10 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, December 9

Dec 8 2017, 10:31 pm

What better way to spend a stunningly beautiful day off than by checking out what’s going on around the city?

Here’s our list of the best events happening around Calgary today, so have at it!

Granary Road Christmas Market 

  • What: Calgary’s newest market has a whole lot of festive fun planned for this holiday season. Get your photo taken with an alpaca wearing a festive scarf, enjoy delish holiday treats, let Santa and Mrs. Claus know what is on your Christmas list, sit back and enjoy a sleigh ride, and so much more!
  • When: Every Friday to Sunday until December 23
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Where: Granary Road – 226034 112nd Street W
  • Admission: FREE

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

  • What: The Canadian Holiday train will pass by looking like a scene straight out of any Christmas movie ever, and will be presenting a boxcar stage, musical performances, and an important contribution to the local food bank. This is a Calgary light event you surely won’t want to miss out on.
  • When: Saturday, December 9,  2017
  • Where: Anderson C-Train Station – South C-train parking lot
  • Time: 6:45 to 7:45 pm
  • Price: Free! Bring non-perishable donations to support your local food bank.

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

  • What: This 2 km drive through in Spruce Meadows is lit up so festively that it’s undeniably special for anybody to see. Also free, this Christmas lights event will leave you feeling as though Christmas day is just one sleep away.
  • When: Saturday, December 9 to Sunday, January 7
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • Admission: $10 per carload

Skate the Lake Fundraiser 

  • What: Embrace winter wholeheartedly as you skate in front of the stunning Chateau Lake Louise while helping to raise money for a fantastic cause. Afterwards, you can warm up by a crackling fire as you roast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate with your friends and family.
  • When: Saturday, December 9
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Admission: Free

Christmas in Kensington 

  • What: Every Saturday until Christmas, enjoy complimentary coffee and hot chocolate, selfies with Santa, horse and wagon rides, a petting zoo, and four of your favourite Christmas classics up on the silver screen. The best part – it’s FREE!
  • When: Saturday, December 9 – The Grinch
  • WhereThe Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW
  • Admission: FREE/ by donation

Calgary Christmas Market – One the Table, Under the Tree

  • What: Indulge in local treats, shop for unique holiday gems, and enjoy the seasonal ambiance of the Calgary Farmers Market as they continue their annual holiday tradition.
  • When: November 16 to December 23
  • Time: Thursday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: The Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Avenue SW
  • Admission: Free

Greater Goods’ second Annual Sip and Shop

  • What: Enjoy a free hot chocolate and Christmas treats by Pretty Sweet as you peruse the shop for unique, local holiday gems for everyone on your list. Inspired Findings will also be doing an exciting pop up with her beautiful wooden signs that you won’t want to miss!
  • When: Saturday, December 9
  • Time: 11 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar – 606 Meredith Road NE
  • Admission: FREE

Dave Kelly Live Christmas Special 

  • What: Join Dave Kelly for a night of songs, stories and laughs with special guests Paul Brandt and the Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede.
  • When: Saturday, December 9
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $27 – $104

Watch the Calgary Flames Play Vancouver

  • What: Cheer on the Flames in a sea of red!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • When: Saturday, December 9 vs Vancouver
  • Time: 8 pm
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $41+

Skate with Santa

  • What: Glide through the magical winter wonderland at Olympic Plaza while getting to know Santa, his elves and Ice Princesses. This is the perfect opportunity to change your fate on his naughty or nice list!
  • When: Saturday, December 9
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free
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