5 things to do in Calgary today: Friday, December 23

Dec 23 2016, 8:42 am

A little cold never stopped us before. So bundle up and activate your car starters, it’s back to normal for Calgarians.

From craft markets to plays, here are a few things to do around town that will warm you right up.

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Zoo Lights

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 favourite, ‘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

Check out the Best Christmas Light Displays in YYC

Want to check out some beautiful light displays, without having to break the bank? Check out the Calgary Christmas Lights Map Marker and drive around the city to holiday music, as you discover the many creative light displays that Calgarians have put up at their homes.

  • Where: Calgary and surrounding areas
  • Cost: FREE

Christmas Skate at the Olympic Oval

Ever since the Oval was build in 1988 for the Calgary Olympics it has become a family tradition to skate the oval during the winter months. Not only are you indoors, so bundling up is not a worry, but they provide fun family inspired events to continue to keep the tradition alive. Join them on December 23rd and enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas music and other exciting festivities as you race your friends and family around loop.

  • Where: The Olympic Oval – 2500 University Drive NW
  • When: Friday, December 23
  • Cost: $2 with a food donation to the Calgary Food Bank

The Nutcracker

Transport into the magical Kingdom of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince in this authentic Russian Ballet, proudly performed in collaboration with the Alberta Ballet and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Watch as the stage comes alive in the famous Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the battles they undergo with the mischievous army of life size mice. It’s a holiday performance you won’t want to miss!

  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: December 16 to 24 – Weekdays at 7pm,
    Saturday and Sunday at 1pm & 6pm
  • Cost: Varies

Visit the Calgary Farmers Market while it’s open 9 days straight

Get to the Calgary Farmers Market and do your holiday shopping before it closes between December 24 and January 4. The market will re-open and resume regular hours on January, 5th 2017.

  • When: December 15 to 23
  • Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE