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Friday, November 9th, 2018

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Family Fun

StoryBook Theatre Presents, The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook.
Everyday from Nov 9, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The year is 1977 and a 10-year-old Star Wars fan is trying to make sense of a new town and a new school. He discovers that Star Wars hasn’t just influenced his life but others around him, and new friendships are born from a common love for the iconic characters and their stories. This show is recommended for ages 10 and up. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Presented at Vertigo Studio Theatre: 115, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Chotto Desh.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
There are multiple showtimes from November 14 to 18. Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Now, Akram Khan Company, and Theatre-Rites director Sue Buckmaster, have adapted Khan’s much-loved production for children aged 7+ and their families. Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland,’ draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh. Using a magical mix of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world and promises to be a magical, thrilling, and poignant dance theatre experience for families to enjoy together. Presented by Springboard Performance, StoryBook Theatre, and Taylor Centre Concert Season. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$30.00
Location:Bella Concert Hall & Wright TheatreTaylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:taylorcentre.ca/All-Events/chotto-desh.htm
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 18, 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/
32nd Annual Art Market Art & Craft Sale at TELUS Convention Centre.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 15 to 18. Grab a friend, co-worker, or family member and join for the 32nd Annual Art Market! There will be over 200 professional artists showcasing their art and craft in one spot for four days only. Shop for delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, designer fashions, and more! Admission is free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. For full details, visit the website.
Cost:$12.00
Location:TELUS Convention Centre: 136, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:artmarketcraftsale.com/
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 16, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 16 to 18, 23 to 25 & November 30 to December 2. Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Plunge into the warm atmosphere that Christmas at Spruce Meadows evokes! There will be shopping in several indoor venues and select outdoor locations. Check website for hours of the Market. Tickets are $12 at the gate (adults/teens). Free for Seniors (+65) and children (12 and under). Save $2 on tickets by purchasing online in advance.
Location:Spruce Meadows: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:sprucemeadows.com
Light Up Okotoks.
> Friday Nov 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Head to Okotoks for a kick-off to the holiday season! Festivities typically include a visit from Santa, wagon rides, sugar shack, cookie decorating, craft sales, late night shopping, fireworks, and much more! Don't forget your Food Bank donations for the 18 Wheels of Christmas. Visit the website for a downloadable map.
Location:Downtown Okotoks, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:okotoks.ca/discover-okotoks/community-events-calendar/light-okotoks
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/
Calgary JCC Jewish Book Festival.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 21, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 21 to 25. This is a great opportunity to buy gifts for Chanukah and Christmas, stock up on reading material, and enjoy diverse speakers including Janet Wees, author of the young adult book, When We Were Shadows. For festival hours, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Jewish Community Centre: 1607, 90 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryjcc.com
Banff Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 22, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 22 to 25. The Banff Christmas Market is a weekend-long celebration of all things merry and bright. Santa arrives in Banff on a sleigh filled with handcrafted gifts in this land of wonderful culinary delights, caroling, and, of course, warm beverages for kids and adults alike. It’s enough to make the most hardened scrooge start to dream of a white Christmas, so mark your calendar! Entry fee: $5 day entry. $8 for the weekend. Free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit the website.
Cost:$5.00
Location:Warner Stables: 100 Sundance Road, Banff, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:banffchristmasmarket.com
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 22, 2018 - Oct 25, 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/
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 16 to 18, 23 to 25 & November 30 to December 2. Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Plunge into the warm atmosphere that Christmas at Spruce Meadows evokes! There will be shopping in several indoor venues and select outdoor locations. Check website for hours of the Market. Tickets are $12 at the gate (adults/teens). Free for Seniors (+65) and children (12 and under). Save $2 on tickets by purchasing online in advance.
Location:Spruce Meadows: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:sprucemeadows.com
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/
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
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 2, 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/
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/
Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre.
> Friday Nov 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Settle in for a night at the movies in the water park. Rent tubes, bring your own flotation devices, or lounge poolside. Enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family, and neighbors. For movie titles, visit the Facebook page.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:facebook.com/villagesquareleisurecentre
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
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 16 to 18, 23 to 25 & November 30 to December 2. Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Plunge into the warm atmosphere that Christmas at Spruce Meadows evokes! There will be shopping in several indoor venues and select outdoor locations. Check website for hours of the Market. Tickets are $12 at the gate (adults/teens). Free for Seniors (+65) and children (12 and under). Save $2 on tickets by purchasing online in advance.
Location:Spruce Meadows: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:sprucemeadows.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
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 6, 2018 - Dec 9, 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/
VIESSMANN Luge World Cup at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park.
Every Friday, Saturday, Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The fastest athletes on ice will slide into Calgary, December 7 and 8, for the Viessmann Luge World Cup and the Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW. WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park will play host to the third stop on the World Cup luge circuit as more than 100 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, doubles and team relay races. Come cheer on Canada!
Cost:$10.00
Location:WinSport's Canada Olympic Park: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:luge.ca/en/wcc2018/
Light Up the Loop - in Marda Loop.
> Friday Dec 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join #intheloop for a festive evening of fun! Light up the Loop will include fun and free holiday-focused activities for everyone, including visits from Santa, carollers, kids’ crafts, and the Lighting of the Marda Loop Christmas tree.
Location:1638, 30 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
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/
Junior Luge World Cup at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park .
Every Friday, Saturday, Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
The fastest youth athletes on ice will slide into Calgary, December 14 and 15, for the Junior Luge World Cup! WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park will play host to the third stop on the Junior Luge World Cup circuit as more than 80 athletes, representing more than 15 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! For schedule, visit the website.
Location:WinSport's Canada Olympic Park: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:luge.ca/en/jwc2018/
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/
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

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