Things to do to Welcome 2017 in Calgary
Wondering what to do on New Year’s Eve 2017?
Here is a list of New Year’s Eve/Day 2017 activities, fireworks, events & parties happening in and around Calgary.
1. New Years Eve Fireworks
2. Family Activities
3. Adults Events & NYE Parties
4. New Year Eve Dinner & Dance
5. Events on New Years Day 2017
Please verify all details from event organisers / official websites (links given).
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I. New Years Eve Fireworks
1. New Year’s Eve Outdoor Celebration – Fireworks | Calgary
On December 31, Calgarians and visitors will enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations for the history books.
Bundle up for the weather and join the party outside at the Outdoor Celebration on Olympic Plaza starting at 8 p.m. Bring your skates or borrow from Skate Shack who will be onsite offering free rentals until 11:45 p.m., and take a spin on the ice. The main stage will feature top Calgary DJs, Opera From The Rooftop and live performances from Canadian rock band 54.40 and Calgary’s own Eve Hell and the Razors. Cap off the night by welcoming 2017 with a spectacular countdown to midnight featuring a video, light and laser show synchronized to music and fireworks! Details
Outdoor Celebration – Saturday, December 31, 2016 | 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Fireworks : 12:00 AM (midnight)
New Years Eve Trip: Visit Edmonton for Western Canada’s largest family NYE celebration – Free Event by City of Edmonton or have an indoor NYE in the tropical waters of World Water Park – NYE Family Beach ball at World Water Park, Edmonton -Enjoy indoor fireworks at the water Park.
2. New Years Eve Fireworks | Airdrie
Celebrate New Years Eve and bring in the new year with beautiful fireworks at Ed Eggerer Athletic Park. Details
Saturday, December 31, 2016 | 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM
3. New Years Eve Fireworks | Okotoks
Saturday, December 31, 2016 | 07:00 PM (Official announcement TBA)
II. New Years Eve Family Activities
1. Noon Years Eve 2017
Ring in the New Year with TELUS Spark at Noon Year’s Eve. Perfect for Calgarians with early bedtimes, take part in a special countdown beginning at 11:45 a.m. set to the tune of hydrogen balloon explosions. Then, join the celebrations at the bubble wrap dance party! We cover the Atrium floor with hundreds of feet of bubble wrap for you to stomp and pop. Details
2. Zoo Years Eve | Calgary
Ring in 2017 with the family at the Calgary Zoo Year’s Eve. Enjoy over 1.5 million lights and displayed throughout the zoo including over 200 light figures and a variety of interactive and choreographed light displays! Enjoy our lovely skating rink set under a canopy of light with FREE skate rentals from KidsSport Calgary. Warm up by one or all of the 6 big fire pits spread throughout the zoo. No Fireworks this year.
Saturday, December 31, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
3. Kids New Year’s Eve Party
Lots of fun events including free skating, public swim, arts & crafts, magic shows & more!More details.
4. New Year’s Eve Family Pool Celebration
Play, swim, jump, splash and slide into 2017! Bring the whole family; grandparents, aunts & uncles and friends for tons of fun! Join us in the gymnasium for arts/crafts, games, obstacle courses, bouncy house and our “Take a Selfie” photo booth! After we are taking the party to the waterpark where there will be a DJ pumping out the sound as families enjoy the wave pool, slides, hot tub and safari splash! Don’t forget to stay until the very end to enjoy our Pool Party Countdown! Details
5:30 PM. – 8:30 PM – . Pool Party
5. New Year’s Eve Family Dance Party
Bring the family to The City of Calgary’s safe and warm New Year’s Eve Family Dance Party. Enjoy music and activities for the young and young-at-heart. Wear neon or white and anything that glows, and bring your dancing shoes! Details
Kids countdown at 09:00 PM
6. New Years Eve Family Event at Southland Leisure Centre
Play, swim, jump, splash and slide into 2017! Bring the whole family for tons of fun. Come for arts/crafts, games, obstacle courses, bouncy house and our “take a selfie” photo booth! Then join us in the waterpark where there will be a DJ pumping out the tunes as families enjoy the wave pool, slides, hot tub and safari splash! Stay until the very end to enjoy our pool party countdown. Details
5:30 PM. – 8:30 PM – . Pool Party
7. Calgary Flames vs. Arizona Coyotes
8. A Luminous New Year’s Eve
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Luminous Voices – a new Calgary tradition! Enjoy a wide range of inspiring classical and popular music in an historic venue that sparkles by candlelight. Ring in the new year with singing, champagne and chocolate! Details
506 – 4 Street SW, Calgary
III. Adult Parties on New Years Eve
1.New Years Eve Masquerade
New Years Eve Masquerade Gala including a full gourmet buffet dinner, Photobooth and a DJ. Details
Heritage Ranch, Red Deer has an 18 + NYE event featuring a live acoustic music all evening, Kyle the Magician, Tasting options from a variety of liquor vendors.
