2013 is almost over and it's just about time to ring in the New Year! There are all kinds of great events going on in Calgary, including plenty of family fun.
New Year's With Serena Ryder
One of the biggest and best parties in Canada will be hosted by Mayor Nenshi. Calgary's New Year Bash will be at Olympic Plaza and features live music from Serena Ryder and Johnny Reid. A spectacular fireworks display after the midnight countdown will help say hello to 2014. This event starts at 10p.m. and winds down around 12:30a.m.
All That Glitters Is Gold
One of the best parties in the Stampede City goes down at BMO Centre in Stampede Park, where DJ Hardwell - one of the best DJ's in the world - spins his magic at the Glitter and Gold NYE event. Dance the night away and ring in 2014! Check Ticketmaster for tickets.
Eyes Wide Shut
Put on your evening gown or best suit & tie and enjoy Calgary's biggest masquerade party. Eyes Wide Shut promises an exhilarating night filled with mystery and excitement at Calgary's most elegant venue: The Jack Singer Concert Hall. Celebrate the new year in style and don't forget your masquerade mask! Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed lady and gentleman. Check for tickets at 403.294.9494.
Family Dance Party
A fun, free family event is the New Year's Eve Family Dance Party at City Hall, hosted by The City of Calgary Recreation. Featuring games, crafts, living statues, fire dancers and more, it's sure to be a great time for everyone! The best part is you can dress in neon or white, so you glow while you're cutting a rug on the dance floor! It runs from 7-9 p.m., and includes the kids' countdown at 9 p.m. It's in the Municipal Building Atrium at 800 Macleod Tr. SE.
Glitz And Glam
Head out to the Four Points Sheraton by Calgary Airport for the 3rd Annual Glitz Glam New Year's party. The Willow Ballroom will have a Martini Luge Station featuring signature cocktails. Enjoy passed Hors d'oeuvres and gourmet action stations, a modern photo booth, and an interactive DJ, along with all kinds of prize giveaways. Call 403.648.3177 to inquire about tickets.
Swim In The New Year
How about a New Year's Eve swim? Check out Village Square Leisure Centre, where the whole family can take in the festive-ambiance at the pool where there will be a DJ pumping out the tunes while families frolic in the wave pool. There will also be arts and crafts, treats, prizes and much more! This event runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Zoo Year's Eve
For those looking for an early night, Zoo Year's Eve is always a blast down at the Calgary Zoo. Check out the Zoolights displays and the early fireworks, which blast off at 8:30 p.m. There will be fire pits and hot chocolate to help stay warm!
Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®