5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, December 25

Dec 25 2019, 5:00 am

It’s the most festive day of the year, but that doesn’t mean that the city is entirely closed for merry-making! Check out one of these amazing events.

Airdrie Festival of Lights

What: The annual Airdrie Festival of Lights in Nose Creek Park features miniature train rides, children’s activities, live entertainment, and more. The festival is run by volunteers, with entry by donation. Donations are used for general maintenance and upkeep of displays and attractions, and portions of the proceeds go to support local non-profits and youth groups.

When: Now until December 31, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Nose Creek Park – 1701 Main Street S, Airdrie
Admission: By cash donation (suggested contribution is $10–$20 per family, and $1–$5 per person on a bus). Parking is free

Gratitude Christmas Day Yoga

What: Naomi Keane leads a gratitude-filled yoga flow practice at Oranj Fitness Kensington on Christmas Day. Admission by donation.

When: December 25, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Oranj Fitness Kensington — 1217 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Admission: By Donation

Christmas Day Buffet at Flower & Wolf

What: Flower & Wolf at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire hosts a Christmas Day buffet with seasonal dining favourites and more to enjoy.

When: December 25, 2019
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: Flower & Wolf – Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire — 255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
Price: Adults – $95, children under 12 – $47.50

A Very (Merry!) Broken Christmas

What: Broken City hosts its first-ever orphan’s Christmas with drink specials, snacks, and Christmas movies throughout the night. Ages 18+.

When: December 25, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 2 am
Where: Broken City — 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Lion’s Festival of Lights 2019

What: The Lions Festival of Lights is back for their 33rd year to brighten up Calgary’s 14th Street NW with over 500,000 shining lights. The display is put together by volunteers who spend thousands of hours creating the shining assortment of Christmas figures and decked-out trees. This year’s festival is now 99% green as it is created using LED bulbs connected by nearly three kilometres of power cords.

When: Now until January 8, 2020
Time: 6 pm to midnight daily
Where: Confederation Park – 14th Street NW, north of 24th Avenue, Calgary
Admission: Free