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New Years Eve in Edmonton 2023: Part One

Every year, as Christmas draws nearer, thoughts also turn to the next big event.  You likely always find yourself asking, “What should we do for New Year’s Eve?” and you probably ask it close to the last minute.  Well, here we are again!  Will New Year’s Eve be just the same-old, same-old or will you inject some excitement into the celebrations?  

We’ve got just a few of the amazing things happening in Edmonton and even still, we need to make this a two-parter.  Got kids?  There’s stuff for you!  Want to do a couples thing?  There’s stuff for you!  Want to eat great food?  There’s stuff for you!  Want to dance the night away?  Ok, you get it.  Off we go!


Noon-Year’s Eve at TELUS World of Science Edmonton

Your little ones will love to celebrate the start of the new year a little while earlier and at TELUS World of Science.  Head over to the Syncrude Science Stage for some fun science, a new year countdown and a scientific twist on fireworks.  You don’t have to make the one event your whole visit.  Take in an IMAX movie, or the kid-friendly special at the Zeidler Dome called One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure.

World Water Park’s Beach Ball

Fun for family members of all ages, head on over to West Edmonton Mall’s World Water Park for the New Year’s Eve Beach Ball.  From 6pm on the 31st to 12am on Jan 1st, swim, frolic, enjoy live entertainment, food and fireworks.  Get all the info and your tickets as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out.

Magic of Lights at RAD Torque Raceway

Head down to Leduc County to the RAD Torque Raceway for the second to last night of Magic of Lights.  This drive-thru holiday like spectacular has become a tradition for Edmontonians and those in the surrounding areas.  Marvel at 2.5 kilometres of LED light displays from the comfort of your car during the approximately 30-minute experience.  It’s a lovely way to say goodbye to 2022.  Get tickets and info here.

Clay & Cupcakes

Fun at any time of the year, painting pottery is an amazing option for a daytime family new year activity.  Book a 2-hour slot, choose your pottery, and paint to your heart’s content.  There are dozens of options for things to decorate, from soap dishes to cookie jars and endless combinations of colours.  Creativity, dexterity and imagination come to life with the added satisfaction of seeing the end result about a week later (after firing) when you can pick up your items.  Snack on a cupcake after your session because Clay & Cupcakes actually does have cupcakes. 

Hotels – Party & Stay

JW Marriott Fire & Ice 

The JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District brings you the Fire & Ice Social, the event that’s sure to make this a New Year’s Eve to remember…  A night for glamour in the splendid Wayne Gretzky Ballroom!  Your evening features exceptional dining, drinks and entertainment.  Enjoy performances by Sangea Academy Drummers and Firefly Entertainment as flair bartenders mix up excitement and cocktails.  Your booking includes two tickets to this 18+ event and one guestroom.  For all the details and to book now, click here.

NYE at the Westin Edmonton

Share Restaurant is the setting for new year celebrations at The Westin, but dinner isn’t the only thing on the menu.  There will be live entertainment, a full bottle of wine, party favours, a dessert buffet and sparkling wine at midnight.  Dinner seating is from 8:00pm to 10:00pm and kicks off a night of celebrations.  Book your spot at the table before you run out of time!  And while you’re at it, why figure out the hassle of cabs or driving?  Book a room and stay the night so you don’t have to give it a second thought.

New Year’s Dining & Champagne in the Chateau 

Edmonton’s iconic Fairmont Hotel Macdonald splashes out for the new year like no where else and you shouldn’t miss attending at least one year – make it this year!  You have a difficult choice to make… will it be the Champagne Soiree (dance the night away to a live DJ, with champagne and canapes) or will you have Dinner first (a 6 course meal in the Harvest Room) FOLLOWED by the soiree?  No matter which you go for, make sure to also book a room for the night so you can take the elevator home.

New Year’s Eve with a View at LaRonde

Speaking of icons, Edmonton’s LaRonde Revolving Restaurant has been providing 360-degree views of the city since the 1960’s as well as some of the finest dining the city has to offer.  It’s no wonder then, that new year celebrations and LaRonde go together like two peas in a pod.  The night includes a special limited-item menu of truly exceptional dishes to choose from, as well as drink pairings, live entertainment, and the best view of fireworks in all of Edmonton.  Call 780-420-8366 to reserve your table and make it an overnight with a room at the Chateau Lacombe.

Next week we’ll be back with dining, dancing and even some truly last-minute options for the final night of ’22.  But make sure to get some more cash in your pocket so you can really celebrate in style!  The Edmonton’s Best Hotels 1, 2, 3 Rewards deal gives you up to $225 of extras and your hotel stay at the best available rate. 

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Terms and Conditions

The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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