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Friday, December 9th, 2022

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Christmas at the Hive.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2022 - Dec 10, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This annual event at Chinook Honey Company in Okotoks offers family fun and fundraising for the Foothills Country Hospice Society. Visit the animals, taste mead and learn all about bees and honey. You can partake in beeswax snow candle making, s’mores by the fire, honey taffy making, hot chocolate and enjoying mulled mead.
Location:Chinook Honey Company
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://albertaopenfarmdays.ca/events/christmas-at-the-hive
European Christmas Village Market and Fireworks.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
the European Christmas Village Market will provide you with an amazing, fun-filled family event at Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre. You will enjoy shopping from the Edelweiss booth to a variety of vendors each weekend. There will be story time, Santa’s workshop, skating and sleigh rides.
Location:Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://bearspawlc.org
Granary Road’s Christmas Market.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
An enchanting celebration of the holidays that starts with our stunning Market with 40-foot vaulted ceilings, exposed trusses and lighting reminiscent of days gone by.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://granaryroad.com
Christmas Sleigh Rides.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2022 - Dec 24, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
roundup the whole family for horse-drawn sleigh rides this holiday season at Horsin Around. Go dashing through the snow on a two-horse open sleigh with breath taking views of the Calgary Skyline. and warm up to the camp fire with a cup of hot chocolate.
Location:Horsin' Around
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://horsinaround.ca
Elf The Musical.
Everyday from Nov 25, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Beddington Theatre Arts Centre presents this title known the world over. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://storybooktheatre.org
Legacy Christmas Lights.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2022 - Jan 15, 2023 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Legacy will light up the south end of the city with more than a million Christmas lights in a cheery display throughout the community as one of Calgary’s largest free light displays.
Location:Community of Legacy
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://legacyresidents.ca
Storybook Theatre's Elf The Musical .
Everyday from Nov 25, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Location:Storybook Theatre
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://www.storybooktheatre.org/
Glow Calgary .
Everyday from Nov 25, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Introducing a brand new Christmas Festival–a unique experience in Calgary for the first time. Christmas Around The World - Santa crosses the globe to bring gifts to the children of the world. Can you help him? Celebrate Christmas magic in China, India, The Netherlands, Mexico, France, and England, all in one night, and all under the glow of a million twinkle lights. The breathtaking space is over 70,000 square feet, and brings a majestic winter wonderland completely indoors. Complete your travels with a visit to the North Pole and meet the man himself–Saint Nick!
Location:Nutrien Western Events Centre in Stampede Park
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Link:http://glowyyc.ca
Canmore Rotary Festival of Trees.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
a community-based holiday celebration with decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, and special events and activities for the entire family. It is free to view and walk through the forest of trees and magical Candy Cane Lane.
Location:The Malcolm Hotel in Canmore
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://rotaryclubofcanmore.ca/page/festival-of-trees
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2022.
Everyday from Dec 9, 2022 - Dec 13, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program is returning to the rails to raise money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues. Find out where and when you can see it in Calgary and the area by visiting cpr.ca/holidaytrain.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:cpr.ca/holidaytrain
Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol at the Pumphouse Theatre.
Everyday from Dec 9, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Workshop Theatre Society is proud to present Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol written by Matthew Thompson.
Location:Pumphouse Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://workshoptheatre.ca/tickets
IKEA VinterFest.
Everyday from Dec 9, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
With events like JULBORD (smorgasbord!), the Holiday Market, the Santa experience, and in-store and virtual holiday workshops. Be sure to stop by for Santa on December 10 to 11 from 12pm to 5pm.
Location:IKEA
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://ikea.com
Home for the Holidays at Lunchbox Theatre.
Everyday from Dec 9, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
When a flight from Orlando to Calgary gets grounded on Christmas Eve, it leaves four strangers stranded together in the airport. Ella is a Christmas enthusiast who insists on not only making friends with everyone but hosting an airport Christmas. A world premiere production of a heartfelt and funny new holiday musical, created by Calgary artists and developed right here at Lunchbox Theatre.
Location:Lunchbox Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://tickets.lunchboxtheatre.com
Calgary Philharmonic Presents Home Alone in Concert.
Everyday from Dec 9, 2022 - Dec 10, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Calgary Phil at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://calgaryphil.com
What’s Up with Powerful Predators at Bow Habitat Station.
> Friday Dec 9, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Alberta is full of powerful predators; big and small. Coming in all shapes and sizes, from fins to claws – looks can be deceiving. This December, learn about the top predators across our landscape, roaring rivers, and endless skies.
Location:Bow Habitat Station
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://bowhabitat.alberta.ca
Alberta Theatre Project’s The Jungle Book.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This holiday season, escape into the jungles of India with this vibrant reimagining of the legend of the boy raised by wild animals at Martha Cohen Theatre.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://albertatheatreprojects.com
Sparkle Sparkle at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The science centre is open late every night, and full of holiday surprises! Starting at 5pm, guests will experience the magic of Goodnight Moon, holiday carollers, quirky characters on stilts, a robot dog, crack open a geode, and so much more! Guests can enjoy the whole science centre - with a holiday twist. Learn more at .
