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November 20 to 23; Experience the Energy at the 2019 Grey Cup Festival, Presented by Shaw! With 40+ events, there is something for everyone! From November 20 to 23, explore Free family fun at the huge indoor Family Zone and the massive outdoor Nissan TITAN Street Festival where kids of all ages can enjoy interactive games and activities, pancake breakfasts, nightly fireworks and so much more!

Then, the 107th Grey Cup, Presented by Shaw kicks off November 24 at McMahon Stadium. It's going to be Canada's biggest party! For a list of all activities and times, visit the website.

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Calgary's Child on Global Calgary Morning News

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 between 8:15 and 8:45am.

Monday, December 16
Guest: Sherry Hiebert-Keck, Director, Ability4Good
Topic: All kids benefit from attending fun, interesting programs with their peers. Starting in January, Ability4Good is offering group recreation programs including swimming, arts & crafts, indoor sports and for those who love cooking, baking! These programs are open to all kids with developmental disabilities from ages 3 to 17 and are funded through Family Supports to Children with Disabilities or you can access these wonderful recreational programs for a nominal fee. Tune in for full details! 

Monday, December 23
Guest: Kalee Boisvert, Financial Advisor for Raymond James Ltd. & Contributor to Calgary's Child Magazine 
Topic: Is financial stability a goal for your family in 2020 but don't know where to start? Tune in for Kalee's expert advice on raising money-savvy kids from tot to teen.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2019

