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October 28 & 29; Enjoy frightful and delightful activities for the whole family during the weekend before Halloween! Brought to you in part by Calgary's Child Magazine!

Toy Mash-Up: Back by popular demand, create your very own toy mash-up by combining and sewing old toys together to design a new one! All day, every day during Monster Mash-Up weekend!

Mysterious Animal of the Night: Join the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and meet their friendly resident skunk, Oliver, a porcupine named Quillimena, and Ophelia, their and great horned owl. These informative and up-close presentations will give you the knowledge behind these mysterious and often misunderstood animals! 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Inspiration Stage

Dancing in Fog: Listen for the music to rise in the atrium and come down and dance in a dry-ice powered fog! Happening multiple times per day, so keep your ears open for the music.

Costume Repair Station: Are you having a costume malfunction? Whether your costume has teeth, tails, frills or chills, one of our staff can help you develop the skills to get your costume back up and running with our supply of safety pins, sewing supplies and hot glue. All day, every day during Monster Mash-Up weekend!

Check the website for more information!

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

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, October 2
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Searching for family-friendly Halloween activities around the city and beyond for your little Ghouls and Goblins? Ellen will provide her top picks for spooktacular fun. 

Monday, October 9 (Thanksgiving)
There will be no Global Morning show.

Monday, October 16
Guest: TELUS Spark, the Science Centre
Topic: SHOCKTOBER at TELUS Spark. Take risks and get curious this season with frightfully fun Halloween activities for the family. Enjoy activities for all ages as you explore the spooky science behind Halloween. You might be shocked about what you learn! Plus, Monster Mash-Up is back on October 28 and 29 for the final weekend of SHOCKTOBER celebrations! Monster Mash-Up is Proudly Sponsored by Calgary’s Child Magazine. Tune in for all of the ghoulish details! 

Monday, October 23
Guest: Corinne Nelson, Families Matter Society of Calgary
Topic:
Attention: Parents! Families Matter has recently opened 2 new Family Learning and Play Centres! Family programs include parenting classes, circle and story time, preschool readiness, programs for dads, postpartum groups, and much more! Tune in for more details on these exciting new programs for every member of your family!

Saturday, October 28
Guest:
The Calgary Partners for Safety (in partnership with Calgary's Child)
Topic: For the 23rd year, the Partners for Safety will be on patrol Halloween night. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets from 6 to 8pm, making sure this Hallow's Eve is safe and fun for your trick-or-treaters. Tune in for all of the details. 

Monday, October 30
Guest:
The Calgary Partners for Safety (in partnership with Calgary's Child)
Topic: For the 23rd year, the Partners for Safety will be on patrol Halloween night. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets from 6 to 8pm, making sure this Hallow's Eve is safe and fun for your trick-or-treaters. Tune in for all of the details. 





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Family Fun

Sept. 29 to Oct. 23 - Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze. Walk through the pumpkin patch, take beautiful photos, and pick your favorite pumpkins to purchase for Halloween carving! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Sept. 29 to Oct. 28 - Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze. Make your way through the corn maze in the dark with nothing but your flashlight! And are you BRAVE enough to make it through the haunted houses?! For more details, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
StoryBook Theatre Presents, MADAGASCAR, a musical adventure.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 20, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
October 20 to November 11, check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, MADAGASCAR, a musical adventure. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar, a musical adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Recommended for ages 3+. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Bedding ton Theatre Arts Centre - 375 Bermuda Drive
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park.
Everyday from Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 26 & 27, 6 to 9pm. October 28, 5:30 to 9pm. and October 29, 4 to 7:30pm. Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park. Ghouls’ Night Out is perfect for families with little ghouls ages three to nine who are looking for a fun, safe night out. Don’t miss the ghostly encounters and freaky family fun! Tickets sell out fast. Purchase tickets online to avoid disappointment.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village - 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:heritagepark.ca
Oct. 26 to 31 - Babies Go Boo at the Calgary Public Library.
Everyday from Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Babies Go Boo at the Calgary Public Library! Dress up your baby and come celebrate Halloween with stories, rhymes, and songs. For ages 6 to 23 months. For schedule and locations, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Public Libraries
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Halloween Boo Bags at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre.
> Friday Oct 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Halloween Boo Bags at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre. A creative Halloween event for families! Northmount Arts Centre will supply a fabulous instructor and all the art supplies you need! Bags are only $10 each. Spaces are limited, so register your family (children must be accompanied with a parent or a caregiver): 403-221-3682.
Cost:$10.00
Location:North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre - 523, 27 Avenue NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgary.ca
Boo! Spooktacular Family Fun at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Everyday from Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
There’s Double, Double, Toil and Trouble at the Calgary Farmers’ Market this Halloween when families come out for these Spooktacular Events! Check out the pumpkins in the vendor pumpkin carving contest and vote for a chance to win $50 in Market Bucks on Friday, October 27! And on October 28, come in your Halloween costume for spooktacular fun with a Christopher Cool Magic Show, a 'spooky' sing-a-long, healthy Halloween snacks, and a Mad Scientist Fire and Ice Show!
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration at Village Square Leisure Centre.
> Friday Dec 1, 2017 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join in the lobby for snacks and coffee on this fun day! All ages plus an adult welcome.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre - 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca
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
Calgary JCC Jewish Book Festival.
Everyday from Dec 6, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place December 6 to 10. Book Festival Hours - Sunday through Thursday: 10am to 8:30pm; Friday: 10am to 1:30pm; and Saturday: 6 to 8pm. Join the Calgary JCC as they celebrate Canada’s 150th! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calgary JCC: 1607, 90 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryjcc.com/jewish-book-festival
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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