2. New Years Eve Double Header
Kenny Shields, Doug & the Slugs & Hotel California – a Salute To the Eagles Details
Head to Lake Louise Ski Resort for Torchlight Dinner & Ski – includes lift tickets, Après drinks, appetizers & live music at the mid-mountain lodge, first tracks down a freshly groomed green run, and finishes with our buffet dinner and entertainment. More NYE Events @ Banff National Park.
3. Glitter & Gold
Live Nation Alberta, Ink Promotions and Blueprint Alberta present: #GlitterandGoldNYE ft.
Porter Robinson, Audien, Robotaki, TKO. Glitter & Gold.
4. Sub Rosa NYE 2017
Looking for a post-meal celebration? Join us at Sub Rosa, Calgary’s newest nightlife spot where sophistication, decadence and secrecy come together under the rose located in downtown Calgary. This 25+ event includes complimentary bubbly at midnight, party favours and music by DJ Tofunkah who will be spinning the best of 2016 to keep you dancing all night. More details.
5. New Years Eve Gala
Come ring in 2017 in a warm, Jamaican style. Share great food, great music and great company. Dancing to the sounds of RnR Sounds with Trevor and Lady Redz continues until 2:00 a.m. Champagne at midnight with lots of prizes and surprises all the way through the event. More details.
6. New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve Dinner, Comedy & Dance
Presented by FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival. A great amount of fun to usher in the New Year with old and new friends and LAUGH while you create NEW memories! Details
7. Singles New Years Eve Gala
We invite you to a night filled with intrigue, glamour, adventure, high fashion and passion from the city that never sleeps. We bottle the energy of New York with Calgary’s sexiest singles for Single and The City, our annual Singles New Year’s Eve Gala. Both couples and singles are welcome, so whether you are taken or looking to make a connection The Singles New Year’s Gala is the hottest event in the city. DRESSCODE: Formal attire Details
208 8 Avenue, Calgary
8. Euro Lights 2017 NYE Gala
Bring Your Family & Friends to celebrate 2017 New Year’s Eve in European Style! Magnificent Diversed Show Program: violin player, LED shows, European Santa congratulations, Magician and more! Great Euro Dancing Hits (80-90-2000s) with DJ Romeo till 3am. Countdown Champagne Glass complimentary. Details
9. The Beatmatrix New Years Eve Masquerade Gala
This New Year’s Eve, put on your best outfit and your most mysterious mask, and come celebrate with an event unlike any others you have been to. Walk the red carpet, video crew’s onsite waiting to interview you and yours, backdrop photos, dancers, Masquerade girls and much more. The main room filled with incredible beats…hip hop, rnb and old school spun by some of the city’s best…feat Gummi and Bugsy Brown. Take a walk into the side room and watch Bollywood come to life as Fantom Entertainment brings the very best to get you dancing to a brand new vibe. Details
333 4th Avenue SW, Calgary
10. New Year’s Eve with Rich Hall
Rich Hall was born Virginia and grew up in North Carolina, sometimes performing on the street with a suitcase and stand. His first professional work in the US was working for the comedy sketch show Fridays, which also launched the career of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David, as well as Seinfeld actor Michael Richards. Includes deluxe New Year’s Eve buffet, gratuity, comedy show, party favors & Champagne at midnight! Details
Dinner at 8:00 PM
Show at 9:30 PM
Champagne at Midnight!
11. Mystique NYE
The ‘night club’ of them all! Settle in and enjoy a fabulous gourmet buffet in a slick, modern environment, then enjoy fabulous top 40 hits! Switch it up and enjoy a martini in the Skyy Vodka Lounge with special guest DJ or shake it to some 80’s & 90’s hits at the Mystique Ball!
