City of Edmonton’s New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Edmonton on the rise and the ongoing health restrictions that have been put into place, the City of Edmonton has announced that it is cancelling this year’s New Year’s Eve event and fireworks show.
The celebration and fireworks had been scheduled to return to City Hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square this year, after having been relocated to the Alberta Legislature grounds for the past three years due to LRT construction.
The fireworks show cancellation will save the City $187,000, while the cancellation of programming will result in a savings of $60,000, resulting in a total cost-savings of $247,000 in 2020.
Edmontonian are encouraged to find safe, alternate ways to usher in 2021.
The decision to cancel this year’s New Year’s Eve event is in line with other Canadian cities, such as Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.