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Topic: The City of Calgary and the Central Library are hosting a free New Year’s Eve celebration for the whole family! This year’s festivities include The Rumpus Room in the Municipal Building Atrium, and a family dance party in the Central Library featuring a kids' countdown at 9pm, video games, and more! Outdoors at Olympic Plaza, there will be a skating party! The Tim Hortons truck will keep your family warm with some free hot drinks. Across all three sites, check out art, ice sculptures, and roaming performers, too. Tune in for all of the details!

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Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine 
Topic: What makes for the best preschool for your child? Tune in for Ellen's expert advice on what to consider.

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Youth Activities

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
Movies at The GRAND - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
> Friday Dec 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join for Movies at The GRAND with their second holiday film. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, a modern Christmas classic starring Chevy Chase, will be playing the night of December 14. Watch the Griswold family deal with their inevitably big, disastrous Christmas plans! And get into the holiday spirit by wearing your best ugly Christmas sweater to compete for a prize! Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase, so come cozy up for a great film. Synopsis: Clark Griswald, a dedicated family man, is determined to stay at home and create the most fun-filled, old-fashioned Christmas ever. But life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark's fire...
Cost:$10.00
Location:The GRAND: 608, 1 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:showpass.com/s/events/calgary,-ab,-canada/the%20grand/?dates=Any%20Date
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/
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
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, The Giver.
Everyday from Feb 22, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
February 22 to March 23, check website for show times. 12-year-old Jonas lives in a perfect world free of poverty, crime, war, and strife. When the Elders of the Community choose him to be the Receiver of Memory, Jonas starts a journey to uncover the truth of this place he has always called home. The more he learns, the more he realizes the Community has systematically given up much of what gives life its meaning: color, music, truth, and love. At the end of the story, Jonas faces a decision that will define him and, ultimately, set a course toward hope. This show is recommended for ages 10 and up. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:storybooktheatre.org

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