11 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, December 8

Dec 6 2019, 5:00 am

One last chance to get something exciting going this weekend, but luckily for you, there are plenty of great events going on this Sunday, December 8!

Market Collective Holiday Markets

What: Market Collective Holiday Markets at BMO Centre features over 150 vendors, plus workshops, live music, food and beverages, and more to enjoy.

When: December 8, December 13 to 15, December 20 to 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: BMO Centre Hall C – 20 Roundup Way, Calgary
Admission: $6, children under 12 free

Century Downs Christmas Market

What: Make your way to the new tent barns at Century Downs for a traditional Weihnachtsmarkt, some mulled wine, and traditional German street food. Attendees can also shop a variety of local artisan products and fun craft vendors.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Century Downs Racetrack and Casino – 260 Century Downs Drive, Rocky View Country
Admission: Free

Granary Road Christmas Market

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What: Granary Road Christmas Market’s features festive fun each weekend in December leading up to Christmas. Get your photo taken with an alpaca, enjoy holiday treats, visit Santa’s workshop for holiday activities, shop for your Christmas list, and more.

When: December 8, December 13, 14, and 14, December 20, 21, and 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm. Various times for activities
Where: Granary Road Market — 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
Admission: Free

Workshop Theatre Presents: The Kids Cushion Cabaret – Stocking Stuffer Stories

What: Workshop Theatre’s first ever Kids Cushion Cabaret features three different short stories for the whole family to enjoy. Attendees can also purchase a snack to eat while the performance is happening.

When: December 8, December 14 and 15, December 21 and 22, 2019
Time: 11:30 am (Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Rosemont Community Association (December 7 and 8), Marda Loop Communities Hall (December 14 and 15), Haysboro Community Centre (December 21 and 22)
Tickets: Online

East Balzac Craft Market

What: New Horizon Mall and Century Downs present a weekend of unique craft vendors and free entertainment at the East Balzac Craft Market. Enjoy live music, visits with Santa, sleigh rides, and more.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: New Horizon Mall – 260300 Writing Creek Crescent, Calgary
Rocky View County
Admission: Free

Nettle’s Tale Calgary Pop Up

What: Vancouver-based swimwear company Nettle’s Tale creates swimsuits designed for everyday women’s bodies. They are holding their first ever Alberta pop up at The Livery Shop.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Livery Shop — 1119 10 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Much Ado About Nothing

What: DIY Theatre presents a production of Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Caleb Gordon.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: Motel Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pet Christmas Costume Contest & Fundraiser at New Horizon Mall

What: New Horizon Mall hosts a Pet Christmas Costume Contest and Fundraiser for ARTS Animal Rescue. Dress up your dog in a costume for a chance to win prizes, and also receive a free digital picture with your pet and Santa from 1 to 3 pm. Register in person at New Horizon Mall on December 8 with all proceeds donated to ARTS Senior Animal Rescue.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 10 to 11 am (registration) Pageant & Judging 11:15 am to 12:15 pm (pageant and judging), 1 to 3 pm (free digital photos with Santa)
Where: New Horizon Mall — 260300 Writing Creek Crescent, Rocky View County
Admission: Registration fee $20 with all proceeds going to ARTS Senior Animal Rescue. Digital photos with Santa are free

CP Holiday Train Calgary

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CP Holiday Train/ Facebook

What: The 21st edition of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will travel across Canada this holiday season and will be making its annual stops in Alberta this December. Bring non-perishable donations to support your local food bank, and enjoy live performances by Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo (Calgary) and Terri Clark and Dallas Smith (Okotoks, Blackie, Vulcan, Lethbridge).

When: December 8 (Calgary), December 10 (Okotoks, Blackie, Vulcan, Lethbridge), 2019
Time: Calgary between 5:45 to 6:45 pm, Okotoks between 12 to 12:45 pm, Blackie between 1:35 to 2:15 pm, Vulcan between 3:15 to 4 pm, and Lethbridge between 7 to 7:45 pm
Where: Calgary – Anderson C-Train Station; Okotoks – Along Dagget Street between Northridge Drive and Veterans; Blackie – Across from Post Office at 1201 Railway Avenue; Vulcan – CP crossing at 1st Avenue and 2nd Street; Lethbridge – 2nd Avenue North and 12th Street, behind Save On Foods
Admission: Free

Calgary Hitmen vs Everett Silvertips

What: Calgary Hitmen face off with Everett Silvertips at Scotiabank Saddledome on December 8.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on the Arrow II project. There will be a flight simulator on-site, used in AVRO’s design and testing, which will be open for the public to take for a spin.

When: The second Sunday of every month – December 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free. Small donation when using the flight simulator to help maintain its operation