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Friday, November 26th, 2021

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Holiday Fun

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
Christmas in the Country Art Sale.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 12, 2021 - Dec 22, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Now until December 22 (excluding Mondays). Enjoy a whole lot of Christmas cheer in Alberta’s beautiful Foothills region! Fine craft and artworks by local artists will be featured in the galleries of the historic Leighton home and at www.shop.leightoncentre.org. Beautiful decorations, gorgeous art, and the home’s historic ambiance combine to make visiting in person a memorable part of your family’s holiday season. Discover over 100 talented artists and find unique gifts for your loved ones. Free parking and admission is by donation. Spectacular Rocky Mountain views included!
Location:Leighton Art Centre: 282027, 144 Street West, Foothills, T1S 0Y4
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:leightoncentre.org/event/christmas-in-the-country-2021/
Meals on Wheels Holiday Cookie Kitchen.
Everyday from Nov 12, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 at 9:45 am - 8:00 pm
This year, the Southcentre Mall Cookie Kitchen will return in support of Meals on Wheels. Stop by the Cookie Kitchen, located on the main level across from RW&Co, to decorate a cookie in exchange for a donation to Meals on Wheels and help Southcentre Mall reach the $16,000 fundraising goal. Decorate onsite or take a cookie decorating kit home. Cookies made by local bakery, Bakeri by Jess. Volunteers are also encouraged to sign up for shifts, www.mealsonwheels.com/events/2021/12/4/event-volunteer-opportunity-cookie-factory
Location:Southcentre Mall: 100 Anderson Road SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:southcentremall.com/holidays-with-southcentre/?tab=holiday-happenings
Paws with Claws at Southcentre’s Enchanted Forest.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Takes place Mondays through Saturdays, November 13 to December 24. Pet owners are invited to bring their furry friends to experience a ‘Paws with Claus’ photo opportunity with Santa during select times. To ensure social distancing, all visits with Santa must be booked in advance. The Enchanted Forest will also feature enhanced sanitization protocols between each visit, one-way traffic flow, designated entrance and exit points, clearly marked waiting zones, minimal touch points, temperature checks, mandatory hand sanitization upon entry, and all staff will be fully vaccinated.
Location:Southcentre Mall: 100 Anderson Road SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:southcentremall.com/holidays-with-southcentre/?tab=visit-santa
Sensory Santa at Southcentre’s Enchanted Forest.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 at 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Takes place Mondays to Saturdays, November 13 to December 24. Sensory Santa is a time for children with sensory sensitivities and mobility issues to experience the magic of visiting Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. To ensure social distancing, all visits with Santa must be booked in advance. A special North Pole mailbox will also be available for children to send their holiday wish lists and letters to Mr. Claus. The Enchanted Forest will also feature enhanced sanitization protocols between each visit, one-way traffic flow, designated entrance and exit points, clearly marked waiting zones, minimal touch points, temperature checks, mandatory hand sanitization upon entry, and all staff will be fully vaccinated.
Location:Southcentre Mall: 100 Anderson Road SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:southcentremall.com/holidays-with-southcentre/?tab=visit-santa
Legacy's 7th Annual Christmas Lights Parade.
Everyday from Nov 17, 2021 - Jan 10, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Now until January 10. The 7th Annual Legacy Christmas Lights Parade is back for another year! Experience the magic of the holidays with your family in Legacy’s winter wonderland. With more than a million Christmas lights, it is one of Calgary's largest free light displays. Drive or walk through the community and explore various colorfully-lit streets, parks, homes and more, or enjoy skating at one of Legacy’s two skating rinks opening in early December, located at 412 Legacy View SE. Plus, tour around the many decorated show homes from WestCreek Homes, Look Master Builder, Morrison Homes, and more!
Location:The Community of Legacy in South Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:mylegacyliving.ca
Calgary Zoo - ZOOLIGHTS.
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Takes place November 19 to January 2 (excluding November 23, 28 & 30 and December 3, 25 & 31). ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for its 25th year! This year's ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new themed areas and activities including a 25th anniversary Memory Lane, the Nutcracker in the ENMAX Conservatory, and an all-new “Tunnel of Light,” a tribute to Canada’s wetland, a holiday Zoo Market, and a very special “Dinos at Night” experience like you have never seen before! Of course, the Zoo is bringing back all the classic activities everyone has come to love like the Skating Rink, Fire pits, and Rival Axe Throwing. ZOOLIGHTS comes to life at night with twinkling lights at every turn, including over 200 light figurines, along with interactive and choreographed light displays. The lights are turned on at 5pm nightly and run until 9pm. It takes approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours to experience all that ZOOLIGHTS has to offer - but you are able to stay for as little or as long as you like!
