What: Known as one of Canada’s largest holiday handcrafted shopping events, Festival of Crafts runs four days showcasing items from fashion to gourmet treats from over 250 talented artisans, artists and designers.
Where: BMO Centre at Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW
When: Now until November 29; Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for youths aged 13 to 17 and seniors, and free for children under 12
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: Friday, November 27 to Saturday, January 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $14 for general admission, $11 for children, and $5 for parking.
What: The Canadian Alpine Ski Team competes at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, amongst the Canadian Rockies. The Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup is the only world cup, outside of Europe, to join the ranks of the famous Club 5 Ski Classics.
What: Listen to the original score of A Charlie Brown Christmas performed by renowned drummer Jerry Granelli, the only surviving member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio who had written as well as performed A Charlie Brown Christmas’ soundtrack.
Where: Central United Church – 131 7 Avenue SW, Calgary
What: Be whisked away on the Polar Express where passengers will get to drink hot chocolate, eat treats and listen to the motion pictures sound track. Passengers on the train are encouraged to wear pajamas.
Where: Aspen Crossing 1 km west of Mossleigh on Highway 24, Mossleigh
When: Saturday, November 28 to Thursday, December 24, on select dates.
What: Let your dog have fun during the holidays too at DogFest, where there will be events like Doggy PlayDate and Christmas Marketplace, which will be full of vendors that sell items like doggy winter jackets, specialty leashes and more. Your pet can also get their Holiday portrait done while you are there.
Where: Montgomery Community Association – 5003 16 Avenue NW
What: Lougheed House will be filled to the brim with holiday decor designed by the Calgary Design Group and Eisenbergs’ Fine Furniture. During the weekends the house will also feature performances, crafts, and live music.