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Sunday, December 11th, 2022

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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
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
Christmas at The Castle.
Everyday from Nov 26, 2022 - Dec 26, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Fairmont Banff Springs’ annual ‘Christmas at the Castle’ programming features holiday events, activities, and exclusive dining experiences that are as enchanting as one will ever find. Though primarily offered to hotel guests, visitors who are not staying at the hotel can still experience the grandeur of the castle by joining a Eat the Castle culinary tour of the Fairmont Banff Springs, or by taking in a live performance of A Christmas Carol with the whole family.
Location:Banff Springs Hotel
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:https://www.christmasatthecastle.ca/
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.
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
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
Nutcracker (in a nutshell).
Everyday from Dec 10, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
an engaging and fun performance for the whole family! This watch-and-play performance takes children through the classical ballet in just 30 minutes at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton. After the “fuss-friendly” performance, children are invited to join the performers to dance, play and more. There are crafts for the children 30 minutes ahead of each show.
Location:Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://ymcacalgary.org/ymcarts-presents
Christmas at the Banff Centre.
> Sunday Dec 11, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Get comfy in the newly renovated Jenny Belzberg theatre for a musical medley of traditional family favourites with “The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas” on Nov. 24. On Dec. 11, get into the holiday spirit with an evening of original music, sing-along tunes, and signature Christmas music from master storyteller, actor, and musician, Tom Jackson.
Location:Banff Centre
Category:
Link:http://www.banffcentre.ca/event-tags/christmas
The Calgary Civic Symphony Presents: A Divas Christmas.
> Sunday Dec 11, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join the orchestra and friends, Johannes Brahms and Divas Opera, in performances of one of the greatest symphonic masterpieces and classic songs to celebrate the holiday season at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Learn more at artscommons.ca.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://artscommons.ca
‘Twas the Night Before Curtain!.
> Sunday Dec 11, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
‘Twas the night before curtain and here at the hall, the stage manager is stressing, eight hours ‘til call. The lead and director just can’t get along, the show is unfinished, still missing a song! The crew and ensemble are ready to quit; the host is dramatic and pitching a fit. But there’s love in the air and it’s sometimes the case, we might find romance in an unlikely place. ATCO is pleased to present “‘Twas the Night Before Curtain” with Youth Singers of Calgary – a merry, musical production, inspired by those Christmas romance movies we all love at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://ticketmaster.ca
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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/
Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Nov 24, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
One of Calgary's most iconic holiday events, with hands-on activities and entertainment sure to delight guests of all ages. Come get your fix of wholesome holiday cheer!
Location:Heritage Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://heritagepark.ca
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
Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Escape to the magic of Christmas past!
Location:Heritage Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://heritagepark.ca
Celebrate Winter Wonderland at the Library.
Everyday from Dec 10, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Winter Wonderland is coming to Calgary Public Library! Join us at Central and Memorial Park libraries from December 10 – 18 to enjoy free, family-friendly programming celebrating the season. Enjoy cozy treats, live music, movie screenings, and more! Special events include: • Mayor’s Holiday Storytime at Central on Dec 10 • Olympian Catriona Le May Doan at Central on Dec 14 • Harry Potter Trivia Night at Memorial Park on Dec 16 Full event schedule at calgarylibrary.ca/upcoming-events
Location:Central Library | 800 3 St SE Memorial Park Library | 1221 2 St SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Playtime & Story Time
Link:calgarylibrary.ca/upcoming-events
Kid’s Hiss-mas Party at YYC Nature & Education Centre.
> Sunday Dec 11, 2022 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us at the YYC Nature & Education Centre to celebrate the holidays animal style! While the parent units get to finish off some peaceful shopping nearby, child units get to meet red, green and white animals. Meet teo doves and a turtle. Program includes a Christmas related craft, animal experience, digital photo with an animal, and a nut-free holiday treat.
Cost:$18.00
Location:YYC Nature & Education Centre
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Link:http://www.ticketor.com/yycnaturecentre/tickets/kids-hiss-mas-party-5-9-250913
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
The Coca-Cola Caravan Tour .
> Sunday Dec 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coca-Cola is celebrating with its Iconic Coca-Cola Caravan Tour! With hundreds of Canadian stops, the Caravan Tour will spread holiday joy to communities over shared experiences and moments of magic. Since lighting up the small screen in a TV ad that first aired in the mid-1990s, the Coke Caravan has signaled the start of the festive season for nearly three decades, and it is thrilled to be stopping in Calgary this year!
Location:1900 Heritage Dr SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
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
Campfire Guitar Bootcamp 101 for Youth.
Everyday from Sep 24, 2022 - Jan 26, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This is a 1 hour, 10 week class held Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm, beginning September 22, 2022 Youth Campfire Bootcamp 101 for 9-13 year olds is a spinoff of the popular Campfire Bootcamp 101 for adults. Whether just beginning or experienced, students are given the opportunity to play and sing fun, varied songs appropriate to their age group. The songs are written out in an easy to understand format with basic instruction on how to approach accompaniment and soloing. Variations are included on how to expand those techniques to ensure all students reach their potential. Class size is kept small so students receive personalized instruction and the setlist is chosen primarily by the students. Topics explored include: Open Position Chords Bass Lines Singing while Playing Simple Melodies Basic Lead Technique Percussive Accompaniment No experience is necessary, however basic guitar technique is helpful. Enrollees are required to have their own instrument and a capo.
Cost:$235.00
Location:Asylum for Art 2505 14 St SW Calgary, Alberta
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.ASYLUMforART.ca/academy
34th Annual Lions Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Nov 26, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
This year’s display will feature Merry Christmas greetings in 15 languages together with the Candy Canes and Shooting Stars along 14 Street!
Location:14 Street and 24 Avenue
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://lionsfestivaloflights.ca

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