10 Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Edmonton

No matter how you’re looking to ring in 2019, there’s a great event in Edmonton for you.

December 18, 2018

Enjoy a fireworks show at the Legislature Grounds

Kick off 2019 at the stunning Alberta Legislature Grounds. The celebration will include live music, ice carving, fire pits, bannock-making, lantern-making, a new light installation — and, of course, fireworks at 9 pm.

Alberta Legislature Grounds — Federal Building, 9820 107 St., 311, edmonton.ca

Get a taste of New Orleans with a bayou bash

Sugar Swing Dance Club is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with a bayou bash theme — so wear your most colourful mardi gras inspired looks in shades of purple, gold, green and blue and slip on your dancing shoes. The evening will include live swing music, swing dance performances, and even a beginner’s dance lesson to get you started.

Sugar Swing Ballroom, 10019 80 Ave., 587-786-6554, sugarswing.com

Ring in the New Year at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

If you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a little luxury, head to the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald for a stylish party. The evening includes entertainment, sparkling wine, the opportunity to check out a stunning landmark in the city, and the option to purchase a ticket for a six-course dinner and dance package.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100 St., 780-424-5181, fairmont.com

Travel back in time and celebrate the New Year, vintage-style

If you love the vintage feel of Fort Edmonton Park, why not ring in the New Year there? Enjoy a delicious set menu in an intimate setting with the dinner option, or if you’re looking for the full experience, opt for the dinner and stay at the Hotel Selkirk to welcome 2019.

Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St., 780-496-7381, fortedmontonpark.ca

Transport yourself to West Egg with a Great Gatsby-inspired ball

Halley’s Club is hosting Thee NYE Ball, an evening of fun inspired by The Great Gatsby. The festivities include live entertainment, from The Million Dollar Dreamers, a 9-piece Big Band, taking the stage during the evening to DJ TyCo spinning from 12:30 am on.

Halley’s Club, 8882 170 St., 780-444-2112, eventbrite.ca

Splash your way into 2019 at a beach party

If you’re looking for a fun family-friendly way to ring in the New Year, head to the World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall for the New Year’s Eve Family Beach Ball. The evening will include live entertainment, food, and even an indoor fireworks show.

West Edmonton Mall — World Waterpark, 8882 170 St., 780-444-5313, wem.ca

Start your year with a tribute to musical legend Paul McCartney

A great New Year’s Eve celebration requires great music, so what could be better than a tribute to Paul McCartney? Tony Kishman, the creator and bandleader of “Live And Let Die,” a full multimedia experience celebrating the music of McCartney, brings his production to the River Cree stage.

River Cree Resort and Casino, 300 East Lapotac Blvd., Enoch, 855-985-5000, rivercreeresort.com

Bypass the parties and ring in 2019 with a hockey game

If New Year’s parties aren’t really your thing, why not wrap up the year by attending one last Edmonton Oilers game at Rogers Place? They face off against the Winnipeg Jets.

Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave., 780-414-5483, rogersplace.com

Celebrate earlier in the day at the Muttart

If you want to kick off your celebrations earlier in the day, head to the Muttart Conservatory to wrap up 2018 with a family-friendly day of fun. There will be crafts, planting activities and more — plus, the chance to check out some of the conservatory’s stunning plants.

Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., 311, edmonton.ca

Wrap up 2018 at the theatre

Teatro La Quindicina returns with their popular New Year’s Eve event, and this year will be just as good as always. The evening includes a premiere offering by playwright Stewart Lemoine, music, snacks at intermission, as well as the beloved Varscona New Year’s tradition, celebrity musical chairs.

Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave., 780-433-3399, teatroq.com


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