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5 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, December 19

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DH Calgary Staff Dec 19, 2016 12:00 am 137

Monday can be a funday as well. From markets to plays, check out what’s happening in and around Calgary today.

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Visit the Calgary Farmers Market while it’s open 9 days straight

Get to the Calgary Farmers Market and do your holiday shopping before it closes between December 24 and January 4. The market will re-open and resume regular hours on January, 5th 2017.

  • When: December 15 to 23
  • Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE

It’s a Wonderful Life presented by Lunchbox Theatre

Seriously, who doesn’t have a soft spot for George Bailey and his hilarious and meaningful holiday adventure? Experience this heartfelt holiday classic as it comes to life in a live 1940’s radio style broadcast on the Lunchbox Theatre stage. Remember, “when you hear a bell that means an angel just got his wings!”

  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: November 28 to December 21
  • Cost:  Adult $25, Senior $20, Student $20

Zoo Lights

This Calgarian holiday tradition continues to live on year after year! Stay warm by dressing in layers and consuming delicious hot chocolate, as you roam through the 200 beautiful light displays, such as the all time favourite, ‘lovers lane’, and other unique light shows set up throughout the Calgary Zoo.

  • Where: The Calgary Zoo – 210 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: November 25 to January 8 Nightly from 6 to 9 pm
  • Cost: $14.99 Adults, $11.99 Kids

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own.

  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Now open – weather dependent from 6 am to 11 pm
  • Cost: Free

Slipper: A Distinctly Calgarian Cinderella Story

A Stampede talent show, a guitar playing teenager and handsome time traveler, could it get any more Calgarian than that? Well, minus the time traveller perhaps – but you get the point. Laugh along to jokes about life in #yyc in this modern day Calgary adaptation of this unique British fairy tale.

  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 8th Avenue SE
  • When: November 22 to December 31
  • Cost: $25-$72

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