Celebrate at Strathcona County’s 2019 New Year’s Festival

December 13, 2018

Celebrate at Strathcona County’s 2019 New Year’s Festival

Ring in the New Year with free family festivities on Monday, December 31 starting at 4 p.m. followed by fireworks at 8 p.m. The fun will take place at Broadmoor Lake Park and include activities at Festival Place and the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre.

Dress in layers to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities including snowshoeing, remote control bobsled races, indoor snowboarding, crafts, The Hockey Circus Show, skating and more! Warm up with hot chocolate and satisfy your sweet tooth with cabane à sucre.

This year the wagon rides are FREE and are located beside the Sherwood Park Arena. Make sure to pick up your timed tickets beforehand at the Recreation Administration Office or inside at the Festival Place information booth during the event.

Everyone is 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. Healthy non-perishable food donations for the Strathcona County Food Bank are encouraged.

Drivers are reminded that Festival Way is closed from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on December 31 (local traffic only).

Continue celebrating the arrival of the New Year with a day of outdoor winter fun at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre on January 1, and enjoy Winter Freeze Fest activities from December 30 to January 4. 

Find New Year’s Festival details, including maps, parking information, schedules and the event mobile app or call 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