10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 in Edmonton

10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 in Edmonton

10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 in Edmonton

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Do you have plans yet? If not, here are 10 ways you can ring in 2017 with a bang in the Edmonton area.

New Year’s Eve downtown Edmonton

When: 6 p.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Where: Churchill Square
Cost: Free

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    Family-friendly events kick off in Churchill Square at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, with magicians, balloon artists and live music inside city hall. Outdoor events include games, free skate rentals and bannock making.

    There will be two fireworks shows, one at 8:30 p.m. for families with young children and another show at midnight. Road closures and sidewalk closures will be in place, details of which can be found on the city’s website.

    Festivities wrap up after the fireworks display.

    Watch the Edmonton fireworks from the comfort of your own home

    When: Midnight
    Where: Your home
    Cost: Free

    Global Edmonton weather specialist Margeaux Morin will be live in Churchill Square during Global News at 11 on Dec. 31. The newscast will be extended past midnight so viewers can watch the fireworks display live from the comfort of their own homes.

    You can also watch the fireworks display live online at Globalnews长沙夜网/edmonton as soon as it starts.

    New Year’s festival in Sherwood Park

    When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Where: Broadmoor Lake Park, Community Centre and Festival Place
    Cost: Free

    The fun begins in Sherwood Park at 4 p.m. with sleigh rides, fire dancing and figure skating performances. A fireworks display starts at 8 p.m.

    Family Fest in Stony Plain

    When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Where: Heritage Park
    Cost: Free

    Live entertainment, skating and horse-drawn wagon rides are on the entertainment bill in Stony Plain on New Year’s Eve. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and wraps up at 8:45 p.m. with a fireworks show.

    New Year’s Eve fireworks St. Albert

    When: 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Where: Mission Hill
    Cost: Free

    Hot chocolate will be served for families in St. Albert on New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2017 with a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.

    Watch below: Laurel Gregory checks out some family friendly New Year’s Eve events in and around Edmonton

    World Waterpark’s New Year’s Eve Beach Ball

    When: 6 p.m. to midnight
    Where: West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark
    Cost: Presale tickets start at $30 per person.

    The waterpark in West Edmonton Mall will hold a family-friendly beach ball event, starting at 6 p.m. The night will end with a bang with an indoor fireworks show.

    Countdown at the Muttart Conservatory

    When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Where: Muttart Conservatory
    Cost: Regular admission

    Ring in the new year every hour, on the hour at the Muttart Conservatory on Dec. 31. Live music and arts and crafts will be available for everyone to enjoy.

    Catch the Oilers game

    When: 8 p.m.
    Where: Rogers Place
    Cost: Regular ticket prices apply

    Go skating or hit the IceWay

    When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Where: Victoria Park
    Cost: Free

    The IceWay skating trail in Victoria Park opened on Friday, Dec. 23. Why not spend New Year’s Eve skating with the family at the IceWay or at any one of Edmonton’s public staking rinks?

    Ice Castle

    When: Noon to 10 p.m.
    Where: Hawrelak Park
    Cost: Tickets range in price from $11.95 to $20.

    Back by popular demand, the Ice Castle in Hawrelak Park opened on Dec. 30. Organizers recommend buying tickets online in advance because they sell out quickly.

    Do you have a suggestion for a great New Year’s Eve in the Edmonton area? Leave your ideas in the comments section below.



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