Here's what's open in Calgary on Christmas Day this year

Dec 21 2018, 11:57 pm

Written for Daily Hive by Aly Khan

Christmas Day in Calgary offers a few destinations for sweet eats and entertainment.

If you’re not staying in and want to spend your holiday outside of the house, check out our list below!

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Cineplex Movie Theatres

  • What: Cineplex Entertainment has their doors open for moviegoers that want to grab some popcorn, hot chocolate, and a comfy cinema seat.
  • Where:
    • Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas
    • Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas
    • Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas
    • Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
    • Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
    • SilverCity CrossIron Mills and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre

Ski hills

Mount Norquay

  • What: Mount Norquay is open on Christmas Day, and the best part is that you get to shred for free if you dress as Santa. Just a hat isn’t going to cut it, though, you’ll need the full red suit.
  • Where: PO Box 1520, Banff
  • Phone: 403-762-4421
  • Website:

 Skating rinks

Outdoor skating rinks are everywhere and if the weather permits they’ll be open to the public.

Thomson Family Park

  • Where: 1236 16th Avenue SW

Carburn Park

  • Where: 67 Riverview Drive SE

Bowness Park Lagoon

  • Where: 8900 48th Avenue NW

Olympic Plaza

  • Where: 228 8th Avenue SE

Big Marlborough Park

  • Where: 6033 Madigan Drive NE

Light Displays

Lions Festival of Lights

  • What: Check out this free drive-by lights display right here in Calgary!
  • Where: 14 Street NW, Calgary
  • Admission: Free

Airdrie Festival of Lights

  • What: Enjoy a beautiful light display up in Airdrie to top off your Christmas Day.
  • Where: Nose Creek Park – 1701 Main Street South, Airdrie
  • Admission: Admission by cash donation

Gas stations and convenience stores 

Most gas stations are open on Christmas Day, including Esso, Petro Canada and Shell, and convenience stores like 7-Eleven if you just want to grab a quick snack.

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