
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Fireworks at 8 p.m. / Gates close at 8:30 p.m.
COST: Adult $17 / Children $13. Parking is complimentary as of 4:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
WEBSITE: Calgary Zoo

FILE: Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo.

Global News

Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers

Cheer on the Calgary Flames in this battle of Alberta at the Saddledome.
WHERE: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise S.E.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
COST: $62.75 – $379.75
WEBSITE: Ticketmaster

Calgary Flames’ Mason Raymond (21) celebrates a goal as Edmonton Oilers’ Benoit Pouliot (67) looks on.


New Year’s Eve club crawl

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at four different venues throughout Calgary as part of Bust Loose’s traveling club crawl. The 18+ event ends at Cowboys, and tickets include party bus transportation between venues.
WHERE: Club crawls start at 3 locations – Hudson’s downtown, Hudson’s south and Hudson’s Crowfoot.
WHEN: 6 p.m.
COST: $50 per person (18+)
WEBSITE: Bust Loose

Inside a Rockstar Party Machine Bus

Mystique New Year’s Eve

Visit the Carriage House Inn for three unique parties. Enjoy top 40 hits at Club Mystique in the main ballroom, music from the 80s and 90s in the Windsor Ballroom or a six course meal at THÊ Restaurant
WHERE: Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail South
WHEN: 630 p.m.
COST: $109 – $503
WEBSITE: Carriage House Inn

Carriage House Inn

Noon Year’s Eve at the Spark Science Centre

Let the kids celebrate a New Year’s Eve countdown before their bedtime. Lots of family fun and live science demonstrations.
WHERE: Telus Spark – 220 St Georges Dr N.E.
WHEN: 10 a.m. / New Year’s Eve countdown at Noon
COST: Adult (18-64) $19.95, Senior (65+) $17.95, Youth (13-17) $15.95, Child (3-12)
WEBSITE: Spark Science Centre

Spark Science Centre / Allan Y.

NYE at Fort Calgary

Ring in the New Year with a night of cocktails, murder and dancing at Fort Calgary.
WHERE: Fort Calgary Main Barracks, 750 9th Ave. S.E.
WHEN: Murder mystery dinner 7-10 p.m. / Dancing 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
COST: $150 per person for dinner and dance / $50 per person for dance only
WEBSITE: Fort Calgary

Martini glass breaking at stem

Photo by OJO Images / Rex Features

New Year’s Eve Family Pool Party

Ring in the New Year with a splash at the Village Square Leisure Centre! The event features a DJ, inflatable toys, crafts and treats.
WHERE: Village Square Leisure Centre – 2623 56 St. NE
WHEN: 5 – 8 p.m.
COST: Family Admission is $25.15. Additional family members will have to pay a separate admission fee.
WEBSITE: City of Calgary

Village Square Leisure Centre

Family Dance Party at City Hall

Ring in 2015 with a family-friendly party featuring games, crafts, and living statues. Wear neon, white or anything that glows.
WHERE: Municipal Building – 800 Macleod Trail SE
WHEN: 7 – 9 p.m., Kid’s countdown at 9 p.m.
COST: Free
WEBSITE: City of Calgary

A horse statue looks out over the area surrounding Calgary City Hall, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.

The Canadian Press Images/Jeff McIntosh

New Year’s Eve at Heritage Park

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Heritage Park Historical Village. The event features music and food by award winning chef Jan Hansen.
WHERE: The Selkirk Grille at 1900 Heritage Dr SW
WHEN: 5 p.m. & 10 p.m.
COST: $90 per person
WEBSITE: Heritage Park

Heritage Park


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