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Our Guide to the Holidays 2023

Take the 'brr' out of winter - cure your family’s cabin fever with events, activities, and holiday fun! 



  • Bowness Park: 8900 48 Avenue NW
  • East Village Nordic Loop: 750 9 Avenue SE
  • Lakeview Golf Course: 5840 19 Street SW
  • Maple Ridge Golf Course: 1240 Mapleglade Drive SE
  • McCall Lake Golf Course: 1600 32 Avenue NE
  • North Glenmore Park: North Glenmore Park Road SW
  • Shaganappi Point Golf Course: 1200 26 Street SW
  • South Glenmore Park: 90 Avenue and 24 Street SW
  • West Confederation Park: 2836 Canmore Road NW


  • Edworthy Park: 5050 Spruce Drive SW
  • Fish Creek Provincial Park: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
  • Weaselhead Natural Environment Park: 66 Avenue & 37 Street SW


Some ski areas now charge trail user fees; check before you go!

  • Bearberry Nordic Centre (near Sundre)
  • Canmore Nordic Centre 
  • Cascade ValleyEmerald Lake/Field TrailsFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Lake Louise Loop, Moraine Lake
  • Peter Lougheed Park
  • PipestonePocaterra
  • Ribbon Creek
  • Sandy McNabb (west of Diamond Valley)
  • Smith Dorrien
  • Spray Valley Provincial Park - Mount Shark Trail
  • Tunnel Mountain
  • West Bragg Creek - Mountain Road, Crystal Line, Sundog Loop, Iron Creek, Mountain View Trail


  • Barb Scott Park: 12 Avenue & 9 Street SW
  • Big Marlborough Park: 6033 Madigan Drive NE
  • Bowness Park Lagoon and New Ice Trail (rentals available): 8900 48 Avenue NW
  • Carburn Park: 67 Riverview Drive SE
  • North Glenmore Park (rentals available): 7305 Crowchild Trail SW
  • Olympic Plaza (rentals available): 228 8 Avenue SE
  • Prairie Winds Park: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
  • Prince’s Island Lagoon: 4 Street & 1 Avenue SW
  • Thomson Family Park: 1236 16 Avenue SW

City of Calgary Adopt-a-Rink Volunteer Program is a winter volunteer program through which volunteers help flood and maintain existing community pleasure skating rinks throughout Calgary. 



  • Big Marlborough Park Dry Pond: 755 Madeira Drive NE
  • Deerfoot Athletic Park: 1503 16 Avenue NE
  • Marlborough Community Association: 636 Marlborough Way NE
  • Monterey Park: 2707 Catalina Boulevard NE
  • Prairie Winds Park: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
  • Rundle Dry Pond: 4120 Rundlehorn Drive NE
  • Thorncliffe/Greenview: 5600 Centre Street NE


  • Confederation Park: 2807 10 Street NW
  • Hidden Valley: 10504 Hidden Valley Drive NW
  • Royal Oak: 9100 Royal Birch Boulevard NW
  • St. Andrew’s Heights: 2504 13 Avenue NW


  • McKenzie Towne: 160 McKenzie Towne Drive SE
  • New Brighton: 1750 New Brighton Drive SE
  • Maple Ridge Dry Pond: 1127 Mapleglade Drive SE


  • Bridlewood: 26 Bridleglen Road SW
  • Glendale Park: 2225 45 Street SW
  • Kingsland Dry Pond: 505 78 Avenue SW
  • Richmond Green: 2539 33 Avenue SW
  • Sacramento Dry Pond: 10404 Sacramento Drive SW
  • Scarboro: 1737 14 Avenue SW
  • Signal Hill: 2063 Sirocco Drive SW
  • Stanley Park: 330 42 Avenue SW


Starting November 16; Silver & Bold at Spark! TELUS Spark transforms into a science-inspired winter wonderland of holiday decor, festive drinks and food, a new dome show, and, of course, guests can experience Margaret Wise Brown’s classic tale, Goodnight Moon, in the Digital Immersion Gallery. Learn more at

November 17 to December 31, 4:30 to 9:30pm; In Search of Christmas Spirit in Banff. Discover the wonder of Christmas in Banff National Park this holiday season. Bundle up for a walk through the Cascade of Time Garden, where you’ll witness a live Christmas story told by the animals of Banff National Park. Learn more at

