And so our countdown to THE countdown begins! With only weeks until we close out the year, the city has made a major announcement regarding their annual New Year’s Eve events and just as we expected, it’s going to be explosive! This December, look to the sky for a ‘bangin’ fireworks display above the Calgary Tower.

“After last year’s fireworks cancellation, we’re thrilled to have the dazzling fireworks show return to ring in 2022,” said Mayor Jyoti Gondek in a press release. “Fireworks on New Year’s Eve lift our spirits and are also a symbolic reminder that brighter days are on the horizon.”

Just as they’ve done in years past, this particular show will be synchronized with a soundtrack that Calgarians can listen to by tuning in to CJSW 90.9 FM at 11:55 pm on December 31st, minutes before they light up the sky.

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Of course, if you’re not able to attend in person, you’ll also be able to stream it online, by checking out the City of Calgary website here.

In addition to this, it’s important to note that due to the fireworks show the following roads will be closed between 11:45 pm and 12:15 New year’s Eve to cars AND pedestrians, so plan accordingly!:

  • Centre Street S.E., from 6 Avenue S.E. to 9 Avenue S.E
  • 9 Avenue S.W., from 1 Street S.W. to 1 Avenue S.E.
  • 9 Avenue S.W. south sidewalk, in front of the Calgary Tower

For more information on the City of Calgary’s New Year’s Eve festivities, please visit this link here, otherwise, we’ll see you out there, folks!


When: December 31st
Where: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 11:55 pm
Cost: FREE