If something a bit more traditional what you’re looking for? Then the Mystique Ball is the place to be! You will be treated to one of the Carriage Houses famous gourmet buffet dinners, complete with a decadent dessert buffet; and then it’s up to you. Visit the Skyy Vodka Lounge with special guest DJ, take in the lively music at Club Mystique, or stay right where you are where for the best of the 80’s & 90’s hits!
NYE Pub Experience
Seeking a memorable dining experience in a funky and upbeat atmosphere? Our 5 course gastro tasting menu with beer pairing is sure to please the palate. Start the evening off in our newly renovated Peanuts Public House with private seating for you and your guests, a fully stocked bar with all your favourite drinks, and top 40, house and RnB tunes all night. After dinner enjoy full access to our Skyy Vodka Lounge with special guest DJ, Club Mystique for the latest top 40 hits, and our Mystique Ball, dishing out the best of the 80’s & 90’s! Choose one or all! The night is yours!
Entertainment: Access to all rooms after 10:00 PM – Access to Skyy Vodka Lounge with special guest DJ after 10:00 PM
12. Captain Charity Gala
2016 New Year’s Eve Luau with the Captain Charity Gala. During the evening, there will be a silent auction, with all proceeds donated to theCanadian Mental Health Association. Details
Dinner at 7:00 PM
Dancing at 9:30 PM
Champagne at Midnight!
2620 32 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
13. New Years Eve “House Party”
Ranchman’s bring to you the BEST House Party you will find in all of Calgary this New Years Eve. We have Free Popcorn, Free Cotton Candy, Ranchman’s Photo Booth, Drunken Resolutions Contest PLUS…. $1005 CASH MONEY BALLOON DROP at midnight. Party Favours and Midnight Champagne Toast. Details
9615 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
14. Legends: NYE 2017
The time is here to dress to impress and EVERYBODAY POP A BOTTLE, MAKE THAT THING GO POP….OR.. when you’re done at the GOOD OL’ HOCKEY GAME, come HAVE A HOUSE PARTY, SHAKE IT OFF and DIE A HAPPY MAN (or woman) with us! Let’s get Lit and ring in 2017 with one last legendary night of the year. Details
421 12 Ave SE , Calgary
15. Genesa NYE 2.0 – Gravitas Recordings Takeover
We here at The Genesa Project have a heartfelt passion for the absolute best in bass music, and ELATED is the only word we can describe how we feel about our second annual New Years Eve show lineup! Details
116 – 7 Avenue SE, Calgary
16. Denim & Diamonds: NYE 17
On December 31st Knoxville’s Tavern will be throwing our annual New Years Eve Party! This years theme — Denim & Diamonds. Dress to impress or keep it Canadian Casual. Details
17. New Year’s Gala Crawl
Why party at just one of the cities hottest New Year’s Eve events when you can party at them all? The Bust Loose! NYE17 Club Crawl features Party Machine transportation between venues and access to the hottest venues & best parties with one ticket! Details
18. New Year’s Eve ‘Extravaganza’ Club Crawl 2017!
Presented by Student Tours & Clubzone. Details
19. Best of 2016 New Year’s Eve Dance
Join us for the Best of 2016 New Year’s Eve Dance. Dress code in effect. 21+ Details
20. Masquerade New Years Party
Join us for our Masquerade New Years Party at Brookyln Pizzeria. Wear your best Masquerade Mask and unveil who you are at Midnight and welcome yourself to 2017! Must be 18+. DJ Prince will be the DJ for the night. Appetizers/Drink Specials. Champagne toast at Midnight. Details
21. Roaring New Year’s Eve 2017
Ring in the New Year with Aloft, PhotoArt4U, and DJ Jay Smylski. Come dressed in your best 1920’s attire on December 31st to eat, sip, and be merry this New Year’s Eve. Details
22. Barca NYE Gala
Join us for YYC’s biggest Semi- Formal New Years Celebration. Let’s start 2017 on a positive note because as Calgarians, we deserve it! Put your dancing shoes on, our DJ starts at 10:00 pm and will play all night long. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t wait out in the cold! Enjoy a passport dinner brought to you by WestJet and feel good about proceeds going to the Calgary Flames Foundation. Details
23. Hang The DJ NYE 2017 “80s vs 90s”
24. Commonwealth New Years Eve 2017
DJ Pump, Ivan Rankic, DJ Heebz, Teddy Celebration, DJ Phenom, Joash Charles. Details
25. NYE @ Hudsons
Join us for our New Year’s Eve Party! Ring in 2017 in style with your friends at Hudsons. Your ticket includes your first beverage & midnight champagne.
