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Sunday Nov 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; The City of Calgary Parks Winterfest! Get creative in the crafts room, join a guided park tour, and test out your bird-watching skills. There will also be nature-themed games, fun facts about the park’s wildlife, and more! Takes place at Ralph Klein Park. Website.

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For parenting tips and updates from the experts, don't miss our Calgary's Child Magazine segment on the Global Morning News show on Mondays and Saturdays. Each segment has a different guest and topic, and air at approximately 8:25am on Mondays!

Monday, November 20
Guest: Maureen Khallad, Director, The ThinkSun Preschool 
Topic: Why are the preschool years so important for your child? Maureen will provide her expert advice on preschool's many benefits. 

Monday, November 27
Guest: Jennifer House, MSc, RD, First Step Nutrition
Topic: Thinking about skipping pureed food and using baby-led weaning to make starting solids fun, 
easy, and healthy for your little one? Tune in for Jennifer's expert advice on how to get started! 

Monday, December 4
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: 'Tis the Season for Family Fun! Tune in for Ellen's top holiday events to truly make this December the most wonderful time of the year! 

 

 


 

 

 



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Holiday Fun

Santa is Coming to Bass Pro Shops.
Everyday from Nov 12, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 12 to December 24. Santa is Coming to Bass Pro Shops! Santa will be available daily for free photos with the whole family! Your family can also enjoy free crafts and games, or explore the store while you wait to meet the big man himself! Check the website for hours of operation and contact the store for sensitive Santa appointments.
Location:112, 261055 Cross Iron Boulevard, Rocky View, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:basspro.com/rockyview
Calgary Christmas Market at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 16, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 16 to December 23 (Thursdays to Sundays). The Calgary Farmers' Market is continuing their holiday tradition and will be transforming into the premiere destination to find everything for on the table and under the tree this upcoming holiday season. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market, indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift, and create memories with special activities. There will be plenty of activities from Santa and cookie decorating, Tea with Mrs. Claus, live ice carving, a Canadian Maple Shack, and more! Plus, there is no admission fee and free parking! For more info on daily activities and festivities the whole family can enjoy, like Tea with Mrs. Claus*, when the jolly ol’ elf himself will be visiting, cookie decorating, and more, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca
Light Up Okotoks.
> Friday Nov 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Okotoks will be transformed into a magical Christmas theme with fire pits, free hot chocolate, teams of horse-drawn wagon rides, choirs, carolers, lighting of the tree at 7pm, concluded by fireworks at 9pm! The event zone is the entire downtown.
Location:Downtown Okotoks, AB
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road.
Everyday from Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 17 to December 23, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road. Get your photo taken with a debonair scarf-sporting alpaca, mingle through the market and shop for the holidays, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year, go for a sleigh or hay ride, skate on the pond, take part in snowman-building contests, throw snow balls at funny frigid targets, visit the North Pole Frozen Funland, and more! For hours of operation and for alpaca and Santa appearance times, visit the website.
Location:226034, 112 Street West, MD of Foothills, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 23 to December 24. Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Let Tiny Tim and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future melt your heart with kindness and rejoice in the music of the season. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Max Bell Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:theatrecalgary.com
ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 24 to January 6 (excluding December 25) from 6 to 9pm. ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo! Experience over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and 4 fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transforming the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo Main Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights
Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 17 to December 23, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road. Get your photo taken with a debonair scarf-sporting alpaca, mingle through the market and shop for the holidays, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year, go for a sleigh or hay ride, skate on the pond, take part in snowman-building contests, throw snow balls at funny frigid targets, visit the North Pole Frozen Funland, and more! For alpaca and Santa appearance times, visit the website.
Location:226034, 112 Street West, MD of Foothills, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, A Traditional Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 30 to December 2. Celebrate the spirit of the season with holiday favorites performed by the CPO and the Calgary Girls’ Choir. The beautiful Grace Presbyterian Church provides the backdrop. For more information, performance times, and to purchase tickets, visit the website. Get your tickets early as they sell out quickly every year.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:calgaryphil.com
Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Airdrie Festival of Lights will glow nightly from December 1 to 31 from 6 to 9pm. Admission is by cash donation. There will be 3 brightly-colored Toy Soldier Guard Houses situated around the park for you to donate. Or if you see the Jingle Jugs roaming, you can drop your donation with them, too.
