23 places open in Calgary on Christmas Day 2016

Dec 6 2016, 4:55 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 use your holiday outside of the house check out our list below!

See also

Cineplex Movie Theatres

Cineplex Entertainment has their door opens for moviegoers that want to grab some popcorn, hot chocolate, and sink into 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


Silver Dragon

  • Where: 320 4th Avenue SW
  • Phone: 403-264-5326

Barclay’s Upscale Casual Restaurant

  • Where: 255 Barday Parade SW
  • Phone: 403-517-6666
  • Website: sheratonsuites.com; menu: here

The Fairmont Palliser

  • Where: 133 9th Avenue SW
  • Phone: 403-260-1219
  • Website: fairmont.com; information: here 


  • Where: 112 Stephen Avenue Walk
  • Phone: 403-537-4449
  • Website: hyatthotels.hyatt.com

Café Med

  • Where: 1009 1st Street SW
  • Phone: 403-286-8452

Arch Persian Lounge

  • Where: 1211 9th Avenue SE
  • Phone: 403-474-2828

Ski hills


  • Where: PO Box 1520, Banff
  • Phone: 403-762-4421
  • Website: winter.banffnorquay.com; Dress as Santa to shred for free

Sunshine Village

  • Where: 1 Sunshine access Rd, Banff
  • Phone: 403-762-4745
  • Website: skibanff.com

Lake Louise

  • Where: 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise
  • Phone: 403-522-3555
  • Website: skilouise.com

 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


Lions Festival of Lights

  • Where: 14 Street NW, Calgary
  • Cost: Free

Airdrie Festival of Lights

  • Where: Nose Creek Park, Airdre
  • Cost: 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.

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