26. New Years Eve at The Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club
The Palomino has managed to put together some of the BEST Alberta has to offer this New Years Eve, for one low price. Two floors of live music for the CHEAPEST and GREATEST parties this holiday season. Beers, Bands and BBQ! Details
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
IV. New Years Eve Dinner/ Dinner & Dance
1. The Guild NYE 2017
Ring in the New Year with a feast to remember! Indulge for your final meal of the year and celebrate the start of a new with good food, good drinks and in good company at The Guild located in downtown Calgary. Details
multi-course menu | 9:30 PM till late
2. High Tide for Timothy O’Malley
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in STYLE at “High Tide for Timothy O’Malley”! Come dressed in the style of the 1920s and get ready to have a night to remember. Every guest has the opportunity to be cast as a customized character in this superstitious murder mystery plot – this is the most fun part! A three-course meal will be served up, including a Roast Beef and Turkey dinner buffet with one domestic beverage. Details
3. Selkirk Grille New Year’s Eve Dinner
It’s out with the old, and in with a new dining experience like no other. This New Year’s Eve, ring in 2017 with an exquisite New Years Eve Dinner at the0 Selkirk Grille. Details
4. NYE at Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Jubilations will help you live it up on New Year’s Eve with a three-act musical comedy (The Boom Theory: The Early Days), a delicious four-course dinner, a special late night buffet, glass of champagne, fun party favours, DJ and Dance after the show, and refillable tea and coffee. Details
$114.95 plus tax, after November 30th
See here for NYE dinner listings in OpenTable.
5. New Year’s Eve Five-Course Dinner
6. Hogmanay – RSCDS
Ring in the New Year Scottish style. Enjoy a buffet dinner, live music with GlenMorin, dancing and bubbly at midnight! Details
7. Applaud in the New Year
Gala Buffet Dinner, Dancing and Live Band – Featuring Calgary’s own Groove Demons. Party Favours & Glass of Bubbly at Midnight. Details
Dinner: 08:00 PM
Dancing & Live Band: 9:30 PM – 1:30 AM – Featuring Calgary’s own Groove Demons
8. DC Dance Club New Years Eve Celebration Party
Dinner, Dancing, Party Favors, Champagne Toast Details
DC Dance Club, 1235 26 Avenue Southeast, #223, Calgary
9. Mystique NYE – Culinary Experience
If you are looking for a complete palate pleasing culinary experience, then our 6 course gourmet dinner might be right for you. With appropriate wine-pairing for each course, you will be treated to a fine dining start to your New Years Eve, and private seating for you and your guests will enhance the intimacy of the experience. From there you will then have full access for the remainder of the evening to our Skyy Vodka Lounge with special guest DJ, Club Mystique to dance to ALL the latest top 40 music, and our Mystique Ball where we will be dishing out the best 80’s & 90’s hits! You choose one or choose them all-the night is yours!Details
Entertainment: Exclusive access to Appleton Estate Lounge located in the 9030 Dining Lounge with special guest DJ until 10:00 PM (room then opens to everyone) – Access to all rooms at 10:00 PM for dance.
10. Starbelly New Year’s Evening
Dinner & Dance!Details
V. On New Years Day – January 1, 2017
1. New Year’s Concert 2017: Salute to Vienna
Party like it’s 1899 in Vienna, the city of dreams! Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers and full orchestra. Salute to Vienna
$49.00 – $99.00 + charges
(Since NYE is on a weekend, check This weekend in Calgary during the week of December 27 – January 2 for more events)
2. 2017 Icebreaker Polar Dip
Join us on January 1 and jump into a hole in the ice at the lake by the Elbow Valley Residents Club in SW Calgary. We’ll be there with in-water helpers (in insulated suits) and shore support including emergency medical personnel and a lot of verbal encouragement! Details
3. The X RESOLUTION RUN
Start 2017 off on the right foot! On Sunday January 1st runners will weave through the East Village River Valley for 5km while coming across 10 FUN Penalty Zones. Each Penalty Zone will have one excercise posted. These excercises will include (but not limited to): Burpees, Mountain Climbers, Air Squats, Push Ups, V Sits, etc.
Planning a New Years Eve Event – Submit Online
Cover Photo Credit/Copyright: Photo by Mike Ridewood/City of Calgary
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