Positively Magical at Midnight in Edmonton, Alberta
New Year’s Eve Downtown is the Stuff of Movies
New Year’s Eve Downtown is a family-friendly, non-alcoholic event that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Said simply, something beautiful happens to the human spirit when people gather to ring in a new year filled with hope.
Of course, the fireworks display helps to increase the excitement. This year, Albi says, there will be a "special surprise" in the fireworks presentation. He's not giving out any details, though, short of the fact that this year marks the 100th birthday of the University of Alberta. "One thing we like to do with this event is mark civic occasions that are a big deal," he says. "It's a great way to ring in the New Year in Canada’s Festival City."
Admission to this Edmonton event is free. As an additional treat for those who attend, public transit systems will operate for free from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. and parking is just $1.00 after 6 p.m. at City Hall and neighbouring parkades (the Stanley A. Milner Library, Canada Place and City Centre West).
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