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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, November 11
Guest: Conor Tapp, Director of Fund Developments, CUPS
Topic: Through integrated programs and services, CUPS builds resilient lives for Calgarians facing the challenges of poverty and trauma. Tune in to find out how these integral programs are helping local families and kids in need.

Monday, November 18 
Guest: Sarah Remmer, Paediatric Registered Dietitian & Founder of The Centre for Family Nutrition
Topic: 'Tis the season for colds and flus, achoo! How do you protect your kiddos from sickness? Tune in for Sarah's expert advice on how to keep your family's immune system strong all winter long. 

Monday, November 25
Guest: Sharon Loose, Owner of Calgary Birth Essentials
Topic: What is a postpartum doula and what are the most significant ways they can help a family with a new baby? Tune in for Sharon's expert tips and advice. 

Calgary's Child on Soft Rock 97.7 with Christina Rowsell

We're delighted to announce a new partnership with Soft Rock 97.7FM. Every other week, our favorite radio host Christina Rowsell will be featuring select topics brought to you by Calgary's Child Magazine to start conversations on the issues that matter most to Calgary's families. Listen in from 11am to 12pm!

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Fun

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
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
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
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
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 15 to 17, November 22 to 24, and November 29 to December 1. Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Join for 3 weekends of holiday magic and shopping! Meet Santa’s Reindeer, listen to roaming carollers, and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the season! Purchase advance tickets online or purchase tickets at the door.
Location:Spruce Meadows: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:sprucemeadows.com
The Enchanted Toy Shop.
Every Friday, Saturday, Nov 29, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 at 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Join Alberta Dance Theatre’s company of young dancers ages 7 to 17 as they explore the world of Mrs. Goody’s Enchanted Toy Shop under the guidance of local professional choreographers. From toy soldiers, slinkies, and ballerinas dolls that come to life at midnight, to learning how to empathize, be delighted and surprised by this heartwarming holiday show! Showtimes: November 29 - 10:30am & 7pm; November 30 - 1pm & 7pm. Everyone who attends the Friday, November 29 show at 7pm is invited to attend the Opening Night Gala following the production. Meet the company of young dancers and artistic team behind The Enchanted Toy Shop, and participate in the Silent Auction Fundraiser!
Location:Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: 111, 12 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:albertadancetheatre.com/what-s-on-1
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market.
Every Monday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 15 to 17, November 22 to 24, and November 29 to December 1. Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Join for 3 weekends of holiday magic and shopping! Meet Santa’s Reindeer, listen to roaming carollers, and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the season! Purchase advance tickets online or purchase tickets at the door.
Location:Spruce Meadows: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:sprucemeadows.com
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
December 6 to 8, December 13 to 15, and December 20 to 22; This holiday season, treat your whole family to a special Christmas celebration! Mingle through the Public Market and taste all the yummy holiday treats while you shop for that special gift! Go for a hayride, visit the petting zoo, get a photo with the Alpaca, and sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year!
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W M.D of Foothills, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
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
Bert Church Live Theatre Presents: Lizzy Hoyt, Ancient Carols.
> Friday Dec 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Don’t miss this magical evening of age-old Christmas carols. Celebrate the season, recall ancient stories, and bask in the joy, peace, and harmony of the season that Lizzy evokes with her angelic voice. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Bert Church Theatre: 1000 E Lake Boulevard SE, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:thebertchurchtheatre.com
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
December 6 to 8, December 13 to 15, and December 20 to 22; This holiday season, treat your whole family to a special Christmas celebration! Mingle through the Public Market and taste all the yummy holiday treats while you shop for that special gift! Go for a hayride, visit the petting zoo, get a photo with the Alpaca, and sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year!
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W M.D of Foothills, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
December 6 to 8, December 13 to 15, and December 20 to 22; This holiday season, treat your whole family to a special Christmas celebration! Mingle through the Public Market and taste all the yummy holiday treats while you shop for that special gift! Go for a hayride, visit the petting zoo, get a photo with the Alpaca, and sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year!
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W M.D of Foothills, A
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
ZOOLIGHTS.
Everyday from Dec 26, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020 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, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryzoo.com
Alberta Theatre Projects Presents: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 26, 2019 - Dec 29, 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

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