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StoryBook Theatre Presents, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 23 to December 29. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers, and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character, Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph on his journey from slavery to redemption. Recommended for age 6 and up. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Presented at Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
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/
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place Fridays, 11am to 7pm, and Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am to 5:30pm, from November 30 to December 23. Come down to Granary Road for the Christmas Market! Join for fun holiday activities for the whole family including fire pits, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, wagon rides, ice skating, snowman building, carollers, and more! Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Clause and tell Santa how good you’ve been this year. Get your picture taken with the Alpaca, who will be puckered up and ready to give out some kisses under the mistletoe. The Public Market will feature more than 50, carefully, handpicked, unique vendors. Come find the perfect gift for your special someone in a magic marketplace like none other. For details and scheduling of all of the holiday activities, visit the website.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.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
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
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
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, 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
Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre.
> Friday Jan 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Experience the movies like never before! Come settle in for a night at the movies in the water park. Rent tubes, bring your own flotation devices, or lounge poolside. You’ll enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family, and neighbors! All ages welcome. For movie titles, visit their Facebook page.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:facebook.com/VillageSquareLeisureCentre
SnowDays, the Festival of Snow in Banff National Park.
Everyday from Jan 16, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place January 16 to 27. In the heart of the winter months, Banff National Park invites your family to embrace the cold, vigor, and fun that winter brings. The silence that comes with the falling snow, the glowing crackle of a fire, and the joy of snowball fights: it is a magical time of year! Come see winter artistry in action during SnowDays! For full individual events details, visit the website.
Location:Banff National Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:banfflakelouise.com/snowdays
StoryBook Theatre Presents, What if Romeo and Juliet.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Feb 5, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Show takes place February 5 to 9. Check website for show times. StoryBook Theatre Presents, What if Romeo and Juliet… Presented in Partnership with Dynamo Theatre. This is a play that delves into the Shakespearean world and revisits the strikingly magnificent story of a great pain brought on by the hate between two families. The poetry of the bodies, the beauty of the bard’s words, the magic of the soundscape and appealing lighting all contribute as love, hate, revenge, tragedy, and romance come to blend. Could there be another ending to this famed story? What if someone decided to lay down one’s weapons? This show is recommended for ages 6 and up. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre.
> Friday Feb 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Experience the movies like never before! Come settle in for a night at the movies in the water park. Rent tubes, bring your own flotation devices, or lounge poolside. You’ll enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family, and neighbors! All ages welcome. For movie titles, visit the Facebook page.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:facebook.com/VillageSquareLeisureCentre

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