Well, we made it. 2024 is hot on our heels and with it, new beginnings! Who will you be this year, where will you go and what great things will you do? The possibilities are endless, but first – let’s celebrate! From light displays to parties, here are 10 things to do this LONG weekend in Calgary.

Calgary Flames vs. Philadelphia Flyers


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Looking for something less explosive? Like so many years before it, Calgarians are encouraged to grab a beer and pocket dog for this year’s big New Year’s hockey game. For tickets, check out the link above!

When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm
Cost: $63+

The City of Calgary New Year’s Celebration

It’s tradition! This Sunday, Calgary will once again be holding its annual New Year’s extravaganza. If you’re looking for something truly magical bundle up and enjoy fun and excitement in the inner city.

When:  Sunday, December 31st, 2023
Where: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: FREE

Skating in the Mountains

Alberta is packed full of mountain skating spots that are practically to die for! Not sure where to lace up your skates? Check the link above for 10 gorgeous mountain skating spots in Alberta that you should check out this winter!

The Rec Room

If, of course, you’re looking for something more competitive to ring in the new year, we’d recommend checking out The Rec Room for their big NYE bash! Here you can dance, drink, play games, check out their photo booth – then countdown to midnight!

When:  Sunday, December 31st, 2023
Where: 1180-901 64 Avenue Northeast Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $54+

Banff Hot Chocolate Trail

Thirsty? Indulge in different cocoas from cafes, restaurants, bars, and convenience stores all over Banff and Lake Louise. This is your last chance to drink uniquely themed, holiday-centric sips as part of the Banff Hot Chocolate Trail. Drink up!

When: Until December 31st, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: Prices vary

Heritage Park 

Back again! This year, ring in 2024 with an incredible three-course meal of cauliflower or burrata, bisque or bouillon, beef, risotto or chicken and black forest or cheesecake. For more information, check out the link above!

When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm
Cost: $72+



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Still, feeling festive and need a trip out of the city? Banff is one of the most magical places on Earth and the best way to see it is from above. This weekend, let the gondola take you to new heights and take in the view of the Rockies during Nightrise.

When: Until March 30th, 2024
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff
Cost: $60+

Calgary Zoo

Cocktails, live music, dinner, a countdown and access to the Calgary Zoo’s ZOOLIGHTS? This year, have an unforgettable evening at one of the city’s most beloved destinations. For tickets to this year’s Zoo Year’s Eve Celebration Gala, check out the link above.

When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $150+

Lions Festival of Lights

Grab a friend, a family member or someone special and take in the beautiful lights along 14th Street. Dress warm, grab a hot chocolate and enjoy Calgary’s incredible display – for free!

When: Until January 8th, 2024
Where: Confederation Golf Course – 14th Street NW, Calgary
Time:  6 pm – 12 am
Cost: Free

Canyon Ski Resort Glow Night

Adventure-seekers! This weekend, check out Canyon Ski Resorts Glow Tube Night! A must-visit if you’re looking to take in an evening of colourful lights and winter excitement.

When: Fridays
Where: 38433 Range Road 264A, Red Deer Country, AB
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $27+

And there you have it, folks. 10 things you can do this LONG weekend in Calgary. Enjoy!