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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
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 17, 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
In-Store Santa Visits & The Elf on The Shelf® Scavenger Hunt.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bring in your kids and get some one-on-one time with Santa! While in-store, kids can take part in a special The Elf on The Shelf® scavenger hunt and locate seven Scout Elf photos hidden throughout the store to reveal a special message from Santa! Participants will receive 2 free* The Elf on The Shelf® coloring sheets. Plus, parents can enter the ballot contest for a chance to Win** an Elf on The Shelf® prize pack.
Location:Toys “R” Us
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:toysrus.ca/en/folder?cid=about-events
12th Annual Holiday Fair Supporting RESET Society of Calgary.
> Saturday Nov 16, 2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
12th Annual Holiday Fair supporting RESET Society of Calgary's Scholarship fund. The fair will include home-based businesses, home-baked goods, handmade crafts, local artisans, and more. There will also be a coffee bar, quilt raffle, and door prizes. Come get into the Holiday spirit and support a worthy cause. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Cost:$2.00
Location:Wild Rose United Church: 1317, 1 Street SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:resetcalgary.ca/news-events/
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
Winter Wonderland Family Event at Kids U McKnight.
> Saturday Nov 23, 2019 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stop by Kids U McKnight for some holiday fun! They will be featuring tons of fun winter-themed activities like indoor "skating and luging", a hot chocolate bar, photo booth, children's art projects, and a swag bag giveaway! Also, new families can tour the campus, meet the teachers, see first-hand the curriculum and early learning activities that Kids U provides. Plus, same-day registrations will receive promotional offers worth up to $600!
Location:Kids U: 5220, 4 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Open House & Tours
Link:facebook.com/events/462898254343264/
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
35th Annual Waldorf Faire & Artisan Market.
> Saturday Nov 23, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
35th Annual Waldorf Faire & Artisan Market. Join for the 35th Annual Waldorf Faire at Calgary Waldorf School. There will be unique children’s activities and crafts, an artisan market full of locally-handcrafted wares, a café with delicious food, and more!
Location:Calgary Waldorf School: 515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgarywaldorf.org
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
38th Annual Fort MacLeod's Santa Claus Parade.
> Saturday Nov 30, 2019 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come celebrate the holiday season at the 38th Annual Fort Macleod Santa Claus Parade on November 30! For more information, call 1-403-715-2125 or email santaclausparade@fortmacleod.com
Location:24 Street Fort MacLeod, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Frozen Fun at Calgary Farmers' Market.
> Saturday Nov 30, 2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bundle up and join in some icy outdoor fun! Join the Calgary Farmers' Market to try your hand at ice carving and make a traditional maple taffy treat on snow in an igloo.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/frozen-fun
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
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
Christmas at the Hive.
> Saturday Dec 7, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 am
This annual event at Chinook Honey Company offers family fun and fundraising for the Foothills Country Hospice Society. Visit with the donkeys, enter draws, taste mead, and learn all about bees and honey. Admission to this event is free! For $2 per activity (proceeds to charity) you can partake in beeswax candle-making, s'mores by the fire, honey-taffy making, honey hot chocolate, and mulled mead. Chinook Honey Company is located at the corner of 16 Street W and Hwy 7, just 5 minutes west of Okotoks.
Location:Chinook Honey Company: 386079, 16 Street W, Okotoks, AB
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:chinookhoney.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
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
Sounds of the Season.
> Saturday Dec 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Celebrating the festive season in song, the MRU Conservatory ensembles, including the Calgary Youth Orchestra, Mount Royal Kantorei, Artio, and Zhi-Yin choirs, take the Bella stage at the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. This merry event also features an appearance by Calgary’s favorite comic a cappella quartet, the Heebee-jeebees. Enjoy an evening featuring Gloria with Mark Hayes with all three choirs and full orchestra, individual choral works, as well as a few classics with a twist. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:taylorcentre.ca/All-Events/sounds-of-the-season.htm
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
Cantaré Children's Choir Presents, The Stars Point the Way.
> Saturday Dec 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cantaré Children's Choir Presents, The Stars Point the Way. The glow of the candles warms the heart as the angelic sound of children’s voices uplift the spirit. Cantaré Children’s Choir presents its most cherished and beloved concert of the year with treasured carols and newly-composed works to bring your family the cheer of Christmas and the solace of winter. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Knox United Church: 506, 4 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:cantarechildrenschoir.org
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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