The Oilers play in Anaheim on December 31. We won’t stop you from flying down to the sunshine on what would be an amazing trip, but you won’t get a show like the one happening in ICE District. After what’s sure to be an Oilers victory, country music star Josh Ross and Alberta’s own Taylor-Rae will take the stage, followed by fireworks, food and the best kind of New Year’s Eve mayhem.
A longstanding Edmonton tradition, City Hall and Churchill Square will be lit and iced up ready for people of all ages to have a fun time. With two fireworks shows (one happens earlier for kids), skate rentals and a musical line up that includes Martin Kerr, Dahlia and the Villains, Métis fiddler Darla Daniels, and fire and acrobat performers (plus carolers in City Hall), this is the New Year’s tradition everyone knows and loves.
The area in and around Sherwood Park’s Festival Place will be super lively on New Year’s Eve, with Lego displays and aerial artists in the theatre, snowshoeing and s’mores in Peace Park, and fire dancing, ice sculptures and shinny hockey at the Plaza and Sherwood Park arena (note: this is not the full activities list). And it all caps off with a fireworks show at Broadmoor Lake Park.
Technically, this one isn’t free, but for the price of admission you can stop by the Muttart (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) where entertainers Peter and Mary will play songs and kids can get face painted, make crafts, scavenger hunt, roam the conservatory and play like it’s the last day of 2023!