2023 is hot on our heels, but how will you celebrate? If you’re among those who would prefer to get a good night’s rest on the 31st, then wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore, here are 10 of the best things to do on New Year’s Day in Edmonton!
Another frosty season is here and with a nip in the air and snow on the ground, we’re ready to hit the hills! This New Year’s Day, bundle up and check out some of Edmonton’s best toboggan destinations in the city!
OR TUBING AT THE RABBIT HILL SNOW RESORT
Not everyone is comfortable on a pair of skis – but fear not, you can still hit the hills this holiday season! This NYD enjoy the breeze, the snow and good company by checking out Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, where you can go tubing with the whole family! It’s going to be wild.
Where: 20715 57 Avenue SW, Edmonton
From Castle Downs to City Hall, Edmonton has a ton of stunning outdoor skating rinks that you and yours can enjoy this New Year’s Day. Not sure where to go? Check out the link above.
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SEE THE BOREALIS LIGHTS
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Looking to do something a little more festive on New Year’s Day? If you haven’t already, hit the Borealis Lights Drive-thru located in the Kinsmen RV Park in St Albert! Featuring over 800,000 twinkling holiday lights, there’s really nothing quite like it during the holiday season.
When: Until January 8th, 2023
Where: 47 Riel Dr., St. Albert
Cost: $25 per vehicle
OR WANDER GLOW EDMONTON
Last chance! Showcasing over a million bulbs and fairytale displays, Glow Edmonton event will dazzle and delight light-loving Edmontonians of all ages for the last time on New Year’s Day. Check it out while you still can, you won’t regret it.
When: Until January 1st, 2023
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Tickets: $22.99+ for GA
GET LOST AT SNOW WAY OUT
Feeling brave? This New Year’s Day check out the city’s first and only Oilers-themed winter maze which includes multiple photo opportunities, a slide, and even a locker room! Good luck, Edmonton. You’ll need it!
When: Until January 29th, 2023
Where: Ice District, Fan Park, 10128 104 Ave NW
WATCH A MOVIE
Want to keep things low-key? Why not catch a movie this New Year’s day? After all, what’s better than theatre popcorn, a new flick and a cold drink after a late night?
CATCH A VERY SPECIAL OIL KINGS GAME
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Throw on a jersey and get ready to cheer! This New Year’s Day, grab a beer and watch as the Edmonton Oil Kings take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes Rebels at Rogers Place. Make sure you stick around afterward for the post-game fireworks!
When: Sunday, January 1st, 2023
Where: 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Time: 2 pm
OR GO CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
Looking to get out and active? Go cross-country skiing in some of Edmonton’s best parks! Our advice? Dress warm and enjoy!
VISIT THE ENCHANTED FOREST
This New Year’s Day, wander through the ‘Enchanted Forest,’ a Christmas tree festival where Edmontonians from all walks of life have purchased and decorated Firs with tinsel, beads, lights and love. Check it out, get dazzled and leave bright-eyed!
When: Until January 7th, 2023
Where: 10005 102 St
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