Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between December 21 and 25.
For a complete list of events check out our
Calgary events calendar.
What: The Calgary Flames play the Winnipeg Jets.
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
When: Tuesday, December 22 at 7 p.m.
What: Watch stand up comedy in a punk rock basement featuring Amy Bugg, Ben Cannon, Ian Wallace and more!
Where: Vern’s – 622 8 Avenue SW
When: Tuesday, December 22 at 8 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $5; Cash only
What: Spirit in the Mountain, presented by Canmore Cave Tours, will get you into the spirit of Christmas. Be lead by your expert guides through the passages of Rats Nest Cave and be under ground for roughly two hours at this 4.5 hour event.
Where: Canmore Cave Tours – 129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore
When: Now until Tuesday, December 22 at 6 p.m.
Cost: $155 for adults, $136 for youth
What: Shine FM will be playing Christmas Music throughout the day at Olympic Oval, the worlds fastest ice. Remember it is mandatory to wear a helmet while you skate.
Where: The Olympic Oval – 2500 University Drive NW
When: Tuesday, December 22 from noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: $2 with a donation of a non-perishable food item to the Calgary Food Bank
What: People of all ages are welcome to the Live performance by The Jingles. The band will surely get you into the festive mood with Christmas music and holiday cheer.
Where: Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar – 990 10 Street SE
When: Wednesday, December 23 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Optional cover; 50% of the proceeds go to The Jingles and 50 per cent go to the Peloton 65
What: The Christmas Carol Project has been running 20 years, bringing together the original songs and narration from the Charles Dickens’ tale.
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
When: Monday, December 21 to 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Starting at $30
What: Full of fresh food and free entertainment as well as many different vendors to visit this little market is the perfect spot to visit during the winter.
Where: 510 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
When: Open Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed December 24 to January 6
What: Hosting farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lost of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.
Where: Cross Roads Market – 1235 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
When: Open Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed December 24 to January 1
What: Visit the many different vendors and explore what the Symons Valley ranch has to offer.
Where: Symons Valley Ranch – 14555 Symons Valley Road
When: Wednesday, December 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed December 24 to January 8
What: A festive classic, Theatre Calgary brings the Charles Dickens’ novel to life just in time for the holiday season.
Where: 240 9th Avenue SE
When: Now until Thursday, December 24 at 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Tickets starting at $57
What: Join the adventure about a little girl who gets a nutcracker for Christmas through the beautiful and graceful Alberta Ballet.
Where: Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
When: Now until Thursday, December 24; Various times, check schedule.
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: Thursday, December 24, 26, 27, 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
What: Was riding the slopes on your Christmas list? Well, Santa came through this year as you can ski or snowboard for free on Christmas day IF you are dressed up as Santa, an elf, a reindeer, or other character. (It must be a full costume, not just a hat, to qualify for the free full day pass).
Where: Mt. Norquary – PO Box 1520, Banff
When: Friday, December 25 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
What: Drive by or walk by this Festival of Lights designed by Dean McKenzie. The light display 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.
What: Celebrate 20 years of Airdrie’s Festival of Lights. You can walk around and marvel at the different light displays, go skating, and the kids can ride on a little train.
Where: Nose Creek Park, Airdrie
When: Now until Thursday, December 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: Admission by donation
What: Hilarious is only one of the words used to describe A Christmas Story – the musical, which is based on the holiday movie favourite. It’s about a boy in the 1940s who has a huge imagination and one wish for Christmas.
Where: StoryBook Theatre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW
When: December 4 to 23; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Cost: $21 for adults, $16 for children
What: View beautifully decorated trees in Canmore’s Civic Centre.
Where: Canmore Civic Centre – 7 Avenue, Canmore
When: Now until December 24
Cost: Admission by donation; Suggested donation is $2
What: Alberta Theatre Projects presents Legend Has It, a funny and heartwarming show where they choose someone from the audience to go on a quest to save the world.
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
When: Now until December 31; Tuesday to Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.
Cost: $30 to $57
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.
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
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: Now until Sunday, February 14
Cost: $70 to $80 for adult; $48 for Students and Seniors; $34 for children
Happy holidays from all of us at Calgary Buzz!
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