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NMC presents: Showtime! with Dan the One Man Band

Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for a family-friendly afternoon featuring musical dynamo Dan the One Man Band on Wednesday, December 20 at Studio Bell. Dan will be performing music and telling stories about his life and adventures as a one-man band. Listen to songs, be inspired, clap and sing along as Dan rocks a multitude of instruments simultaneously! Showtimes at 11 am and 1 pm. For more info, visit studiobell.ca/whats-on.

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

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 4
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: 'Tis the Season for Family Fun! Tune in for Ellen's top holiday events to truly make this December the most wonderful time of the year! 

Monday, December 11
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Pre-Taped Interview: Tune in for Ellen and Leslie Horton's interview at Market Mall for Ellen's expert advice on successful Santa visits with the kids as well as some great shopping survival tips with kids in tow. 

Monday, December 18
Guest: Teresa Byrne, The City of Calgary
Topic: Kick off 2018 with free family-friendly celebrations! The City of Calgary has something for everyone, from samba to line dancing, rockabilly to rock n’ roll, Star Wars to fireworks, ice carving to ice skating, and more! Teresa will fill us in on all of the details.

The Calgary's Child Parenting Segments on Global Morning News will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. 

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Fun for Kids

Santa is Coming to Bass Pro Shops.
Everyday from Nov 12, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 12 to December 24. Santa is Coming to Bass Pro Shops! Santa will be available daily for free photos with the whole family! Your family can also enjoy free crafts and games, or explore the store while you wait to meet the big man himself! Check the website for hours of operation and contact the store for sensitive Santa appointments.
Location:112, 261055 Cross Iron Boulevard, Rocky View, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:basspro.com/rockyview
Calgary Christmas Market at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 16, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 16 to December 23 (Thursdays to Sundays). The Calgary Farmers' Market is continuing their holiday tradition and will be transforming into the premiere destination to find everything for on the table and under the tree this upcoming holiday season. 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. There will be plenty of activities from Santa and cookie decorating, Tea with Mrs. Claus, live ice carving, a Canadian Maple Shack, and more! Plus, there is no admission fee and free parking! For more info on daily activities and festivities the whole family can enjoy, like Tea with Mrs. Claus*, when the jolly ol’ elf himself will be visiting, cookie decorating, and more, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca
Alberta Theatre Project Presents, Charlotte's Web.
Everyday from Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Charlotte's Web runs until December 31; check website for show times. Back by popular demand, ATP brings E.B. White’s classic children’s book about the unlikely friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider called Charlotte to the stage this holiday season! The music-filled adaptation follows Wilbur from his beginnings as a scrawny piglet who’s spared from becoming pork chops by a young girl named Fern. But as he grows and begins to cost his owners a fortune in feed, it will take help from all his new farmyard friends to save his life again, including the miraculous talents of a very special gray spider. Audience Considerations: Suggested for ages 5+. Contains use of a brief strobe lighting effect. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons: 215, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:atplive.com
Lougheed House Family Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 22, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Runs November 22 to January 7. Lougheed House, an 1891 Victorian mansion in the Beltline, is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights, ornaments, wreaths, trees, and seasonal magic! There will be seasonal family programs, including visits from Victorian Santa and Victorian games and crafts happening until December 23.
Location:Lougheed House: 707, 13 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:www.lougheedhouse.com/christmas
Bert Church Live Theatre (in Airdrie) Presents, A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Everyday from Dec 21, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
December 21 to 23. Bert Church Live Theatre (in Airdrie) Presents, A Charlie Brown Christmas! This 2-act musical features highlights from the Tony Award-Winning musical, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, as well as bring the classic animated TV special to life. Discover the true meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Bert Church Live Theatre - 1000 E Lake Boulevard SE, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:ticketpro.ca
ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 24 to January 6 (excluding December 25) 6 to 9pm. ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo! Experience over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and 4 fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transforming the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo Main Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights
Unboxed at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 7, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
December 26 to January 7. Unboxed at TELUS Spark. Sometimes the packaging can be more fun than what’s in the box! Enjoy special activities that will have you seeing your holiday recyclables in a whole new light. Plus, ring in the New Year with the return of the family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve bubble wrap dance party on December 31! For full details, visit the website.
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:sparkscience.ca
Winter CARnival at Heritage Park.
Everyday from Dec 27, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
December 27 to January 7, 10am to 4pm (closes at 3pm on December 31 and closed January 1). Winter CARnival at Heritage Park. Enjoy this fun-filled indoor event that has everyone in the family playing along! Winter-themed games and activities take place throughout Gasoline Alley Museum. heritagepark.ca
Location:Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:www.heritagepark.ca
SnowDays in Banff National Park.
Everyday from Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
January 18 to 28. Banff National Park invites visitors and locals to embrace the cold, vigour, and fun that winter brings! The annual SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. This festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture, and winter activities. By day, skate on the stunning frozen surface of Lake Louise, watch competitive ice carvers, or spend a day skiing or riding on the slopes of one of the nearby ski resorts. By night, join the festivities in town by watching live music, ski and snowboard competitions, or enjoying drinks by the fire! For full details, visit the website. There will be 10 to 11 snow sculptures in downtown Banff where teams from around the world will compete to create the best sculpture.
Location:Banf National Park, Alberta
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:banfflakelouise.com/snowdays
February 15 to 19 - Family Quest at Gasoline Alley Museum, Heritage Park Historical Village.
Everyday from Feb 15, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
February 15 to 19. "Are we there yet?" Bring the whole gang to Gasoline Alley Museum for a Family Day weekend filled with travel-themed fun and adventure. Interactive displays and challenging games and activities will help you create your family’s unique journey of a lifetime. Pack for the long haul in our trip planner challenge; try your luck and sit in on a game of travel bingo; and dress up for the road and take a family photo as a souvenir of your trip.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village - 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:heritagepark.ca

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