It’s here! 2024 has arrived, but before you head out, you’re going to need to know what’s open and closed on New Year’s Day in Calgary! Not sure where to go to get a celebratory sip or what to do with your family visiting from out of town? We’ve got you!

Plan ahead and enjoy! January 1st is all about you!

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The Calgary Zoo


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Hoping to catch Zoolights on New Year’s Day? The Calgary Zoo will be open on the 1st – so bundle up and enjoy!

Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary


Though we’d recommend checking their hours before heading out, CrossIron MillsCF Chinook Centre and CF Market Mall will all be open on January 1st.

Grocery and Liquor Stores

Need milk or a bottle of Baileys to top up your morning coffee? You’re in luck. Though (again) we’d recommend checking your nearest locations’ hours, most liquor and grocery stores will be open on New Year’s Day.

Movie Theatres

Hoping to catch a flick on New Year’s Day? Landmark Cinemas and Cineplex locations across the city will all be open so pop some corn and settle in!

Telus Spark

Alternatively – Calgarians can also check out TELUS Spark, where you can explore new exhibits, science centre staples and Silver and Bold.

Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE

The Calgary Tower

Views, views and more views! If you’re among the many who will have to entertain out-of-town guests on New Year’s Day, check out the Calgary Tower, grab a bite to eat at Sky 360 and enjoy because it’ll be open!

Where: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary

Calgary Transit

Need to get from point A to point B? Calgary Transit will be operational – but on a Sunday level of service New Year’s Day.

Olympic Plaza

Want to go for a skate? The Olympic Plaza skating rink will be open on January 1st.

Where:  228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary




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Looking to get your giant hot dog fix? Unfortunately, it’ll have to wait! Costco will also be unshoppable on New Year’s Day.


Sadly, several museums such as Contemporary Calgary, The National Music Centre The Hangar Flight Museum, and the Military Museum will be closed for New Year’s Day, but never fear – many of them will be open again on the 2nd.

City-Owned Recreational Facilities and Leisure Centres

Sorry, folks – but on January 1st, all city-owned pools, as well as fitness and rec centres will be closed in lieu of the Stat holiday.

Post Office

Whether it’s an Amazon return or an invitation – it’ll have to wait! On January 1st (and on every Stat holiday) the post office will be closed.

Government Offices

From the passport office to the DMV, all government offices will be closed on January 1st.

But there you have it, friends. Everything open and closed on New Year’s Day in Calgary. Here’s to rest, fun and family – it’s going to be a good one!