Written by: Chloe Wong
From starting your year with self-meditation to 5-course meals and popping bubbly, there's sure to be a fun way for you to ring in your 2017.
1. Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
This New Year’s Eve, indulge in a 5-course meal with your date at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant. With entrees like Surf & Turf for two, Sungold Farms braised lamb shank, and pan-seared Arctic char, this is one dinner you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $79 a person and reservations can be made by phone at 403 476 1310.
2. Rodney’s Oyster House
355 10 Ave SW
Calling all our seafood fanatics: On NYE, get ready to enjoy a 4-course fixed price menu and midnight party at Rodney’s Oyster House. Dishes include lobster bisque, crab ravioli, lobster, grilled white fish, and more for a special meal that will perfectly end off your 2016. The menu is $60 or $85 when paired with wine pairings.
3. Deane House
806 9 Ave SE
Ring in the New Year with Deane. Enjoy Chef Jamie Harling’s 5-course tasting menu showcasing peak ingredients of the winter season in a historic setting. The menu stars plates like Shaved Albacore Tuna, Duck Terrine, Juniper Smoked Bison Ribeye, and Quince Upside Down Cake. Tickets are $100 per person and curated wine pairings are available for an additional $50.
4. The Guild
200 8 Ave SW
Ring in the New Year with a feast to remember at The Guild as you surround yourself with good food, good drinks, and in good company. There will be two distinct prix fixe menus available. Starting from 7:30pm, dig into an $80 3-course meal starring Bison Tartare, Braised Pork Belly, and Granny Smith Apple Tart. Dining late? Enjoy a $110 Prix Fixe Menu at 9:30pm with indulgent delights like Butter-Poached PEI Lobster, Carved Beef Tenderloin, and Glazed Smoked Brisket. Enjoy complimentary bubbly at midnight as you wine and dine into the new year. Call (403) 770 - 2313 to book your table.
5. Goro + Gun
Scotia Centre, #245 7 Ave SW
Dine with Goro + Gun before heading out to ring in the new year. They’ll have a special 3-course Soba and Sushi dinner - reservations accepted now.
6. Home & Away
1331 17 Ave SW
Join Home & Away to ring in New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re looking for dinner before your evening festivities, or a party to celebrate, they’ve got you covered. They’ll be clearing out some tables to make room for a dance floor, so put on your dancing shoes and bring your A game. There will be a 6pm (family friendly) and 8pm (18+) seating available.
7. Ricardo’s Hideaway
1530 5 St SW
Cha cha cha your way into 2017 with Ricardo’s. They’ve teamed up with El Dorado to bring you a NYE event including a Family Style dinner, drinks, and everything you need to slide your way into 2017.
8. CRAFT Beer Market
345 10 Ave SW
Count down to 2017 at CRAFT Beer Market. They’ll be celebrating the evening with a Best of 2016 Brewmaster’s Dinner & Dance where you can delight in a 4-course menu with beer pairings carefully curated by their Chef. Also enjoy the champagne, party favours, complimentary coat check, reserved seating and entertainment to ring in 2017 CRAFT style. Interested in the dance party by itself? Join CRAFT for a dance party starting from 9pm.
9. Starbelly Open Kitchen & Lounge
19489 Seton Cr SE
Enjoy dinner and dancing at Starbelly to bring in 2017. They’ll have two seatings for you to join in on the festivities. The 5:30pm seating is a 3-course meal for $50 and the 8pm seating is a 4-course meal including prosecco at midnight and entrance to their DJ dance party for $85. Dinner plans elsewhere? Join in on the dance party for just $25.
10. New Year, Brighter You
LIV Yoga + Wellness, 640 8 Ave SW
This New Years Eve, start a tradition of self-care to wrap up the holiday season. On December 31st, join some incredible hosts at the New Year, Brighter You event from 1pm to 4pm as they show you how to let go of negativity and holiday stress. The afternoon will include a sage and aura cleansing, a medicinal chocolate ceremony, and a guided yoga Nidra session to help you let go of 2016 and prepare for the New Year.
11. Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes
Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Start your New Year’s festivities off at the Saddledome this year. Cheer on the Calgary Flames as they take on the Arizona Coyotes at 8:00pm.
The Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Dr NE
Calgary's favourite holiday tradition and one of the city's best winter dates returns to The Calgary Zoo this holiday season. Enjoy over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones. Dress warm, cozy up and take in the sites as you witness the Calgary Zoo turn into a magical winter wonderland.
13. New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2017
Canada Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE
On December 31, enjoy some free NYE festivities at Olympic Plaza. Starting from 7pm, there will be a glow-in-the-dark dance party at the Municipal Building complete with crafts, a bouncy castle, stilt walkers, and a magician. Other activities include family skating, live ice carvings, fire spinning, ice slides, live music from top Calgary arists, and creative light-based art installations. Finish off the evening with a fantastic countdown and fireworks display at midnight as Calgary rings in 2017, the start of a year of celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary.
