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Free New Year's Eve Public Transit Service

Start your New Year on a safe note — take transit to and from your New Year’s Eve celebrations. ETS and DATS service is free after 5pm until the end of service. Donations collected in ETS fare boxes on New Year’s Eve will be given to the DONATE A RIDE program.

Note: Route 599 to Edmonton Garrison and Route 747 to the Edmonton International Airport are not part of the New Year’s Eve free service.

On December 31, buses and LRT use regular Sunday schedules with extended evening service on bus routes that normally operate after 10pm on weekdays. Late Night Owl service is also available for Route 1, 4, 8 and 9 until approximately 3am.

Extra Capital Line LRT service starts at 2:30pm. Last Capital Line trains depart Century Park and Clareview stations at 3:10am. Last Metro Line trains depart Health Sciences station at 2:42am and NAIT at 3:03am.

Enjoy celebrations longer by tracking your bus anywhere, anytime by using real-time tools on your phone or computer.

Holiday Lights Tour

ETS Christmas Light Tours

In spirit of the holiday season, ETS will offer Christmas Lights Tours to thank transit riders. ETS volunteers will be offering tours on:

  • Friday​,​ December 8
  • Saturday​,​ December 9
  • Sunday​,​ December 10
  • Friday​,​ December 15
  • Saturday​,​ December 16
  • Sunday​,​ December 17

There will be three tours per night, starting at 6pm, 6:15pm and 6:30pm.

Tours will depart from the north side of City Hall on 99 Street and 103A Avenue (bus ​stop #1123).

Tickets are $5 each and will be on sale through Tix On The Square starting December 1. Tickets must be picked up in person prior to your tour.

All proceeds go to the Donate-a-Ride program.

This year, tours will begin at the Alberta Legislature where guests will be able to view the display and listen to the choirs. Next, tours will depart to Candy Cane Lane and return to Churchill Square and City Hall.

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