23 things to do in Calgary this weekend: December 3 and 4

Dec 3 2016, 10:02 am

Alright, it’s one of the last weekends of 2016, so make the most of it at one of these events happening around Calgary!

See also

Go skating outdoors

  • What: Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!
  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

Breakfast with Santa

  • What:See Santa stop by for breakfast. Begins at 9am and there will be
    pancakes, bacon, eggs and fresh fruit. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 403-288-2616 or stop by the SSCA office for more information.
  • Where: Silver Springs Community Association
  • When: Saturday, December 3
  • Cost: $10

Christmas in Inglewood

  • What: Live music, hot drinks, and special offers at local boutiques combine for a fun night out shopping with friends
  • When: December 3, 10, and 17
  • Where: Inglewood
  • Cost: Free

Christmas in Kensington

  • What: Enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate and coffee as you roam the streets of Kensington enjoying local holiday shopping, Christmas carolers, horse and wagon rides, selfies with jolly old Saint Nick and more. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
  • When: Every Saturday until December 24
  • Where: Kensington
  • Cost: FREE

SCA Community Association (Strathcona, Christie and Aspen) Christmas Craft Fair

  • What: Christmas Craft fair for the SCA Community
  • When: December 3 from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: SCA Community Association – 277 Strathcona Drive SW
  • Cost: Free

July Talk 

  • What: This proudly Canadian alternative rock band was formed in 2012 and is known for their explosive and energetic live shows. Check out their sophomore album, Touch, that was released in September and prepare yourself for a night you’ll never forget!
  • Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW
  • When: Saturday, December 3
  • Cost: $30

Christmas in Paris 

  • What: The Festival Orchestra is bringing a piece of the most romantic city in the world to Calgary, in their iconic performance celebrating festive music and holiday favourites straight from the French capital.
  • Where: Knox United Church – 506 4th Street SW
  • When: Saturday, December 3
  • Cost: $25 General, $20 Seniors (65+) + Students, $15 Children (12 and under)

Calgary Holiday Pop Up Hosted by Obviously Chic Boutique

  • What: Indulge in our Chic Boutiques’ most beautiful POP UP of the season, with their holiday pop up! Snag the best gifts for YOU & people you love!
  • Where: Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites – 86 Freeport Boulevard NE
  • When: December 3 and 4

Kensington Movie Series

  • What: Every Saturday until Christmas enjoy 4 of your favourite Christmas classics up on the silver screen. The best part – it’s FREE! Start the series off with an old time favourite, ‘Miracle on 34th Street,’ hang out with Buddy the elf in ‘Elf”, feel all the feels in the romantic drama ‘The Holiday’ and go on an adventure with Kevin McCallister in ‘Home Alone’
  • When: Every Saturday between December 3 and December 24
  • Where: Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW
  • Cost: FREE

Zoo Lights

  • What: This Calgarian holiday tradition continues to live on year after year! Stay warm by dressing in layers and consuming delicious hot chocolate, as you roam through the 200 beautiful light displays, such as the all time favorite, ‘lovers lane’, and other unique light shows set up throughout the Calgary Zoo.
  • Where: The Calgary Zoo – 210 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until January 8 nightly from 6 to 9 pm
  • Cost: $14.99 Adults, $11.99 Kids

Santa Shuffle: Fun Run, Elf Walk

  • What: Choose to either run 5km or walk 1km, whatever your fitness level will permit, while raising money for the Salvation Army. Each level of pledged donations you reach you will receive a free t-shirt and Running Room gift card, along with the added bonus of helping a family or individual make ends meet this Christmas – everybody wins!
  • Where: 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • When: Saturday, December 3
    Cost: $50 and up

It’s a Wonderful Life

  • What: This Christmas classic is celebrating it’s 75 th year of spreading holiday joy on the silver screens! Allow the compassion and kindness that George Bailey embodies and the love he has for his family and the Bedford Falls community, to enter your hearts this Christmas season as you experience this live rendition of this wonderful holiday favourite.
  • Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SE
  • When: Now until to December 17
  • Cost: $20-$25

APVC Annual Winter Market

  • What: An outstanding array of handmade goods such as holiday inspired décor, jewelry, apparel, and more. 30 vendors will be on hand to help you find the right holiday gifts
  • When: December 3 at 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Inglewood Community Hall – 1740 24th Avenue SW
  • Cost: Free

A Heritage Christmas

  • What: Always wondered why we hang stockings? Or what is so special about trimming the tree? Learn about old-fashioned Christmas traditions and what a classic Christmas on the prairies used to look like at the turn of the century at this exhibition held at the Okotoks Art Gallery, throughout the month of December.
  • Where: Okotoks Art Gallery – 53 North Railway Street
  • When: Now until December 23
  • Cost: FREE

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

  • What: 250 plus vendors selling world-imported items of all categories that will leave you finding a unique gift
  • When: December 2 to 4 (various times, check website for details)
  • Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • Cost: $12 gate admission valid for one day of the weekend purchased

Market Collective Cheer

  • What: Local artists create a marketplace selling art, photography, clothing, glasswork, woodwork, and more
  • When: December 2 to 4, 9 to 11, and 16 to 18 (various times, check website for details)
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Farmers Market Christmas Market

  • What: Calgary’s newest Christmas market with exciting holiday vendors, offering Yuletide gifts, food, jewelry, décor and more. Santa is on hand to meet with children
  • When: December 1 to 4, and 8 to 11
  • Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
  • Cost: Free

Kids Christmas Craft Fair

  • What: Local Christmas market for the child shopper. All items are $10 or under
  • When: December 3 at 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Lake Bonavista Community Association – 1401 Acadia Drive SE (multipurpose room)
  • Cost: Free

Triwood Christmas Market

  • What: 50 Christmas vendors will be on hand to help you find the right gift for your loved ones at the first annual Triwood Christmas market
  • When: December 4 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
  • Cost: Free

Century Downs 2nd Annual Weihnachtsmarkt

  • What: Local artisans and vendors offering a wide selection of holiday gifts. Shop while enjoying the singing of Christmas carol singers, and enjoying some fine hot chocolate
  • When: December 4 at 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Century Downs Racetrack and Casino – 260 Century Downs Drive, Rockyview
  • Cost: Free

A Christmas Carol

  • What: Relive this iconic Christmas favourite by Charles Dickens in Theatre Calgary’s 30th anniversary of the production. Laugh, cry and feel the joy as you follow alongside Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Stephen Hair, on his unique journey to discover the holiday spirit and the true meaning of Christmas. Bah humbug!
  • Where: Theatre Calgary – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until December 24
  • Cost: $34-$130

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

  • What: Children of all ages will fall in love with this magical rendition of the original Disney Classic, Beauty and the Beast. Warm your heart with the beloved soundtrack of this holiday musical including everyone’s favourite, Be our Guest!
  • Where: StoryBook Theatre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW
  • When: Now until December 23
  • Cost: Child (3-17) $20, Adult (18+) $25

Youth Singers of Calgary in Toy Wonder

  • What: The Calgary Youth Singers presents the wonderful and joyful performance of “Toy Wonder,” a heartfelt story about a toy and his journey through 8 decades of Christmas memories. Also, help support the Toy Angels Campaign by bringing an unwrapped, new toy to the performance and ensure that one more Calgary child has a toy under the tree this Christmas.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Sunday, December 4
  • Cost: $45

See also
DH Calgary StaffDH Calgary Staff

+ Listed