The annual New Year’s Eve party and fireworks display in downtown Edmonton is moving to the Alberta legislature grounds for 2017.
A number of events have been relocated out of Churchill Square due to ongoing construction on the Stanley A. Milner Library and the LRT.
The city wasn’t immediately available to comment on the move on Friday afternoon, but the city’s website stated the celebrations would be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Dec. 31.
The fireworks show will happen at 9 p.m. Last year, the city held two fireworks shows, one at 8:30 p.m. for families with young children and another at midnight. It wasn’t immediately clear why the city decided to move the fireworks display to 9 p.m.
The New Year’s festivities will wrap up a year of celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday, the city said.
More details on the New Year’s Eve celebration will be released closer to the date.