14 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, November 25

Nov 24 2018, 2:07 am

One last chance to live it up this weekend!

Make the most of this sunny Sunday by getting out into YYC and checking out any one of these wonderful events.

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Calgary Christmas Market

What: Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market and indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift. Featuring favourite market and seasonal vendors, Yuletide gifts, food, jewelry, décor and more. There will also be visits with Santa, cookie decorating, roaming Grinch, live ice carving, viewing Santa’s Reindeer, and more.

When: Now to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free


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ZooLights/Calgary Zoo

What: Experience how 2+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions), transform the Calgary Zoo into a magical winter wonderland.

When: Friday, November 23, 2018, to Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Calgary Zoo – 210 ST. Georges Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, General (16+) $19.95, Child (3-15) – $14.95

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

Promoted by Telus, the market comes with both indoor and outdoor attractions. Enjoy over 300 vendors showcasing world-imported items and hand-crafted gifts, as well as great food and live entertainment, such as shows and choir presentations.

When: Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Friday: 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Admission: $10 online, $12 at the gate, $72 multi-entry pass. Seniors (+65) and child (-12) are admitted free

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

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Skating at Olympic Plaza (danielaislas/Instagram)

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Now to mid-March
Time: 10 am to 9 pm, Weather dependent
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
Admission: Free. Skates are also available for rent – $12 for adults

Once Upon a Christmas

What: Experience the magic of Christmas past at Heritage Park. Enjoy a festive wagon ride, sing carols or visit with jolly old Saint Nick himself. Immerse yourself in an old-fashioned Christmas as some of the historical family homes and buildings open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.

When: Weekends from Saturday, November 24 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Stampeders vs Ottawa Redblacks: 106th Grey Cup

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What: Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders as they take on the Ottawa Redblacks in the 106th Grey Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

When: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Kickoff at 4 pm
Where: Commonwealth Stadium — 11000 Stadium Rd, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Banff Christmas Market

What: Featuring goods inspired by Rocky Mountain culture, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind treasures at Banff Christmas Market. Festive entertainment and culinary delights will put you in the mood for the holidays and jumpstart your Christmas season.

When: Now to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Warner Stables – 1 Sundance Road, Banff
Tickets: $5 adults or $8 for the weekend, Children 10 and under are FREE

The Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas

What: The Barra MacNeils Christmas shows always feature traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings. Fans can look forward to classic favourites including: “Oh Holy Night,” “Ave Maria,” “A Christmas in Killarney” and “Auld Lang Syne” as well as some comedy, seasonal stories, music, singing, dance, and memories.

When: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Banff Centre – Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
Tickets: Online, $30-$35

Calgary Taboo Show

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Screenshot of the Taboo Sex Show video (tabooshow.com)

What: The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show features entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, unique shopping, fashion shows and live demonstrations.

When: Now to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Various times
WhereBMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $15

Full Metal Jacket

What: A screening of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece Full Metal Jacket, with proceeds going to The Calgary Poppy Fund.

When: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $11

Dance with a Sugar Plum Fairy

What: Alberta’s Ballet School’s dance studio is magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of amazement and delight. Children will learn ballet steps from a costumed Sugar Plum Fairy with music performed by a live accompaniment. They will see and can feel the Sugar Plum Fairy’s tutu and tiara, and enjoy a sweet treat to take home. No experience necessary. For ages three to five and six to ten.

When: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Alberta Ballet School – 906 12th Avenue SW, West Annex 2nd Floor, Calgary
Register: Online

Winners and Losers

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What: Winners and Losers is one part game, one part conversation that leans into our universally flawed human logic, and the desire to win at all costs. Valerie Planche and Makambe K Simamba debate whether people, places or things – Robin Williams, camping, Meghan Markle, private schools – are winners or losers. This exploration of female friendships leads the audience down a spiralling path of staunch sisterhood and deep-seated difference. As the discussion gets personal, how far is too far when confronting deep-seated beliefs? Presented by Chromatic Theatre in association with Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre and Arts Commons.

When: Now to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online. Pay-what-you-can previews on November 13 and 14

The Last Witness

What: A free screening of Piotr Szkopiak’s The Last Witness at the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre, with Polish subtitles.

When: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 5 pm
Where: Polish Canadian Cultural Centre – 3015 – 15 Street NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Art Acoustic Sunday Series

What: Hang out with a few of Art on 9th’s favourite art instructors for an informal discussion and hands-on activity that explores the basic elements of art and design.

When: Every Sunday from November 25 to December 23, 2018
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Art On 9th – 1211 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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