Ring in 2018 at Strathcona County’s New Year’s Eve Festival

December 15, 2017

Ring in 2018 at Strathcona County’s New Year’s Eve Festival

Residents are invited to celebrate Canada 150 one last time! Enjoy a free evening of fun at this year’s New Year’s Eve festival on Sunday, December 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family activities and entertainment will be superhero themed.

All the fun will take place at the Strathcona County Community Centre (401 Festival Lane), extending into nearby Broadmoor Lake Park, Festival Place and the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre.

Residents are reminded to dress in layers and come prepared to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities including superhero science, superhero cape and mask crafts, indoor snowboarding, s’more making, snowshoeing, remote control bobsled races, skating spectacular, fire shows and more! There will also be skating at the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre, and special Canada 150 performances by children’s entertainer Team T&J at Council Chambers in the Community Centre. Healthy non-perishable food 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 evening of fun will conclude with the ever-popular Sherwood Park Mall Fireworks at 8 p.m. This year’s display will be even bigger, as we say good-bye to a fantastic year of Canada 150 celebrations.

Residents are encouraged to use the FREE Transit Park ‘N Ride at the Bethel Transit Terminal beginning at 3:30 p.m. Busses 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.

Full details including maps, parking information, schedules and the event mobile app is available at www.strathcona.ca/events or by calling 780-467-2211.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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