It was a quieter evening than usual on Thursday night at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza, typically home to the city’s new year’s eve celebrations. With the public health emergency still ongoing, there was no big party and no official fireworks display to ring in 2021. Seen here are some of the Christmas lights at Olympic Plaza in the foreground, with Calgary’s Historic City Hall in seasonal colours in the background.
Santa Claus gets ready to take a peek at a last-minute Christmas wish before he checks his list twice and heads out on his annual visit. This scene was from a light show outside the Rio hotel in Las Vegas in December 2018.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic put practically all of the Calgary Stampede’s activities on hold this year, the organization put on a fireworks display on what would have been the first and last days of the fair/rodeo.
Here was the view from Scotsman’s Hill in Ramsay on the night of the second show on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
This is a quick smartphone snap from down on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, just minutes into 2020. This is a pedestrian-only area during the day but normally open to cars after 6 p.m. In the small hours of January 1, 2020, the people of Calgary had clearly decided otherwise.