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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Downtown Edmonton!

Welcome in 2020 at the Alberta Legislature Grounds

Celebrate the arrival of 2020 at the Alberta Legislature Grounds. This fun-filled, family-friendly, alcohol-free event will have something for everyone! 

Date: Tuesday December 31, 2019
Time:  Family-friendly activities: 7–9pm Fireworks: 9pm
Location: Federal Building (9820–107 Street), Visitor Centre, and Capital Plaza
Admission: Free

Experience the New Year's Eve Downtown Festival and Fireworks in 360! 

During last year's New Year's Eve celebrations, we set up a 360-degree camera to capture the sights and sounds, and oohs and ahhs, of Edmontonians welcoming in 2019. Check it out by dragging your cursor around the screen to take a look around!

Family-friendly Entertainment and Fireworks

7-9pm: Join the fun inside the Federal Building and in the pedways for activities the whole family can enjoy, including live music, puppet shows, roving performers, games, crafts, art installations, and more! The celebration continues outdoors on the Capital Plaza with fire pits, bannock-making and main stage performances by The Tsunami Brothers, Jenesia, and other Canadian musicians.

The Federal Building hours of operation and programming have been extended so that guests can enjoy the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, which is home to the Agora Interpretive Centre, the Borealis Gallery and the Pehonan Theatre.

Food trucks will be located on 99 Avenue, between 107 Street and 108 Street, for those wishing to purchase snacks.

Check the New Year's Eve Fun Map for details.

 

Fireworks Viewing Areas

This year's fireworks show will be enhanced with the addition of music. The best fireworks viewing locations are from the Capital Plaza and in front (north side) of the Alberta Legislature. 

Please note: High winds or severe weather may result in the cancellation of some outdoor activities. Call 311 for the most up-to-date event information.

Road Closures

The following road closures will be in effect from December 31, 2019 until the end of the event:

9am:
  • Full closure of 99 Avenue, from 107 Street to 108 Street
4pm:
  • Full closure of 107 Street, from 99 Avenue to Fortway Drive
  • Full closure of 107 Street, from 96 Avenue to 99 Avenue
  • Full closure of 106 Street, from 96 Avenue to 97 Avenue
  • Full closure of 96 Avenue, from 105 Street to 107 Street. (Access to the alley will be available to local residents.)
  • Full closure of Fortway Drive, north of the Royal Glenora Club
  • Full closure of the Terrace Building access of River Valley Road

View the New Year's Eve Road Closure Map for details.

For more road closure information, visit edmonton.ca/SpecialEventRoadClosures.

Parking

A number of parking restrictions will be in effect on New Year’s Eve. Please obey all signage, as tag and tow will be in effect.

On Tuesday December 31, the Alberta Legislature (south grounds) surface lots in the fireworks safety zone will be closed. This includes the Terrace Building parking lots, rear lots sounding the Alberta Legislature, along 107 Street, and parking lot at 106 Street and 96 Avenue.

The underground parkades at the Alberta Legislature will be available for permit holders.

Paid parking is available at the following locations:

  • Impark Lot #237, located at 9901 108 Street
  • Impark Lot #477, located at 9707 110 Street
  • Impark Lot #389, located at 9907 106 Street
  • Impark Lot #383, located at 10001 107 Street
  • Diamond Parking, located at 9928 105 Street

Limited free parking is available at:

  • REMAX Field Lot, located at 9603 Rossdale Road
  • Royal Glenora overflow lot, located at 11160 River Valley Road (Please note that the main parking lot at the Royal Glenora Club is NOT available for public parking.)

Pedestrian Detours

To ensure public safety, the fireworks safety perimeter will be closed at 7pm with no access until 10pm. Various multi-use trail and sidewalk closures will be in effect.

View the New Year's Eve Pedestrian Route Map for details.

Skating Rink Closure

For safety reasons, the south skating rink on the Alberta Legislature Grounds will be closed to the public starting at 4pm, as it is within the fireworks safety zone.

Transit Service

Free ETS Bus and LRT Service

Take transit to and from your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Free ETS service starts at 6pm on December 31 until 3:30am on January 1. DATS is free from 6pm on December 31 until 2am on January 1.

Note: Route 599 (Edmonton Garrison) and Route 747 to the Edmonton International Airport are not part of the New Year’s Eve free service.

Additional service will be available for LRT and some bus routes. Late Night Owl service is also available until 3:30am.

Last Capital Line trains depart Century Park and Clareview at 3:10am. Last Metro Line trains depart Health Sciences at 2:42am and NAIT at 3:03am.

Enjoy celebrations longer by tracking your bus anywhere, anytime using real-time tools.

Free ETS Shuttle Service

Starting at 6pm to approximately 8:30pm on December 31, ETS will be running a free shuttle service from 102 Avenue and 100 Street southbound, to the Government Centre Transit Centre Shuttles will run every 5 minutes, stopping at all bus stops along Jasper Avenue. Starting at 6pm, additional service will be provided on Routes 1, 5, 8 and 9. After the fireworks, ETS buses will be staged at Government Centre at 109 Street/99 Avenue to help event-goers get home safely.

Transit users can also take the LRT to and from Grandin Station to view the fireworks.

For more information about New Year’s Eve service, visit takeETS.com/news.

For regional service information, please contact St. Albert Transit at 780-418-6060, Strathcona County Transit at 780-464-7433, or Leduc Transit at 780-980-7177.

For More Information

311

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555 and press 0
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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