17 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 10:54 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between December 28 and January 1.

For a complete list of events check out our Calgary events calendar.

Calgary Hitmen vs Kootenay Ice

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Kootenay Ice.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Monday, December 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

  • What: The Calgary Flames face the Anaheim Ducks.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Tuesday, December 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Dirty Dancing

  • What: Follow Baby and Johnny on their romantic journey presented by Broadway Across Canada.
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: December 29 to January 3; Tuesday to Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $35

Calgary Hitmen vs Lethbridge Hurricanes

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Wednesday, December 30 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies


  • What: Hailing from Bemboka, Australia Thomas Jack is a 20 year old on fire, using everything from sax, flutes, trumpets, and more to create unique music fit for the masses.
  • Where: BESPOKE – 736 10 Ave SW, Calgary
  • When: Wednesday, December 30 at  9 p.m.
  • Cost: $25; Must be 18 and over

Airdrie Festival of Lights

  • What: Celebrate 20 years of Airdrie’s Festival of Lights. You can walk around and marvel at the different light displays, go skating, and the kids can ride on a little train.
  • Where: Nose Creek Park, Airdrie
  • When: Now until Thursday, December 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Admission by donation

Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Los Angeles Kings.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Thursday, December 31 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

The 31 annual Resolution Run (10K, 5K)

  • What: Why wait to make this years resolution? Run 5K during the evening and feel good about yourself, there will be post-race refreshments and you will receive a limited edition Resolution Run Jacket.
  • Where: Eau Claire Market Running Room – Unit A01, 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • When: Thursday, December 31 at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $60

Polar Bear Dip 2016

  • What: Start the new year with an ice cold dip in the lake by the Elbow Valley Residents Club.
  • Where: Elbow Valley Residents Club – 100 Misty Morning Drive
  • When: Friday, January 1 at 1 p.m.

New Year’s Parties

New Year’s Eve Outdoor Celebration

  • What: Bring your skates or borrow some from the onsite Skate Shack where the festivities start with ice sculptures, live carving demonstrations, storytelling, bonfire songs by the fire pit, music provided by a DJ and more! Fireworks are expected this year with synchronized music, if weather permits.
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Avenue SE
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Age: All Ages

New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Fairmont Palliser

  • What: The Fairmont Palliser is hosting a brunch buffet and includes a glass of champagne to celebrate the new year.
  • Where: Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, January 1 between 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $75

Zoolights at Calgary Zoo

  • What: Incredible lights illuminate the Calgary Zoo in almost every colour imaginable. Along with beautiful scenery you can skate on their skating rink, visit Santa, do kids activities and watch the Calgary Zoo’s new interactive light display.
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
  • When: Now until Saturday, January 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $14 for general admission, $11 for children, and $5 for parking.

Winter CARnival

  • What: Gather your friends and family for the Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum.
  • Where: Heritage Park, Gasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Now until Monday, January 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $10.50, $8.25 Senior (65+), $6.50 Youth (7 to 14), $5.25 for children (3 to 6) and free for ages 2 and under

Lion’s Festival of Lights

  • What: Drive by or walk by this Festival of Lights designed by Dean McKenzie and it is now considered 99% green with 115,000 LED light bulbs.
  • Where: 14 Street NW, Calgary
  • When: Now until Friday, January 8 at 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

  • What: Every evening a quarter of a million lights blanketing Spruce Meadows will glow. If you like skating there is a rink to skate on and if you get hungry they also serve hot chocolate, coffee and snacks.
  • Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • When: Now until Sunday, January 3 between 5 and 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Legend Has It

  • What: Alberta Theatre Projects presents Legend Has It, a funny and heartwarming show where they choose someone from the audience to go on a quest to save the world.
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Now through until December 31; Tuesdays, Wednesdays to Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $30 to $57

80 Solid Gold 2: A Musical Revue

  • What: Stage West is back to perform all of the top influential new wave pop and rock songs in this second part of their show.
  • Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Avenue SE
  • When: Now through until February 7
  • Cost: Varies


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