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Takes place September 21, 9:30am to 5:30pm & September 22, 11am to 5pm. Calgary Baby & Tot Show - for bump, baby & beyond. Enjoy over 100 exhibits, interactive play areas, educational areas, educational seminars, new and exciting products, enjoy Bob the Builder on the main stage, and meet and greet with Rubble from Paw Patrol! Admission is Free for children 12 and under. To purchase discount tickets, visit the website. (Don't forget to say hi - we have a booth there this year! - CCM)

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Monday, September 16
Guest:
Shan Roth, Paediatric Sleep Expert and Founder of Jammy Time Sleep Solutions, Jammy Time Sleep Solutions 
Topic: A lack of sleep every night no longer needs to be a rite of passage for new parents! Tune in for Shan's expert tips on how to sleep train your child - it's easier than you think! 

Thursday, September 19
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Fall is in full swing and so is the family fun! Tune in for Ellen's top pick of events to get the most out of the autumn season with your kids! 

Monday, September 23
Guest: Sharon McCormick, Founder and President, Poppy Innovations
Topic: How old should your children be to start learning to cook and help out in the kitchen? This is a common question that enters the minds of many parents. The sooner you are able to introduce flavors, tastes, and involvement of your children in food preparation, the better! Not sure where to start? Sharon will cook up a simple, nutritious recipe to get you and your littles ones cooking up a delicious storm!

Monday, September 30
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Janica Fisher, Executive Director, Humanity in Practice (h!p)
Topic: 
Encouraging a volunteer spirit within our children is good for their development and helps create a richer community! What are the many benefits of youth volunteering and what opportunities are available in our great city? Tune in for full details!

