Earlier today I was on Breakfast Television sharing my tips and ideas for a perfect New Year’s Eve in Calgary.  You can watch it here. If you’re like, “Ugh, videos” you can check out the full listing below!

New Year’s Eve Ultimate Cowboy Rodeo and Cabaret

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Most Calgarians are used to going to Stampede only once a year, but a special event is coming to the grounds for New Year’s Eve and it’s a rodeo like none other. The Ultimate Cowboy features 14 of North America’s best all-around rodeo athletes competing in all the men’s rodeo events, including Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding as well as the timed events. What makes it unique is that the cowboys will be competing in all the events, making it the ultimate test of cowboy grit and stamina!

The night concludes with a kid-friendly cabaret and a midnight countdown!

Agrium Centre Stampede Park
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 8:45
Cost: $25 for adults and $15 for kids.

The Gatsby Affair with Deanne Matley Quintet

New Year’s Eve is all about dressing up, right?  And what better fashion to celebrate a new year than with 1920’s-fashion.  One of Calgary’s newest chop house will be transformed, as you dress up as Jay Gatsby or Daisy Buchanan and enjoy an evening that feels like it’s right from the Jazz Age. There’ll also be a live magician, an art raffle, a Belvedere vodka tasting station and complimentary tapas and Champagne for all at midnight.

LeVilla Chophouse
Tickets are $75 per person.
New Year’s Eve Family Dance Party at City Hall
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The City of Calgary will be helping families ring in 2015 with a free, family-friendly, safe and warm party featuring music and activities.  The best part of this event is that it’s indoors.  And even though it’s supposed to be warmer for New Year’s Eve, it’s certainly not going to be tropical, so families with young kids will probably like staying indoors. The event will also feature games, crafts, and living statues.

City Hall
7 – 9 p.m. (Kids’ countdown at 9 p.m.)
New Year’s Eve at Olympic Plaza
If you’re looking for the traditions New Year’s Even celebration, check out the party at Olympic Plaza. It’s free and there will be music, ice sculptures and fire performances. Take note though, there won’t be any fireworks, instead the celebration a pyrotechnics show!

Olympic Plaza
9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Zoo Year’s Eve

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If you are looking for fireworks in Calgary, the Calgary Zoo is your best bet!  This year’s celebration will feature displays, presentations and fireworks from GlobalFest.  You’ll also be able to enjoy Zoo Lights! You won’t be able to buy tickets at the door, so make sure you pick them up in advance!

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fireworks start at 8 p.m.
Adult = $17 + GST
Children = $13 +GST
Parking is complimentary for this event as of 4:30 p.m

Party on the Pond
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If you’re looking to get out of town, you should definitely check out Canmore’s New Year’s Eve celebrations!  Not only will it feature skating, hot chocolate, hotdogs, bonfires and two sets of fireworks! Yes, TWO sets of fireworks!  Family fireworks at the pond start at 8:30pm, then you’ll be able to catch the midnight fireworks from Millenium park!

6:00 – 10:00 pm
Noon Year’s Eve at the Telus Spark Science Centre

One of the biggest complaints about New Year’s Eve is having to keep the kids up to midnight. If that’s you, check out the celebrations at Telus Spark.  They’ll be doing their countdown at noon and it’ll feature bubble wrap dance party and hydrogen balloon “fireworks.” Man, wouldn’t it be awesome if every party had a bubble wrap dance party?

10 a.m. / New Year’s Eve countdown at Noon
Adult (18-64) $19.95
Senior (65+) $17.95
Youth (13-17) $15.95
Child (3-12) $12.95

Mike Morrison


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