Things To do in Calgary for NYE 2018

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The Ultimate Guide to New Years Eve in Calgary

The year is wrapping up and you need somewhere to ring in the new year and say goodbye to 2018 – we’re here to help! Here’s a list of things to do in Calgary for NYE, 2018 edition. Hopefully your year was a good one. For us? Good and bad. Said goodbye to some loved ones but we also made some amazing new memories and friends. Still kicking. Not going anywhere! Love Calgary, love you. Here’s to an amazing 2019 for everyone. Cheers~

If you’re on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/EventsInCalgary/events/ – I’ve added almost every event to here.

Fireworks

Airdrie

Calgary

Okotoks

Turner Valley

  • Fireworks at 8 PM

Family Friendly Events

  • The City of Calgary NYE Celebrations

    • Held at Olympic Plaza, it’s a giant family friendly party that has things for kids of all ages to do, including a dance party, a bouncy castle, photo booths, free skate rentals, ice sculptures, including a 9 PM fireworks countdown with Nenshi (for the young kiddos) and other stuff. There’s foodtrucks (they aren’t free though haha sorry).
    • Time: 6 PM – midnight
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: 228 8 AVE SE
    • More info here

Things to do in Calgary NYE

  • TELUS SPARK Noon Years Eve

    • This is intended for the younger kids. Celebrations begin at 11:45 AM set to the tune of hydrogen balloons exploding, then there’s a bubble wrap dance party + other activities.
    • Time: Starts at 11:45 AM, but be sure to arrive before noon.
    • Cost:
      • Adults $26
      • Seniors $24
      • Youth $22
      • Child $19
    • Location: 220 St Georges Dr NE
    • More info here.
  • Leisure Centre Pool Parties + Skate

    • Village Square and Southland Leisure Centre are both hosting NYE events.
  • Kids New Year’s Eve Party in Okotoks

    • There’s actually some pretty cool free things happening in Okotoks!
      • Free swim: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, 11 AM – 3:30 PM
      • Arts & crafts / free hot chocolate 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      • Public skating 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    • Fireworks at 7 PM (from Lineham park)
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: 99 Okotoks DR Okotoks AB
    • More info here.
  • Calgary Flames Game

    • Calgary vs San José at the dome.
    • Time: 7 PM
    • Cost: depends on your seat etc.
    • Location: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
    • Buy tickets here.
    • There is an after party NYE event at the Chrysler club! Tickets are $25 and include a complimentary glass of prosecco. Live DJ + dance floor and a champagne toast at midnight. More info here.
  • New Year’s Eve Party at Century Sports

    • Forget about standing around in the cold – bring the whole family for an exclusive ticketed-only event and party the night away at Century Sports with bowling, mini golf, and arcade games! Each package was made to ensure you and your loved ones have an absolute blast to end 2018! Tickets are sold in packages of 2 guests, 4 guests, and 6 guests and include:
      • 1 or 2 hours of bowling on your own private lane
      • Shoe rental
      • 1 appetizer each from our snacks menu
      • 1 drink ticket each (choice of craft beer, wine, hi-balls, or non-alcoholic selections)
      • Unlimited rounds of glow mini golf
      • Festive party favours
    • Time:
      • 1 Hour Package Times: 6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm, or 9:45pm.
      • 2 Hour Package Times: 6:00pm, 8:15pm, 10:30pm
    • Cost: $115 – $295
    • Location: 1010 42 AVE SE
    • Buy tickets here.

Food/Beers/Bars

  • A Very Terry New Years

2018 NYE

  • Atlantic Trap and Gill New Years Eve Party

  • British New  Year at the Ship & Anchor Pub

Things to do in Calgary NYE

  • Bubbles, hats, tooters! The Ship‘s annual British NYE party is an 18+ only event where you’ll ring in the new year 7 hours ahead of time! Cheers.
  • Time: 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Cost: no cover
  • Location: Ship & Anchor pub 534 17 Ave SW
  • More info here.
  • Bang-Up British New Years

  • Calgary Beer Core Presents: Dayglo Abortions NYE party

  • Cilantro New Year’s Eve Five-Course Dinner

    • To ring in the new year, we will be hosting a special five-course set choice menu crafted by Chef Lance and his talented culinary team at Cilantro. Complementing the menu, each person will receive a glass of sparkling wine included with dinner.
    • Cost: $95
    • Location: 338 17 Ave SW
    • Buy tickets here.
  • Dickens Pub: Hang The DJ NYE 2019 “80s VS 90s”

