This is it – the only time of year when you can justify eating all the delicious sweets, baked goods, and desserts you want.
These epics treats only come around once a year, and life is too short to ignore the peppermint, hazelnut, mocha, and eggnog goodness that surrounds us.
So put on your stretchy pants and take a gander at these 17 places where you can find holiday treats in Calgary.
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Fiasco has four new flavours for us to drool over: Classic Eggnog, Chocolate Peppermint, Cranberry Pear Sorbetto, and Sticky Toffee Pudding with morsels of freshly baked spiced cake. Purchase in-store or head online to grab them individually or as a holiday set.
Address: 221 19th Street SE
Jelly Modern is back this year with their decked out vanilla doughnuts for the holidays. Snowmen and snowflakes will be all over the place in this doughnut shop, be sure to get there and get in on the delicious festivities.
Address: 100 1414 8th Street SW
It wouldn’t be the holidays if you didn’t have at least a few treats from Purdy’s holiday collection. Whether you pick up the baskets, boxes, or individual treats like the Christmas English Toffee, Georgia Browns, and Fruit Jellies, you’ll be happy you checked out the extensive holiday selection from one of Calgary’s favourite chocolatiers.
Village’s seasonal flavours include Raspberry Mint Sorbet, Peppermint Chocolate Coconut Milk, Raspberry Mint Sorbet, Apple Cider Sorbet, Rum Raisin, and Turkish Coffee.
For the holiday season Sweet Tooth Ice Cream has brought an exciting seasonal flavour, Peppermint Dark Chocolate, to it’s store. Finish it with Christmas sprinkles and other festive toppings of your choice.
Address: 206 Centre Street SE
Ollia’s macarons are a great addition to every celebration. Try the Rocher (chocolate and hazelnut), Salted Caramel, Maple Chai, and Cranberry Cardamom seasonal flavours of these sweet treats.
Address: 810C 16th Avenue SW
Yann Haute’s Christmas macarons come in six flavours: gingerbread, eggnog, pine tree, pistachio/morello cherry, candy cane, and Santa vanilla marshmallow, and all of them are gluten free. The bakery’s holiday menu also has five varieties of holiday logs including gingerbread, black forest, chocolate eclair, eggnog macaron, and Saint Honore, along with the macaron cake of the month, chestnut marron glacé.
Address: 329 23rd Avenue SW
REGRUB has a new apple gingerbread holiday milkshake available and it’s impressive. Topped with a tower of whipped cream and the burger joint’s ‘special guest’ Gingy, this is one seasonal treat you’re gotta try.
Address: 625 11th Avenue SW
Crave has some seriously wonderful festive offerings this season like the selection of Holiday Cheer Boxes which include a variety of bars and cookies. The bakery has also decorated its cakes and cupcakes with polar bears, snowmen, and Rudolph. Try the gingerbread eggnog varieties of their cakes or grab a gingerbread loaf, gingerbread man sandwich, or mini pecan pie to-go.
11. Made By Marcus
Made By Marcus’ seasonal flavours include Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Rum Raisin, Valrhona Chocolate, Coffee Cardamom, Boozy Eggnog, Goat Cheese Cranberry Port, and Vegan Chocolate Peppermint.
Address: Suite 121, 1013 17th Avenue SW
Grab these holiday eggnog bonbons from MARKET’s artisan chocolate team. Drop by the Calgary Farmers’ Market to get a box for a gift or for yourself.
Address: 718 17th Avenue SW
13. Burger 320
Burger 320 has a new holiday gelato shake that is stuffed to the brim with candy canes, thin mints, Christmas gummies, and lollipops.
Address: 126 10 Street NW
14. Cookie Mama
Expect all the classics and more from Cookie Mama this season. Gingerbread, sugar, shortbread and the lot – they’ll all be available by the single or by the dozen for the holidays.
Address: 1508 14 Street SW
15. Sidewalk Citizen
Sidewalk Citizen has a wonderful selection of treats at any given time of the year, but during the holidays the bakery takes things to a whole new level. Treats like sweet danishes (like this one made with Elderflower pastry cream, pomegranates, and white chocolate), tarts, classic cookies, and seasonal-flavoured pies and turnovers line the shelves of this spot.
Address: Kensington – 338 10th Street NW
Address: East Village (Simons Building) – 618 Confluence Way SE
This year Brûlée Patisserie has a fantastic selection of holiday treats. Customers can purchase the elegant Yule Logs, Pumpkin Praline Tarts, Apple Pie, Apple Cranberry Cherry Crumble Tarts, Fruitcake, Eggnog Cheesecake, Chocolate Whiskey Truffle Tarts, and Diablo Tarts – a mix of pink peppercorn and cinnamon-spiked chocolate mousse.
Address: Lower Level 722 11th Avenue SW
17. Sweet Relief
Sweet Relief has a large selection of holiday bars, tarts, chocolates, and cookies. Try the Nutella Rugelach, Macadamia Nut Shortbread, Ginger Chews, and Mini Red Velvet Calgary-Os. It will probably be pretty hard to leave Sweet Relief without buying a Gingerbread Blondie as well.
Address: 120 – 13th Avenue SW