New Years in Banff
What better place than to celebrate the beginning of a New Year than in Banff National Park? Surrounded by beautiful mountains with music, entertainment, some of the best food on the planet and a little bubbly to commemorate the occasion. Here are a list of things happening in Banff on Dec 31st, to help you prepare for what promises to be a fantastic evening.
New Years Eve in Downtown Banff
This family-friendly event includes skating with Isabelle the Wonderful at the downtown rink, roasting marshmallows, fire dancers, interpretive Indigenous stories and dance, a fat bike obstacle course and music on our main stage, plus rides on the children’s train – The New Year’s Eve Express. The party caps off with a New Year’s Eve countdown and pyrotechnics show at the high school rink. There are no fireworks this year.
Time: 7 p.m. – midnight
New Years Torchlight Parade
Ring in the New Year with a Torchlight parade at Mount Norquay. The torchlight parade begins at the summit of the North American Chair and can be seen from the town of Banff.
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.
New Years Eve Dinner at Lake Louise Ski Resort
Enjoy a spectacular buffet supper, cash bar, night snow tubing followed by a dance party with One Nite Band, right until midnight with of course, A champagne toast! Bring the whole family to ring in 2019 in Lake Louise!
Time: 6:30 p.m. until midnight
New Years Eve at The Dancing Sasquatch
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Banff’s favorite nightclub. Our top DJ’s pump out amazing beats, making it a completely untamed celebration complete with party favors and champagne cocktails for everyone! It’s the perfect place for friends to ring in the biggest night of the year.
Time: 8:30 p.m. until 3 a.m.
Maple Leaf New Year’s Eve Dinner
Ring in the New Year in the heart of downtown Banff. Join us for our a la carte menu between 5:00pm and 6:00pm or dine on our chef’s 5 course menu offered after 8:00pm. Those who dine off of our chef’s menu will also get entry into our sister venue, Park Distillery, from 11:30pm onwards where there will be a cocktail style party with live music.
Time: starting at 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve at the Balkan
Join the Balkan Restaurant for one of Banff’s most unique New Years Eve 2019 celebrations. A delicious 3 course dinner featuring our best contemporary and classic Greek creations. Includes our famous live bellydancing show as we head into New Year 2018. Plus all your party favors and a glass of sparkling wine at midnight. Join us for a smashing Banff New Years Eve.
Time: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.