Happy Monday! As always we hope that you’ve had a wonderful, relaxing weekend – especially because we’ve got 5 more days of excitement ahead of us. This time around, check out markets, pop-ups, light displays and more. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend!
VISIT THE MARKET IN INGLEWOOD
This Friday shop local – and have fun! No matter what you’re looking to cross off your list this holiday season, check out the Inglewood Night Market – before hitting the mall! It’s going to be a blast!
When: Friday, November 25th, 26th, 2022
Where: Quonset at Crossroads Market — 1235 26 Avenue SE
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
STROLL CALGARY’S ZOOLIGHTS
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This week, ogle millions of enchanting lights, grab a hot cocoa, a snack and take a seat by the fire at the Calgary Zoolights!
When: Until January 8th, 2022
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $21.95 for adults, $14.95 for children
SPONSORED PICK: CHECK OUT CALGARY OPERA’S SPICY PRODUCTION OF CARMEN
If you’re looking for a perfect date night (or girl’s night out) this could be it! Join Calgary Opera for their incredible production of Carmen, the ultimate femme fatale story penned over 150 years ago. And the whole performance is to be accompanied by the legendary Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra!
When: November 23th & 25th
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
Time: 7:30 pm
EXPERIENCE THE BANFF CHRISTMAS MARKET
Up for a bit of a drive? This week, check out the Warner stables in Banff for live music, fantastic food and charming gifts, pieces of artwork, and more created and offered by the locals. It’s going to be enchanting!
When: Friday, November 25th-27th and December 2nd -4th
Where: 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB
Time: See times above
NOGG YOURSELF OUT AT THE SIPPIN’ SANTA POP-UP
With tropical decorations and Christmas lights from floor to ceiling, guests can enjoy holly sips at the annual Sippin’ Santa Pop-up, a festive event with music, ugly sweaters, and fun mugs.
When: Monday, November 21st, 2022
Where: 1530 5 St SW, Calgary, AB
SPONSORED PICK: CALGARY’S INNOVATION WEEK IS BACK TO SHOWCASE THE CITY’S MOST EXCITING TECH & MORE
Mark your calendars and brace yourself for the ultimate tech event of the year! Innovation Week YYC is back with a packed calendar of panels, workshops, showcases and more to help you discover Calgary’s exploding tech scene. The signature event of the week, Launch Party, is the largest startup-focused event of the year, and spotlights local startups doing big things in tech. Tickets are selling out fast, so grab yours while you still can!
Where: TELUS Convention Centre
When: Thursday, November 24th, 2022; 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $20 – $40
SAY ‘GOODNIGHT MOON’ UNLIKE EVER BEFORE
They say you should learn one thing a day. This week, immerse yourself in science fun AND re-live a childhood classic at the TELUS Spark Science Centre. Never before shown in a digital gallery the Goodnight Moon interactive experience will give Calgarians a chance to interact with characters and images from the author’s wholesome universe.
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
GRAB A DRINK AT THE MIRACLE POP-UP
Thirsty?! Serving themed cocktails in a variety of fun mugs and glasses, Miracle of 1st Street is back and has completely transformed Calgary’s Proof cocktail bar with over-the-top decorations from floor to ceiling Don’t miss out!
Where: 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
VISIT THE GLOW HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
It’s going to be a dazzling week, Calgary! Showcasing a million bulbs, this unique display will take light lovers across the world in 70,000 square feet – and the best part is that you’ll be able to do so without freezing your butt off! Check out the link above for tickets.
When: Friday, November 25th, 2022
Where: 1800 Stampede Trail SE
CATCH NIGHTRISE AT THE BANFF GONDOLA
Snow, magic and lights! As if a ride on Banff’s gondola wasn’t already one of the most incredible experiences you can have in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains this winter, Pursuit, the company behind the high climbing attraction will re-introduce Nightrise – an immersive activity that merges multimedia, storytelling, and nature.
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
SASKATOON FARM CHRISTMAS MARKET
Lastly, this week, shoppers can enjoy the holiday season with goods made by local artists, bakers, and pro crafters at the Saskatoon Farm Christmas Market! Browse around, take in some fresh air and take photos! There’s nothing cuter.
When: Friday, November 25th – 27th and December 2nd – 4th, 9th-11th
Where: 80181 338 Ave East Foothills, AB
There you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this week. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.
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