14. Barca NYE Gala
Barcelona Tavern, 501 8 Ave SW
This New Year’s Eve, join Barcelona Tavern for their semi-formal New Year’s Celebration. Enjoy a passport dinner brought to you by WestJet with proceeds going towards supporting the Calgary Flames Foundation. There will also be amazing prizes to win including 4 tickets to a Flames game with a 5-course Chef’s Tasting Dinner and wine pairings, and a trip for 2 to Vegas with -airfare and accommodations provided.
15. Single and the City: New York, New York
Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby, 205 8 Ave SE
This New Year’s Eve, immerse yourself in a night filled with intrigue, glamour, adventure, high fashion, and passion from the city that never sleeps. Two Towers and 101.5 Kool FM have teamed up to bottle the energy of New York with the sexiest singles in Calgary for Single and The City. Activities include a fashion show, paparazzi, interactive games, and much more to get you in the New York state of mind. Grab your girl friends, put on your fancy dresses, and come party the night away at the Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby.
16. Sub Rosa NYE 2017
Sub Rosa, 200 8 Ave SW
Send off 2016 in style at Sub Rosa, Calgary’s newest nightlife spot where sophistication, decadence and secrecy come together under the rose. Enjoy complimentary bubbly at midnight as you say so long 2016 and hello to the new year. Doors open at 9pm.
17. Much Music Video Dance Party + Phillips Feast
National on 8th, 225 8 Ave SW
Pop into 2017 at the National on 8th NYE Much Music Video Dance Party. Much will be playing all your favourite pop hits of the 90's, and National will be poppin' bottles all night long. Come early for their delicious 3-course Feast with Parallel 49 beer pairings (entry to the party is included with the feast), or just join them for the party from 9pm – midnight toast included. Tickets are $50 for the feast + party or $20 for the party.
18. Trolley 5 Brew Year’s Eve
Trolley 5, 728 17 Ave SW
Take a break from the ordinary and celebrate Brew Year’s Eve at Trolley 5. For just $10 cover, you’ll be granted access to 2 parties, a midnight champagne toast, live music, party favours, exclusive NYE feature menu items, and $6 Trolley 5 Brews all night long. Reserve your table by contacting LauraB@Trolley5.com
19. New Years Eve at The Palomino Smokehouse Social Club
The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, 109 7 Ave SW
The Palomino will be offering some of the best Alberta has to offer this New Year’s Eve with two floors of live music, beers, bands, and BBQ.
20. Hotel Blackfoot New Years 2017 Masquerade
Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
Hotel Blackfoot will be hosting their second annual New Year’s Eve Gala on December 31st. The evening consists of dinner, dancing, DJ, a photobooth, and complimentary sparkling wine when the clocks hits midnight. The theme this year is Venetian Masquerade so grab your fancy masks and make your way down to celebrate New Year’s in style.
21. New Year’s Eve Gala 2017
Music Calgary, 1140 10 Ave SW
Kick off 2017 at Calgary’s newest music venue, Music Calgary, this NYE. The vibe promises to be one-of-a-kind as you dance away 2016 and ring in the new year. Avoid the FOMO and get your tickets today.
22. Champagne & TrapSoul
Midtown Kitchen & Bar, 302 10 St NW
Ring in the New Year with champagne toasts and TrapSoul beats at Midtown Kitchen & Bar. They’ll be bringing the house party vibe to the middle of Kensington to celebrate with their homies so get dressed up and bring your boo, your girl friends, or your whole crew for an evening to remember. There will be complimentary appetizers, a featured dinner menu, drink specials, and complimentary bubbly to ring in 2017 at midnight.
23. HiFi’s Supreme NYE
The HiFi Club, 219 10 Ave SW
Hifi Club and The Supreme Hustle are proud to present Hifi's Supreme NYE featuring Thugli with support from Slim Pickins, Society Black, Franky Dubs & Code B. Advance tickets are only $30 and include party favours and champagne at midnight.
24. The Grey Eagle Resort & Casino 2017 NYE Night
The Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr
This New Year’s Eve, head down to the Grey Eagle Casino to ring in 2017. Visit the casino for live music on the Stage Bar with DIVA and their drool worthy Prime Rib & Seafood Dinner Buffet from 4:30pm to 10pm. Receive a NYE Prize Ballot for you and every member of your dining party for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas plus $100 cash draws every half hour from 5pm to 9:30pm.
25. Roaring New Year’s Eve 2017
Aloft Calgary, 2359 Banff Trail NW
Join Aloft Calgary to ring in 2017. Come dressed in your best 1920’s attire to eat, drink, and be merry this New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $20 and include appies, cocktails, bubbles, beats, and a photobooth.