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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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The City of Calgary’s Fun Winter Activities.
Everyday from Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place throughout November. The City of Calgary’s Fun Winter Activities. Looking for something to do with 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. calgary.ca/free
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgary.ca/free
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
Grey Cup Festival.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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. The Grey Cup Festival on November 20 to 23 takes place at Stampede Park, and the 107th Grey Cup on November 24 takes place at McMahon Stadium.
Location:Stampede Park and McMahon Stadium
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:greycupfestival.ca
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
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
Outdoor Winter Crafts with The City of Calgary.
> Friday Nov 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Outdoor Winter Crafts with The City of Calgary. Bundle up and be inspired by nature as you craft outdoors! Crafting supplies provided. Dress for the weather. Takes place at South Glenmore Park.
Location:South Glenmore Park: 8415, 24 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
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
Family Event at Southland Leisure Centre.
> Friday Nov 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Takes place November 1 & 29, 5:30 to 8:30pm. Family Event at Southland Leisure Centre. Play, swim, jump, splash, and slide into the weekend! Bring the family to the waterpark for tons of fun including games, music, and prizes. A DJ will be pumping out the tunes as you enjoy the wave pool, slides, hot tub, and AquaPlay. For all ages plus an adult.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Cowtown Christmas.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
December 6, 7:30pm; December 7, 2:30pm & 7:30pm; December 8, 2:30pm & 7:30pm. A Seasonal Tradition and fun show for the family - only $10 admission for children 5 and under! Cowtown Opera brings you all the joys of the season in one Christmas package! The storyline changes year to year, but you can always expect the same great singing, festive spirit, holiday drinks, sing-alongs to your favorite tunes, and perhaps a visit from you-know-who! So throw on your favorite Christmas sweater and see what’s under the Cowtown Christmas tree. And don’t forget to wear your ugly Christmas sweater - the best and most festive sweater wearer will go home with a prize! Tickets are $30 (general); $20 (students); $10 (children 5 and under) and are available to purchase online or at the door.
Cost:$30.00
Location:Studio Theatre, cSPACE King Edward: 1721, 29 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:cowtownoperacompany.com/
Movies at the Meadows - Polar Express.
> Friday Dec 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On December 6, join Spruce Meadows in the the indoor comfort of the Equi-Plex for an evening of family fun, the showing of the movie, Polar Express, and an exclusive preview of the Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows. The grounds will be closed off to everyone but ticket-holders. Tickets are limited for this event and will not be sold at the door - buy early to avoid disappointment! Doors open at 6pm and movie begins at 7pm. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:sprucemeadows.com
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
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
Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre.
> Friday Dec 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dive-In Movie at Village Square Leisure Centre. Settle in for a night at the movies in the waterpark. Lounge poolside or watch from the water. Enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family, and neighbors. FOR Upcoming movie titles, visit the Facebook page.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:facebook.com/villagesquareleisurecentre
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
Family Event at Southland Leisure Centre.
> Friday Dec 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Event at Southland Leisure Centre. Play, swim, jump, splash, and slide into the weekend! Bring the whole family to the waterpark for tons of fun including games, music, and prizes. A DJ will be pumping out the tunes as families enjoy the wave pool, slides, hot tub, and AquaPlay. For all ages plus an adult.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
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
Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum.
Everyday from Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
December 27 to January 5, 9:30am to 4pm; Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum. Enjoy this fun-filled indoor event that will have everyone in the family playing along! Winter-themed games and activities will take place throughout the museum. heritagepark.ca
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:heritagepark.ca

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