But, with temperatures expected to dip to -24 degrees Celsius and with windchill values below minus 30, The City was forced to cancel these. Spencer's, located at 10th and Dodge streets, is almost booked with reservations.
"There's indoor programming planned in the federal building there, as well we've relocated some of our roving entertainment into the pedway", said City of Edmonton supervisor Tannia Franke.
The restaurant also isn't concerned about the annual fireworks display being postponed a week.
Leaders add the public should be, as well.
For those living in Israel, the new year is still hours ahead at the time of writing.
More than half a million people are expected to celebrate New Year's Eve in Melbourne with authorities putting parts of the city into "lockdown" as they try to guarantee the safety of revellers.
"Back home, the first thing you see on TV is Sydney, the fireworks in Sydney, so it's a must", she said.
While iView will remain geoblocked during the broadcast, if you're overseas and hankering for some antipodean New Year's action, the ABC advises that its YouTube, Facebook and Periscope coverage will be available globally.
All of today's events are sold out but Keelin Fagan, head of Dublin for Fáilte Ireland, says the celebrations continue tomorrow from 12 midday.
Le Bouillon is another Old Market restaurant that isn't deterred by the cold weather or the postponing of the fireworks. The kitchen is going to be firing.
"Any aerial fireworks, if the grass is really, really dry, we tend to try to discourage those because we do have a lot of fires out in the county because of the fireworks", Faulkner said. After you have shot something, it's best to put it in a bucket of water to make sure it has completely gone out.