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Calgary JCC Jewish Book Festival.
Everyday from Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place December 8 to 15. Calgary JCC Jewish Book Festival. Entertaining, educating, inspiring, and uniting readers of all ages with authors. Join for a celebration of books, ideas, and current conversations that make up the fabric of today’s Jewish world. Enjoy talks, readings, book signings and sale, presentations, and more! calgaryjcc.com
Location:Calgary Jewish Community Centre: 1607, 90 Avenue SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryjcc.com
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Junior Claus, the Musical.
Everyday from Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Performances take place November 29 to December 23. Junior Claus is the only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Like many teenagers, Junior is reluctant to take over the family business. Unsure of himself, Junior puts more faith in his technological inventions than in good old-fashioned Christmas magic, much to the chagrin of his father. But when a sudden drop in Christmas spirit renders Santa incapable of making the great ride, Junior must take the reins. Junior must learn the true meaning of Christmas in time to save the day. Junior Claus is a comedic holiday adventure for the whole family. 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
Legacy's 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade.
Everyday from Nov 13, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 13 to January 5. Legacy's 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade. Experience the magic of the holidays in Legacy! The 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade is back with over 200,000 twinkling lights for you and your family to enjoy for the month of December. It is free and open for everyone - take an evening drive through the community or walk through the tunnels of lights. The public parks, as well as over 20 Show Homes in the community, will be decorated for Christmas!
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:legacylife.ca
The City of Calgary’s Family Fun Room at Devonian Gardens.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place December 1, 8 &15. . Come check out the family-friendly room while visiting the garden! All activities are self-leading that families can do together adding some fun to your time at the park, books to read, puzzles, coloring and games!
Location:Devonian Gardens: 400, 317 - 7 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgary.ca/devo
The City of Calgary’s Fun Winter Activities.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Throughout December; The City of Calgary’s Fun Winter Activities. Looking for something to do with your family or friends or a fun new activity for your child? Check out the events and activities happening in a community near you! Winter is a great time to find something different to try. For more information, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/free
Alberta Theatre Projects Presents: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Everyday from Nov 19, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 19 to December 29 (excluding Christmas Day); Alberta Theatre Projects Presents, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The thrilling, classic tale takes four children from a dusty English mansion to a mythical, far-away world gripped in an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. Helped along by the fawn, Mr. Tumnus, the friendly Beaver family, and a forest of talking animals, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy take centre stage in the struggle to free Narnia from the forces of the White Witch as they await the triumphant return of Aslan the Lion. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre: 215, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:albertatheatreprojects.com
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Matilda, the Musical.
Everyday from Nov 22, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 22 to January 4; StoryBook Theatre Presents, Matilda, the Musical. Matilda, the Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Rated G. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. For more information, showtimes, 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
33rd Annual Lions' Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2019 - Jan 8, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Grand Opening is November 30 at 5pm and takes place December 1 to January 8, 6pm to midnight. 33rd Annual Lions' Festival of Lights. Drive by Calgary’s largest free Christmas light showcase nightly or take the family for a sled ride through the park amongst the 500,000+ bulbs!
Location:Confederation Park Golf Course along 14 Street NW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:lionsfestivaloflights.ca
Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 14, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place November 14 to December 23 (Thursdays to Sundays). The Calgary Farmer's Market has everything you need for on the table and under the tree! Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market, indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift, and create memories with holiday activities. Visit your favorite market vendors, plus seasonal vendors offering gifts, food, jewelry, décor, and more. Join for Santa photos and cookie decorating, Tea with Mrs. Claus, 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/events/details/spooktacular-family-fun-day-1
Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park .
Every Sunday, Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Weekends, November 23 to December 22; Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park. Experience the magic of Christmas past with horse-drawn wagon rides; carolling; a visit with reindeer; gingerbread decorating; historic homes dressed up in Christmas style; great Christmas shopping; and a visit and photo with Old Saint Nick make this event one the whole family will enjoy! Reserve early if you would also like to enjoy a Christmas Home-Style Breakfast Buffet.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:heritagepark.ca
Merry Grinchmas at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 12, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Takes place December 12 to 15. Photos with the Grinch & Max: Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 from 10am to 2pm. If you're already sick of Christmas, you'll want to bring your heart that's two-sizes too small to snap a selfie with everyone’s favorite holiday humbug and his loyal dog, Max. Make a minimum $10 donation to the Calgary Food Bank and a professional photographer will snap your photo with the Grinch. You’ll get a Grinchy treat, too (while supplies last). Roaming Grinch: Thursday, December 12 & Sunday, December 15 from 10am to 2pm. All booked up wrestling with your self-loathing and jazzercise? Catch the Grinch roaming around the market and snap a surly selfie together. The only question now is: what will you wear?! Check out all of the events happening at the Calgary Christmas Market!
Location:The Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/merry-grinchmas
Story Time with Santa.
Every Friday, Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Takes Place Fridays: November 29, December 6, 13 and, 20. Join Deerfoot City for a special series of Story Time & Crafts program for kids hosted in partnership with the Calgary Public Library with special guest, Santa Claus! Cozy up by the fireplace inside The Food Lodge and enjoy interactive activities such as stories read by Santa, singing, crafts, and more. This program is best suited for children ages 2 to 5; however, all are welcome to enjoy. No registration is required.
Location:Deerfoot City - the Food Lodge
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Playtime & Story Time
Link:deerfootcity.com/events-promotions/story-time-with-santa/
Holiday Fun at Sunridge Mall.
Every Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunridge Shopping Centre is your place for the holidays, starting with Black Friday and then the kick-off to Christmas. Be at Sundridge Mall on Sunday, December 1 at 11am and help the Sunridge Magician make Santa appear! Then there will have great kids’ entertainment every Saturday in December between 1 and 5pm - it’s all free!
Location:Sunridge Mall: 2525, 36 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:sunridgeshopping.com
ZOOLIGHTS.
Everyday from Nov 22, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 22 to January 4 (excluding Christmas Day). ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for the 23rd time! The Calgary Zoo is brightening your ZOOLIGHTS experience with enchanting new themes and special guests. Of course, they're bringing back the classic activities you’ve come to love and have added in some new ones designed to light you up. This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new activities including Wizarding Wednesdays, Potions Class, Axe-Throwing, the Sugar Shack, and more, in addition to the classics you have come to love like ice skating and fire pits! For more information and to purchase advance tickets, 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
Airdrie Festival of Lights - Get Your Glow On.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Airdrie Festival of Lights is an outdoor, walk-through, holiday-themed light festival! There is no charge to attend and parking is free! Donations graciously accepted. Enjoy a hot chocolate or apple cider around the fire pits or ride the trains for $2 per person. Santa visits take place December 1, 7, 9, 16, 22, and 23 from 6:30 to 8pm. Check out Santa’s Gift Shop for your holiday shopping, including a Kids’ Only Shopping Experience. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Nose Creek Park in Airdrie
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:airdrielights.com
Assistive Technology in the Classroom: What Parents Need to Know at Home.
> Thursday Dec 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Assistive Technology is an effective accommodation for many children with Learning Disabilities. Using Assistive Technology in the classroom in an effective manner can help students become more confident and independent learners. All information will be shared in an interactive format with a focus on the software settings and coaching strategies to make the most effective use of these programs for your child/student at home.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Foothills Academy: 745, 37 Street NW
Category:Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:foothillsacademy.org/community-services/parent-education/parent-workshops/assistive-technology
Fireside Movie Series.
Every Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Takes place Thursdays, November 28 to December 19. Cozy up and gather around the fireplace inside the Food Lodge for a Holiday Movie Series with complimentary treats provided by the retailers. Seating is first come, first serve.
Location:Deerfoot City - The Food Lodge
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:deerfootcity.com/events-promotions/fireside-movie-series/

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