Happy December, party animals! The festive season is officially here and some of Calgary’s best markets, displays and concerts are coming in hot, so buckle up! Not sure what’s happening this time around? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week!
Pop a few hand warmers in your pocket because the Legacy Community Light Display has officially kicked off and you won’t want to miss it! From now until January 8th, this FREE event will light the night with over a million tiny bulbs strung up on everything from the clock tower to the houses and it’s going to be breathtaking!
When: Until January 8th, 2022
Where: Legacy Calgary – See directions here
Call an Uber and toss on your “ugliest” sweater! Inspired by the holiday classic, Home Alone, Eighty-Eight Brewing Co. has kicked off the season with a high-energy pop-up worth writing home about! This year, they’ll even offer three themed food and beer pairings to celebrate, so check it out! Who knows, you may even run into a wet bandit or two!
When: Until December 30th, 2022
Where: 2600 Portland St SE #1070, Calgary
This week, you can check out a special screening of the 1943 holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring one of the original heartthrobs of Hollywood, James Stewart. This one-time showing is not only the perfect way to celebrate the season but also to support a good cause! You can attend by donation with all proceeds going to Calgary Counselling Center and Lionheart Foundation. Get your tix via donation now.
When: Thursday, December 7, 2022
Where: The Plaza Theatre in Kensington
Time: 5:30 PM
Cost: Entry by donation with all proceeds going to Calgary Counselling Center and Lionheart Foundation
Pocket dogs, hockey jerseys and beer? What could be better? This week, it’s double the action here in Calgary as the Flames take home ice against Arizona on Monday and then Minnesota on Wednesday!
When: Monday, December 5th and 7th, 2022
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Can’t get enough of bright lights and seasonal markets? Hit the Glow Holiday Festival and travel across the world and back again! The best part? It’s super affordable to attend AND it’s inside!
Where: 1800 Stampede Trail SE
It’s finally open, Calgary! Located in the University District, this 3-acre space is described as a ‘seasonless signature destination,’ mindfully made for social, cultural and recreational events. Lace up your skates, relax next to a fire pit and enjoy!
Where: 4410 University Ave NW, Calgary
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
We love tradition! This week, dress warm, grab a hot chocolate and take in the beautiful lights along 14th street – for free! You won’t regret it!
When: Until January 7th, 2023
Where: Confederation Golf Course – 14th Street NW, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 12 am
The time has come, Calgary! Inspired by a wonderful world where magic, beasts and humans coexist, this competitive pop-up will feature 9 holes where golfers will encounter everything from familiar characters to a mystical portal. Good luck and have fun!
When: Starts December 7th, 2022
Where: Springbank Links Golf Club – 25 Hackamore Trail, Calgary
Featuring the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, this week, Calgarians are encouraged to enjoy live music and a comedy classic at Home Alone in Concert.
When: Friday, December 9th -10th, 2022
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Feel the wind through your hair and enjoy a lap around an ice rink! This week, Calgarians are encouraged to check out Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite winter traditions.
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
There you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this week. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.