12 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, November 17

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We’ve only got one last day of the weekend to live our best lives here in Calgary, so be sure to make the most of it this Sunday, November 17!

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market 2019

What: The Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market offers visitors a dazzling display of lights, delicious treats, and the perfect place to get a few pre-Christmas-chaos presents. Live entertainment is also planned to be on scene, so be sure to expect a few of your favourite Christmas tunes alongside international songs.

When: November 17, November 22 to 24, and November 29 to December 1
Time: Fridays, 10 am to 7 pm; Saturdays, 10 am to 7 pm; Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Tickets: Available online for $10, or $12 at the door

Banff Christmas Market

What: The Banff Christmas Market at Warner Stables features a variety of gifts for everyone on your list. Shop for goods inspired by Rocky Mountain culture, and enjoy festive entertainment and culinary treats throughout the weekend.

When: November 17 and November 22 to 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Warner Stables – 1 Sundance Rd, Banff
Tickets: $7.50 per day or $15 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under are free.

An Evening with Bill Nye

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Bill at the 2017 Emmy Awards/Shutterstock

What: Telus Spark brings science educator, comedian, and TV presenter Bill Nye the Science Guy to Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for an evening of science fun. All ages are welcome.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Ave NW, Calgary,
Ticket: Online

Calgary Christmas Market

What: Calgary Christmas Market features favourite market and seasonal vendors, holiday gifts, homemade crafts, and more. Attendees will also get a chance to visit with Santa, decorate cookies, have tea with Mrs. Claus, enjoy Grinchmas, and more.

When: Thursday to Sunday until December 23, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Banff Gondola Mountaintop Christmas 2019

What: From mid-November until the end of December, the Banff Gondola will turn its sky-high destination into a Winter Wonderland, complete with visits from Santa, cookie decorating, star gazing, and a mulled wine bar. Kids get free admission (one per adult admission) if they take the gondola up before noon, and all the Christmassy goodness that awaits at the top is built into the price of the ticket.

When: Weekends until December 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff
Tickets: Available online, $58 for adults, $29 for children

Art Market Art & Craft Sale

What: Art Market Art & Craft Sale features over 200 artists from across Canada at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. There will also be an onsite cafe, live music, artisan demos, and more throughout the weekend.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Calgary Telus Convention Centre 136 – 8th Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: A photography exhibition from Julie Vincent and Jason Lawrence on the original extreme sport of Indian Relay, the Wolf Tail family, and the tradition and danger of the sport.

When: Now until Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 10 am to 7 pm (Fridays and Saturdays), 12 to 5 pm (Sundays)
Where: The Peanut Gallery, lower level, Fluevog — 219-8 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party

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Mickey’s Search Party / Contributed

What: Disney On Ice features acrobatics and stunts on ice with all of your favourite Disney characters. Featuring characters and worlds from Peter PanCocoFrozenAladdinThe Little MermaidToy Story, and Moana.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

What: The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival has been sharing human rights, environmental, and socially significant documentary films since 2006. Screenings include post-show discussions with local and international artists and experts, and opportunities to interact and connect with community.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Admission: Free

Mercato 2019

What: Calgary Italian Cultural Centre hosts the second annual Christmas Mercato, with 30 local vendors selling handmade goods.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Calgary Italian Cultural Centre — 416 1st Ave NE, Calgary
Admission: $2 per person or non-perishable food donation for the Calgary Food Bank

Métis Week at the Library

What: Calgary Public Library presents Métis Week, an annual celebration of Métis people, their contributions and their culture. Head to Central Library for a variety of activities, including live music and performances, cultural workshops, genealogy programs, children’s activities, and more.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Central Library — 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sin & Gin Soiree Cabaret – Disneybound with the Dirrty Show

What: A monthly cabaret show full of music, comedy, burlesque, drag and more live acts. This month’s featured performers are The Dirrty Show.

When: November 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Mikey’s On 12th — 918 12 Ave Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online