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New Year's Festival

New Year's Fun

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Many thanks to all our volunteers, sponsors and community partners!

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

Prairie Walk (The green space directly across the road from Festival Place's front doors) 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. Sledges will be provided on New Year's Eve - please bring your own sledge starting New Year's Day.)
  • Ice slides
  • Snow building activities
  • Fire dancer performance at 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. outside the Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. at Broadmoor Lake Park Plaza (directly outside the south facing doors of the Sherwood Park Sports Centre)
  • Snow and ice play structures
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cooking s'mores on a campfire
  • Jam can curling
  • Broom ball
  • Cabane a sucre
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides (Tickets are $1 per person. Children under 2 do not need a ticket; however, the child must sit on an adult's lap. Do not be disappointed, purchase your ticket in advance at the Recreation Administration Office, 2025 Oak Street. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Festival Place information desk - Festival Place lobby.)

Please note that outdoor activities are weather dependent.

Sherwood Park Arena

  • Community shinny hockey 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Remember your equipment! Skate check is available from 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sherwood Park Sports Centre lobby information desk so you do not have to carry your equipment while enjoying the off-ice activities.)
  • Sherwood Park Figure Skating Club performance 7 p.m. Featuring 2 of the Sherwood Park Figure Skating Club's National Competitors 2015, Kira Gallant and Aislinn Ganci.
  • Sherwood Park Kings concession

Sherwood Park Sports Centre

  • Family fun skating from 4 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. (Remember your skates and helmet! **Not to worry if you forget your skates, we have a few pairs for individuals to borrow. Skate check is available from 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sherwood Park Sports Centre lobby information desk so you do not have to carry your skates while enjoying the activities.)
  • Free hot chocolate by the Investor's 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

  • Sherwood Park Elks splashing fun
  • 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
  • Salto Gymnastics
  • Festival hair creations by 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
  • Panago Pizza
    • Princess and the Pea puppet shows (approximately 20 minutes) at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    • Dance Fusion Academy of Dance performances at 4:30 p.m. & 6:10 p.m.
  • Live shows in Council Chambers
  • Cooper Studios / Pump Records Performances
    • 4:00-4:30 pm - Megan Nolan
    • 4:30-4:45 pm - Hailey Reed
    • 4:45-5:15 pm - Jessica Powell
    • 5:15-5:45 pm - Brianna Boyko
    • 5:45-6:00 pm - Brynlee Perry
    • 6:00-6:30 pm - Vickey Ziegler
    • 6:30-7:00 pm - Victoria Clarke
    • 7:00-7:30 pm - Kaelan Knox
    • 7:30-8:00 pm - Tea Gonzales

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.
  • Free local service: starting 12 noon, December 31 to 2 a.m., January 1, 2015
  • Free commuter service: starting 6 p.m., December 31 to 2 a.m, January 1, 2015

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: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Page ID: 43227