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7 family friendly Christmas events to check out in Calgary

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Guest Author Dec 10, 2016 3:17 am 186

Written for Daily Hive by Aly Khan


Christmas time should mean quality time for the family. Some hot chocolate to keep you warm and these events around town to keep you entertained.

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Check out these 7 family-friendly events and create some Christmas memories that will last forever.

CP Holiday Train

  • What: A Holiday train that travels across North America playing concerts to raise donations for the local food bank
  • Where: Anderson C-Train Station – South parking lot
  • When: Saturday, December 10 from 6:45 to 7:45 pm
  • Cost: Free – Calgary Food Bank will be happy to accept either a cash donation or a non-perishable food item

Once upon a Christmas at Heritage Park

  • What: A Christmas experience from years past. Wagon rides, Christmas carols, and more are available for the family to enjoy
  • Where: Heritage Park
  • When: Weekends until December 28, 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: General (15+) $10.75, Senior (65+) $8.50, Youth (7 – 14) $6.75, Child (3 –6) – $5.50, (2 & under – free)

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Calgary

  • What: The classic Charles Dickens’ story of how a horrid Ebenezer Scrooge discovers his Christmas spirit.
  • Where: Theatre Calgary – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Until December 24
  • Cost: $35 and up

Market Collective Cheer

  • What: A marketplace where local artists promote art, photography, clothing, woodwork, glasswork and more. A great event for creative Christmas shopping
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW
  • When: December 16 to 18
  • Cost: Free to explore

The Polar Express train ride

Aspen Crossing Polar Express (Aspen Crossing/ Facebook)

Aspen Crossing Polar Express (Aspen Crossing/ Facebook)

  • What: Families get aboard the magical Polar Express at the “North Pole” and set off on an adventure to meet Santa that is filled with milk and cookies, the music from the motion picture, and a reading of The Polar Express
  • Where: Aspen Crossing Railway, on Highway 24
  • When: Until December 24
  • Cost: $57 to $75

Christmas in Kensington Movie Series

  • What: Spirited holiday movies to enjoy with the family
  • Where: Plaza Theatre in Kensington – 1133 Kensington Road NW
  • When: Every Saturday afternoon until December 24
  • Cost: Free

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