November 25 to 26, December 2 to 3, December 9 to 10, December 16 to 17, 10am to 4pm; Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park. 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 including a holiday market, Christmas crafts, and Santa photos. Learn more at

November 26, 10am to 4pm; Disney Winter Meetup at New Horizon Mall. Come dressed up in your favorite Mickey ears and outfit to create memories that will last a lifetime. Bring your trading pins and interact with past cast members, just like in the parks, and stock up on your Disney merchandise right in time for the holidays. Learn more at

Until November 26; Loose Moose Theatre Presents Elves and the Shoemaker. The Loose Moose Theatre for Kids is a truly magical experience for children ages four to ten, as well as fun and entertaining for parents. Learn more at

November 26 to January 8, 5:30pm to 12am; 37th Annual Lions Festival of Lights. For many Calgary families, the visit to the Lions annual light display marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Located on the east side of the Confederation Golf Course, you'll find thousands of glowing lights displayed in beautiful Christmas themes at Confederation Park. Learn more at

Opening in December; WinSport Tube Park. The tube park is one of the largest in Western Canada and is the perfect activity to spend time outdoors with your family. Purchase advance tickets at

December 1; Sparks’ Countdown to the Holidays! Two dozen immersive spaces just ready to be explored and Instagram ready. Guests will experience a Flint the Robo Dog room, have some fun in Cindy Loo Hoo’s lab, Baking with Science, a Teddy Bear Plunge, and more. Learn more at

December 1 to 31; Airdrie Festival of Lights. 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. Learn more at

December 1 to 31; The Rotary Festival of Trees. A magical event happening throughout the month of December in Canmore for the whole family at the Malcolm Hotel. Imagine an indoor forest of Christmas trees decorated and twinkling all in one place, all created and donated by local businesses. Learn more at

December 1 to January 8; Christmas Lights in Legacy 2023. 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. Drive through the Legacy Community in the southeast of Calgary to enjoy a wondrous Christmas lights display of more than one million lights. Learn more at

December 3, 11am to 2pm; Santa Photos at Country Hills Village Shopping Centre. Santa photos are back at Country Hills Village. The event will take place at Musicworks Canada and digital photos will be emailed. A $5 donation to AARCS is required at the time of registration. Learn more at

December 7 to 31; Glow Calgary YYC Presents 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 twinkling lights at Nutrien Western Events Centre in Stampede Park. This 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! Learn more at

Weekends December 8 to 31; Christmas Light Drive Through at Spruce Meadows. This display features hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights totaling over 50km in length strung up around the grounds. Learn more at

December 9, 5:45pm; CP Holiday Train. ​The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will return to the rails this season! The train will raise money, food, and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network. Check it out at Anderson C-Train Station - South C-Train parking lot. Learn more at

Ongoing to December 10 (select dates); Kirks Alpaca Farm Christmas Photos. Looking for unique Santa photos this year? Why not include an alpaca? Cost is $25 per person and includes access to the farm, the opportunity to feed the animals, hot chocolate, and one digital high-resolution Santa photo. Learn more at

December 20 to 24 (Saturdays and Sundays), 25 to 30 (daily); Banff Gondola Mountaintop Christmas. ‘Tis the season of magic and wonder in Banff. Starting December 20, the Banff Gondola transforms into a magical winter wonderland, complete with the opportunity to take a photo with Santa and other Christmas delights. Learn more at

Ongoing to January 7 (excluding Christmas Day); ZOOLIGHTS. The Wilder Institute/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 Polar Nights in Prehistoric Park, Photos Amongst the Flowers, and much more. Learn more at

Until March 30; Nightrise. At Nightrise, Sulphur Mountain’s summit is transformed after dark through four digital art installations. Vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, video projections, and music bring the mountaintop to life in a new and unexpected way. Learn more at


November 24 to 26; Chestermere Christmas Market. Get every item checked off of your list at MPP Rec Centre. Learn more at

November 25, 9:30am to 3:30pm; Marlborough Christmas Market. The Marlborough Community Association invites you to the annual Christmas Market which features 65 tables of handcrafted items, showcased by local artists and crafters at the Calgary Marlborough Community Centre. Learn more at