    • Calling kids of the 80s! Calling kids of the 90s! We’ve got what YOU want coming up on December 31! Our 80s VS 90s NYE parties have been a smash hit for the last few years and we can’t wait to do it all again this year. Wear your most outrageous 80s outfit, your grungiest 90s outfit or Come As You Are!
      • Free hors d’oeuvres and champagne at midnight!
    • Cost: $10
    • Location: Dickens Pub 1000 9 Ave SW
    • Buy tickets here.
    • More info here.
  • Elite Brewing’s – Brew Year’s Eve

    • Their first annual NYE event! Your ticket includes 3 pints of beer, plus champagne at midnight! Live Music from DJ Kamikaze, a dance floor, and an appy menu (with GF and Vegan options) await you.
      • Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Veterans Food Bank.
    • Time: 6 PM – 2 AM
    • Cost: $25
    • Location: 1319 Edmonton Trail NE
    • Buy tickets here.
    • More info here.
  • Hog Hefner’s NYE Bash

    • New years eve at the pig!
      • Includes snacks, party favours, midnight toast
      • New years DJ
      • Plated dinner service from 6 PM – 8 PM
      • Dress to impress
      • Make reservations! Contact Jo at 403-966-2244
    • Time: 6 PM – close
    • Cost: $20
    • Location: 1312 12 Ave SW
    • More info here.
    • You can buy tickets from their 12th Ave location.
  • New Years Jamboree Peter& the Wolves, Boots & the Hoots, Shaela Miller

    • 3 Amazing bands ranging from old time rock n roll think Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, other 50’s 60’s all time greats to classic country honky tonk good old foot stomping hand clappin rockabilly notstopabilly hillbilly and all that jazzy dancing party. Gonna be one awesome way to say hello to a New Year. Start 2019 with a spring in your step!!!
    • Time: 7 PM – midnight.
    • Cost: $25
    • Location: Country Line Saloon 1825 50 St SE
    • Buy tickets here.
  • New Years Eve at Marquee Beer Market & Stage

    • DJ LAMBO LAN & Mikey The Kid
      • Power Hour With $3.00 Drinks From 8 PM – 9 PM
    • Time: 10 PM
    •  Cost:
      • Free entry before 10 PM with online tickets (see their FB page for info).
      • $9.95 – Tier 1 – Early bird
      • $14.95 – Tier 2 – General admission
      • $19.95 – Tier 3 – General admission
      • + more packages
    • Location: 4630 Macleod Trail S
    • Buy tickets here.
  • New Year Eve at Ranchmans

  • New Years Eve at the BLK RBT

    • Dance with us this NYE! Come Play at the BLKRBT, underground unique luxury tavern.
      • Ticket includes entry as well as a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight!
    • Time: 8 PM – 2 AM
    • Cost: $25
    • Location: 811 1 St SW
    • Buy tickets here.
  • Grey Eagle Resort and Casino: Live Music + Prime Rib & Seafood Dinner Buffet

    • You want to stuff your face as you ring in the new year? Here’s the place to do it. ALL YOU CAN EAT PRIME RIB AND SEAFOOD. There will be live music at their stage bar, plus party favors.
      • 4:30 PM – 10 PM: $42.99 per person + tax.
      • 10 PM – 12:30 AM $32.99 per person + tax.
    •  Cost: see above.
    • Location: Grey Eagle Casino 3777 Grey Eagle Dr
    • More info here.
  • New Year’s Eve at Woody’s Taphouse!

    • Ring in New Years Eve with The Ghetto Swanns at Woodys Taphouse Southtrail. Great staff, awesome food and drinks, and great music to dance the night away as we ring in 2019. Classic rock, modern rock, celtic, punk, funk, country, 80’s, 90’s. A little something for everyone. Music by Ghetto Swans.
    • Cost: Free admission
    • Location: 225, 4307 130 Ave SE
    • More info here.
  • New Years Eve Bash with VINYL TRAX

    • Bring in the New Year with Vinyl Trax at the Glenmore Inn Ballroom! Ticket price includes an amazing buffet style dinner with carved roast beef and roasted chicken… an assortment of European meats, salads, pastas, roasted potatoes, vegetable dishes, dessert buffet, and much much more. Party favors, champagne at midnight, and live music to dance the night away also included.
      • Cash bar
    • Cost: $83
    • Location: 1000 Glenmore Ct SE
    • Buy tickets here.
  • New Year’s Eve Brewmaster’s Dinner & Dance – CRAFT South