Location:TELUS Spark
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://sparkscience.ca
Christmas Lights in Legacy 2022.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 15, 2023 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
What was once a one-off way to dazzle local residents, has now turned into an annual family-friendly event that brings everyone from Calgary and area. Join us for a drive through the Legacy Community in the southeast of Calgary, to enjoy a wondrous Christmas lights display of more than one million lights.
Location:Legacy Community in the southeast of Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Nightrise at Banff Gondola.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Pursuit unveils an immersive experience of light, sound and wonder with the launch of Nightrise, a multi-sensory winter experience at the Banff Gondola. This unique winter activity merges multimedia, storytelling and nature for a new and inspiring perspective at such an iconic Banff location. Learn more at banffjaspercollection.com.
Location:Banff Gondola
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://banffjaspercollection.com
Hot Chocolate Trail in Banff.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
bundling up isn’t the only way to stay warm while exploring Banff and Lake Louise. The Hot Chocolate Trail is a treasure map of local restaurants and cafés offering 29 limited-time holiday-themes hot chocolates. With alcoholic and non-alcoholic options like the Alpine Cherry boozy hot chocolate from one of Banff’s newest restaurants, Brazen, to the Ferrero Rocher Hot Chocolate at JK Bakery & Café, there’s something for everyone. Dine in or take yours to go, but don’t forget to bring a reusable mug with you to reduce waste.
Location:Various locations in Banff
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://banfflakelouise.com/christmas/hot-chocolate-trail.
Goodnight Moon Digital Immersion Experience at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Nov 9, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The world’s first and only Goodnight Moon digital immersion experience takes the famous bedtime story off the page and into a massive pixel playground, where kids and adults alike can travel through a star-filled tunnel, hear the story and interact with characters and objects from the story’s visual universe.
Location:Telus Spark
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sparkscience.ca/whats-on/goodnight-moon
Potion Putt – A Wizardry Minigolf Course.
Everyday from Nov 9, 2022 - Jan 22, 2023 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Test your magic and wizarding putt putt skills on the golf course. A crazy golf course inspired by famous fantasy and fiction Wizards is coming to Springbank Links Golf Club this year. Embark on nine wand-erful holes of magic and encounter smoking cauldrons, tasty beverages, and magical portals along the way. You may even be required to cast a few spells in order to excel and complete the mystical challenge.
Location:Springbank Links Golf Club
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://potionputt.com.
The Elves and the Shoemaker.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2022 - Dec 24, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
With only a few days left before Christmas, siblings Ezra and Charlie Wishniski are struggling to make ends meet. With limited supplies and no one stopping by their shop, a good Christmas seems like a faraway dream. But, when two elves are sent by Santa to help, their fortunes begin to turn around. Can the elves help in time to give the Wishniski’s the Christmas they hoped for?
Location:Stagewest DInner Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://stagewestcalgary.com/stage-west-for-kids
Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents The Office: A Pop Rock Comedy.
Everyday from Nov 3, 2022 - Jan 14, 2023 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A hilarious take on the goings on at a small paper company office with Jim, Pam, Michael, and Dwight.
Location:Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://jubilations.ca/the-office-a-pop-rock-parody
Christmas in the Country Art Sale.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2022 - Dec 21, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Enjoy a whole lot of Christmas cheer in Alberta’s beautiful Foothills region. The Leighton Art Centre is featuring fine crafts and artwork by local artists in the galleries of the historic Leighton home and on the online shopping site this November and December.
Location:The Leighton Art Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://shop.leightoncentre.org
Calgary Christmas Market.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2022 - Dec 23, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Calgary Farmers’ Market (south and west locations) have transformed into the Calgary Christmas Market, just in time to get everything you need for ‘on the table and under the tree’ and have fun doing it.
Location:The Calgary Farmers’ Market (south and west locations)
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://calgaryfarmersmarket.ca
In Search of Christmas Spirit.
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 23, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Taking place at the Cascade of Time Gardens, this live Christmas story told by the animals of Banff National Park is a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. Following some enhancements this year, the experience is elevated.
Location:Cascade of Time Gardens
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://www.banfflakelouise.com/christmas/christmas-spirit
Banff Mountaintop Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 19, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Christmas activities galore can be found atop Sulphur Mountain at the Banff Gondola’s Mountaintop Christmas, featuring a Santa Claus photo-op on top of the world, holiday crafts, a holiday movie screening, and more.
Location:Banff Gondola
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://www.banffjaspercollection.com/attractions/banff-gondola/events/mountaintop-christmas/
Community Education Service - Free Online Presentations: Child and Youth Health and Mental Health Topics.
Everyday from Dec 2, 2021 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Expert speakers will deliver timely, credible information and best-practice strategies to support the development and mental health of a child or youth in your life. Previously recorded presentations are also available for viewing: https://youtu.be/tLbDa8Vlutk
Location:Online via WebEx or Zoom
Category:Free Events, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex
ZOOLIGHTS.
Everyday from Nov 18, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Calgary Zoo is full of twinkling lights and the classic holiday activities you’ve come to love! This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature activities such as ice skating, fire pits, and much more!
Location:Calgary Zoo
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://calgaryzoo.com
Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Located in Airdrie’s Nose Creek Park, the Airdrie Festival of Lights is a beautiful, outdoor walk-through lights experience, with about a million dollars’ worth of displays and other special features.
Location:Nose Creek Park in Airdrie
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://airdrielights.com

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