November 25, 10am to 3pm, Dalhousie Christmas Craft Market. Come out to the Christmas Craft Market at the Dalhousie Community Centre to find 60 amazing vendors that make, bake, or grow their products. Learn more at

November 25, 10am to 3pm; Rocky Ridge Ranch Homeowners Association Holiday Market. If you are looking for unique gifts to give away during the holiday season, be sure to check out the Rocky Ridge Ranch Homeowners Association Holiday Market. They will have a variety of local vendors selling a wide array of handmade treasures like crafts, baked goods, greeting cards, stained-glass sun catchers, knit and crochet items, jewelry, and more. Learn more at

November 25, 10am to 4pm; North Haven Christmas Makers Market. Shop until you drop for handcrafted items at this holiday market at the North Haven Community Association. Learn more at

November 25, 10am to 4pm; Haysboro Winter Market. Shop the Haysboro Winter Market for home businesses and artisan vendors. With free entry and parking, you can make your Christmas shopping a little easier at Haysboro Community Hall. Learn more at

November 25, 10am to 5pm; Waldorf Faire & Artisan Market. Adults will find a fabulous selection of unique artisans in the artisan market and, for the children, they have heartwarming crafts and activities at Calgary Waldorf School. Learn more at

November 25 to 26; Authentically Indigenous Holiday Craft Market. Come to visit this annual holiday craft show with a unique twist at the Kerby Centre. The Authentically Indigenous Craft Show ‘Holiday Edition’ features unique Indigenous artist vendors from the Calgary and Treaty 7 area of Southern Alberta. Here you’ll find handmade crafts, art, jewelry, food, and more. Learn more at

November 25 and December 2, 9am to 3pm; Little Modern Market. Find everything from home decor to clothing to treats at First Alliance Church Deerfoot Campus. Learn more at

November 25 to December 17, 10am to 4pm; Christmas Market at Granary Road. Granary Road’s Christmas Market is an enchanting celebration of the holidays that starts in the stunning market area with 40-foot vaulted ceilings, exposed trusses, and lighting reminiscent of days gone by. Continue from the market to the Granary Road Garden Centre where you will be sure to find that special and unique gift from the large selection of artisan collective vendors and makers. Christmas carols playing throughout the market, beautifully decorated trees, strings upon strings of Christmas lights and other festive decor make Granary Road a destination for Christmas shoppers, foodies, and families alike. Admission is free and food bank donations are welcome. Learn more at

November 26, 11 am to 4pm; The Holiday Market at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino. The Holiday Market at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino is back for its third year. Enter the Hallway & the Sundance Ballroom where you will find up to 60 vendors offering everything you may need for hosting, planning, or gifting. Learn more at

December 1 to 3, 8 to 10; Christmas Market at the Saskatoon Farm. The market grows every year and includes more than 200 local makers, bakers, growers, and small businesses. Learn more at

December 1 to 3 and 8 to 10; 2023 European Christmas Village Market. Get everything you need for under the tree and enjoy Christmas carolers, blacksmith demonstrations, outdoor fireplaces, and horse-drawn wagons at Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre. Learn more at

December 1 to 31, 6 to 9pm; Santa’s Gift Shop at Airdrie Festival of Lights. Located in Airdrie’s Nose Creek Park, the Airdrie Festival of Lights is a beautiful, outdoor walk-through lights experience. Visit Santa’s Gift Shop near the entrance to find high-quality and whimsical gifts for yourself, your family, and your friends. Learn more at

December 2, 10am to 2pm; Tuscany Residents Association Holiday Extravaganza. Over 40 craft and baker vendors under one roof with free admission to the public. Come and find some unique holiday gifts and yummy baking at Tuscany Club. Learn more at

December 2, 10am to 3pm; Scenic Acres Holiday Craft Market. Get handmade items that you won’t find anywhere else at Scenic Acres Community Association. Learn more at

December 2, 10am to 3pm; North Glenmore Park Community Association Holiday Craft Market. Check out this holiday craft market featuring 50 local vendors selling handmade items. There is free parking and complimentary coffee. Learn more at

December 2, 10am to 4pm; SCA Community Association Christmas Craft Fair. There will be 50 vendors offering unique, handmade gifts and much more. Learn more at

December 2, 11am to 4pm; New Horizon’s Holly Jolly Christmas Craft Market. New Horizon Mall is excited to be hosting their annual Christmas craft fair. With over 50 vendors on site, entertainment, door prizes, and more you will want to save the date to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Learn more at

