5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, December 19

Dec 18 2019, 3:30 pm

You might as well get the weekend started a little early this December 19, because there are just so many fun events to check out around the city!

Canmore Cave Tours Spirit in the Mountain series 2019

What: For four days this December, Canmore Cave Tours will be hosting their Spirit in the Mountain concert series, which will see various music groups performing live 100 metres underground. The venue is Rat’s Nest Cave, and over the course of four days attendees can check out performances by Calgary’s own indie-rock group The Silkstones, western Canadian music duo Trundled, Canmore native Seth Anderson, and folk-rock band Elk Run & Riot. Attendees will also enjoy the thrill of descending underground into the heart of Grotto Mountain, and spending the evening in the natural, cavernous halls.

When: December 19 to 23, 2019
Time: All concerts/tours start at 5 pm, with performances beginning at 8 pm.
Where: Rat’s Nest Cave – 202-129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore
Tickets: Online, $149

Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadians

What: The Calgary Flames take on the Montreal Canadians at Scotiabank Saddledome on December 19.

When: December 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Junior Claus

What: StoryBook Theatre presents Junior Claus, al all-ages story of the only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Junior is hesitant to take over the family business, and has more faith in his inventions than in Christmas magic. But when Christmas spirit levels drop, Junior must step up to grab the reins.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays until December 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm (Wednesday to Saturdays) 11 am and 3 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Vertigo Studio Theatre – 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Elbow River Bells

What: Enjoy holiday music by Elbow River Bells at Country Hills Public Library on December 19.

When: December 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Country Hills Public Library – 11950 Country Village Link NE Calgary
More Info: Online

Calgary Nativity Pageant

What: The annual Calgary Nativity Pageant tells the traditional story with live actors and animals as well as outdoor lighting and sound. Each performance is 13 minutes long and begins every 20 minutes from 7 to 9 pm.

When: December 19 until December 24, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Marina next to Heritage Park
Admission: Free