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 New Year's Eve Celebration in Banff

New Year's Eve Celebration in Banff

The Town of Banff welcomes residents and visitors of all ages to Banff’s community New Year’s Eve celebration held in Central Park.

Celebrate in the Park

Banff Central Park, 6 – 12 p.m.

Bid farewell to 2023 and get ready for 2024 with free programming for all ages!

The family-friendly event offers live music, a mini train for toddlers, opportunities to race kicksleds, try broomball, enjoy hot chocolate*, maple syrup taffy on snow*, and marshmallows roasted over open fires*, and grab photos with the roving Snow Fairy, in front of the traditional Blackfoot tipi, Banff Sitting Bear or the replica Banff sign. All for free!

So, bundle up and let M.C. Rob Murray of Mountain FM take you through a wonderful night full of exciting performances, featuring live music from local and regional artists, such as local favorites Charlie B & Swanee and Northern Quarter, as well as the house band for the Calgary Flames, The Frontiers, and headliners The Steadies, a high-energy, four-piece Canadian power band that are sure to get you moving!

Enjoy captivating fire performances and mesmerizing roving characters from Beau Valley Circus, and meet with Blackfoot Medicine Speaks in their traditional tipi and catch their incredible Indigenous Dancing.

Please note: Banff Avenue will not be closing this year.
* while supplies last

Midnight Pyrotechnics

Banff Central Park, 12 a.m.

Count down the last minutes of 2023 and celebrate the arrival of 2024 with low altitude, low noise pyrotechnics!

Event Overview

December 31, 2023
6 pm - 12:15 am
Banff Central Park
Free Event

Please note: High winds or severe weather may result in the cancellation of some or all outdoor activities and pyrotechnics. Check the Town of Banff X's posts for any changes to event programming.

These are family-friendly events so please leave alcohol and cannabis at home.

Since 2018, the Town of Banff has used pyrotechnics display rather than traditional fireworks to decrease the noise impact on wildlife, as a responsible measure in a national park. Even though the use of pyrotechnics reduced noise because there is no secondary explosion and the low altitude reduced the distance of sound travel, the shows still produced noise, bright flashes, smoke at crowd level and litter that had to be carefully recovered.

Getting there: Parking, Walking and Transit

The parking lot at Central Park is closed on Dec. 31. Residents and people staying at hotels are urged to walk or cycle to Central Park and leave personal vehicles at home and at accommodations. Roam Public Transit is operating regular weekend service, connecting all areas of town, with free transit for registered residents. The bus stop on Banff Avenue at the Banff Park Museum is located at the event site. Riders can plan their trips using real-time tools and the Trip Planner at

For people coming from further away, park at the free, 9-hour parking lot at the Train Station, in the free upper levels of the Bear Street Parkade, or in one of the many visitor pay parking lots downtown.

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