December 2 to 3, 10am to 4pm; AZURIDGE Magic + Merry Christmas Market. AZURIDGE is excited to announce its annual Christmas Market. With a theme of Magic and Merry, this event will bring the joy of Christmas back to our city. There will be something for everyone at this festive market, including Santa and his reindeer, sleigh rides, and plenty of shopping opportunities. Learn more at

December 3, 10am to 4pm; Wildflower Art Salon & Sale. At the Wildflower Art Salon & Sale, you will be immersed with art in every direction. Experience a one- of-a-kind shopping experience. At the Salon you will find paintings, fibre art, hand-pulled prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, drawing, glass work, and more. Learn more at

December 3, 11am to 4pm; The Barn Artisan Christmas Market. The December Market features two floors of vendors selling unique, hand-crafted items at the historic Shawnessy Barn in the community of Shawnessy in southwest Calgary. They support local artisans, crafters, makers, and creators. Learn more at

December 8 to 10, 15 to 17; Market Collective’s Holiday Series. Enjoy live music, interactive workshops, galleries, more than 150 local vendors, and special surprises. Learn more at

December 9, 10am to 3pm; Ranchlands Community Association Christmas Market. The RCA is presenting the Christmas Market, so make sure to shop local this holiday season. This event is limited to vendors selling handmade items only so there will be tons of unique and one-of-a-kind items, perfect for that ‘hard to shop for’ person on your gift list. Learn more at

December 9, 10am to 4pm; Cavalry FC Christmas Market. The Cavalry FC Regional Field House is hosting their second annual Christmas Market. Support local while you take care of your holiday shopping with an exciting lineup of 'make, bake and grow' vendors. You'll find unique handcrafted gifts and decor. You'll also be able to fill your holiday pantry with a wide range of items from food artisans and beverage vendors.

December 9 to 10, 10am to 4pm; Cochrane Made Christmas Farmers’ Market. Two days on two floors makes for a great shopping experience at Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre. You will find many of your favorite vendors from the summer market, plus many more seasonal artisans selected to make this a must-attend event. Learn more at

December 10, 10am to 2pm; The Mom Market. This market supports small businesses of all kinds, from makers, to service providers, to bakers, and everything in between. The market showcases a large variety of small businesses for you to explore and shop from at Pop-Up Markets all while supporting the local economy. Join them at Mainstreet Market in Strathmore with 15 vendors. Learn more at

Until December 21, 10am to 4pm; Festive Foothills Art Sale. The Leighton Art Centre is featuring fine crafts and artwork by local artists in the galleries of the historic Leighton home. This annual community-favorite sale comes at the perfect time for getting a head start on purchasing seasonal gifts and getting into the Christmas spirit with beautiful decorations, gorgeous art, and the home’s historic ambiance. Learn more at


November 30 to December 31; Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol. A timeless tale of redemption, told as only Theatre Calgary can tell it: full of life, spectacle, and backed by a huge cast. Come relive Calgary’s favorite holiday tradition with friends and family. Learn more at

December 1 to 2; Calgary Philharmonic Presents, Handel’s Messiah. Hallelujah! A glorious Christmas tradition returns. Long hailed as “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation,” Halle Handel Prize-winning conductor Nicholas McGegan conducts the Orchestra and Chorus in this quintessential holiday classic. George Frideric Handel’s beautiful oratorio combines music and drama in one of the greatest stories ever told. Learn more at

December 5 to 7; Calgary Philharmonic Presents Traditional Christmas. Celebrate the spirit of the season with a selection of holiday favorites performed by the Orchestra and the Cantaré Children’s Choir. The beautiful Grace Presbyterian Church provides the backdrop for this beloved Calgary tradition. Get your tickets early – these concerts sell out every year! Learn more at

December 8 to 9, 7 to 9pm; Small Time Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol the Musical. Jump into the Christmas spirit with an original STT musical adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Follow the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge as his heart is softened through his magical encounters with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. This tale is sure to touch the heart and inspire us all to give and love in the true spirit of Christmas. Learn more at

