What: Start off the week by learning how to create your own essential oil bath salts, while enjoying drinks, delicious eats and a variety of giveaways throughout the night. Come Friday you’ll be glad you did! #Treatyourself
When: Monday, November 13
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: UTB Specialty and Fashion Shop – 36 4 Street NE
Tickets: Must be purchased at UTB prior to November 13, $5
What: Join Marnie Scheider from Creations to Treasure and learn how to create beautiful designs with simply a book. Your finished product will look great in your home, or perhaps gifted to someone special for Christmas.
What: Opened this past summer, this spot has become wildly known for its stunning turquoise interior, Instagram-famous jungle cats, and delicious family style menu of curries and traditional Indian bar snacks. They recently launched their new fall/winter menu, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Roasted bone marrow vindaloo anyone?
Time: Sunday to Thursday, 5 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday, 5 pm to 1 am
What: Take advantage of some unreal sales and get your Christmas shopping out of the way with a full day of shopping and special events. Join them in the evening for a VIP Cosmetic Gala and enjoy complimentary music, refreshments, appies and other holiday surprises.
What: Movement U is turning one this month and to celebrate they have a tonne of exciting festivities planned! Join them as they kick off this milestone with a sweat sesh, accompanied by a G&T from Wild Life Distillery afterward. Space is limited.
What: Featuring more than 200 professional artists from across Canada, this market features everything from vibrant jewellery, timeless home furnishing, seasonal decor, custom clothing and so much more!
When: Thursday, November 16 to 19
Thursday, November 16: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday, November 17: 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, November 18: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 19: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Calgary Telus Convention Centre – 136 8 Avenue SE
What: Where marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship collide. In this two-day conference, you will learn how to push the envelope and stay on top of Canada’s hottest marketing trends in the industry.
When: Thursday, November 16 to and Friday, November 17
What: Join local jewelry maker Alora Boutique for an evening of holiday-themed drinks, jewelry, shopping and giving back to our community. Each ticket includes one free drink, a chance to create your own gratitude piece and the chance to shop the limited “Diane Collection.” Half of the proceeds from each ticket will go towards supporting the Mustard Seed to help Alberta’s less fortunate.
When: Saturday, November 18
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Raw Canvas – 100-1130 Kensington Road, Calgary
What: There is no better way to kick off the holiday season then with a special appearance from Kris Kringle himself, aka Santa Claus. Come down early in the day for the opportunity to get your picture taken with Santa, verify your spot on the naughty or nice list, and make a Christmas wish. Then stick around for dusk, when Banff Avenue magically lights up with a procession of lively performers, colourful floats and, of course, the jolly ol’ man himself!
When: Saturday, November 18
Time: 10 am to 6:30 pm
Where: Photos at 327 Railway Ave, Banff; parade on Banff Avenue
What: The caves have a story to tell! Scoot, wiggle, crawl and slide into the heart of a mountain and enjoy a private, exclusive performance by The Raven and the Fox with 23 other visitors. This is a raw, unplugged, sensory experience that you won’t ever forget!
What: Calling all boss babes! Running into the busy season as a small business owner can only lead to a dreadful amount of stress. YYC Girl Gang has partnered up Your Mindful Collective to bring a workshop entirely dedicated to relaxation techniques. Kristen Layton will walk you through yoga asanas, breathing sequences, meditation, and more!
What: This month’s pop up is insanely cozy! Flannel Foxes is a local brand that prides itself in producing clothing that is reminiscent of our home and native land, while also ensuring that all their products are designed, printed, sewn and knit on Canadian soil.
When: Wednesday, November 1 to 30
Time: 11 am to 6 pm (weekdays), 11 am to 5 pm (weekends)
What: With an interpretive guide, take a moonlit walk through the forest and feast your eyes on the beauty of the Northern Lights and a sky full of stars, while sipping on steamy hot chocolate – it really doesn’t get much better than that. All photography levels welcome.
What: Getting snow early this year means our mountainous backyard is waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities. Take advantage and get some shredding in during this great pre-season, or take your snowshoes for an adventure around one of the many picturesque lakes that the Rockies have to offer – don’t forget to bring your camera!
Kristy is a creative Communications and PR strategist, freelance writer, coffee enthusiast and wine connoisseur who has a strong passion for travelling, art, style and fashion. Check out her blog (FloralandBows.com) for a taste of YYC through the lens of a refined, sassy, PR girl working on being a successful #girlboss.