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NMC presents: Showtime! with Dan the One Man Band

Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for a family-friendly afternoon featuring musical dynamo Dan the One Man Band on Wednesday, December 20 at Studio Bell. Dan will be performing music and telling stories about his life and adventures as a one-man band. Listen to songs, be inspired, clap and sing along as Dan rocks a multitude of instruments simultaneously! Showtimes at 11 am and 1 pm. For more info, visit studiobell.ca/whats-on.

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

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 at approximately 8:25am.

Monday, December 4
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: 'Tis the Season for Family Fun! Tune in for Ellen's top holiday events to truly make this December the most wonderful time of the year! 

Monday, December 11
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Pre-Taped Interview: Tune in for Ellen and Leslie Horton's interview at Market Mall for Ellen's expert advice on successful Santa visits with the kids as well as some great shopping survival tips with kids in tow. 

Monday, December 18
Guest: Teresa Byrne, The City of Calgary
Topic: Kick off 2018 with free family-friendly celebrations! The City of Calgary has something for everyone, from samba to line dancing, rockabilly to rock n’ roll, Star Wars to fireworks, ice carving to ice skating, and more! Teresa will fill us in on all of the details.

The Calgary's Child Parenting Segments on Global Morning News will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. 

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Daily Events

Calgary JCC Jewish Book Festival.
Everyday from Dec 6, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place December 6 to 10. Book Festival Hours - Sunday through Thursday: 10am to 8:30pm; Friday: 10am to 1:30pm; and Saturday: 6 to 8pm. Join the Calgary JCC as they celebrate Canada’s 150th! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calgary JCC: 1607, 90 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryjcc.com/jewish-book-festival
Santa is Coming to Bass Pro Shops.
Everyday from Nov 12, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 12 to December 24. Santa is Coming to Bass Pro Shops! Santa will be available daily for free photos with the whole family! Your family can also enjoy free crafts and games, or explore the store while you wait to meet the big man himself! Check the website for hours of operation and contact the store for sensitive Santa appointments.
Location:112, 261055 Cross Iron Boulevard, Rocky View, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:basspro.com/rockyview
Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 23 to December 24. Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Let Tiny Tim and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future melt your heart with kindness and rejoice in the music of the season. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Max Bell Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:theatrecalgary.com
Alberta Theatre Project Presents, Charlotte's Web.
Everyday from Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Charlotte's Web runs until December 31; check website for show times. Back by popular demand, ATP brings E.B. White’s classic children’s book about the unlikely friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider called Charlotte to the stage this holiday season! The music-filled adaptation follows Wilbur from his beginnings as a scrawny piglet who’s spared from becoming pork chops by a young girl named Fern. But as he grows and begins to cost his owners a fortune in feed, it will take help from all his new farmyard friends to save his life again, including the miraculous talents of a very special gray spider. Audience Considerations: Suggested for ages 5+. Contains use of a brief strobe lighting effect. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons: 215, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:atplive.com
Calgary Christmas Market at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 16, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 16 to December 23 (Thursdays to Sundays). The Calgary Farmers' Market is continuing their holiday tradition and will be transforming into the premiere destination to find everything for on the table and under the tree this upcoming holiday season. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market, indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift, and create memories with special activities. There will be plenty of activities from Santa and cookie decorating, Tea with Mrs. Claus, live ice carving, a Canadian Maple Shack, and more! Plus, there is no admission fee and free parking! For more info on daily activities and festivities the whole family can enjoy, like Tea with Mrs. Claus*, when the jolly ol’ elf himself will be visiting, cookie decorating, and more, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca
Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road.
Everyday from Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 17 to December 23, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Alpaca Christmas at Granary Road. Get your photo taken with a debonair scarf-sporting alpaca, mingle through the market and shop for the holidays, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year, go for a sleigh or hay ride, skate on the pond, take part in snowman-building contests, throw snow balls at funny frigid targets, visit the North Pole Frozen Funland, and more! For hours of operation and for alpaca and Santa appearance times: granaryroad.com
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Lougheed House Family Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 22, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Runs November 22 to January 7. Lougheed House, an 1891 Victorian mansion in the Beltline, is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights, ornaments, wreaths, trees, and seasonal magic! There will be seasonal family programs, including visits from Victorian Santa and Victorian games and crafts happening until December 23.
Location:Lougheed House: 707, 13 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:www.lougheedhouse.com/christmas
Alberta Dance Theatre - An Impossible Question Means a Journey.
Everyday from Dec 7, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
December 7 & 8. In this season’s performance, Alberta Dance Theatre is joined by a zen master panda for a journey into mindfulness. Stumbled upon by the ADT dancers, Pan imparts his wisdom to those around him through ancient stories and anecdotes revealing tales of zen and impossible questions. Stories of generosity, friendship, and fate are woven together into a contemplative journey for both dancers and audience. Through shadow puppets, starfish, monks, a giant snow globe, 42 dancers, and a zen master panda, Alberta Dance Theatre uncovers a whimsical yet accessible perspective on mindfulness and zen!
Cost:$10.00
Location:Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: 111, 12 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:brownpapertickets.com/event/3080095
Santa & Cookie Decorating in Support of the Calgary Food Bank.
> Friday Dec 8, 2017 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Calgary Christmas Market is one of Santa’s favorite places to find everything for on the table and under the tree during the holidays. The Calgary Farmers' Market is very excited to host Santa from 11am to 2pm on December 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th. There will be cookie decorating too! * As this is the season of giving, the Farmers' Market will be accepting cash or food donations for the Calgary Food Bank to snap a photo with the jolly ol’ elf and to ensure no one goes hungry this Christmas. All festivities will take place on the stage in the food court area. *While supplies last.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/index_ee.php?/community/news/santa_cookie_decorating_in_support_of_the_calgary_food_bank
Viessmann Luge World Cup at WinSport.
Everyday from Dec 7, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
The fastest athletes on ice will slide into Calgary for the Viessmann Luge World Cup and the Viessmann Team Relay World Cup. WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park will play host to the fourth stop on the World Cup luge circuit as more than 120 athletes representing more than 20 countries will blast down the Olympic Track at speeds of up to 130 km/h in men and women singles, and doubles races. Come cheer on Canada and our Olympians on the road to the Olympics in 2018 in PyeongChang, Korea. Schedule: December 7: 4pm. December 8: Doubles - 3 to 5:10pm. Men: 5:40 to 8:20pm. Then Awards. December 9: Women - 9:40 to 11:50am. Team Relay - 12:50 to 1:50pm. Then Awards. And there will also be Christmas at the Track Activities for the whole family! Takes place from 10am to 3pm.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Winsport Canada Olympic Park: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:luge.ca/en/wc2017/
Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Airdrie Festival of Lights will glow nightly from December 1 to 31 from 6 to 9pm. Admission is by cash donation. There will be 3 brightly-colored Toy Soldier Guard Houses situated around the park for you to donate. Or if you see the Jingle Jugs roaming, you can drop your donation with them, too.
Location:Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:airdriefestivaloflights.com
ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 24 to January 6 (excluding December 25) from 6 to 9pm. ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo! Experience over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and 4 fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transforming the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo Main Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights

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