What's open on Christmas Day in Calgary

Dec 19 2017, 10:53 am

Curious as to what’s open on Christmas Day in Calgary? Here are some places that’ll have their doors open, just in case you forgot to pick something up of if you’re looking to get out of the house.

Ski Hills


Sunshine Villiage

  • Where:
  • Phone: 403-762-4754
  • Webiste: skibanff.com

Lake Louise

  • Where: 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise
  • Phone: 403-522-3555
  • Website: skilouise.com

Skating rinks

Outdoor skating rinks are everywhere and if the weather permits they’ll be open to the public.


Lions Festival of Lights

  • Where: 14 Street NW, Calgary
  • Cost: Free

Airdrie Festival of Lights

  • Where: Nose Creek Park, Airdrie
  • Cost: Admission by donation

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

  • Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • Cost: Free

Cineplex Theatre

If you’re feeling like a show, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is playing at theatres around Calgary – check here for your nearest location.

Last minute shopping

If you’re desperate, try heading to a local convenience store as most major centres and grocery stores are closed, including Market Mall, Southcentre Mall, Sunridge Mall, CrossIron Mills, Chinook Centre, The CORE, Superstore, Safeway, Sunterra Market, and Sobeys.


Charcut Roast House (only the lounge portion)

  • Where: 101, 899 Centre Street SW
    Phone: 403-984-2180
  • Website: charcut.com

Silver Dragon

  • Where: 106 3rd Avenue SE
  • Phone: 403-264-5326

The Westin

The Fairmont Palliser

  • Where: 133 9th Avenue SW 
  • Phone: (403) 260-1219
  • Website: fairmont.com; Christmas Day Dinner Buffet, Served in the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, December 25 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. $120 per person. Includes live music and children’s activities.

Barclay’s Upscale Casual Restaurant


  • Where: 112 Stephen Avenue Walk
  • Phone: 403-537-4449
  • Website: hyatthotels.hyatt.com; Christmas Day Brunch from noon to 7 p.m.

The Belvedere

Gas stations and convenience stores

Most gas stations are open on Christmas Day, including Esso, Petro Canada and Shell, and convenience stores like 7-Eleven.

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