New Year's Eve

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Thank you to the hundreds of revellers who joined the Town of Banff to say farewell to 2022 and bring in 2023 in style.

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The event featured family-friendly activities,  live music from local and regional artists, dance performances, a train for toddlers, kicksleds and snowshoes, hot chocolate and marshmallows roasted over fires, in Banff's beautiful Central Park

Cost: free, no tickets
Time: 6 p.m. start, conclusion at midnight 
Main location: Central Park

The 6 p.m. start is a great way to follow up skiing, hiking or skating at one of the two outdoor rinks in town (at the Train Station and the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre), activities inside The Fenlands or in shops and restaurants in downtown Banff.

The midnight pyrotechnics display in Central Park is a low altitude, low noise display to reduce impact on wildlife and pets at home. The pyrotechnics display is weather and wind dependent.

The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre
The Meadow Outdoor Rink will be open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (skate rentals available until 4 p.m.) 
Arena Public Skating Schedule:

  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Family Skating                  
  • 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sticks & Pucks                  
  • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Public Skating

Schedule of Outdoor Events in Central Park

*Schedule is subject to change. Event may be cancelled in the event of severe storm, high winds or temperatures drop below -21C with wind chill at Town's measurement 
(watch twitter.com/banff_town for updates)

6-9 p.m.

  • Lil Toot Train for toddlers

6 – 10 p.m.

  • Kicksled racing
  • Broomball
  • Try snowshoeing 
  • Ice Queen Appearances (6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.)
  • Indigenous Cultural Programming at the Teepee
  • Photo Booth and Banff sign replica (courtesy of BLLT)

Main Stage Performances


6 p.m. 

7 p.m. 

8 p.m.

10 p.m.

11:59 p.m. 

  • DJ countdown to 2023

12 a.m.

  • Pyrotechnics display to bring in the new year
    (Pyrotechnics are different to fireworks. This low-altitude, lower-noise display reduces impact on wildlife and pets)
    • Pyrotechnics would be cancelled if wind exceeds 20 km/h or if temperatures are below -21C with windchill at Town's measurement
      (watch twitter.com/banff_town for updates)