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New Year's Festival

New Year's Fun

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Remember, the FUN continues on January 1 with family activities at Festival Place, Sherwood Park Arena and the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. Learn more here.


Wednesday, December 31 from 4 p.m - 8 p.m.
Broadmoor Lake Park, Community Centre and Festival Place

Ring in 2015 with FREE Winter Wonderland family fun and entertainment

Ice Playground / Sherwood Park Arena / Sherwood Park Sports Centre /Festival Place / Prairie Walk / Community Centre / Food Court / Free Park 'N Ride / Lost Child and Medical Services / Sponsors


Sherwood Park Mall Fireworks
Broadmoor Lake Park at 8 p.m.
For music choreographed to the fireworks tune in to FM 88.1

Winter Fun

G & J Parking

Ice and Snow Playground

Green space directly south of the Prairie Walk and Broadmoor Lake Park toboggan hill

An unforgettable experience for the entire family on a playground made of ice and snow.

  • Ice luge (at Broadmoor Lake Park toboggan hill)
  • Ice slides
  • Snow building activities
  • Outside skating (weather dependent)
  • Fire dancer performance at 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. outside the Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. at Broadmoor Lake Park Plaza
  • Snow and ice play structures
  • Snowshoeing
  • Campfire smores
  • Jam can curling
  • Broom ball
  • Cabane a sucre
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides ($1/person - tickets are being sold in advance at the Recreation Administration Office , 2025 Oak Street. Any remaining tickets will be available at the event. There are two sleighs running, and each ride is approximately 10 minutes long. For the safety of the horses, the last sleigh rides are at 7:25 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Please note that outdoor activities are weather dependent.

Sherwood Park Arena

  • Community shinny hockey 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Remember your sticks! The skate check so you don't have to carry around your skates all night.)
  • We strongly recommend all individuals wear a helmet, gloves, and bring a hockey stick. Individuals under the age of 16 years are required to wear a helmet. We value your safety - if you don't have the required safety equipment, you will be unable to participate.
  • Sherwood Park Figure Skating Club performance 7 p.m.
  • Sherwood Park Kings concession

Sherwood Park Sports Centre

  • Family fun skating from 4 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. (skate check in available)
  • Free hot chocolate by the Investors Group
  • Sherwood Park Kings concession

Rohit Hub
Festival Place

  • Be amazed and enthralled by beautiful and flexible Snow Fairies of the Air
  • Learn circus skills like juggling, plate spinning, devil sticks, poi spinning, hula hooping and more from our Winter Wonderland Circus All-Stars
  • Fortune reading by our Snow Flake-y Queenie Upside-Down Fortune Tellers
  • Photo booth
  • Face painting
  • Carnival games & inflatables
  • New Year's hat craft
  • Edible snowman
  • Sherwood Park School of Music performances

Enbridge Energy Zone
Community Centre

  • Lego
  • Petting zoo
  • Free hot chocolate from Investors Group
  • Free coffee from Vicky's Bistro and Wine Bar
  • Inflatables
  • Snowflake lanterns
  • Green and Clean
  • Education station from
  • Salto Gymnastics
  • Beaner's fun cuts for kids
  • Edible inukshuks
  • Winter wonderland family games
  • Strathcona County Library
  • Parent Link
  • Face painting
  • Winter village playground and family chill zone by Gallery@501
  • Live shows in Council Chambers
  • Panago Pizza
    • Puppet show at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    • Dance Fusion Academy of Dance at 4:30 p.m. & 6:10 p.m.
  • Cooper Studios / Pump Records Performances
    • 4:00-4:30 pm - Megan Nolan
    • 4:30-5:00 pm - Jessica Powell
    • 5:00-5:30 pm - Brianna Boyko
    • 5:30-6:00 pm - Mary Stinchcombe
    • 6:00-6:30 pm - Vickey Ziegler
    • 6:30-6:45 pm - Hailey Reid
    • 6:45-7:00 pm - Brynlee Horn
    • 7:00-7:30 pm - Victoria Clarke
    • 7:30-8:00 pm - Kaelan Knox

On January 1 the FUN continues!

Free skating, hot chocolate, family crafts and more !

Food on Dec 31 from 4 - 8 p.m.

  • Community Centre (Panago Pizza )
  • Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre (Sherwood Park Kings Club)
  • Festival Place (Family Affair Catering)

Free Park 'N Ride on Dec 31

Strathcona County Transit shuttle service

  • First 100 children receive a New Year's mystery bag!
  • Bethel Transit Terminal (650 Bethel Drive) to Broadmoor Lake Park starts at 3:30 p.m. and runs every 15 minutes.
  • Broadmoor Lake to Bethel Transit Terminal (650 Bethel Drive) starts at 3:45 p.m. and departs in front of Festival Place running every half hour. Last shuttle is at 8:45 p.m.
  • The bus stop is directly outside of the Festival Place front doors.
  • Remember, local transit service in Sherwood Park is free after 6 p.m.

Parking & Road Closures

Road Map (289.0 KB)

Road closures: Festival Avenue and Festival Lane, closed on December 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Parking: Above and below ground parking at the Community Centre will be available for free. Parking is also available at Festival Place and at the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre.

Please note that parking on Oak Street, from the Broadmoor Public Golf Course south to Sherwood Drive, will be for residents only from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Parking passes will be required for street parking and will be bylaw enforced.

What should I bring to the Festival?

  • Warm clothes
  • A helmet, stick and skates for shinny hockey
  • Skates and a helmet for on ice activities

Lost Child and Medical Services

Lost Child

  • Located in Community Centre lobby and Festival Place
  • The Lost Child Stations are operated by Citizens on Patrol members who will be on site from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • To ensure your family has a safe and fun experience, remember to visit the Lost Child Stations to receive a free wristband for your child, which you can write your name and cell phone number on. Should you be separated from your child, your child will be escorted directly to the nearest lost child station and you will be contacted.

Medical Services

  • The volunteer First Aid Team is available from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Located in Community Centre lobby and Festival Place lobby
  • Each information desk is equipped with band aids

Community Partner

Sherwood Park Elks logoSherwood Park Elks

Presenting sponsors

Coca-Cola Rohit Group of Companies
Enbridge Pipelines Sherwood Park Mall
G & J Parking Lot Maintenance


Education StationPanago Pizza
Investors GroupSunridge Ski Area
Sherwood Park Figure Skating Club Canar Rock Products Ltd.
Salto GymnasticsImage Works
Sherwood Park Curling Club Sherwood Print & Copy
W.R. Scott Equipment Ltd. Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids

Festival friends

  • Citizens on Patrol
  • RCMP
  • Strathcona County Library
  • Dancefusion Academy of Dance
  • Vicky's Bistro | Wine Bar
  • Broadmoor Auto Body Ltd.
  • Sobeys
  • Pals Geomatics Corp.
  • Sureway Construction Group Ltd.
  • Sherwood Park School of Music
  • Robin Hood Association
  • Sherwood Park News
  • Cooper Studios / Pump Records Inc.

Funding provided by

Government of Canada

Additional information

Last updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014
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