Location:Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:airdriefestivaloflights.com
Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 17 to December 23, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road. Get your photo taken with a debonair scarf-sporting alpaca, mingle through the market and shop for the holidays, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year, go for a sleigh or hay ride, skate on the pond, take part in snowman-building contests, throw snow balls at funny frigid targets, visit the North Pole Frozen Funland, and more! For hours of operation and for alpaca and Santa appearance times, visit the website.
Location:226034, 112 Street West, MD of Foothills, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Viessmann Luge World Cup at WinSport.
Everyday from Dec 7, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
The fastest athletes on ice will slide into Calgary for the Viessmann Luge World Cup and the Viessmann Team Relay World Cup. WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park will play host to the fourth stop on the World Cup luge circuit as more than 120 athletes representing more than 20 countries will blast down the Olympic Track at speeds of up to 130 km/h in men and women singles, and doubles races. Come cheer on Canada and our Olympians on the road to the Olympics in 2018 in PyeongChang, Korea. Schedule: December 7: 4pm. December 8: Doubles - 3 to 5:10pm. Men: 5:40 to 8:20pm. Then Awards. December 9: Women - 9:40 to 11:50am. Team Relay - 12:50 to 1:50pm. Then Awards. And there will also be Christmas at the Track Activities for the whole family! Takes place from 10am to 3pm.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Winsport Canada Olympic Park: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:luge.ca/en/wc2017/
Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road.
Everyday from Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 17 to December 23, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road. Get your photo taken with a debonair scarf-sporting alpaca, mingle through the market and shop for the holidays, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year, go for a sleigh or hay ride, skate on the pond, take part in snowman-building contests, throw snow balls at funny frigid targets, visit the North Pole Frozen Funland, and more! For hours of operation and for alpaca and Santa appearance times: granaryroad.com
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road.
Everyday from Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 17 to December 23, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road. Get your photo taken with a debonair scarf-sporting alpaca, mingle through the market and shop for the holidays, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year, go for a sleigh or hay ride, skate on the pond, take part in snowman-building contests, throw snow balls at funny frigid targets, visit the North Pole Frozen Funland, and more! For hours of operation and for alpaca and Santa appearance times, visit the website.
Location:226034, 112 Street West, MD of Foothills, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Bert Church Live Theatre (in Airdrie) Presents, A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Everyday from Dec 21, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
December 21 to 23. Bert Church Live Theatre (in Airdrie) Presents, A Charlie Brown Christmas! This 2-act musical features highlights from the Tony Award-Winning musical, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, as well as bring the classic animated TV special to life. Discover the true meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Bert Church Live Theatre - 1000 E Lake Boulevard SE, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:ticketpro.ca
Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road.
Everyday from Dec 22, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 17 to December 23, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road. Get your photo taken with a debonair scarf-sporting alpaca, mingle through the market and shop for the holidays, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year, go for a sleigh or hay ride, skate on the pond, take part in snowman-building contests, throw snow balls at funny frigid targets, visit the North Pole Frozen Funland, and more! For hours of operation and for alpaca and Santa appearance times, visit the website.
Location:226034, 112 Street West, MD of Foothills, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 24 to January 6 (excluding December 25) 6 to 9pm. ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo! Experience over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and 4 fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transforming the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo Main Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights
Unboxed at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 7, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
December 26 to January 7. Unboxed at TELUS Spark. Sometimes the packaging can be more fun than what’s in the box! Enjoy special activities that will have you seeing your holiday recyclables in a whole new light. Plus, ring in the New Year with the return of the family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve bubble wrap dance party on December 31! For full details, visit the website.
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:sparkscience.ca
Winter CARnival at Heritage Park.
Everyday from Dec 27, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
December 27 to January 3, 10am to 4pm (closes at 3pm on December 31 and closed January 1). Winter CARnival at Heritage Park. Enjoy this fun-filled indoor event that has everyone in the family playing along! Winter-themed games and activities take place throughout Gasoline Alley Museum. heritagepark.ca
Location:Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:www.heritagepark.ca

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