Well, party people – we made it. 2022, is just around the corner, and with it – several exciting events to celebrate the new year! From lights to firework displays here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Enjoy, folks!
Ring in the new year with a little magic, whimsy, and light! This weekend Calgarians can check out an event unlike anything else in the city and maybe score some date-night points in the process. Don’t miss it, folks, this could be your last chance to check it out!
When: Until January 2nd
Where: 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Winter is in full swing and while our feet are tired from lugging the rest of our bodies through another crazy year, we can’t wait to shove ’em into a pair of skates! This weekend, those looking to get their blades frosted can hit one of the two magical ice skating trails, now open within Calgary’s city limits.
Bundle up, s’more lovers. After an incredibly successful pilot year, the free Calgary community fire pits are back! This weekend, bundle up and check out one of the many locations listed above.
Looking for a little NYE magic? This weekend, ogle millions of enchanting lights strung through the trees at the Calgary Zoo, grab a hot cocoa, a tasty little snack and take a seat by the fire – this could be your last chance!
When: Until January 2nd
Where:210 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
2022 is going to be explosive! At least, it will be if the City of Calgary has anything to say about it! This Friday, bundle up and head out to your favourite viewing spot for a firework spectacular which will also be accompanied by music on CJSW 90.9 FM.
When: Friday, December 31st
Where: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 11:55 pm
Thirsty? This weekend, 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: Until January 1st
Where: See locations above
The gift-giving season may be over, but Calgary’s National Music Centre still wants to treat you! This weekend, for the last time this year, the NMC will be offering free admission in celebration of Studio Bell’s 5th anniversary- check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
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: Until, January 16th
Where: Legacy Calgary – See directions here
As if a ride on Banff’s gondola wasn’t already one of the most magical experiences you can have in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains this winter, Pursuit, the company behind the high climbing attraction will introduce Nightrise – an immersive activity that merges multimedia, storytelling and nature for what they’re calling a “new and inspiring perspective” at the location.
When: Until March 12th
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Time: 5 pm
Oysters, lobster bisque, short rib and cake? Who needs a crazy NYE shindig, when you can eat your way into 2022? This Friday, Calgarians still looking to get out and enjoy themselves are encouraged to check out Oxbow in Kensington for a decadent dining experience.
Where: 1126 Memorial Drive Northwest, Calgary
And there you have it, friends! 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend Now get shakin! 2022 wont ring in itself!