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Friday, December 7th, 2018

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StoryBook Theatre Presents, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place from November 30 to December 22. StoryBook Theatre Presents, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This new, one-act musical tells the story of a family trapped in a cabin by a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. They’re away from home, have no power, no electronics, and no way to escape each other. It looks to be the worst Christmas ever until an unexpected visitor comes knocking, seeking shelter from the storm. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website. storybooktheatre.org
Location:Presented at Vertigo Studio Theatre: 115, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:storybooktheatre.org
23rd Annual Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join for the 23rd season of the Airdrie Festival of Lights! There is no charge to attend, and parking is always free. Enjoy a hot chocolate or ride the trains for $2 and warm up by the fire! Donations graciously accepted. Santa Visits takes place December 1, 4, 11, 18, 22, and 23 from 7 to 8pm. New this year, the 12 Days of Christmas display grouping and Kids’ Only Shopping Experience. Check the website for event details, and more.
Location:Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:airdriefestivaloflights.com
Make It Calgary! The Handmade Revolution at Deerfoot City.
Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place December 6 to 9. December 6 & 7: 11am to 9pm. December 8: 10am to 6pm. December 9: 11am to 5pm. It's the holiday edition! More than 130 of Canada's top artists, makers, and crafters will be rockin' Deerfoot City. With everything from clothing, art, and home decor to gourmet goodies, baby and kid items, as well as other unique treasures, you'll be sure to find gifts for everyone on your list and maybe a little something for yourself, too! Admission is $5 at the door and free admission for kids 12 and under.
Location:Deerfoot City: 901, 64 Avenue NE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Everyday from Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 29 to December 23. Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Join the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as Theatre Calgary takes Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through time from darkness to light. This year, there is all the more reason to rejoice as Stephen Hair marks his inspiring 25th season playing the man behind the hum-bug. Bring the whole family! For performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Theatre Calgary: 220, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:theatrecalgary.com/
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place Fridays, 11am to 7pm, and Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am to 5:30pm, from November 30 to December 23. Come down to Granary Road for the Christmas Market! Join for fun holiday activities for the whole family including fire pits, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, wagon rides, ice skating, snowman building, carollers, and more! Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Clause and tell Santa how good you’ve been this year. Get your picture taken with the Alpaca, who will be puckered up and ready to give out some kisses under the mistletoe. The Public Market will feature more than 50, carefully, handpicked, unique vendors. Come find the perfect gift for your special someone in a magic marketplace like none other. For details and scheduling of all of the holiday activities, visit the website.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 23 to December 29. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers, and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character, Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph on his journey from slavery to redemption. Recommended for age 6 and up. For showtimes and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Presented at Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
Calgary Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place Thursdays to Sundays, November 15 to December 23. 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! Find the very best from your favourite market vendors offering festive gifts, food, jewelry, decor, and more. Also join for Santa and cookie decorating; tea with Mrs. Claus; live 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/
Santa & Cookie Decorating at the Calgary Farmer's Market.
Every Friday, Saturday, Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Calgary Christmas Market will be hosting Santa from 10am to 2pm on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 as well as Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. As this is the season of giving, they’ll 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. There is also cookie decorating while supplies last. *Recommended $10 Donation.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/santa-and-cookie-decorating
VIESSMANN Luge World Cup at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park.
Every Friday, Saturday, Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The fastest athletes on ice will slide into Calgary, December 7 and 8, for the Viessmann Luge World Cup and the Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW. WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park will play host to the third stop on the World Cup luge circuit as more than 100 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, doubles and team relay races. Come cheer on Canada!
Cost:$10.00
Location:WinSport's Canada Olympic Park: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:luge.ca/en/wcc2018/
What's Up With Horns and Hooves.
> Friday Dec 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Explore Alberta's wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre between 10am and 3pm to get hands-on with wildlife that sport horns and/or hooves. Join in a large group activity at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, or 2:30pm to 'roam' the province and discover just how horns and hooves help lots of different animals survive. Activities are designed for learners ages 2 and up! All activities are included with Discovery Centre Admission.
Location:Bow Habitat Station: 1440, 17A Street SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:bowhabitat.alberta.ca
Mad Science Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop.
> Friday Dec 7, 2018 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Mad Science Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop. Brought to you by the Calgary Public Library. Takes place at Forest Lawn Library. Spaces are limited. To register, visit the Calgary Public Library's website.
Location:Forest Lawn Library: 4807, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Legacy Christmas Light Parade 2018.
Everyday from Nov 19, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Legacy's 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade is back! With over 120,000 lights, all December, Legacy will be lit up with lights for you and your family to enjoy. It is free for anyone to come drive through the community or come out and walk through the tunnels of lights. The public parks, as well as over 20 Show Homes in the community, have been decorated for Christmas! Come enjoy the many lights and displays and join the Legacy.
Location:2 Legacy Circle SE, T2X 0W8
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Holiday Fun
Link:facebook.com/events/349037549236833/
Light Up the Loop - in Marda Loop.
> Friday Dec 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join #intheloop for a festive evening of fun! Light up the Loop will include fun and free holiday-focused activities for everyone including the following businesses and activities from 6 to 8 pm: Visits from Santa from 6 to 8 pm. Carollers on Garrison Corner and 33rd Avenue starting at 6:30 pm. Kids Crafts from 6:30 to 7:30pm at RBC in #mardaloop. A #LightheLoop tree lighting at 7pm in front of Blush Lane Market. Christmas Pet Photos at TD Bank in support of United Way of Calgary and Area. Macrons from 8Cakes will be handed out throughout the night, and there will be door prizes and goodies from Doo dads accessories! You’ll also get to see businesses who participated in a window decor contest, along with a number of in-store specials. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Lighttheloop to share your moments!
Location:Marda Loop: 33 and 34 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:facebook.com/events/921554864663238/
32nd Annual Lions' Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2018 - Jan 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
The 32nd Annual Lions’ Festival of Lights will illuminate Confederation Park Golf Course along 14 Street NW again this holiday season from December 1 to January 8. Drive by Calgary’s largest Free Christmas light showcase nightly between 6pm and midnight or take the family for a sled ride through the park amongst the 450,000+ bulbs! The Grand Opening event, complete with fireworks, will be held on December 1 at 5pm.
Location:Confederation Park: 14 Street NW (north of 24 Avenue)
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:lionsfestivaloflights.ca
ZOOlights at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 23 to January 5 (excluding December 25). ZOOLIGHTS: The glow starts with you. ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever! Come experience how 2+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!) transform the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Most magical of all is its ability to bring friends and family together during the holiday season! To purchase tickets to ZOOlights, 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/
Dave Kelly Live Christmas Special.
> Friday Dec 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join for a family evening of songs, stories, surprises, and lots of Christmas sparkle! With special guests Jocelyn Alice, Calgarian Singer/Songwriter & hitmaker, and The Young Canadians. Home: A Calgary Christmas also features house supergroup, The Flat Whites, world-renowned visual artist, Mandy Stobo, and the man with the beer, Jim Button!
Cost:$22.00
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall: 205, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:artscommons.ca/whats-on/2018/dave-kelly-live-christmas-special/

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