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights
Banff & Lake Louise Tourism Presents, In Search of Christmas Spirit.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Takes place November 24 to January 1. Check website for dates and times available to book. Discover the wonder of Christmas in Banff National Park this holiday season. Banff & Lake Louise Tourism is proud to present, In Search of Christmas Spirit - a live Christmas story told by the wildlife of Banff National Park and delivered by a sensory extravaganza of light and sound. This is a free outdoor event hosted on select nights of the holiday season. The experience is ticketed for your comfort and enjoyment. You must reserve tickets for all members of your party, other than children 2 years old and under. There is no group ticket option. For full details, visit the website.
Location:Banff Park Museum, 91 Banff Avenue, T1L 1K2
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:banfflakelouise.com/christmas/christmas-spirit
Bear Street Holiday Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until December 12. Fridays: 4 to 9pm. Saturdays & Sundays: 10 am to 6pm. Then daily, December 17 to 24 & 26 to 31, 10am 6pm. Bundle up, grab a hot chocolate, and enjoy a stroll through the all-new Bear Street Holiday Market! Located in the heart of downtown Banff, the Bear Street Holiday Market features local artisans, retailers, and food stalls. Embrace the holiday spirit as you browse the market stalls for holiday gifts and delights and round off your experience with a bite to eat at one of Bear Street's many cozy restaurants.
Location:Downtown Banff
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:banfflakelouise.com/christmas/bear-street-holiday-market
Santa's Holiday Homestead at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 28, 2021 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Takes place November 26 to 28, 10am to 2pm and December 3 to 5, 10am to 2pm. Santa is back at the Calgary Christmas Market and ready to help you harvest your North Polaroids. Say, "Artisanal cheese!" as you pose next to Santa for photos and a jolly good time. Don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa so he can add your wishes to his list and write a letter in return. This event is brought to you by 100 percent sustainable North Pole magic! Presale Timed Tickets Only.
Cost:$25.00
Location:Calgary Christmas Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/santas-holiday-homestead
35th Annual Lions' Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Nov 27, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Lions Festival of Lights take place November 27 to January 9. Enjoy an evening out with friends and/or family as you meander your way through beautiful twinkling holiday lights!
Location:Confederation Park: Along 14 Street NW, North of 24 Avenue.
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:lionsfestivaloflights.ca
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/
Alberta Theatre Projects Presents, In Wonderland by Anna Cummer.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 30, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Performances takes place now until December 26 (excluding Christmas Day). Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday Matinees, 1pm. In this ambitious and contemporary retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, three actors fantastically portray the story’s iconic characters, transforming right before audience’s eyes. Follow Alice through the rabbit hole, and be swept away through theatre magic, as the stage spectacularly metamorphosizes into a stunning visual realm. In Wonderland is a world premiere, commissioned and developed by Alberta Theatre Projects, which revisits these timeless stories in a newly imagined way. Suitable for the entire family, be guided through a journey of self-discovery, exploring the resonating themes that Alice reflects upon: “Who am I?” and “Where do I really want to be?” For ages 6 and up. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre: 220, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:albertatheatreprojects.com/whats-on/in-wonderland
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
Get Your Glow on at the Airdrie Festival of Lights!.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Airdrie Festival of Lights glows nightly from December 1 to 31. You can also ring in 2022 with the New Year' Eve Family-Friendly Dance Party! Enjoy Western Canada’s largest free outdoor walk-through Christmas Light Display! Something magical is coming on December 1 as the first-ever Coca-Cola Canada Holiday Truck Tour will be making a stop at the festival! Bring your family and friends to experience the magic, and snap and share a festive selfie with the Holiday truck and Santa! More festive fun includes activities for families, courtesy of TELUS, Santa visits, kids activities with Community Links, Santa's Reindeer are back, a holiday performance by Ambition Performing Arts, and more! The festival is free but they cannot glow without you! Donations are gratefully accepted.
Location:Nose Creek Park in Airdrie
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:airdrielights.com
Tea with Mrs. Claus at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Takes place December 10 to 12 at 11am and again at 2pm. Oh, Christmas tea. Oh, Christmas tea! Mrs. Claus is excited to sing carols, enjoy holiday treats, and sip tea together. You are encouraged to wear your holiday finest to take photos with Mrs. Clause by the beautiful Christmas tree* and kids can bring their letter to Santa for Mrs. Claus to personally deliver; she promises Santa will send each child a personalized letter in return! *Please bring a personal device to capture photos.
