6 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, December 17

Dec 16 2017, 12:02 am

Sundays can be just as exciting as Saturdays, if you use your time wisely!

Head out to any of these great Calgary events to make the most of that last day off.


  • What:  The Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo never fail to amaze. Each year, this unforgettable winter tradition of fun activities and stunning lights warms the hearts of many. See the Calgary Zoo light up for seven weeks straight and help celebrate the 20th anniversary of everyone’s favourite holiday experience.
  • When: Friday, November 24 to January 6
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Calgary Zoo – 210 ST. Georges Drive NE, Calgary
  • Tickets: General (16+) $14.95, Child (3-15) – $11.95

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

Christmas crafting and chocolate tasting workshop with McGruire Chocolate 

  • What: Taste some chocolate, learn about chocolate and take home a gift box that probably includes chocolate – sounds like a pretty good deal to us!
  • When: Sunday, December 17
  • Time: 2 to 5 pm
  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $25

What the Calgary Hitmen Play Kootenay Ice 

  • What: They’re killing it this season! Be sure to come cheer them on to bring them to the end of a good year an a great season.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • When: December 17
  • Time: 7 pm
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $9+

Festive Wagon Rides

  • What: Spend the afternoon sipping on a mug of hot cocoa as you tour around Banff in a snowy wagon ride with Banff Trail Riders. Be sure to dress accordingly.
  • When: Every Sunday between November 19 to December 17
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: The wagon leaves from the parking lot of the Whyte Museum – 111 Bear St, Banff
  • Admission: Free!

Tom Jackson: Christmas 150

  • What: Join master storyteller and musician Tom Jackson for an evening of captivating stories and songs that represent his half-century journey throughout Canada, with some holiday magic weaved in.
  • When: Sunday, December 17
  • Where: Banff Centre, Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Tickets: Online 
    • Adult $30
    • Senior/Student $25
    • Child $15
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