What: Watch Luge athletes compete to win in different categories. While the Viessmann Luge World Cup is occurring on December 19 there will also be another event, WinSport’s Christmas at the track, which includes seeing Santa, sleigh rides, a petting zoo and more.
Where: Luge Track at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – 323, 151 Canada Olympic Road SW
When: Friday, December 18 to Saturday, December 19
Cost: Free on December 18, $15 for a family or $10 for an individual on December 19 ($5 off if you bring a lightly used jacket).
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: Now until December 23; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
What: Get into the spirit of Christmas on the weekends by taking a wagon ride, singing carols and visiting Santa. Perhaps decorating gingerbread cookies or visiting the petting zoo is more your style, there are plenty of activities to do at this ongoing traditional Christmas event.
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
When: Now until Sunday, December 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $10.50; $8.25 Senior (65+); $6.50 Youth ( 7 to 14); $5.25 Child (3 to 6) and free for ages 2 and under
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
When: Now until Saturday, January 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $14 for general admission, $11 for children, and $5 for parking.