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
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
Christmas in Inglewood
What: Live music, hot drinks, and special offers at local boutiques combine for a fun night out shopping with friends
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!
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!
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)
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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