5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, December 20

Dec 19 2018, 5:33 pm

With Christmas right around the corner, it may feel like we’ve been in the heart of winter for some time now — but that’s simply not the case!

The new season officially starts on December 21, which means that today is your last day to send Fall off with a sweet celebration.

Check out any one of these great events around Calgary to live it up this Thursday!

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Aspen Crossing Polar Express 2018

What: All aboard the Polar Express! The magical train from the book and movie will be rolling into town this holiday season. Hop on the train and journey to the North Pole, complete with hot cocoa, cookies, and dancing waiters. As the journey begins, passengers will be entertained by a reading of the Polar Express.

When: Now to Thursday, December 20, 2018. Select dates and times, check website for details
Where: Box 30, Mossleigh (1 km west of Mossleigh, AB on Highway #24)
Tickets: Available online, $72 per guest (sold in sets of two or four)

Calgary Flames vs Tampa Bay Lightning

What: The Flames take on the Lightning at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

WSOxYYC Open Mic Night

What: World Sikh Organization invites you to join local artists from across Alberta for an open mic event and evening of exploring and sharing stories of resilience and the human spirit. This event is in partnership with the World Sikh Organization, The Sikh Family Helpline, and the University of Calgary Sikh Students Association.

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Where: New Calgary Central Library – 802 3rd Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free

Jazz Cartier

What: Toronto born rapper and two-time Polaris Prize Nominee Jazz Cartier makes his return to Calgary with guests Lex, Da Kid T, Enzee, and Joash Charles.

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time: 9 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

AWA After Hours: Pints & Peaks

What: Join Alberta Wilderness Association staff for an evening of winter brews, wilderness, and holiday whimsy. The evening will feature a crash course in Alberta’s Wild Spaces, ornament painting, and a letter writing campaign in support of Alberta’s protected areas network. Beer, eggnog, hot cider, and festive homemade cookies will be available for purchase.

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Hillhurst Cottage School – 455 12th Street NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5