Tuesday, December 22, 2009

City of Calgary holiday activities

Calgarians will have plenty of fun, free activities to partake in over the holidays but one annual celebration must regretfully be cancelled until next year.

The City of Calgary’s 2009 New Year’s Eve family celebration Bright Night is cancelled due to challenges with the ice plant upgrades at Olympic Plaza and the lead time required to stage this end-of-year party.

***Update- the ice has been installed over the holidays, so people can skate at Olympic Plaza if they want on New years Eve, however, without the free entertainment and fireworks. There will also be a free New Years Eve Calgary transit service.

Calgarians who are interested in New Years Eve celebrations can consider festivities held by The City’s civic partners:
  • Zoo Years Eve at the Calgary Zoo: Welcome the New Year with this family friendly event. Start the night with fabulous entertainment, the beautiful lights of Zoolights, and cap off the night with an 8:30 pm fireworks display. Tickets must be pre-purchased; a limited number of tickets are available.
  • Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park Historical Village: Ring in the New Year at Selkirk Grille, with an exquisite five course dinner. Bring friends and family and enjoy everything from lobster bisque to braised short rib ravioli. Pre-purchase your tickets by calling 403-268-8500.

Over the holidays there will also be other activities to partake in, like free public skating December 26 at the following arenas: Ernie Starr, Frank McCool, Murray Copot, Optimist/George Blundun, Jimmie Condon, Shouldice, Henry Viney, Stu Peppard Arena

There is also plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors by hiking on Calgary’s natural trails, watching wildlife, skating on an rink or go tobogganing. All of those events can be found on calgary.ca.

All indoor pools will be closed on: Christmas Day, Friday, December. 25, 2009 Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2009 and New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2010

All other indoor recreation info: Calgary.ca/recreation

Have a safe and happy end to 2009 (and beginning of 2010) and enjoy all that Calgary has to offer this holiday season!

***Fish Creek Park in Winter

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