5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, December 21

Dec 20 2017, 7:02 pm

It is officially the darkest day of the entire year… so you’d better brighten it right up by getting out and doing something fun this Thursday!

Enjoy the winter solstice and welcome in the new season at any one of these great events.

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Rec Room Winter Soulstice party 2017

  • What: The Winter Soulstice dance party invites any and all to The Rec Room’s The Hall, where The Rondel Roberts Band and Jodie B will be supplying live music throughout the night.
  • When: Thursday, December 21
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Rec Room – 1180 – 901 64 Avenue NE
  • Admission: Free!

Watch Elf on the big screen

  • What: Watch everyone’s favourite over-sized elf on the big screen duringGlobe Cinema’s seven days of holiday films!
  • When: Thursday, December 21
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
  • Tickets: Online, $10

See the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”

  • What: Any excuse to dress up and hit the town during the holidays is always an exciting way to spend an evening. Plus, it’s just not the Christmas season without Scrooge and his spooky ghosts this heartfelt reproduction of Dickens’ classic tale.
  • When: Thursday, November 23 to December 24
  • Time: 7:30 pm or 2 pm
  • Where: Theatre Calgary – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • TicketsOnline, $71-$135

The Santaland Diaries 

  • What: Based on David Desaris’ book chronicling his hilarious experience working as an elf at Macy’s, this one-man show is a Christmas comedy that will speak to the humbug in all of us.
  • When: November 2 to December 23
  • Time:
    • Monday to Saturday, 12 pm
    • Thursday to Friday, 6 pm
  • TicketsOnline, $155

The Nutcracker

  • What: Add some glamour to the holiday season by getting all spiffed up and heading to this magical recreation of “The Nutcracker.” For many, Clara and her Nutcracker bring back a warm childhood nostalgia as they brave the evil army of mice and dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Set to the motion of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music in an authentic Russian setting, this classic will have the whole family following along in awe.
  • When: December 15 to 17 and 21 to 24
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $25 to $125
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