The New Year is just around the corner, and you can ring it in with some free family-friendly activities and entertainment.

On New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) from 4 to 8 p.m., Strathcona County is hosting its annual New Year's Festival at Festival Place. 

The festival starts with snowshoeing, crafts, and shinny hockey, with performances from fire dancers, figure skaters, and even an aerial artist.

Other festivities include hot chocolate and smores along with a classic winter treat, cabane a sucre.

The festival finishes the night with its annual fireworks show at Broadmoor Lake Park, right next to Festival Place.

Although attendance is free, participants are asked to bring donations for the Strathcona Food Bank.

The fun continues on New Year's Day (Jan. 1) at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, where they host cross-country skiing, snowshoe rambles, and even ski lessons.

You can see a full list of the festival's events here.