  • New Year’s Eve Brewmaster’s Dinner & Dance – CRAFT Downtown

  • New Year’s Eve Haus Party – 1600 World Bier Haus

    • Come ring in the New Year with us and enjoy a fun night of drinks & food! We will also have a DJ & Dance Floor, so bring your dancing shoes.
      • $25 bottles of Prosecco
      • $5 Well Highballs
      • 1/2 prices appies after 10 PM
    • Cost: $5 early bird, $10 at door.
    • Location: 1600 90 Ave SW
    • Buy tickets here.
    • More info here.
  • New Years Dinner at Dandy Brewing Company

    • Dandy makes good beer. They’re having a four course dinner pairing, hosted by chef Merritt Gordon.
    • Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
    • Cost: $65 per person
    • Location: Dandy Brewing Company 2003 11 St SE
    • Buy tickets here.
  • New Years Eve Punk Rock Bash/Q Fest! – at Verns

    Things to do in Calgary NYE Verns

  • Countdown with No More Moments at midnight. Bring streamers and sparklers.
  • Time: 9 PM
  • Cost: $9
  • Location: 622 8 Ave SW
  • More info here.
  • Mocking Shadows New Years Eve Shaker at the Ironwood

    • Local R&B band Mocking Shadows (together since 1995!) will be ringing in the new year at Ironwood stage and grill.
      • Free champagne at midnight!
    • Time: 9 PM
    • Cost: $40
    • Location: 1229 9 Ave SE
    • Call 403-269-5581 for reservations.
    • More info.
  • Paranoia Night Club

  • Prix Fixe Vegan Dinner – The Coup

The Coup

  • The Coup is hosting a vegan and gluten free dinner for NYE.
  • Time: dunno, can’t find it.
  • Cost: $55
  • Location: 924 17 Ave SW
  • E-mail their GM to book your spot!
  • WURST New Years Eve Party

Things to do in Calgary NYE WUrst

  • Early Bird tickets now on sale for a memorable night of delicious food, great live music by Los Morenos and high energy DJ’s to keep the party going all night! Enjoy our feature Fire & Ice Buffet for only 39$/person and the ticket is free! Dinner, entertainment and dancing on tables all night!
    • Early $10 bird pricing.
    • Ticket includes cocktail or glass of champagne.
  • Time: 6 PM – 2 AM
  • Cost: $10 advance, $20 at the door after 10 PM
  • Location: WURST 2437 4 St SW
  • Buy tickets here.

LGBT

  • Hot Mess’s Very Classy NYE Bash

    • We’re moving uptown (where the beautiful people are) for NYE and we’d just looooovvvvveeeee if you’d join us to ring in a fun and flirty 2019. Be warned though, this will be a verrrrry classy affair, like when you met that sugar daddy on LinkedIn. National on 17th is hosting, and we’re provisioning a variety of canapés from Ricardo’s next door. If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy their menu yet, it’s a thoroughly glowed-up take on the street fare of the Caribbean. Calgary’s handsomest bartenders will pour you a complimentary pint on entry, courtesy of Philips Brewing & Malting Co., and cocktail hour with canapés will continue until Grease Jones graces us with a special midnight performance to ring in the year. We’ll toast, then get turnt with a full-on HM dance party at midnight.

Things to do in Calgary NYE Hot Mess

  • Time: 9 PM – 2 AM
  • Cost:
    • $48.37 – Cocktail Hour & Canapés with Dancing to Follow
    • $112.39 – Private 3-Course Dinner & Pairings (family style seating, sold in pairs)
  • Location: 550 17 Ave SW
  • Buy tickets here.
  • Twisted Element – NYE Winter Ball with Monique Heart

    • Twisted Element will be transformed into an Ice Palace for the NYE 2019 – Winter Ball featuring Monique Heart from RPDR All Stars 4!
    • Time: 8 PM – 3 AM
    • Cost:
      • $60 – VIP Meet and Greet with reserved seating
      • $40 – VIP Meet and Greet
      • $15 – Early bird, $20 at the door
    • Location: 1006 11 Ave SW
    • Buy tickets here.
  • NYE at the SIMMONS by charbar

    • Join award-winning charbar restaraunt for a NYE Party you won’t forget in the historic Simmons building! We are ringing in the new year with the spotlight on the past, present and future! Dance Disco to our in-house DJ as our fabulous line up of Drag Queens show you how to party!
      • Fortune Tellers will be on hand to help you dial into the future for 2019!
      • Food is going to be incredible with an enormous Seafood Tower, Donut Wall, Pizza, NYE Cocktails, Champagne at midnight and PRIZES!
      • Party Favours at midnight
      • Private Drag Queen performance for VIPs
    • Time: 8 PM – 1 AM
    • Cost:
      • $70 at the door
      • $105 VIP
    • Location: 618 Confluence Way SE
    • Buy tickets here.