December 8 to 9, 11am and 6pm; Troupe Vertigo. This holiday season, experience the thrill of the circus and the beauty of the symphony as the Calgary Phil welcomes Troupe Vertigo, the L.A.-based ensemble whose “dizzying acts defy gravity and leave its lucky audiences in awe.”  says the Los Angeles Times. This must-see spectacular combines all your holiday favorites with a spellbinding mix of music, circus, dance, and theatre at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Learn more at

December 8 to 10; Candy Cane Kids. Cookie, Stripe, and Pep are the Quality Control Inspectors for McJingles Incorporated. Their job? To monitor, measure, and analyze the Christmas spirit worldwide. This year, however, the cheery trio discover that the Canadian spirit is dangerously low, and pull out all the stops to raise it. Using their social media platform Jinglegram, they decide to broadcast live! They sing, dance, bake, laugh, and cheer on Canada in this 75-minute extravaganza at BMO Theatre in the Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA. Learn more at

December 10; ATCO Presents Miracle on Mainstreet with the Youth Singers of Calgary. A merry, musical production at the ATCO Performing Arts Centre, inspired by those Christmas parades we all love! It’s time again for the annual Main Street Christmas Parade! Everyone is so excited…well, almost everyone. Cresley Curmudgeon has hosted this parade for years, and each year they get a bit more Grinchy about it. Not even their co-host, Terry Tinsel, can push back with their over-the-top Christmas spirit. But, this Christmas, magic is in the air, and a miracle might just happen – Cresley’s heart might just grow three sizes this year. Learn more at

December 11 and 12; Stage West Dinner Theatre Presents: An Elvis Christmas Special. An Elvis Christmas Special Starring Matt Cage & The Casino Brothers with The Uptown Hornz plus special guest Daphne Moens. Learn more at

December 15 to 24; Alberta Ballet Presents The Nutcracker. 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 Sweets. Learn more at

Until December 17; Vertigo Theatre Presents SleuthThis Tony Award Winner for Best Play has been called the ultimate game of cat and mouse. Full of fun, humor, and mystery, this heated classic is a must see to warm up during the holiday season! Learn more at

December 21 to 24; Bert Church Live Theatre Presents Bumbles' Big Christmas Adventure. Share in the adventure as Santa entrusts Bumbles with the all-important jar of Christmas magic. When everything goes awry it appears that Christmas is doomed, but Santa has confidence in Bumbles' ability to fix his mistake. Join Santa and his elves (plus the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy!) for a gripping adventure, in which Bumbles learns that the key to big success is found in just one little word: PERSIST! Learn more at

Until December 24; Stage West for Kids Presents Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. Every Christmas, Santa’s elves hold the annual Holly Jolly Festive Holiday Christmas Spectacular – a showcase of all of their skills! But one elf, Sam, can’t figure out what his best skill is and without an amazing performance, he won’t earn his special elf name! With the help of his friends Twinkle, Cookie, and Cosmo, Sam searches for his true place at the North Pole. Learn more at

Until December 30; StoryBook Theatre Presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious." Learn more at

Until December 29; Storybook Theatre’s One Christmas Carol. Just one extraordinary actor telling a timeless story. Dickens’ famous tale about selfishness and selflessness is stripped down to its bare essence, forgoing the usual opulence of the holidays and focusing on what is of utmost importance. Be dazzled as one actor portrays over 35 distinct characters in this intimate, spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love! Learn more at

Until January 2; Telus Spark’s Sparkle Sparkle. Guests can enjoy the whole science centre - with a holiday twist. There are fun treats to be found in every corner. Be sure to check out The Alien Who Stole Christmas in the Infinity Dome and, of course, get your shopping all done at the Spark Store or pop-up kiosk. Learn more at

Until January 13; Jubilations Junior Presents The Guardians of Christmas. Peter Quill and the Guardians barely made it out of their latest brush with danger in time to start their trek to Earth for Christmas. But wait...a few of them got left behind? A rescue mission sends them crash landing on a snow-laden planet ruled by an Ice Queen. Will the Ice Queen let them leave her planet? Can they get the parts they need to fix their ship and save their friends? Learn more at


December 31; City of Calgary Livestream Fireworks Show. Details to be confirmed.

