The holiday season is in full swing, folks! Despite the big day not being for weeks still, holiday lights, markets and popups are here and on our radar. Not sure what you should pencil in this time around? Here are 10 things to do this week in Calgary!
GO BEYOND VAN GOGH
Last chance, Calgary! Expended by popular demand, the Beyond Van Gogh exhibit is still up and running – but hurry, you won’t want to is it! Guided by his own dreams, thoughts, and words, experience the world and art of Van Gogh as if it were the first time by wandering through 300 masterpieces including “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers,” each of which will be brought to life, completely transcending time, space and even reality.
Date: Until Sunday, November 28th
Location: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
CATCH CITY AND COLOUR LIVE
Ah, live music. How we’ve missed you! This week check out a soulful performance by Canadian musician City and Colour (Dallas Green of Alexisonfire). For more information or to purchase your tickets visit the link above!
When: Monday, November 22nd & 23rd
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
OR MILKY CHANCE AT THE GREY EAGLE
German alternative band Milky Chance was one of the first concerts announced in Calgary after we were given the green light to hold larger events again. Check it out and get a taste of normality – because what’s better than live music post COVID?
When: Tuesday, November 23rd
Where: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
STROLL CALGARY’S ZOOLIGHTS
Not sure how to kick off this holiday season? We’ve got just the thing! This week, ogle millions of enchanting lights strung through the trees at the Calgary Zoo. Grab a hot cocoa, a snack and take a seat by the fire – it is tradition after all!
When: Thursday, November 19th – January 2nd
Where:210 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
NOGG YOURSELF OUT AT THE MIRACLE ON 1ST STREET POPUP
Serving Xmas-themed cocktails in a variety of Christmas mugs and glasses, Miracle of 1st Street will return again this year to completely transform Calgary’s Proof cocktail bar with over-the-top decorations from floor to ceiling Don’t miss out!
When: Thursday, November 18th – December 24th
Where: 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
WANDER THE SPARKLE, SPARKLE INDOOR LIGHT EVENT
Held at Calgary Telus Spark Science Centre, Sparkle Sparkle is back for another year of magic, whimsy and light! Starting this week between November 25th and January 2nd Calgarians can check out an event unlike anything else in the city and maybe score some date-night points in the process.
When: Thursday, November 25th – January 2ndth
Where: 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
STROLL THE INGLEWOOD HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET
Not sure what to do this Friday? This week, Calgarians are encouraged to hit the indoor edition of the Inglewood Night Market! Why not check it out and cross a few things off that growing Christmas gift list early?
When: Friday, November 26th and December 3rd
Where: 880 9th Street SE, Calgary
Time: 4 pm to 11 pm
WALK LEGACY’S LIGHT DISPLAY
Fill a to-go mug and bundle up because the Legacy community light walk has kicked off in YYC. Until January 16th, this FREE event with light the night with over a million tiny bulbs strung up on everything from the clock tower to the houses. Don’t miss it!
When: Monday, November 15th – January 16th
Where: Legacy Calgary – See directions here
SHOP UNDER THE LIGHTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL X-MAS MARKET
Showcasing vendors, stunning decorations, carolers and more, this particular festivity was sorely missed in the wake of the pandemic – but alas, it’s finally back! From food to their many, many photo ops – guests can get in on the merry fun for two weekends only, so don’t miss out!.
When: November 26th – 28th
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
TASTE TEST YOUR WAY DOWN THE HOT CHOCOLATE TRAIL
Have a day off this week? Head to Banff and wet your whistle with 20 different hot chocolates from cafes, restaurants, bars, and convenience stores all over Banff and Lake Louise. Each drink is uniquely themed, holiday-centric, and only available for a limited time, so mark down your favourites from the list above and head out!
When: Saturday, November 20th – January 1st
Where: See locations above
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