Here's what's open and closed in Calgary on Christmas Day this year

Dec 24 2019, 9:00 pm

Christmas Day in Calgary offers a few destinations for sweet eats and entertainment.

If you’re not staying in and want to spend your holiday outside of the house, check out our list below!

Cineplex Movie Theatres

What: Cineplex Entertainment has their doors open for moviegoers that want to grab some popcorn, hot chocolate, and a comfy cinema seat.


Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas
Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas
Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
SilverCity CrossIron Mills and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre

Ski hills

Image: Banff Sunshine Village / Facebook

Banff Sunshine Village / Facebook

Mount Norquay

Mount Norquay is open on Christmas Day, and the best part is that you get to shred for free if you dress up as Santa. Just a hat isn’t going to cut it, though; you’ll need the full red suit.

 Skating rinks

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

Thomson Family Park: 1236 16th Avenue SW

Carburn Park: 67 Riverview Drive SE

Bowness Park Lagoon: 8900 48th Avenue NW

Olympic Plaza: 228 8th Avenue SE

Big Marlborough Park: 6033 Madigan Drive NE

Tobogganing and sledding

As long as we end up with a white Christmas, Calgarians will be able to head over to one of the city’s 21 designated sledding hills to enjoy a fun day on the slopes — for free!

Cross country skiing 

There are plenty of places to take the cross country skis in and around Calgary, and the city has provided a handy list of golf courses and trails for you to head to this Christmas!

… and here’s what won’t be open:

Administrative Offices: Administrative offices, including City Hall, will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24. The offices are also closed December 25, 26 and Wednesday, January 1.

Aquatics and Fitness Centres: All aquatic and fitness centres are closed on December 25, December 26, and January 1. Hours of operation on December 24 and 31 will vary by facility.

Arenas: All arenas are closed on December 25 and January 1. Regular hours apply on other days.

Leisure Centres: Both Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres are closed December 25 and 26. Southland is open on January 1 from 11 am to 5 pm and Village Square is closed. Hours of operation between December 24 and January 2 vary.

Art Centres: Wildflower Arts Centre closes at noon on December 20 and reopens January 5. North Mount Pleasant Art Centre will be closed December 19 to January 1 and reopens January 2 at 8:30 am.

Soccer Centre: Closed December 24 to 26 and December 31 and January 1. Open regular hours December 27 and December 28. Open 8 am to 11 pm January 1.

The Animal Services Centre: The Animal Services Centre is closed December 25 and 26 and Monday, January 1.

With files from Aly Khan

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