December 31; Noon Year’s Eve at TELUS Spark. Bring your family! Bring your friends! Ring in the “Noon Year” together at the science centre, featuring a countdown and the science centre’s special twist on fireworks. Join us as we herald the New Year with a bang. Learn more at

December 31; Zoo Year’s Eve. You'll be able to enjoy all the fun of ZOOLIGHTS with extra special entertainment. It's a festive way to help you and your loved ones ring in the New Year in a safe (and zoonique) way while supporting the Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives. There is a family-friendly version that ends at 9pm and a late-night adults-only event. Learn more at


January to February 2024; Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival. Set in the beautiful mountains, the Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival gathers talented ice artists from around the world and thousands of spectators for an exciting international ice carving competition. For over 20 years, the tournament has been held every January at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where skillful ice carvers create their unique artworks from huge, 300-pound ice blocks.

Until January 13; Jubilations Theatre Presents Top Gun: A Maverick Musical. Jubilations Dinner Theatre takes a ride on the Highway to the Danger Zone with their parody spin on the fighter jet franchise. Two classic movies made 30 years apart featuring a movie star that somehow looks like he hasn’t aged a single day…it’s just a musical theatre spoof waiting to happen! Learn more at

January 14, 3pm; The Calgary Philharmonic Presents Drag Story Time: Peter and the Wolf. In Sergei Prokofiev’s imaginative masterpiece for young audiences, Peter and his animal friends decide to capture a wolf that’s been prowling about the village. A time-honored introduction to the orchestra, the instruments serve as characters in this story brilliantly narrated by drag storytellers in collaboration with Calgary Pride. Learn more at

January 15 to February 4; High Performance Rodeo. One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is where the action is. It’s a chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists in Calgary. Learn more at

January 18 to 29; Banff SnowDays. Visit Banff for SnowDays, a celebration of all things winter. There will be snow sculptures throughout town, the SnowDays Play Zone, and skijoring on Banff Avenue. Learn more at

January 20; Bert Church Theatre Presents Jeremy and Jazzy Singalong. With Jeremy and Jazzy, there’s a story in every song! Follow the musical road to the foot of Tin Pan Valley and you’ll find Creation Station: a music studio and outdoor concert stage where Jeremy, Jazzy, Stu, Tunebug, and the Kids-at-Home make music. Then jump into Tunebug with them and follow the musical road as far as inspiration will take you to discover Destination Imagination, the magical world where the characters in Jeremy and Jazzy’s songs come to life in Story-Song adventures. Learn more at

January 27 to February 12, Chinook Blast. Chinook Blast will warm up the city with a celebration of community, culture, and civic pride. The best of Calgary’s art, music, theatre, sport, and recreation will be on display. Learn more at

February 1 to 28; YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. This sweet festival sees cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers compete for the coveted titles of YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate, and Cup That Runneth Over Award. Calgarians can sip a variety of hot cocoas and determine the blend that roasts them all. Learn more at

February 3 to 25; Loose Moose Theatre Presents Thumbelina. The Loose Moose Theatre for Kids is a truly magical experience for children four-to-ten-years-old, as well as fun and entertaining for parents. Learn more at

Until February 4; Stage West Presents Step By Step: Evolution of the Greatest Boy Bands. The creation of a boy band is pretty easy. You take a heartthrob, a cutie, a bad boy, and a guy that may be a little too old to be in a boy band, throw them into some matching outfits, add synchronized dance moves, and, all of a sudden, you’ll make the music world swoon. Watch as Stage West recreates music history from The Beatles, to The Bee Gees, to the New Kids on the Block, and finally on to *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. Learn more at

February 9 to 12, Block Heater Festival. Check out the Block Heater Festival. This musical festival is an extension of the Calgary Folk Festival and features 32 artists and 13 separate events. Learn more at


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Give the gift of a live experience! As the largest performing arts centre in Western Canada, they offer endless ways to experience the transformative power of the arts. Save the date for Dinosaur World Live.

At Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids, our experienced stylists give the whole family great hair in a fun-filled atmosphere. Maybe it’s the themed chairs, movie screens, or the video games, but we love kids, and they love us. We also offer clipper art, ear piercing, up-dos, braiding, baby’s first haircut, and professional hair care products. Book online. Experience our haircuts!

