It might be crummy outside, but Friday is upon us and there’s a ton happening this time around! From shows and light displays to openings and pop-ups, here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this weekend!
ENJOY DISNEY ON ICE
It’s here! After three long years, Disney On Ice has returned and they’re skating into Calgary this weekend. Not sure what to expect? Get ready for a show that will whisk you away on an immersive adventure where audience participation is strongly encouraged and magic is in the air!
When: Thursday, November 17th – 20th, 2022
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
STROLL CALGARY’S ZOOLIGHTS
It’s that time again, Calgary! This weekend, ogle millions of enchanting lights, grab a hot cocoa, a snack and take a seat by the fire at the Calgary Zoolights!
When: Friday, November 18th 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: Saturday, November 19th, 23rd, 25th, 2022
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
Time: 7:30 pm
DO YOGA WITH THE GRINCHMAS GOATS
Feeling limber? This weekend, check out Calgary’s Granary Road, where they’ll be putting the ‘baaaah’ in bah humbug! From November 29th to the 20th, celebrate a beloved children’s classic by stretching those arms and legs with the Grinchmas Goats.
When: Saturday, November 19th – 20th, 2022
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
SPONSORED PICK: SHOW SUPPORT FOR YOUR CITY WITH #LOVEYYC & WIN BIG
Rediscover everything that Calgary has to offer throughout the month of November and even win big with #LoveYYC. Whether you’re supporting local or celebrating what you love about the city, November is the month to discover new favourites and share with loved ones. Plus, it’s also the month to win BIG!
Tourism Calgary is running a contest on Instagram for the ultimate Calgary vacation. Enter to win the Love to Host giveaway on IG for the chance to win 2 domestic flight vouchers from WestJet, dinner at Major Tom Bar, and a 2-night stay at Le Germain while you still can!
When: Month of November
EXPERIENCE ‘GOODNIGHT MOON’ UNLIKE EVER BEFORE
Educational and adventurous! This weekend re-live a childhood classic at TELUS Spark’s Goodnight Moon immersive experience. Never before shown in a digital gallery – each presentation will actually pull Calgarians into the story where they can interact with characters and images from the author’s wholesome universe.
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
SPONSORED PICK: HIT THE VERMILION HILL COMMUNITY GRAND OPENING
Join Shane Homes for the Vermilion Hill Community Grand Opening this Saturday! Visit their 4 brand new showhomes featuring The Parker, their newest 3-storey laned home, The Kingston, the Cascade and the Delta II, their newest duplex model with a bonus room and dual vanity ensuite! Vermilion Hill is an affordable, higher-end community where Hardie board exteriors and double-car garages come standard. Homes in Vermilion Hill by Shane Homes start in the mid $500’s. PLUS! Get up to a $15,000 Design Centre allowance if you purchase a Shane Home before the end of December 12/31/2022. Conditions apply, find more details at: https://www.shanehomes.com/communities/vermilion-hill/
Where: 1134 and 1138 Alpine Avenue SW (Landed homes), 25 and 29 Verity Manor SW (Duplex)
When: Saturday, November 19th, 2022
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
NOGG YOURSELF OUT AT THE MIRACLE POP-UP
Serving Xmas-themed cocktails in a variety of Christmas 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
WIND DOWN AT THE NORDIC SPA
Before the Christmas craziness, why not spend a day at the Nordic Spa where you can totally unwind, disconnect and relax? From facials and massages, this alpine sanctuary has everything you’ll need to revamp before things pick right back up again next month.
Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis
Cost: Prices vary
BE TAKEN ABACK BY NIGHTRISE AT THE BANFF GONDOLA
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 weekend, Pursuit, the company behind the high climbing attraction will re-introduce Nightrise – an immersive activity that merges multimedia, storytelling, and nature.
When: Starts Friday, November 19th, 2022
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
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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