New Year's Eve events in Calgary
Options range from free and family-friendly to fancy dining and dancing
If you haven't made plans for New Year's Eve yet, here are a few ideas for ringing in 2014.
The City of Calgary’s recreation department is hosting a free Family Dance Party in the Municipal Building’s atrium.
The downtown event includes music, fire dancers, crafts, living statues and games. The party runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with an early New Year’s countdown at 9 p.m.
The theme is "illuminate the future" so dress in neon, white or anything that glows.
Skating will also be held outside at nearby Olympic Plaza.
Visit Airdrie’s Nose Creek Park and enjoy the Christmas light displays, hot chocolate and family entertainment.
Games will be held in an event tent. The party runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission is by cash donation.
Bow Habitat Station in southeast Calgary is hosting a daytime event with fish feeding, noisemaker crafts and a magic show from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Family admission is $30. See the website for individual admission prices.
The pool at Village Square Leisure Centre will host a family party with a DJ, bouncers, inflatable toys and a countdown.
The event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Village Square Leisure Centre. Family admission is $24.25.
Spend the evening at the Calgary Zoo, featuring Christmas light displays, a kids' zone, entertainment and fireworks. UPDATE: Tickets are sold out as of Dec. 31.
This daytime event at Calgary’s science centre starts at 10 a.m. Visitors can test their creativity with design and sound challenges and watch exploding hydrogen balloons.
At noon, visitors can create firework sounds by jumping up and down on bubble wrap. Regular admission rates apply.
Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dancing and murder mystery at Fort Calgary — a national historic site.
The event runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $125.
Dine in the Whistle Stop Cafe's dining car and take part in a photo shoot with a photogenic firefighter who got a glimpse of fame during the floods. Live entertainment and a countdown will be held in the museum’s CPR station.
All proceeds will go to restoring flood-damaged artifacts. Tickets are $100 for all events, while a limited number of $50 tickets are available for the museum countdown event. Call the museum to purchase.