5 things to do in Calgary today: Friday, December 9

Dec 9 2016, 8:28 pm

A little cold never stopped us before. Now that we’ve had a few day’s to adjust, pull out our winter coats from storage and activate our 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.

Market Collective Cheer

Local artists create a marketplace selling art, photography, clothing, glasswork, woodwork, and more

  • When: December 9 to 11, and 16 to 18 (various times, check website for details)
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW
  • Cost: Free

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

Calgary Farmers Market Christmas Market

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

A Christmas Carol

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: November 24 to December 24
  • Cost: $34-$130

Festival of Crafts

Four days of craft shopping at BMO Centre for one of Canada’s largest holiday handcrafted shopping events.

  • Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Round Up Way SE
  • When: December 8 to 11
  • Cost: $10 (Adults), $8 (Senior 65+), $8 (Youth 13-17), Children 12 and under are free
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