Romantic Shit

Here’s some places you can go for a good chill night out with your bae or whatever word you use for that person.

  •  All Aboard the Calcutta Cricket Club Express!

    • Step back into time with us on December 31st, 2018 as we roll back the clock to the 1920s, the golden era of rail travel.  Guests will receive the royal treatment as we recreate a train car vibe in the restaurant, complete with a welcome cocktail, a decadent four-course feast, and a rolling bar cart of bubbles & feature cocktails. Late night amusements and midnight bubbles will be included with the second seating. So gather your dapper friends and spend the last day of 2018 aboard the Calcutta Cricket Club Express. Fancy attire is welcomed and encouraged. Don’t miss out on this special one night experience.Things to do in Calgary NYE Calcutta
      • A welcome cocktail is included with every ticket.
      • A vegetarian menu will also be available.
    • Cost:
      • Tickets to the 6:30 PM seating are $75 plus 18% gratuity and tax (included in ticket price)
      • Tickets to the 9:30 PM seating are $85 plus 18% gratuity and tax (included in ticket price)
    • Location: 340 17 AVE SW
    • Buy tickets here.
    • More info here.
  • Champagne Dreams New Year’s Eve – Lounge Eighteen

    • We invite you for a night filled with elegance, high fashion, and of course….Champagne! The beautiful Lounge Eighteen is your destination for a unique experience for New Year’s Eve. Dress to impress as and have an experience like no other as you celebrate in style and bring in the new year!
      • Premium cocktails, food, water pipes.
      • Private booths/tables available.
      • Dance floor. The best Hip Hop, R&B and Old School.
    • Time: Dinner 6 PM – 9:30 PM | Party 9:30 PM – 2:30 AM
    • Cost:
      • $60: dinner and party
      • $20: party only
    • Location: 1005 17 AVE SW
    • Buy party tickets here.
    • To buy dinner tickets or reservations, contact [email protected]
  • Calgary Firefighters New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • New Years Eve Masquerade Dinner & Dance

    • The most elegant beautiful Party of the Year. By http://www.dcdanceclub.com
      • Salad, Tenderloin, Potatoes, Vegeatables, Buns and Butter, Coffee, Champagne at Midnight with all the Party Favours, After midnight Cheese & Crackers!
    • Cost: $30 for just dance, $85 for dinner + GST.
    • Location: 1235 26 Ave SE #223
    • Buy tickets here.
  • Singles New Year’s Eve Gala

    • We invite you to a night filled with adventure, intrigue, risk, and romance. Calgary’s most eligible singles come together for our annual Gala. Both couples and singles are welcome, so whether you are taken or looking to make a connection, The Singles New Year’s Eve Gala is the hottest event in the city.
      • Receive a white rose if you are single and a red rose if you are in a relationship.
      • Dress Code: Formal
      • Casino table games with play money.
      • Gummi on the turntables playing the music you love as you celebrate in style and dance the night away to the best Old and New School hits.
    • Cost: $55.50 until they run out / $75
    • Location: 205 8 Ave SE
    • Buy tickets here.
  • The Palliser Hotel – Cocktails and Charcutterie

    • Drop in to the Penthouse Lounge between 6 PM and 1 AM for a classic or festive cocktail paired with a delectable cheese and charcuterie plate.
    • Time: 6 PM – 1 AM
    • Cost: no cost to attend, but the booze and food ain’t free.
    • Location: 133 9 Ave SW
    • More info here.
  • Toad Lang Syne: A New Year’s Eve Party

    • Another fine year has come and gone, preparing us for the beauty and splendour of what is to come. So we’re making the most of the occasion with FrogFest. Join us as we ring in the New Year at the historic King Eddy YYC! Come dressed to impress 1920’s style.
      • Festive photo booth.
      • Southern-inspired King Eddy menu.
      • Dance all night to the music of The Wheel, the Alex Ginella Band, and Vescarelli/Rozitis/Gignoux
      • The nights performance will be recorded and released on a limited number of locally pressed Vinyl. Very cool!
    • Time: 9 PM
    • Cost: $15
    • Location: King Eddy 438 9 AVE SE
    • More info here.

