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Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park Historical Village

Takes place November 24 to December 23 on Saturdays and Sundays. Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park Historical Village. Experience the wonder and charm of an old-fashioned Christmas. Start your day with a pre-ticketed breakfast buffet, then enjoy a festive horse-drawn wagon ride, cookie decorating, crafts, shopping, and more! Tour the decorated homes, sing carols, and visit Old Saint Nick! Website.

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For parenting tips and updates from local experts, don't miss the Calgary's Child Magazine Parenting Segment on the  Global Calgary Morning News Show every Monday morning! Each segment has a different guest and topic, and our segment airs at approximately 8:25am.

Monday, December 17
Guest:
Tanya Kaynes, Head Curator, Menagerie Parties & Cakes
Topic: Planning to ring in 2019 at home with the kids? Tune in for Tanya's awesome New Year's Eve celebration ideas including fun and festive foods, fun party games and activities for the whole family, and unique ways your crew can count down to 2019. 

Monday, December 24
Calgary's Child Magazine is closed for the holidays and will not have a segment on Global TV.

Monday, December 31
Guest: Teresa Byrne, Superintendent, Arts & Culture, The City of Calgary Recreation
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!

Monday, January 7
Guest:
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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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/
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/
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/
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

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