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Holiday Fun

Pumpkins After Dark.
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sep 23, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Coming to Calgary for the first time! Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning Halloween event featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins. Witness the magic of pumpkins coming to life during this nighttime family-friendly walk-through experience. Lit pumpkin sculptures and displays include everything from classic Halloween characters, dragons and dinosaurs, to movie and pop culture icons. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$19.95
Location:Canada Olympic Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:pumpkinsafterdark.com
Pumpkin Days at Calgary Farmyard.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Fridays to Sundays, September 25 to October 31, and Holiday Monday, October 11. A fall trip to the Farmyard is an annual tradition for many families. In addition to enjoying hours of fun on the farm, pumpkins will be on display for photos and for purchase (until October 31)! All carving pumpkin proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Location:Calgary Farmyard: 284022 Township Road 224, Rocky View, AB, T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season
Mall-o-ween Moments at Southcentre.
Everyday from Oct 13, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
For the month of October, Southcentre Mall is excited to celebrate Halloween by introducing opportunities for your family to capture fun (or spooky) pictures and memorable moments. The mall has installed five unique backdrops around the centre for the perfect ‘mall-o-ween’ photo op. There is also a trail of monster paws along the floor to make it easy for visitors to find the way to their next photo adventure. Plus, there is a bonus pet-friendly display located outside of PetSmart. Guests can also share their photos via social media for the opportunity to enter to win 1 of 5 $100 Southcentre Mall gift cards.
Location:Southcentre Mall: 100 Anderson Road SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:southcentremall.com/event/happy-mall-o-ween/
Spooktacular Mini Golf at WinSport.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 14, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursdays to Sundays, until October 31. This fun, intermediate 18-hole outdoor course is transformed into a Halloween extravaganza. The course is well lit and will challenge all ages and abilities while offering a safe Halloween activity. Dress up and get into the Halloween spirit! It's a spooktacular good time for the whole family! The course will take up to 60 minutes to complete, depending on how quickly you proceed through the course. Timed bookings (advanced and online only) will allow adequate distancing between groups. There will be very limited capacity for walk-up bookings. Pricing is $40 for up to 5 players. Pre-booking charge is $20 with the remainder to be paid upon arrival. Save $5 when you show your Pumpkins After Dark ticket. To book your family in for spooktacular mini golf, visit the website.
Location:WinSport: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:winsport.ca/explore-winsport/current-activities/mini-golf/
Filed of Screams.
Every Friday, Saturday, Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Takes place October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30. Field of Screams is turning Cobb’s Adventure Park into a terrifying, spine-tingling terror show. This outdoor event is sure to bring horrifying fear into the hearts of those looking to roam 20 acres at night and test their bravery. Field of Screams features six nightmare-inducing haunted houses. There will also be rides, activities, food, and more! Suitable for all ages. Must purchase tickets in advance.
Cost:$26.00
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park: 1500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:fieldofscreams.ca
Calgary Zoo - ZooDunnit (Adults Only 18+).
> Friday Oct 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A famous zoologist has been murdered at a zoo fundraiser and the Zoo needs you to crack the case! While your team of detectives enjoys food and drinks at three different venues inside the zoo, you'll have a chance to interact with a cast of shady characters to gather clues. By the end of the night, you'll know everything you need to solve the mystery. Dinner - and justice - will be served!
Cost:$99.00
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/event/zoodunnit
39th Annual Bearspaw Fall & Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
October 22, 10am to 8pm; October 23, 10am to 5pm; October 24, Noon to 5pm. 39th Annual Bearspaw Fall & Christmas Market. Come one, come all to the first market of the season! There will be over 100 vendors, with many new tables! Admission is $3.
Cost:$3.00
Location:Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre: 253220 Bearspaw Road, T3L 2P5
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:bearspawlc.org/new-events/2021/7/19/39th-annual-bearspaw-fall-amp-christmas-market
Ghouls' Night Out at Heritage Park.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 28, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
October 28, 6 to 9pm. October 29 & 30, 5:30 to 9pm. October 31, 1:30 to 4:30pm. Ghouls’ Night Out returns to Heritage Park for good old-fashioned Halloween fun! This family-friendly Halloween event is perfect for ghouls of all ages who are looking for a safe, spooky, and fun night out. Dress in costume, bring your flashlights and your spirit of Halloween! Walk through the dark and decorated streets and enjoy a variety of outdoor shows featuring some beloved characters! Take home spooky craft kits, play a monster-sized game of Operation, and walk - if you dare- through Tinkerman’s funhouse! Trick-or-treat at some of the haunted historical homes! Included for all ticket holders, all days of the event. Ticket price is $12 to $17.
Location:Heritage Park: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:heritagepark.ca
Calgary Zoo - ZooBOO.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZooBOO is a chance for your kids to dress up early, trick-or-treat at the zoo, and enjoy seeing their favorite animals. The best part? Your kiddos get to have fun while supporting an important cause: wildlife conservation! The Zoo is spreading the fun over 3 days to ensure this is a safe experience for everyone. Choose the day that works best for your family!