Other Stuff

  • AMP Radio’s New Year’s Eve Bash

  • Comedy Monday Night presents Happy “BLUE” Year with Kenny Robinson – Broken City

    • Comedy Monday Night and Broken City Present – Happy BLUE Year with Kenny Robinson!
      • Ticket includes Show, Dinner, Champagne & free admission to the NYE Broken Soul Shaker dance party.
      • Champagne served at midnight!
    • Time: Doors at 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM
    • Cost: $45
    • Location: 613 11 Ave SW
    • Buy tickets here.
  • Celebrate NYE on the beach

    • Calgary Beach Party to ring in the New Year! Beach games (volleyball, spikeball, beer pong, bocce ball..etc) + Music + Kegs and Spirits provided by local breweries and distilleries. Ticket price includes rental of facility + free drinks as long as quantities last.
    • Time: 7 PM – 4 AM
    • Cost: $50
    • Location: 3030-2600 Portland St SE
    • Buy tickets here.
  • Funnyfest: New Year’s Eve Comedy, Dinner & Dance

    • Dinner and dancing! Located at the Clarion Hotel.
    • Sparkling wine
    • Dress upscale casual.
    • + more.
  • Happy Funkin New Year w/ The Funk Hunters, Molly Fi & Mertz

  • Jamaican New Years Eve Gala 2018

    • Come ring in the new year in a warm, Jamaican atmosphere. Great food, great music and nuff vibes. Bring your partner and make it a night to remember. Fun is guaranteed!!! Prizes and surprises!
      • Formal dress code.
    • Time: Cocktails at 7:00 PM. Dinner at 8:00 PM. Dancing to 2:00 a.m
    • Cost: $80
    • Location: 2828 23 St NE
    • Buy tickets here.
  • Shok Dance – New Year’s Eve West Coast Swing Dance Party

    • Just like having money in your pocket ensures prosperity, keep West Coast Swing flowing into 2019 with dancing out the old and swinging in the new. Swing in the NEW YEAR with champagne, fantastic music, and Great Company!

      • Feel your best with either Semi-Formal or Festive wear.
    • Cost: $35
    • Location: 121C 17 Ave NE
    • Buy tickets here.
  • 80’s Metal Party – Deerfoot Inn & Casino

  • Philthy City DNB – NYE w/ Transforma-UK C4C/Bad Taste – at Junction

    • We’re extremely happy to finally have one of our favorite underground artists grace the stage. For his first ever appearance in Calgary, and only his second time in north america, Philthy City brings you…. TRANSFORMA – UK – C4C//Bad Taste!
    • Cost:
      • 15$ – Early Birds – Limited Quantity
      • 20$ – Pre-sale
      • 25$ – Door
    • Location: 628 8 Ave SW
    • Buy tickets here.
  • New Year’s Eve “Extravaganza” Club Crawl 2019

    • StudentTours.com presents: Why party at just one venue on New Year’s when you can go to four! That’s right, you do the partying and we do the driving between four of the hottest downtown venues!
      • Cowboys
      • Commonwealth
      • Knoxville’s
      • Hudsons
      • Bus transportation between venues
      • + more
    • Time: various
    • Cost: $30 and up
    • Location: multiple
    • Buy tickets here + get all the info on how this works.
  • NEW YEAR CELEBRATION by Club Rendezvous

    • Calgary’s sexiest NYE party. They’re a lifestyle club. 18+ only!
      • Singles and couples welcome.
    • Time: 9 PM – 2 AM
    • Cost:
      • Couples ticket: $110
      • Single female: $20
      • Single male: $110
    • Location: 2280 39 Ave NE
    • Buy tickets here.

Staying Home? Order Stuff!

You don’t have to do anything for NYE, really. Stay home, smoke, drink, catch up on Netflix until you have to go back to work (boo). Here’s some free stuff for you (and us). The below are our referral links, so stay home and order something up.

  • Skip The Dishes: $7 off your first order (of $15 or more.)
  • Drizly: Booze delivery. $5 off your first order. There’s a minimum order but I don’t know what it is.
  • Foodora: (mobile only!) $10 off first order. (of $10 or more.)
  • Doordash: get $10 on your first order. (of $10 or more.)
  • Uber: $5 off your first ride.

Happy 2019 Calgary!

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