In celebration of making it through a very gloomy week, here are 10 exciting things to do this week in Calgary. From light displays and new restaurants to art exhibits and pop-up bars, there’s plenty of fun ways to get your mind off the snow, the clouds and the cold. Now get out there and enjoy.
This weekend, gas up and hit one of Calgary’s largest most cheerful displays – The Legacy community light walk. Between November 15th and 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 Sunday, January 16th
Where: Legacy Calgary – See directions here
The Calgary Farmers’ Market has once again turned into a Christmas Market this holiday season! With thoughtfully crafted goods from all the OG vendors, you know & love, 12 additional seasonal vendors, fresh Christmas trees and tons of unreal food – the market is the perfect place to hit up this weekend to get in the holiday spirit and start crossing off your Christmas list. Plus, they’ve got tons of activities for kiddos going on too!
When: November 18th-December 23rd
Where: Calgary Farmers Market, 510 77th Avenue SE, Calgary
We hope you’re thirsty because, Honey, a new carnival-themed bar in the heart of Calgary opened this week, Thursday, November 18th! Here, sink your teeth into some insane food, have fun drinks, & enjoy live entertainment. From giant sundaes and churros to cotton candy cocktails – make sure to check ’em out this weekend!
Where: 1324-17th Ave SW, Calgary
Thought you missed Beyond Van Gogh? Nay nay! There’s still time to check it out! Extended by popular demand the folks behind the exhibit are giving you another 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.
Date: Until Sunday, November 28th
Location: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Serving holiday-themed cocktails served in a variety of Christmas mugs and glasses, Miracle of 1st Street returns again this year to completely transform Calgary’s Proof cocktail bar with over-the-top decorations from floor to ceiling. It’s finally open so check it out!
When: Thursday, November 18th – December 24th
Where: 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
Don’t bother bringing your wallet, Calgary. Every weekend this month 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
It’s finally back! This weekend, 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! Heck, while you’re there, maybe go for a lap or two around their skating rink, or pop a squat with the big man himself.
When: Thursday, November 19th – January 2nd
Where:210 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Not sure what to do this Friday? Kick-off this weekend at the charming Inglewood Night Market – indoors! From art and goodies to mugs, jewellery and clothing cross a few things off that growing Christmas gift list early.
When: Friday, November 19th
Where: 880 9th Street SE, Calgary
Time: 4 pm to 11 pm
This season, take your festivities to new heights with the up-and-coming Banff Gondola Mountaintop Christmas, a magical event that will knock the socks right off of your fireplace. Here, guests are invited to climb aboard one of their sky sleighs and take in the unreal mountaintop views, wildlife, and powder below.
When: Saturday, November 20th – December 9th & December 20th – 30th
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Time: 11 am – 8 pm