Calgary New Year’s Eve Events to Ring in 2024

Here are 10 cool ways to say goodbye to 2023, from dance parties to a fireworks show in Prince’s Island Park.

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A Luminous New Year’s Eve

Local chamber choir Luminous Voices returns with its annual New Year’s Eve show at Bella Concert Hall. Starting at 7:30 p.m, the choir will sing unaccompanied pieces to ring in 2024. Sparkling wine and chocolates are included with admission.

Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W., luminousvoices.ca

 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Prince’s Island Park

New Year’s Eve isn’t complete without fireworks. Grab a spot to view the show launching from Prince’s Island Park, which will be synchronized to music playing on CJSW 90.9 FM. You can also catch the livestream from home.

Prince’s Island Park, calgary.ca

 

‘80s Dance Party – New Year’s Eve Edition at Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Is disco music your thing? Want to relive the glory days or dance? Then Deerfoot Inn & Casino is the place to be with its ‘80s Dance Party to ring in the new year. Dress up in your best ‘80s attire and catch house band Silly Wrabbit playing all of your favourite hits from the decade.

11500 35 St. S.E., 403-236-7529, deerfootinn.com

 

British New Year at Ship & Anchor

Whether you’re a homesick Brit or you just want to enjoy a New Year’s Eve countdown where you’re home asleep before midnight, Ship & Anchor has you covered. The local pub is celebrating British New Year’s by opening at 10 a.m. and counting down the new year at 5 p.m.

534 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-3333, shipandanchor.com

 

Mystique New Year’s Eve

End the year with a masquerade ball at the Carriage House Inn. The party is divided into several different rooms, each one featuring different styles of music to please all the party animals in attendance. Semi-formal or costume attire is encouraged, as are masquerade masks. A culinary package is also available, which includes a five-course dinner.

Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Tr. S., 403-253-1101, masqueradenye.com

 

Neon New Year and Bingo at Bottlescrew Bills

Ditch the fancy dress and put on your brightest colours for Bottlescrew Bill’s Neon New Year. Featuring Bingo and $5 pints of house-brewed BSB beers, this is a great option for anyone looking for a low-key yet fun New Year’s Eve event.

140 10 Ave. S.W., 403-263-7900, bottlescrewbill.com

 

New Year’s Eve Bash at Barbarella Bar

Barbarella Bar is adding Amalfi Coast vibes to the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Dress in your best coastal-chic look and enjoy coastal Italian cuisine and drinks while DJ “9 to 5” and Rob Faust blast the tunes. General admission, VIP access and late-night tickets all include various perks depending on the ticket, like snacks all night, drinks and more.

240 8 Ave. S.W., 403-888-1658, barbarellabar.ca

 

Singles New Year’s Eve Gala at Arts Commons

Taking place in the lobby of the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons, this casino-themed evening will see the upper hall of Jack Singer transformed into a casino with DJs and dancing all night long. While this evening is geared towards singles, everyone is welcome — roses will be handed out to everyone based on their relationship status.

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave. S.E., artscommons.ca

 

The Rec Room’s New Year’s Eve Bash

Calgarians can spend the last night of 2023 enjoying unlimited arcade games, live entertainment, DJs and a midnight Prosecco toast at The Rec Room. Early-access ticket holders can get in at 8 p.m., while general admission starts at 9 p.m.

1180, 901 64 Ave. N.E., 587-535-6077, therecroom.com

 

Zoo Year’s Eve: Adult Night

Following a family friendly Zoo Year’s Eve celebration from 5 to 9 p.m., the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is hosting an adults-only celebration later in the evening on December 31. Starting at 10 p.m., the zoo grounds will feature all the regular Zoolights activities, along with drinks available around the park and a special ball drop light show for the countdown. Special food and Prosecco boxes will be available as an extra purchase.

210 St. George’s Dr. N.E., 403-232-9300, calgaryzoo.com

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