As if the cold could bother us anyway.
While the City of Calgary made the decision to pull the plug on the outdoor New Year’s Eve celebration – it was feeling around -40°C at the time, so who can really blame them – that didn’t stop festive Calgarians from gathering at Olympic Plaza to enjoy the fireworks and complete the countdown into 2018.
While that crowd was freezing their butts off at Olympic Plaza, the rest of the city was decked out in everything from 1920s outfits to 2017s club wear and partying it up at somewhat warmer venues.
But no matter where you ended up when that clock struck midnight, we all left 2017 behind and emerged into a brand new year on January 1.
Here’s a few photos of how Calgary celebrated the arrival of 2018.