New Year’s Eve is right around the corner – so we’re sharing the best family friendly New Year’s Eve events in Edmonton for you to take part in. Whether you’re searching for daytime New Year’s Eve events for younger children, or a family friendly evening celebration, we’ve got you covered.
Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Edmonton
Noon Year’s Eve
Where: Telus World of Science
We’ll ring in the “noon year” with a countdown in our Noon Year’s Eve science experiments, featuring our own version of fireworks! Next, we’ll cool down by serving up some candy cane liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Countdown at the Conservatory
Where: Muttart Conservatory
Happy New Year! Come celebrate the end of 2018 and the start of 2019 at the Muttart in style! There will be hourly countdowns during the event hours, where we’ll celebrate the New Year with a cup of punch and a cupcake! Crafts, planting and a whole lot of fun await those that don’t want to wait until midnight to celebrate the New Year!
Family New Year’s Eve Gratitude Party
Where: Anvil Coffee House
Come join us for this super fun family event to celebrate New Year’s Eve together! The party will be full of fun kid friendly finger food snacks, a special craft and a super exciting New Year’s Eve countdown! Party with the kids and still have time to go out for your own adult festivities afterwards. Each family will recieve a super special gift that they can enjoy together throughout the next year! Light snacks are provided however drinks will be available for additional cost.
Fox and Fable Daytime New Year’s Celebration
A New Year’s Eve-ternoon of fun family games and activities! Let your kids join in on the New Year’s celebrations with a fun-filled drop-in afternoon with facilitated games and activities, including an early new-year’s countdown at 4pm!
City of Edmonton New Year’s Eve
Where: Downtown Edmonton
Join the fun inside the Federal Building for activities the whole family can enjoy, including live music, roving performers, games, lantern-making, a brand new light installation, and more! The celebration continues outdoors on the Capital Plaza with main stage performances featuring the band Rule of Nines, ice carving, fire pits, and bannock-making.
Elmwood Family New Year’s Eve Celebration
Where: World Waterpark
Celebrate with Elmwood Community. There’s a children’s Countdown AT 8PM – Adult’s Countdown AT Midnight. Families can enjoy games & Prizes, comfort Food, skating, pinatas, cash Bar and a 50/50 Raffle.
New Year’s Eve at Baturyn Community League
Where: 10505 172 Avenue
Get your tickets for our 3rd annual Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party. Join us for a buffet style pasta dinner, photobooth and toonie bar. Other family fun includes 5 – 7 skating (with NYE ticket), noise maker craft and door prizes! All culminating with FIREWORKS at 8pm!
Strathcona County New Year’s Eve Festival
Where: 2025 Oak Street
Ring in New Year’s Eve with FREE family fun. Festivities take place at Broadmoor Lake Park, Festival Place and Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre. Dress in layers to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities including snowshoeing, remote control bobsled races, indoor snowboarding, crafts, The Hockey Circus Show, skating and more! Warm up with hot chocolate and satisfy your sweet tooth with cabana à sucre. Healthy non-perishable food donations for the Strathcona County Food Bank are encouraged. This year, the wagon rides are FREE and are located beside the Sherwood Park Arena. Make sure to pick up your timed tickets beforehand at the Recreation Administration Office or inside Festival Place at the information booth during the event.
Stony Plain New Year’s Eve Family Fest
Where: Heritage Park, 5100 – 41 Avenue, Stony Plain
New Year’s Eve Family Fest is the community’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Fun activities take place 6-9 p.m. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. Activities include: DJ and dance, Family dinner, Sparkling apple cider, Popcorn, Photo booth,Outdoor skating, Horse-drawn wagon rides (end at 8:30 p.m.), Bonfire, Fireworks and Face painting.
The Ridge New Year’s Eve Festival
Where: Haddow Park
Sleigh rides, cookies and warm drinks, fireworks and bannock making. Kids can take part in snowshoe lessons and
Canadian Tire Magic of Lights
Where: Castrol Raceway
The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is 2 kilometers of festive and vibrant LED lighted displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. A “drive through” experience from the comfort of your own car. At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays and animations. Multiple holiday themes come to life with hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights!
New Year’s Eve Family Beach Ball
Where: West Edmonton Mall
New year, and new beginnings at World Waterpark! Escape the cold and come celebrate at World Waterpark featuring live entertainment, good food, a spectacular indoor fireworks show, and great company! There’s no better way to ring in the new year with your friends and family.
North Millbourne New Year’s Eve Party
Where: 980 Millbourne Road East
Family New Years Eve Party takes place at 6:30 – 8:30 North Millbourne Community Hall. Fun events and activities include: Crafts, Sleigh Rides, hot chocolate, Bon Fires, Fireworks and more! Featuring skating with Ariel and Spiderman. All Welcome. The event will run unless colder then -21 with the wind chill.
St. Albert New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Where: Mission Park
Watch the sparkling display with family and friends and celebrate the start of 2019. Monday, December 31 at 8:30 p.m. sharp at Mission Park.
Neon New Year’s Eve at Fun Park
Our admission will include UNLIMITED jumping, arcade credits, a laser tag TOURNAMENT, grip socks, face painting, Fun Park prizes and much more! Our billiard tables, foosball table and onsite restaurant will be open for the night as well. Dress in your best New Years attire, bring your party props and be ready for a FUN night.