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryzoo.com/events/zooboo-and-halloween-brunch
Signatures Festival of Crafts.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 4, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 4 & 5, 10am to 9pm. November 6, 10am to 6pm. November 7, 10am to 5pm. A uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace that features the works of artists, artisans, makers, and designers from coast-to-coast. Since 1986, the show has been one of Calgary’s premier holiday shopping events - an annual tradition where visitors can meet passionate creatives in person, hear their stories, and feel their works first-hand. General admission is $8. Admission is free for kids 12 and under. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$8.00
Location:BMO Centre - 20 Round Up Way SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Festivals & Fairs, Holiday Fun
Link:signatures.ca/festival-of-crafts
Jubilations Junior Presents, Beauty & The Grinch.
Every Friday, Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturdays, November 6 to January 8 (excluding December 25 & January 1). Jubilations Junior Presents, Beauty & The Grinch. A production written for kids, and a meal designed with kids in mind! Join Jubilations Junior for a fun-filled morning of laughter, music, and food! Glooville is set for Christmas to ring. The town is filled with holiday cheer, but not everyone is happy that Christmas is here. Outside of town, there’s one who’s not happy. He thinks singing and dancing are boring and sappy. He stays far from town in his own neighborhood. His name is the Grinch and he’s up to no good! For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Jubilations Dinner Theatre: 1002, 37 Street SW (at Westbrook Mall)
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:jubilations.ca
Art Market Art & Craft Sale.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 18, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 18 & 19, 10am to 9pm, November 20, 10am to 6pm. November 21, 10am to 5pm. There will be so much to see! A new foyer space will give your family lots of inspiration and new things to look at. On Thursday and Friday night, enjoy the great sounds of live music. There will be ongoing Art Market giveaways, too! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:TELUS Convention Centre: 136, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:artmarketcraftsale.com
Banff Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 19, 10am to 8pm. November 20, 10am to 5pm. November 21, 10am to 4pm. November 26, 10am to 8pm. November 27, 10am to 8pm. November 28, 10am to 4pm. The Banff Christmas Market captures all of the tradition, heritage, and romance of European Markets while showcasing the best artisanal products of the Bow Valley and its surrounding regions. Boasting unique products, family-friendly entertainment, and a festive menu of cocktails, pretzels, mulled wine, and sweets, the Banff Christmas Market creates a warm and inviting environment for families of all ages during the day and an adult atmosphere in the evening. Admission is $7.50 per day or $15 for the weekend. Admission is free for kids 12 and under.
Cost:$7.50
Location:Warner Stables: 100 Sundance Road
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:banffchristmasmarket.com/our-market
Banff Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 26, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 19, 10am to 8pm. November 20, 10am to 5pm. November 21, 10am to 4pm. November 26, 10am to 8pm. November 27, 10am to 8pm. November 28, 10am to 4pm. The Banff Christmas Market captures all of the tradition, heritage, and romance of European Markets while showcasing the best artisanal products of the Bow Valley and its surrounding regions. Boasting unique products, family-friendly entertainment, and a festive menu of cocktails, pretzels, mulled wine, and sweets, the Banff Christmas Market creates a warm and inviting environment for families of all ages during the day and an adult atmosphere in the evening. Admission is $7.50 per day or $15 for the weekend. Admission is free for kids 12 and under.
Cost:$7.50
Location:Warner Stables: 100 Sundance Road
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:banffchristmasmarket.com/our-market
Stage West For Kids Presents, The 12 Days of Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 27, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join Stage West for a children’s version of dinner theatre! For starters, Stage West displays an incredible kid-friendly buffet complete with all the favorites: hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, and much more. Visit the 'purchase tickets' tab for dates and times. Siblings Brittany and Jonathan are getting ready for Christmas morning and each believes they can get the other a perfect Christmas gift. Once a little competition enters into the equation, the stakes are raised over and over again in an attempt to 'out-gift' each other. In a tale based on the classic carol with a modern spin, "The 12 Days of Christmas" touches the holiday spirit of the whole family and reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart.
Cost:$35.00
Location:Stage West Theatre: 727, 42 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:stagewestcalgary.com/stage-west-for-kids/
Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 30 to December 24; check website for performance times. Holiday spirit lives on! Theatre Calgary will perform this three-person cast production live on stage. Your family also has the opportunity to choose Stafford Arima’s extended director’s cut of the online filmed version you can watch from the comfort of your own home. There are also ASL interpreted performances on select dates. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Max Bell Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:theatrecalgary.com
Alberta Ballet Presents, The Nutcracker.
Everyday from Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
December 10 to 24; check website for performance times. Alberta Ballet Presents, The Nutcracker. Brighten your holidays and share some family magic on an adventure your family will cherish for a lifetime! It’s Christmas Eve and Klara has received a magical gift from her eccentric Uncle Drosselmeyer: a handsome nutcracker doll. Little does she know as she falls asleep that her new toy is about to spark her imagination and take her on a dreamy adventure to the Land of the Sweets!
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:albertaballet.com

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