New Year's Festival


New Year's Festival

Monday, December 31 from 4 p.m to 8 p.m.
Broadmoor Lake Park, Festival Place and Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre

Ring in New Year's Eve with FREE family fun. 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 cabana à sucre. 

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

The festivities wrap up with the traditional fireworks at Broadmoor Lake Park at 8 p.m.

Want to continue celebrating the start of a new year?

Ring in 2019 with FREE family fun and entertainment!

  • 1. Free Park 'N Ride on Dec 31

    Strathcona County Transit Shuttle Service

    • Bethel Transit Terminal (650 Bethel Drive) to Broadmoor Lake Park starts at 3:30 p.m. and runs every 15 minutes.
    • Broadmoor Lake Park to Bethel Transit Terminal (650 Bethel Drive) starts at 3:45 p.m. and departs in front of Festival Place running every 15 minutes. Last shuttle is at 8:45 p.m.
    • The bus stop is directly outside of the Festival Place front doors.
  • 2. Parking and Road Closures

    Road Closure Map

    Road closures: Festival Way is closed (local traffic only), on December 31 from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Parking on Oak Street on December 31: parking from the Broadmoor Public Golf Course south to Sherwood Drive is for residents only from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parking passes are required for street parking during this time and will be bylaw enforced.

  • 3. Event map

    Check out our New Year's Festival event map to plan your visit.

  • 4. Wagon Ride Tickets

    Be sure to pick up your FREE timed wagon ride ticket(s) beforehand at the Recreation Administration Office or inside Fesitval Place at the information booth during the event.

    Wagon rides are located in Broadmoor Lake Park beside the Sherwood Park Arena.

  • 5. What should I bring to the Festival?

    • Warm clothes: dress in layers to account for indoor and outdoor activities, including the outdoor fireworks!
    • A helmet, stick and skates for inside shinny hockey.
    • Skates and a helmet for all ice activities
  • 6. Food options at the Festival

    • Sherwood Park Kings Club Concessions are open in the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre lobby (hot dogs, fries, chips, etc.).
    • Free hot chocolate available in the Igloo located on Broadmoor Lake Plaza.
    • Festival Catering will be offering food and snacks in Festival Place
  • 7. Lost child and medical services

    Lost Child

    • Located in the lobbies in Festival Place and Sherwood Park Sports Centre.
    • Citizens on Patrol members will operate the Lost Child Station and will be on site from 4 p.m. to 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, upon which you can write your name and cell phone number. Should you and your child become separated, your child will be escorted directly to the lost child station and staff will contact you.

    Medical Services

    • The volunteer First Aid Team is available from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Located in the lobbies at Festival Place and the Sherwood Park Arena.
    • Each information desk is equipped with adhesive bandages.


Kinsmen Leisure Centre will be closed at 7:15 p.m. on December 31, 2018.

New Year’s Eve Activities

Sponsors and partners

Festival partner

Coca-Cola Bottling Limited

Presenting sponsors

Sherwood Park Mall Rohit Group of Companies Enbridge
G&J Construction Group Signs on Site

Official sponsors

Fun Park Amusement Centre IG Wealth Management Sunridge Ski Area
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar Sherwood Park TD Toast Breakfast & Lunch
United Sport & Cycle Ltd. W.R. Scott Equipment Ltd.

Photos and videos may be taken at this event for promotional purposes.

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Related department:
Recreation, Parks and Culture

Last updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Page ID: 43227