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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
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
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/
Make It Calgary! The Handmade Revolution at Deerfoot City.
Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place December 6 to 9. December 6 & 7: 11am to 9pm. December 8: 10am to 6pm. December 9: 11am to 5pm. It's the holiday edition! More than 130 of Canada's top artists, makers, and crafters will be rockin' Deerfoot City. With everything from clothing, art, and home decor to gourmet goodies, baby and kid items, as well as other unique treasures, you'll be sure to find gifts for everyone on your list and maybe a little something for yourself, too! Admission is $5 at the door and free admission for kids 12 and under.
Location:Deerfoot City: 901, 64 Avenue NE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
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
Bragg Creek's Spirit of Christmas.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Weekends: December 1 & 2, 8 & 9. Bragg Creek will transform into a sparkly, winter wonderland! There will be many free family-friendly activities to take in: Visit with Santa; take a horse-drawn wagon ride; decorate cookies and other kids Christmas crafts; enjoy hot chocolate, movies and popcorn; and much more! Takes place each date from Noon to 4pm. For a map, visit the website.
Location:Bragg Creek, AB
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:visitbraggcreek.com/event/bragg-creek-spirit-of-christmas/
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/
Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park Historical Village.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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!
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:heritagepark.ca
Santa & Cookie Decorating at the Calgary Farmer's Market.
Every Friday, Saturday, Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Calgary Christmas Market will be hosting Santa from 10am to 2pm on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 as well as Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. As this is the season of giving, they’ll be accepting cash or food donations for the Calgary Food Bank* to snap a photo with the jolly ol’ elf and to ensure no one goes hungry this Christmas. There is also cookie decorating while supplies last. *Recommended $10 Donation.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/santa-and-cookie-decorating
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/
Candy Cane Kids - Family Musical Theatre.
> Saturday Dec 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
A jingly, twinkly, candy-coated interactive holiday musical that will have everyone up dancing and singing to Christmas favorites from Frozen, Elf, and more. 45 minutes followed by a family dance party! Ages 2 and up but moms and dads will like it, too! INKubator Theatre is located at the north east end of the mall - former home of Future Shop. Look for the Big Candy Canes!
Cost:$9.95
Location:INKubator Theatre (former Future Shop location) Northland Village: 5111 Northland Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:showpass.com/candy-cane-kidz/
Snacks with Santa at Westhills Towne Centre.
> Saturday Dec 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Photos for family members (pets are also welcome!) with Santa are free with a donation to the Calgary Food Bank. There will be complimentary snacks available, too.
Location:250 Stewart Green SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Mad Science Walloping Weather Workshop.
> Saturday Dec 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mad Science Walloping Weather Workshop. Brought to you by the Calgary Public Library. Take place at Nose Hill Library. Suitable for ages 6 to 12. Spaces are limited. To register, visit the Calgary Public Library's website.
Location:Nose Hill Library: 1530 Northmount Drive NW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
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
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/
Dive-In Movie at Southland Leisure Centre.
> Saturday Dec 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Settle in for a night at the movies in the water park. Lounge poolside or watch from the water. Enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family, and neighbors. Concession and popcorn will be available. Nightly door prizes. For specific movie titles, visit the Facebook page.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:facebook.com/southlandleisurecentre
The Jingles live at Gravity.
> Saturday Dec 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Over the past decade, The Jingles have been putting on annual holiday shows and events. This has become a tradition for many Calgarians. The Jingles will be performing another great show at Gravity with all proceeds going toward the Calgary Food Bank. Festive Costumes and Ugly Sweaters are encouraged! All ages welcome!
Cost:$10.00
Location:Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar: 909, 10 Street SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:cafegravity.com
Magnificat: A Christmas Celebration.
> Saturday Dec 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join The Festival Chorus as they kick off their 60th anniversary season. This family-friendly concert will feature traditional Christmas carols and famous works by German composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Praetorius, and Mendelssohn. The highlight will be a full performance (with orchestra) of Bach's brilliant masterwork, Magnificat in D. Join the chorus in a sing-along of O Christmas Tree and Silent Night. A reception will follow the performance, with all audience members welcome. Ticket options: Available through the Arts Commons Box Office in person: 225, 8 Avenue SE (Centre Court), call 403-294-9494, or visit www.artscommons.ca
Location:Knox United Church: 506, 4 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:thefestivalchorus.com/current-season/magnificat-a-christmas-celebration/

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