5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, November 28

Nov 27 2019, 3:30 pm

We’ve got less than a month until the holidays are truly here, so why not get into the spirit at any one of these wonderful events this November 28!

Find Christmas Downtown 2019

What: The fourth annual Find Christmas Downtown event will take place at the CORE Shopping Centre on November 28. The purpose of the event is to decorate and provide Christmas trees to local families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford one, and it also acts as a reminder of what the holiday spirit truly is all about.

Corporations, non-profit organizations, and media partners will come together to decorate 150 trees throughout the space, and the trees will remain at the mall for the holiday season until December 18. After that, they will be delivered to local families in need across the city. The event is expected to be full of teamwork, live music, entertainment, and the climax of the night is the lighting of the CORE’s 45-foot tree and an indoor firework show!

When: Now until December 18, 2019
Time: Tree decorating from 4 pm to 6 pm on November 28
Where:¬†The CORE Shopping Centre ‚ÄĒ 324 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

NoeŐąl Christmas Festival

What:¬†No√ęl Christmas is a month-long festival filled with live music, shopping, visits with Santa, and nearly one million lights. A perfect holiday outing for the whole family.

When: Now until December 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:¬†Nutrien Western Event Centre¬†‚ÄĒ Stampede Trail SE, Calgary
More Info: Online

A Christmas Carol

What: Theatre Calgary’s brand-new adaptation of the classic Dickens Christmas story A Christmas Carol, where Ebenezer Scrooge is paid a visit from the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future on Christmas Eve, and is forced to finally confront how his bad behaviour and attitude have affected others.

When: Now until December 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Fort Calgary Murder Mystery Dinner: Murder Under the Mistletoe

What:¬†Fort Calgary‚Äôs Murder Mystery Dinners are interactive evenings with food, live entertainment, and guests trying to solve a ‚Äúwho done it‚ÄĚ mystery.¬†Interact with the actors and the other guests while enjoying a locally sourced buffet dinner.¬†Shows are created and performed by Pegasus Performances.

When: November 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where:¬†Fort Calgary ‚Äď 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Read with Dad

What: Terry and Christine Lindberg, Children’s Reading Place Reader’s in Residence hosts Read with Dad on November 20 and 28. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and children are invited to come read by flashlight and take part in a shadow pictures reading together.

When: November 28, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 7:45 pm
Where:¬†The Children‚Äôs Reading Place ‚ÄĒ 922 8 Avenue SE Inglewood, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free