Dec 15

Downtown Calgary New Years Eve 2016

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Join us in Downtown Calgary as we welcome in 2016 with some great events! This year you have quite the selection; from the family-friendly events at Olympic Plaza and City Hall, to an event for singles looking to start the year with some perspective matches! Downtown is the original destination for upscale parties and it’s a great time to celebrate the seasons, whether you’re looking for glitz and glamour or just enjoying the sights and sounds of downtown.

  • City of Calgary New Year’s Eve Skating
    • Ice Skating at Olympic Plaza: Bundle up for the weather and join the party outside at the Outdoor Celebration on Olympic Plaza starting at 8 p.m. Bring your skates or borrow from Skate Shack who will be onsite offering free rentals until 11:45 p.m., and take a spin on the ice. The festivities will include ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations, storytelling and bonfire songs by the fire pit, DJ music and entertainment with emcee Andrew Phung. Cap off the night by welcoming 2016 with a spectacular countdown to midnight featuring a video, light and laser show synchronized to music and fireworks!
  • City Hall Family Dance Party NYE
    • For the young ones: Dress in neon or white and anything that glows and kick off the evening with a boogie at the Family Dance Party from 7 – 9 p.m. The Municipal Building (City Hall) becomes party central with music, stilt walkers, a magician and fire spinners. Party-goers can leave messages for 2016 on the glow-in-the-dark resolution wall, make a hand-made reminder of the night at the craft table, test their aiming skills for prizes at the beanbag toss and bounce their way through the inflatable obstacle course. There will be an under-5s’ play area for the littlest partiers and families can stay energized with free hot chocolate courtesy of Good Earth Cafe. The fun will finish with the always-popular kids’ countdown at 9 p.m.
  • Boardwalk Empire NYE Gala
    • Atlantic City was the originator for glitz, gambling, liquor and sin; the prohibition era in AC gave birth to a time where anything you wanted was at your fingertips.  We replicate this experience for you with our annual New Years Eve event. We invite you to a night filled with bright lights and no limits as you enter the world of elegance and glamour. Dress in your finest and expect to be seen as you dive into the boardwalk and experience the best of Atlantic City.
  • Standard Speakeasy Enchanted NYE
    • Standard cordially invites you to AN ENCHANTED NEW YEARS EVE!!!! Join them for a night of enchanted magic with live entertainment and Music by DJ PHNM. General Admission: $35. VIP options also available.
  • NYE: Resolution at Flames Central
    • Featuring some of Calgary’s top hip-hop DJs and turntablists including DJ AL. V and DJ C-SIK.
  • NYE at Below Deck Tavern
    • Ring in 2016 at Below Deck Tavern with DJ Marty “The Party” Baceda spinning all night! A midnight toast, party favours, and a great DJ as we kick off 2016! Entry is $10 and provides access to Below Deck Tavern and The Libertine Public House.
  • NYE at the Libertine Public House
    • Join us as we ring in 2016 with The Rondel Roberts Band, Sammy Jean & The Samsonites, and Melvina! Coer is just $10 and gets you access to the Below Deck Tavern as well.
  • Hot Mess @ National 8th Avenue
    • Hot Mess NYE party! No cover, just show up and have a great time!
  • The Palomino Smokehouse NYE featuring Cowpuncher
    • Celebrate the New Year with bands on both floors of the Palomino! Some of Calgary’s hardest rocking bands at a hot price! Tickets are just $13!
  • Cheers 2 New Year
    • Step up to a traditional New Year’s Eve in Downtown Calgary December 31, 2015. Ring in the New Year at a formal Gala event at Westin Hotel. Proceeds to support Project Warmth. Event includes Champagne reception, 4 course dinner with wine, champagne at midnight, live 9 piece band featuring Suzie Q. After the event: Take the Elevator Home with a special room rate for all New Year’s Eve guests
  • FunnyFest NYE at the International Hotel
    • Eat, Drink, Dance and most importantly LAUGH your way in to 2016 with this star-studded comedy show from FunnyFest. There are a number of different packages including meals and a room from at the International Hotel.
  • Hyatt NYE Gala
    • Ring in the new year by dancing the night away in the elegant Hyatt Regency Ballroom with cocktails, dinner and dancing. Upgrade to a ‘Dinner, Dance and Stay Package’ and enjoy the ultimate NYE experience.
  • New Year’s Eve 5 course dinner at the Fairmont Palliser
    • Enjoy a decadent 5 course meal served in the elegant Rimrock dining room in the historic Fairmont Palliser hotel. With seatings at 5:30 and 9 you can manage to enjoy this luxurious meal and still catch a party for the countdown!
  • Ciroc Soiree at Teatro
    • Ring in 2016 in true Teatro Fashion: Elegant. Initimate. And Ultra Premium. Join Teatro for an elegant black tie cocktail party hosted by Ciroc Vodka. Enjoy an evening of stylish libations & passed canapes provided by Teatro Ristorante.
  • NYE at Murrieta’s
    • Looking for a place to start your evening off right? Join Murrieta’s for dinner before the party. As of writing this, they still have some availability for the 5:00-7:30 seating. Experience the culinary styling of Chef Mike Preston with the exclusive NYE selections, or choose from the seasonal à la carte menu. For reservations, please call 403-269-7707
    • Book your reservation for CHARCUT NYE 2016. Gather all your friends, put on your New Year’s best, and CHARCUT’ll do the rest. To reserve a table for this New Year’s celebration feast send an email to [email protected] or book online on Enjoy an evening of delicious food for just $95 per person for this gourmet 5 course meal!
  • A Luminous New Year’s Eve at Knox United
    • Be warmed by the glow of luminaries and candles as you enter Knox United Church then surrounded by “Luminous Voices” of Calgary’s only professional chamber choir. Admission includes complimentary champagne and chocolates at intermission - a great way to spend New Year’s Eve!
  • Legend Has It Cosplay New Years
    • Ring in the New Year with this special late-night performance of Legend Has It! Enjoy champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a post-show reception with the cast! And maybe best of all – there will be awesome prizes awarded for best costume, including TWO Deluxe + Celebrity Fast Pass Tickets to the 2016 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo!
  • Classic Hollywood Single New Year
    • Be at Arts Commons for an exhilarating night of glitz and glamour at Calgary’s most elegant venue, Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Lobby. You are invited to a night filled with intrigue, interactive games, and adventure as you enter the world of Glitz and Glamour. Both singles and couples are welcome, so whether you are taken or looking to meet someone, Classic Hollywood The Singles New Year’s Eve Gala is the place to be on December 31st 2015.
  • NYE in the Oak Room Lounge
    • Spend New Year’s Eve in the Fairmont Palliser’s Oakroom Lounge. There will be live music from 9 pm to 12 am, book your table today!

Looking to start 2016 right? Check out these events happening on January 1st:

New Year’s Day: Salute to Vienna concert, Palliser Brunch Buffet, Movie in the Park

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