Looking for the perfect gift idea? Give the gift of live performance! The Bert Church LIVE Theatre (BCLT) is a performance arts space that is the artistic hub of Airdrie. Each year, the BCLT brings to life memorable, live entertainment. Whether you enjoy live theatre, musicals, country, rock, folk, or want to instill in your children a love for theatre and music, they've got a performance for everyone. The theatre also hosts performing arts classes and camps for young people throughout the year. 

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Give the gift of family fun this holiday season! Calaway Park invites your family to enjoy endless fun at Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park! 

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We have something for the whole family – from blockbuster movies to favorite classics and concerts just for kids.

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Have an animal lover on your list? Kids meet and interact with iguanas, monitor lizards, dragons, boa constrictors, pythons, skinks, salamanders, and much more! Visit our party room at the YYC Nature Centre and meet reptiles, birds, mammals, and more. Includes animal experience and room use for presents and cake. Experience nature at the YYC Nature & Education Centre!

Don’t let the family get bored this winter. Drop in to one of our recreation facilities and enjoy affordable family fun! 

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Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park is a Family Fun Centre with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages! We have child-friendly areas, and safety is our top priority! We have trampolines, climbing walls, a cafe, we are your premiere entertainment destination! 

226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
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Give the gift of fun this year! Take your loved ones to Granary Road and spend the entire day roaming, climbing, sliding, jumping, zip-lining, and much more in 11 over-the-top fun exhibits! The Active Learning Park is filled with educational and fun exhibits for the whole family! 

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Create lasting memories with a Heritage Park Annual Pass! Valid all year long, a Family Annual Pass provides endless entertainment for your family of up to six at one low price. 

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Make this an active and unforgettable year at MNP Community & Sport Centre. There is no shortage of fun and sport discovery on land and in the water for the whole family.

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If you're searching for a unique and thoughtful gift for a loved one, consider a personalized hand-drawn portrait of their furry friend by Amanda Sharp Art. Amanda is an expert in creating stunning portraits that capture the essence and personality of each pet. She takes the time to understand the bond between the pet and their owner, ensuring that each portrait is a true reflection of their unique connection. To order your own one-of-a-kind pet portrait, reach out to Amanda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free worldwide shipping included. Gift cards available.

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For over 42 years, StoryBook Theatre has been entertaining families from all over Calgary with our award-winning professional, quality shows. We also provide a year-round Theatre School for children ages six to 18, which is designed to develop acting skills, self-confidence, teamwork, and stagecraft abilities.

11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
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Trico Centre for Family Wellness wants your family to be #tricotough and active! Come swim with us in our wave pool with waterslide, water features, hot tub, and steam rooms. Huge, clean fitness centre, bright pool, hockey arenas. We offer activities for all ages!

7160 Fisher Street SE
Phone: 403-475-4644
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Vin Gogh Paint Sip Studio is for creating and connecting. We offer birthday parties for all ages, date night, girls night out, fundraisers, team building, and more. This is fun art for all ages and stages. You keep the art, we clean up the mess.

1950 Country Village Link NE
Phone: 403-532-1013
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Skate, swim, dance, climb, create, connect, and explore. Come in from the cold for family fun at Vivo with a wide variety of unique and innovative programs and activities for parents and children alike. Get active, get healthy, and do it together! Visit and discover your passion today!

Locations throughout Calgary and two locations west of Calgary
From swim lessons, day or overnight camps, to triathlon swim and boot camps, we have the programs and facilities to keep your whole family active. Join us and our active community at one of our health and wellness locations or outdoor camp locations.


School’s in for winter! Bunny slopes to the big mountain! Ski and snowboard lessons, and programs for three- to 16-year-olds, including early season and holiday camps. Programs fill up fast, so book now! 

Don’t let the family get bored this winter. Drop in to one of our recreation facilities and enjoy affordable family fun! Splash in a wave pool, take turns on a waterslide, swim some laps, or work out in a weight room. With many locations to choose from, there’s always something fun to do!

Phone: 403-247-5452
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WinSport’s purpose is to inspire human potential through the spirit of sport and it’s something that is woven into all of our year-round, award-winning programming. Our passionate, expert instructors will help your child learn a sport, get better at it, and develop a lifelong love for being active. We have summer camps and programs in mountain biking, hockey, ringette, figure skating, and in specialized sport training. Come out and play with us!

Events are correct at the time of publishing, changes do happen, please confirm dates and times. This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that best meets your family’s needs. CCM



This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. CCM

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