Happy Thursday, friends and congrats on making it through another week (though for some of you, it was shorter than others.) Friday is nearly here, which means it’s high time to call your pals and make plans for the days ahead! Not sure what’s on the docket? We’ve got you! Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary.
HIT THE INGLEWOOD HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET
In need of a little fresh air? This Friday, November 12th, 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 12th, 19th, 26th and December 3rd
Where: 880 9th Street SE, Calgary
Time: 4 pm to 11 pm
CLIMB ABOARD A JASPER TRAIN TOUR
Fancy a spontaneous trip to the Rockies? This weekend, see everything that Jasper has to offer from behind the window of a speeding train. From forest views to mountain ranges, this incredible train tour will take you from the Historic Dunster Train Station to Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Believe us when we say it’s well worth checking out!
When: See dates above
Where: 414 Connaught Street, Jasper AB
CATCH JACQUEES IN CONCERT
Known for popular songs like B.E.D. and At The Club, singer-songwriter Jacquees will take over the Palace Theatre this weekend. Grab a drink and check it out Calgary! It’s been far too long.
When: Friday, November 12th
Where: 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
RAISE A GLASS AT CITY AND COUNTRY’S BIG WINE TASTING EVENT
This weekend, visit Calgary’s City and Country Winery where they’ll be holding an extravagant tasting event where guests pay once, then drink plenty. From old sips and new, enjoy a delicious evening of fun and friends for only $85 per person. Hit the link above for more information!
When: Friday, November 12th
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
HIT THE OKOTOKS CHRISTMAS MARKET
Showcasing the best and most beautiful handmade pieces around, the Okotoks Christmas Market is back just in time for the Christmas season. With over 120 vendors this unique event will have you in awe with one-of-a-kind gifts for someone close – or yourself!
When: Friday, November 12th – 14th
Where: Foothills Centennial Centre & Okotoks Elks Hall, Okotoks
Time: See times above
HANG WITH THE GRINCHMAS GOATS
It’s here, Calgary! This weekend, not only can you browse through everything from organic foods to household products at the Granary Road Christmas Market you can also shop to the sounds of carols, among the trees and garland before hanging out with the Grinchmas Goats, making candy apples and enter a frowning contest. This is by far, the cutest event around!
When: Saturday, November 13th – 14th
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
BUNDLE UP FOR THE MILLARVILLE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Even if we’ve got to bundle up, there’s really nothing like a good outdoor market stroll. This winter, browse through everything from organic foods to household products and check a few things off of your Christmas to-do list!
When: Thursday, November 11th – 14th
Where: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville, Alberta
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
CHECK OUT THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
Christmas came early! Every weekend until the end of the year Calgary’s National Music Centre and ATB are actually offering free admission Saturdays and Sundays in celebration of Studio Bell’s 5th anniversary- check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
IMMERSIVE YOURSELF INTO THE ARTWORK OF VAN GOGH
Thought you missed BMO’s Beyond Van Gogh exhibit? By popular demand, they’ve once again, extended the exhibit, giving you one more chance to step into the colourful world of an artistic genius. 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
SNOWSHOE UNDER THE STARS
This weekend, get on something special and enjoy the great outdoors and up your next date night with this one-of-a-kind experience. On this unique excursion, Calgarians will follow a skilled guide on a fresh, starlit tour through forest and snow, then can sip hot cocoa in a secluded meadow. They’ll bring the drinks, the lamps, and the telescope, and all you have to bring is yourself, and a good jacket!
When: Saturday, November 12th & 13th
Where: Kananaskis Village Centre- 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Crescent
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Well, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.
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