Ring in 2017 with a magical evening of wizardry fun!

December 15, 2016

Ring in 2017 with a magical evening of wizardry fun!

Residents are invited to experience a free evening of magical fun at this year’s New Year’s Eve festival on Saturday, December 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. As Strathcona County’s second largest annual festival, the New Year’s Eve activities will carry festival goers into 2017 with a night of family fun featuring wizard themed activities and entertainment.

All the magic is set to take place in the Strathcona County Community Centre (401 Festival Lane) extending into Broadmoor Lake Park, Festival Place and the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre (2015 Oak Street).

Residents are reminded to dress in layers and come prepared to enjoy all the magical indoor and outdoor activities including wizard science, broomstick making, wizard wands, indoor snowboarding, s’more making, snowshoeing, remote control bobsled races, snowluge, skating, fire shows and more! Heart healthy donations for the Strathcona County Food Bank are also encouraged.

Returning this year is the dazzling Winter Sky Show. This innovative animated show will digitally transform the exterior tower of Festival Place, with shows running throughout the evening.

The family-friendly festival will conclude with the ever popular Sherwood Park Mall Fireworks at 8 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to use the FREE Transit Park ‘N Ride at the Bethel Transit Terminal beginning at 3:30 p.m. Buses will run every fifteen minutes to Broadmoor Lake Park and back. The last shuttle is at 8:45 p.m.

Drivers are reminded that Festival Avenue, Festival Way (local traffic only) and Festival Lane roads will be closed from 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595