Cost:$25.00
Location:Calgary Christmas Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Playtime & Story Time
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/tea-with-mrs-claus
5th Annual Christmas Market at The Saskatoon Farm.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place December 3 to 5 & 10 to 12, 9am to 5pm. Christmas Market at The Saskatoon Farm. Meet over 240 local makers, bakers, growers, and small business shakers! This year's event will take place both indoors and outdoors. Please come dressed for the weather! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:The Saskatoon Farm: #20, 80181 - 338 Avenue East, Foothills County, AB T1S 4S3
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Holiday Fun
Link:saskatoonfarm.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
Crafty Cane Lane at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 16, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Takes place November 18 to 21 & December 16 to 19. They are tree-mendously excited to announce Crafty Cane Lane at the Market! Join this holiday season for an afternoon with Crafternoon. Get all your holiday shopping done at the Christmas Market - they've got everything you need for on the table and under the tree! Leave the kiddos at Crafty Cane Lane for a 90-minute holiday inspired workshop. For November, kids get a chance to choose between crafting a Christmas tree, menorah, or holiday countdown craft. For December, kids get to build their very own personalized felt wreaths.
Cost:$15.00
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca
Bear Street Holiday Market.
Everyday from Dec 17, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Takes place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until December 12. Fridays: 4 to 9pm. Saturdays & Sundays: 10 am to 6pm. Then daily, December 17 to 24 & 26 to 31, 10am 6pm. Bundle up, grab a hot chocolate, and enjoy a stroll through the all-new Bear Street Holiday Market! Located in the heart of downtown Banff, the Bear Street Holiday Market features local artisans, retailers, and food stalls. Embrace the holiday spirit as you browse the market stalls for holiday gifts and delights and round off your experience with a bite to eat at one of Bear Street's many cozy restaurants.
Location:Downtown Banff
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:banfflakelouise.com/christmas/bear-street-holiday-market
Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo Festive Feast Curbside Takeaway Dinner.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 24, 2021 - Dec 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Available for pickup on December 24, 25 & 26. Festive Feast Curbside Takeaway is back by popular demand! Enjoy a chef-created holiday dinner with all the trimmings in the comfort of your home without all the hassle in the kitchen! The best part? You'll spend the day at home with family and friends while supporting the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives at the same time.
Location:Calgary Zoo
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryzoo.com/festivefeast
Bear Street Holiday Market.
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Dec 26, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Takes place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until December 12. Fridays: 4 to 9pm. Saturdays & Sundays: 10 am to 6pm. Then daily, December 17 to 24 & 26 to 31, 10am 6pm. Bundle up, grab a hot chocolate, and enjoy a stroll through the all-new Bear Street Holiday Market! Located in the heart of downtown Banff, the Bear Street Holiday Market features local artisans, retailers, and food stalls. Embrace the holiday spirit as you browse the market stalls for holiday gifts and delights and round off your experience with a bite to eat at one of Bear Street's many cozy restaurants.
Location:Downtown Banff
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:banfflakelouise.com/christmas/bear-street-holiday-market
ZOOLIGHTS: Zoo Year's Eve (Late night; adults only; 18+).
Everyday from Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 at 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Enter the zoo at your timed ticket time. Enjoy the lights and all the classic ZOOLIGHTS activities along with holiday performers and a special light show on the Zoo Bridge - including music and a New Year's countdown repeating all evening. Zoo concessions will be open and special celebration bento boxes and Prosecco will be available for pre-order.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:websales.calgaryzoo.com/buy/special-event/zoo-years-eve-adult-night/
ZOOLIGHTS: Family Zoo Year's Eve!.
> Friday Dec 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enter the Zoo at your timed ticket time. Enjoy the lights and all the classic ZOOLIGHTS activities along with ice carving demonstrations and holiday performers! There’s also a special light show on the Zoo Bridge - including music and a New Year's countdown repeating all evening. Zoo concessions will be open for food and beverage purchases.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:websales.calgaryzoo.com/buy/special-event/zoolights-zoo-years-eve/
Holiday in the Park Christmas Light Fesetival.
> Friday Dec 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are available for December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 31; tickets and dates are time specific. Welcome to the Inaugural Bison Transport Holiday In The Park Christmas Light Festival! A new family tradition for you to enjoy! Heritage Park will be the host site for everything festive: thousands of Christmas Lights, Santa Photos, Fire Pits, Ice Sculpture, Live Entertainment, Music, Mascots, Candy Cane Tent, Canada Land, Rainbow Lane, Snow Soccer (for kids ages 2 to 5), Movie-in-the-Park, and much more! Heritage Park will have their famous Bakery open serving their freshest goodies (cheese buns, tarts, cookies, sausage rolls) and the Wainwright Hotel will be serving Smokies, Hot Dogs, Soups, Chili, Beverages (cold and hot)! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Heritage Park: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:christmaslightfestival.fabeventsinc.com

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