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New Year's Festival

Thursday, December 31 from 4 p.m - 8 p.m.

Broadmoor Lake Park, Community Centre and Festival Place

Ring in 2016 with FREE Winter Wonderland family fun and entertainment!

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Activity schedule |  Free Park 'N Ride | What to bring | ConcessionsLost child and medical services | Sponsors and partners

Free Park 'N Ride on Dec 31

Strathcona County Transit shuttle service

  • 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.
  • Free local service: starting 12 noon, December 31 to 2 a.m., January 1, 2016
  • Free commuter service: starting 6 p.m., December 31 to 2 a.m, January 1, 2016

Parking & road closures

Road Map (289.0 KB)

Road closures: Festival Avenue and Festival Lane, closed on December 31 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Parking: Underground 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. - 8 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

Food options at the Festival

  • Sherwood Park Kings Club Concessions are open in the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre lobby (hot dogs, fries, chips, etc.). Free hot chocolate provided by Investors Group is available in the Sherwood Park Sports Centre lobby
  • Family Affair Catering will be offering food and snacks in Festival Place
  • Panago Pizza will be available in the Community Centre. Free hot chocolate provided by Investors Group and free coffee provided by Vicky's Wine/Bistro Bar is also available in the hallway of the Community Centre.

Lost child and medical services

Lost Child

  • Located in Community Centre lobby and Festival Place lobby
  • The Lost Child Stations are operated by Citizens on Patrol members who will be on site from 4 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 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Located in Community Centre lobby and Festival Place lobby
  • Each information desk is equipped with band aids

Activities and schedule

Sponsors and partners

Community partner

Sherwood Park Text

Sherwood Park Elks

Presenting sponsors

coca cola logo
sherwood park mall logo
Enbridge logo
G & J Parking logo
Trina Hodges Logo
Rohit Group of Companies logo


Panago PizzaSunridge Ski Area
Investors GroupSherwood Park Figure Skating Club
Salto GymnasticsSherwood Park Curling Club

Festival friends

  • Citizens on Patrol
  • RCMP
  • Vicky's Bistro | Wine Bar

More information:

Recreation, Parks and Culture
Phone: 780-467-2211

Last updated: Friday, January 22, 2016
Page ID: 43227