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New Years Eve is a unique time of year to visit a new place, and we aim to travel to as many as we can.

We've already visited some of the main ones: Paris, Sydney, London and Edinburgh but have the ambition to get to as many of the others listed on this site as we can.

We hope you find our listings useful in finding the best NYE fireworks, parties, hotels, concerts, restaurants, cruises and events wherever you are!

 

BY MARTIN KERRIGAN > HOME > CANADA >

Calgary New Years Eve 2015

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 31 December 2014, Midnight

Calgary city skyline and lights

Calgary is the largest city in the vast province of Alberta (which, as Michelle kindly pointed out, actually has Edmonton as its capital...) and also one of the biggest cities in Canada, but thanks to it's position of splendid isolation geographically it is often overlooked by those considering potential venues to spend their new year's eve.

I have to admit it is actually this isolated location that appeals most to me - one thing very close to the top of our bucket list is a trip across the wide open spaces of Canada's remote wilderness areas, and a stop off in Calgary would very much be on the schedule. The weather at the end of December is pretty harsh though, with an average low temperature of -12 celsius and a record low of a staggering -44 so if you are planning on heading here for your new years party then please make sure you are adequately prepared!

Fireworks, Events & Party Listings

 

There is a free event to bring in the new year, taking place at Calgary's famous City Hall and viewable from the adjacent Olympic Plaza. The evening of entertainment gets underway at 7pm and includes entertainment for the kids in the earlier part of the evening. Part of the celebrations is the New Year’s Eve Family Dance Party taking place at City Hall from 7-9pm, including ice skating, dancing and some mazes to help keep the younger crowd entertained.

Latest: We've now been advised that there are NO fireworks this year. There is only an event from 7-9 p.m. the Municipal Hall in the Atrium, plus public skating at the Olympic Plaza.

For those with families one of the most popular new year events is the annual NYE party at Calgary Zoo, where the fabulously titled Zoo Years Eve includes Zoolights light shows, fire pits and live entertainment throughout the evening. The event lasts from 6-9pm with a fireworks display at 8pm. Note that the fireworks are deliberately kept pretty low key to avoid upsetting the zoo's residents.

Out and about in Calgary the new year's eve parties for the youth of the city have a pretty wild reputation so make sure you know what you're letting yourself in for! One very popular event is the Bust Loose Party Bus & Pub Crawls NYE Party Tour, which takes in all the top nightlife venues in the city. Get tickets for this event here.

For live music fans the BMO centre in Stampede Park welcomes celebrity DJ Hardwell for a Glitter and Gold New Years Eve party that starts at 7pm and will continue into the early hours of the new year. This will be a popular event so get your tickets quickly!

Elsewhere the bars and clubs of Calgary compete to throw the best party, with top events this year to include the nights at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel, Klub OMFG, Ten Nightclub and Glitter & Gold New Years Eve 2015 at the BMO Centre. There is also a comedy night at The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot. You can buy tickets for all of these events, plus many more, online here.

If all of this sounds a little too exhausting and you would rather just have a nice quiet dinner out with family and friends then the Calgary restaurant scene is sure to have something to appeal too. French cuisine obviously features quite heavily, but all of your international options are catered for - head for places such as La Brezza Ristorante, The Himalayan, Jackie's Thai, Q Haute Cuisine or the Santorini Greek Taverna. Decent vegan options are available at Buddha's Veggie or Moti Mahal. See all the local eateries here.

Streaming, Webcams & Video

 

Places to watch live online - there are a decent range of webcams positioned around the city, including in the downtown area and some panoramic skyline views that should offer decent fireworks views:

Calgary webcams

Hotels & Accommodation

 

If you're planning on visiting Calgary over the New Year period, then there is plenty of choice but as always at such a busy time early reservation is recommended. You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.

Comments & Reviews

 

We would love to hear feedback from anyone who has visited Montreal for New Years Eve and would like to share their experiences.

Also if you know of any events or parties we don't yet have listed, whether it's something you're attending or organising, please let us know and we'll be happy to update the page.

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