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Holiday Fun

Legacy Christmas Light Parade 2018.
Everyday from Nov 19, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Legacy's 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade is back! With over 120,000 lights, all December, Legacy will be lit up with lights for you and your family to enjoy. It is free for anyone to come drive through the community or come out and walk through the tunnels of lights. The public parks, as well as over 20 Show Homes in the community, have been decorated for Christmas! Come enjoy the many lights and displays and join the Legacy.
Location:2 Legacy Circle SE, T2X 0W8
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Holiday Fun
Link:facebook.com/events/349037549236833/
ZOOlights at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 23 to January 5 (excluding December 25). ZOOLIGHTS: The glow starts with you. ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever! Come experience how 2+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!) transform the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Most magical of all is its ability to bring friends and family together during the holiday season! To purchase tickets to ZOOlights, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryzoo.com/
Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Everyday from Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 29 to December 23. Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Join the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as Theatre Calgary takes Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through time from darkness to light. This year, there is all the more reason to rejoice as Stephen Hair marks his inspiring 25th season playing the man behind the hum-bug. Bring the whole family! For performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Theatre Calgary: 220, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:theatrecalgary.com/
StoryBook Theatre Presents, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place from November 30 to December 22. StoryBook Theatre Presents, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This new, one-act musical tells the story of a family trapped in a cabin by a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. They’re away from home, have no power, no electronics, and no way to escape each other. It looks to be the worst Christmas ever until an unexpected visitor comes knocking, seeking shelter from the storm. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website. storybooktheatre.org
Location:Presented at Vertigo Studio Theatre: 115, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:storybooktheatre.org
32nd Annual Lions' Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2018 - Jan 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
The 32nd Annual Lions’ Festival of Lights will illuminate Confederation Park Golf Course along 14 Street NW again this holiday season from December 1 to January 8. Drive by Calgary’s largest Free Christmas light showcase nightly between 6pm and midnight or take the family for a sled ride through the park amongst the 450,000+ bulbs! The Grand Opening event, complete with fireworks, will be held on December 1 at 5pm.
Location:Confederation Park: 14 Street NW (north of 24 Avenue)
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:lionsfestivaloflights.ca
23rd Annual Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join for the 23rd season of the Airdrie Festival of Lights! There is no charge to attend, and parking is always free. Enjoy a hot chocolate or ride the trains for $2 and warm up by the fire! Donations graciously accepted. Santa Visits takes place December 1, 4, 11, 18, 22, and 23 from 7 to 8pm. New this year, the 12 Days of Christmas display grouping and Kids’ Only Shopping Experience. Check the website for event details, and more.
Location:Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:airdriefestivaloflights.com
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. 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! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 20, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. 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! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live ice carving; visits with Santa's reindeer; and more! Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/
ZOOlights at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 23 to January 5 (excluding December 25). ZOOLIGHTS: The glow starts with you. ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever! Come experience how 2+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!) transform the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Most magical of all is its ability to bring friends and family together during the holiday season! To purchase tickets to ZOOlights, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryzoo.com/
Unboxed at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One person’s recycling can be another person’s playground! Let your kids unleash their creativity to discover how great cardboard, tape, and bubble wrap can really be as they use their hands and learn new skills to create new masterpieces. Packages are great, but sometimes the packaging is even better! Plus, ring in the New Year with the return of the family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve bubble wrap dance party on December 31!
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St George's Drive NECalgary, Alberta
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Playtime & Story Time, Youth Activities
Link:sparkscience.ca/unboxed
Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum.
Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Takes place December 27 to January 6 (excludes January 1). Start your engines! Enjoy this fun-filled indoor event that will have everyone in the family playing along! Winter-themed games and activities will take place throughout Gasoline Alley Museum. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:heritagepark.ca
Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jan 2, 2019 - Jan 6, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Takes place January 2 to 6. Enjoy the fun of winter - minus the boots, parka, and mittens -at the Winter CARnival in Gasoline Alley Museum. Play all sorts of winter-themed games throughout the museum like floor curling, table hockey, and snow fort building, plus make crafts and explore the museum through a family-fun scavenger hunt!
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:heritagepar.ca
Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum.
Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jan 2, 2019 - Jan 6, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Takes place December 27 to January 6 (excludes January 1). Start your engines! Enjoy this fun-filled indoor event that will have everyone in the family playing along! Winter-themed games and activities will take place throughout Gasoline Alley Museum. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:heritagepark.ca
Family Valentine’s Crafts & Cookies at Southland Leisure Centre.
> Thursday Feb 14, 2019 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Two activity times available: 9:30 to 11:30am & 6:30 to 8:30pm. Celebrate family month and Valentine’s at Southland! Make some Valentine’s crafts for your family and friends, and enjoy some light refreshments.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun

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