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New Year’s Eve Celebration 2020 – City of Calgary
December 31, 2019 @ 11:59 pm - 12:15 am
Ring in 2020 by watching the fireworks display at midnight from the Calgary Tower. Wherever you happen to be celebrating throughout Calgary, make sure you look up to see the spectacular show that will ring in 2020. If you can’t see the fireworks from your location, they will be live streamed on calgary.ca.
There are many free and paid New Year’s Eve events happening throughout our city for all citizens and visitors to enjoy. Please visit our partner pages for more info.
Southland Leisure Centre New Years Eve Family Event
Village Square Leisure Centre New Years Eve Family Event
Central Library: New Years Event
Studio Bell: New Years Family Bash
Tourism Calgary: New Years Eve in Calgary
Downtown Calgary: New Years Things to Do
Learn more: City of Calgary – Recreation
There will be road and sidewalk closures from 11:50 p.m. Dec. 31, 2019 to 12:15 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020 as a result of the fireworks display:
-Centre St SE from 8 Ave SE to 9 Ave SE
-9 Ave SW from 1 St SW to 1 Ave SE
-9 Ave SW will be closed to pedestrians in front of the Calgary Tower, the sidewalk on south side of 9 Ave SW
More great content on The City of Calgary’s Newsroom
by [email protected] (Anonymous) on 25/02/2019 at 7:27 pm
On Monday, February 25, we're streamlining our online services by consolidating The City of Calgary News Blog and The City of Calgary Newsroom. This means one location to bookmark – making it easier to stay connected and informed on the stories that highlight the great works of The City and its employees.While this News Blog will no longer be updated, The City of Calgary Newsroom will evolve to include feature stories, photos, videos and other forms of content about the many municipal services and programs we offer to make Calgary a great place to live. Content from the News Blog will be archived.Mark your calendars for February 25 and check The City’s Newsroom for many great features. At this time you will not be able to subscribe to the newsroom to receive the content directly so please bookmark https://newsroom.calgary.ca/We are excited to share the news with you.
Historic City Hall's Tower Clock set to return to work
by [email protected] (Anonymous) on 19/12/2018 at 3:24 pm
At 107 years old, the City Hall Clock has already had a long career keeping time for Calgarians – and its career isn’t over. The iconic Calgary time piece will be back in its tower in Historic City Hall when restoration completes in 2020. Until then the Tower Clock, as it is fondly referred to, will be on display in the atrium of the Municipal Building, during regular business hours until fall of 2019. The clock will be housed in a transparent display case which will also be used to protect the clock when it is reinstalled within Historic City Hall.The Tower Clock is the only one of its kind in Canada, only 50 of this model were ever manufactured, and is one of just 12 Seth Thomas Clock Company models #16A around the world that still operates as designed.Once back to work, in the four-faced tower the Clock’s hands will again point out the time and its bells will chime the hours. A City employee will continue winding the Tower Clock by hand and doing regular inspections to see if any maintenance is needed when the Clock returns to work in the five-storey, sandstone tower.To our city’s early citizens, the Tower Clock was more than four pretty faces when installed in 1911. Its chimes were the only way most people knew what time it was as few could afford their own time pieces.Before the Tower Clock, the best mark of time the community had was canon fire at noon. Retired North West Mounted Police officer James H. Walker carried out the task.The Tower Clock has reliably served Calgarians over the decades with a little time off here and there as to be expected.While we no longer depend on a clock to tell us what time it is, the Tower Clock is still a treasure as a reminder of our past.For a historical background on the City Hall Clock visit http://www.calgary.ca/CS/CPB/Pages/Projects-and-initiatives/Historic-City-Hall/CityHallsFamousClock.aspxRead more stories of Historic City Hall at http://www.calgary.ca/CS/CPB/Pages/Projects-and-initiatives/Historic-City-Hall/Historic-Stories-and-Image-Gallery.aspx