6 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, December 10

Dec 9 2017, 7:03 am

End the weekend off on the right foot by getting outside and checking out any of these great events happening around Calgary.

You’ll find something you like, we promise!

Northwestival Winter Festival 2017

  • What: Taking place at the University of Calgary’s field 9, Northwestival will also be host to live music from pianist Derek Chiu, the Stetson Show Band, the Children’s Choir, Pulse Dance Studio, Thundering Nations, and the Rondel Roberts Band.
  • When: Sunday, December 10
  • Time: 1 to 7 pm
  • Where: Field 9, University of Calgary – 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary
  • Admission: By donation

The Brick Teddy Bear Toss 

  • What: See the Calgary Hitmen play the Moose Jaw Warriors and bring a teddy bear to participate in this world-famous toss. In recent years they have collected over 300,000 stuffed toys that have gone to local groups and community partners. Let’s make an effort to beat that this year!
  • When: Sunday, December 10
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $13 Kids and $20 Adults

Experience Christmas from years gone by

  • What: Go back in time for a more traditional form of Christmas from years ago. Tap into your inner child and decorate gingerbread cookies, get vintage photos taken, visit the alpaca’s, paint snow, enjoy a wagon ride, and even sing along to some Christmas carols. You can also find some unique holiday treasures as you peruse The Corner Emporium, Plaza Mercantile, Antiques and Collectables, Switzer’s Grocery & Confectionery, and the Toy Shoppe.
  • When: November 25 to December 17, 22 and 23
  • Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
  • Admission:
    • General (16+) – $10.95
    • Senior (65+) – $8.75
    • Youth (7 – 15) – $6.95
    • Child (3 – 6) – $5.65
    • 2 & under – Free

Northern Lights Window Exhibition

  • What: Downtown Calgary shop windows will be getting a makeover this December, and it’ll be more than just a bit of paint. Using an Augmented Reality enabled app on your phone, you’ll be able to interact and experience each painted window destination, that will reflect various Christmas stories and memories of local artists. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite window through the app!
  • When: Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 31
  • Where: In and around Calgary’s downtown core
  • Admission: Free!

Go skating on Lake Louise

  • What: Lake Louise was rated as 2014 World’s most Beautiful Skating Rink and trust us, it definitely lives up to its reputation. Glide hand-in-hand with your special someone as you enjoy the tranquil views and take in the fresh mountain air. The lake is even lit during the evening so you can skate under the stars and then warm up by a cozy campfire. Skate rentals are available.
  • Where: 111 Lake Louise Drive
  • Admission: email or call the Concierge Team for prices and ice conditions before heading up.

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

  • What: Skate amidst the beauty of downtown Calgary at everyone’s favourite outdoor rink.
  • When: Monday, November 20 to mid-March
  • Time: weather dependent, from 10 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free
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