5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, December 18

Dec 17 2019, 3:30 pm

It may not exactly feel like fall, what with the freezing and snow covering the ground, but it is the last Wednesday of the season so be sure to make the most of it!

Sounds of the Season with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

What: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra gets festive with a series of Sounds of the Season concerts. Enjoy a selection of sacred and secular holiday favourites with friends and family.

When: December 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Grace Presbyterian Church – 1009 15th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Aspen Crossing Polar Express 2019

What: 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. Once you get to the North Pole, you’ll be greeted by Santa himself. From carolling to holiday entertainment, the Polar Express is a magical holiday experience for the whole family.

When: Various dates until December 24
Time: Various times
Where: Box 30, Mossleigh (1 km west of Mossleigh, AB on Highway #24)
Tickets: Available online, $75 per guest (sold in sets of two or four)

Lougheed House Christmas

What: Lougheed House will be filled to the brim with holiday spirit designed by eight top Calgary interior designers using a “repurpose/reuse/thrifting” method to decorate the house’s three floors in Christmas decor. Guests can also take family Christmas photos, enjoy a meal at the restaurant, and shop for local artisan crafts.

When: Wednesday to Sunday until January 5, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm (Wednesday to Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Lougheed House – 202-13 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free to $8.50

Fort Calgary Murder Mystery Dinner: Cut-Throat Christmas

What: Fort Calgary’s Murder Mystery Dinners are interactive evenings with food, live entertainment, and guests trying to solve a “who done it” 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: December 18, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Nutcracker: A New Adventure

What: A new comedic adaptation of the holiday favourite by K.L. Eveleigh and J.L. Dunsdon, presented by Calgary’s Young People’s Theatre. Directed by Jamie Dunsdon.

When: December 17 to 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Avenue Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online