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15 things to do in Calgary this long weekend

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DH Calgary Staff Dec 31, 2015 4:36 pm

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between January 1 and January 3.

For a complete list of events check out our Calgary events calendar.

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

  • What: Celebrate the beauty of Viennese music at Calgary’s 19th New Year’s concert with incredible melodies from operettas, while watching ballerinas and ballroom dancers.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, January 1, 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Fairmont Palliser

  • What: The Fairmont Palliser is hosting a brunch buffet, which includes a glass of champagne to celebrate the new year.
  • Where: Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, January 1 between 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $75

Polar Bear Dip 2016

  • What: Start the new year with an ice cold dip in the lake by the Elbow Valley Residents Club.
  • Where: Elbow Valley Residents Club – 100 Misty Morning Drive
  • When: Friday, January 1 at 1 p.m.

New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Fairmont Palliser

  • What: The Fairmont Palliser is hosting a brunch buffet and includes a glass of champagne to celebrate the new year.
  • Where: Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, January 1 between 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $7

Calgary Roughnecks vs Saskatchewan Rush

  • What: The Calgary Roughnecks play the Saskatchewan Rush.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Saturday January 2
  • Cost: Varies

Zoolights at Calgary Zoo

  • What: Incredible lights illuminate the Calgary Zoo in almost every colour imaginable. Along with beautiful scenery you can skate on their skating rink, visit Santa, do kids activities and watch the Calgary Zoo’s new interactive light display.
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
  • When: Now until Saturday, January 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $14 for general admission, $11 for children, and $5 for parking.

Winter CARnival

  • What: Gather your friends and family for the Winter CARnival at the Gasoline Alley Museum where activities and tons full of fun will be happening.
  • Where: Heritage Park, Gasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Now until Monday, January 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $10.50, $8.25 Senior (65+), $6.50 Youth (7 to 14), $5.25 for children (3 to 6) and free for ages 2 and under

Dirty Dancing

  • What: Follow Baby and Johnny on their romantic journey presented by Broadway Across Canada.
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: December 29 to January 3; Tuesday to Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Horsin Around

  • What: Offering Sleigh Rides, pony rides, petting zoo, campfire and hot chocolate, to create a day of fun at Horsin Around.
  • Where: Horsin Around – 3729 146 Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, January 1, 2, and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $10, $8 for kids 3 to 17, and $29 for a family

Watch hockey’s World Junior Championship

  • What: Sit, have a pint, and watch a game at various bars and pubs around Calgary.
  • Where: Various venues. Check spots to watch the Championship here.
  • When: Until January 6

Calgary Hitmen vs Brandon Wheat Kings

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Brandon Wheat Kings.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Sunday, January 3 at 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

  • What: Every evening a quarter of a million lights blanketing Spruce Meadows will glow. If you like skating there is a rink to skate on and if you get hungry they also serve hot chocolate, coffee and snacks.
  • Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • When: Now until Sunday, January 3 between 5 and 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Lion’s Festival of Lights

  • What: Drive by or walk by this Festival of Lights designed by Dean McKenzie, if you’re stopping by bring your sled as there is a small hill behind the lights that you can sled on. The Lion’s Festival of Lights is now considered 99% green with 115,000 LED light bulbs.
  • Where: 14 Street NW, Calgary
  • When: Now until Friday, January 8 at 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

80 Solid Gold 2: A Musical Revue

  • What: Stage West is back to perform all of the top influential new wave pop and rock songs in this second part of their show.
  • Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Avenue SE
  • When: Now through until February 7
  • Cost: Varies

Jubilations Dinner Theatre: Modern Family Vacation

  • What: Enjoy a dinner theatre play about a couple that decide to go on a Titanic II cruise for their anniversary only for their family to decide to come along too. Nothing could go wrong right?
  • Where: Jubilations – 1002 37 Street SW, Calgary
  • When: November 13 to February 14
  • Cost: $70 to $80 for adult; $48 for Students and Seniors; $34 for children

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