Celebrate at Strathcona County’s 2020 New Year’s Festival

December 18, 2019

Celebrate at Strathcona County’s 2020 New Year’s Festival

Ring in 2020 with free, family-friendly festivities on Tuesday, December 31 starting at 4 p.m. and concluding with fireworks at 8 p.m. The fun will take place at Broadmoor Lake Park and include activities at Festival Place, the Community Centre, and the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre.

This year, wear your best Aloha or floral shirt on top of layers to enjoy tropical-themed activities both indoors and outdoors. Activities include snowshoeing, remote control bobsled races, mechanical surfing, glow and themed crafts, LED and fire dancers, cabane à sucre, shinny hockey, skating and more! Warm up with hot chocolate in either the Broadmoor Lake Park Picnic Shelter or Community Centre Agora, where you can also enjoy performances by children’s entertainers TEAM T&J at 5 p.m.,  6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Wagon rides will be FREE and are located beside the Sherwood Park Arena.

FREE Transit Park ‘N Ride will be available for attendees departing the Bethel Transit Terminal beginning at 3:30 p.m. Buses will run every fifteen minutes to Broadmoor Lake Park and back. The last departure is at 8:45 p.m. from Festival Place.

Drivers are reminded that Festival Way is closed (local traffic only) and Oak Street, Sunset Place, and Park Lane are resident parking only from  3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on December 31. Road closures and resident only parking will be enforced.

Continue celebrating the arrival of the new year with a day of outdoor winter fun at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre (strathcona.ca/wildernesscentre) on January 1, and enjoy the season’s Winter Play Days on December 23 and January 3.

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