Happy Friday eve, party people! This time around there’s plenty to do, see and experience so let’s just jump into it! From markets to popups, here are 12 things to do weekend in Calgary. It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!
NOGG YOURSELF OUT AT THE SIPPIN’ SANTA POP-UP
With tropical decorations and Christmas lights from floor to ceiling, guests can enjoy holly sips at the annual Sippin’ Santa Pop-up, a festive event with music, ugly sweaters, and fun mugs.
Where: 1530 5 St SW, Calgary, AB
OR THE MIRACLE ON 1ST STREET POP-UP
Thirsty?! Serving themed cocktails in a variety of fun 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
SPONSORED PICK: CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH A CALGARY-MADE MUSICAL
If you love Christmas and you love Calgary then we have a show for you! Grab some kids or just treat yourself to “The Candy Cane Kids – A Holiday Musical” written and composed by Calgary musicians, Occasional Notes. While the show might say it’s for kids, you’re sure to enjoy the live singing, dancing, and discreet adult humour.
Plus, attendees of the two “Jingles & Jammies” shows are encouraged to wear their best holiday pyjamas! How fun!
When: Saturday, November 26th – 27th at Brookfield YMCA Seaton | Friday December 2nd – 4th at Shane Homes YMCA Rocky Ridge
Where: 4995 Market St SE, Calgary
Cost: $25 – $40 / per ticket
EXPERIENCE THE BANFF CHRISTMAS MARKET
Looking to get out of the city? We’ve got just the place! This weekend, check out the Warner stables in Banff for live music, fantastic food and charming gifts, pieces of artwork, and more created and offered by the locals. It’s going to be enchanting!
When: Friday, November 25th-27th and December 2nd -4th, 2022
Where: 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB
Time: See times above
SPONSORED PICK: GET THE GIFT FOR THE PERSON IN YOUR LIFE WHO DOES IT ALL
We all know one person that truly seems to do it all, and with the holidays only a month away, finding the perfect gift can be stressful. Luckily for us, Samsung has a gift that can keep up.
Enter the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, designed to maximize productivity and truly do it all. With a big, immersive display, the Galaxy Z Fold4 is basically two phones in one. Flex Mode allows users to enjoy a standard smartphone experience on the outside and a tablet-like experience on the inside. Plus, you can even launch up to 3 apps side by side thanks to the Multi-Window view,
And better yet, Canadians can save up to $360 on select Galaxy Z Fold4 devices this holiday season! Just check out their website or stop by your local Samsung Experience Store, and get saving today!
* Flex Mode supported at angles between 75° and 115°. For your convenience, it may be difficult to maintain Flex Mode while moving due to shaking or other movements. It is recommended to keep the phone stationary while in Flex Mode
*Certain applications may not support Multi Active Window or App Pair
Where: Local Samsung Experience Store or Online
Cost: From $2269.99
HIT THE KENSINGTON CHRISTMAS MARKET
The holiday season is just around the corner and you won’t want to miss a beat! This weekend, check out the Kensington Christmas market, where attendees will be encouraged to enjoy tasty treats and find the perfect gift for a loved one or friend.
When: Saturday, November 26th and December 3rd, 2022
Where: 1205 Kensington Road NW (parking lot)
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
OR THE CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER MARKET
Granary Road’s annual Christmas To Remember Market is back, Calgary! Here guests can explore local vendors, take magical wagon rides, grab a hot chocolate or take pictures with their alpacas.
When: Saturdays and Sundays November 26th to December 18th, 2022
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
SPONSORED PICK: CATCH THE CANADA VS. CROATIA WORLD CUP MATCH THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday, grab the crew, the fam or pretty much anyone who loves soccer for the ultimate viewing party hosted by Calgary Minor Soccer Association and Calgary Hitmen. Enjoy great food, a 50/50 and lots of family-friendly fun.
In addition to the match, the viewing party will see activations from CMSA, activities from the Calgary Hitmen and an autograph signing by the Cavalry Football Club.
When: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Where: Seven Chiefs Sportsplex & Jim Starlight Centre, Tsuut’ina Nation – 19 Bullhead Rd
Time: Doors open at 8 am – kick off at 9 am
Cost: $12 tickets, or $10 with code CMSAWC
VISIT THE GLOW HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Showcasing a million bulbs, Calgary’s Glow Holiday Festival of lights has returned and will take light lovers across the world in 70,000 square feet. The best part? You’ll be able to do so without freezing your butt off! Check out the link above for tickets.
When: Starts Friday, November 25th, 2022
Where: 1800 Stampede Trail SE
STROLL CALGARY’S ZOOLIGHTS
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 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: Until January 8th, 2022
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $21.95 for adults, $14.95 for children
SPONSORED PICK: ROCK OUT WITH $3 SPECIALS AT HUDSONS CANADA PUB
Who said POWER HOUR? Hudsons Canada’s Pub did! Get your weekend fun going with $2.99 golden ticket shots, $2.99 hi-balls (1oz), $3.99 house draft beers (12 oz), and a whole lot of fun. It’s only one hour, so you better make it count!
When: Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Hudsons Canada’s Pub Downtown – 1201 5 Street SW | 700-16061 MacLeod Trail SE
Time: 10-11 pm
VISIT SASKATOON FARM CHRISTMAS MARKET
Still not all shopped out?! This weekend, you can also visit the Saskatoon Christmas market where local artists, bakers, and pro crafters will be selling their goods and services! While you’re there, why not browse around, get some fresh air and take photos? There’s nothing cuter.
When: Friday, November 25th – 27th and December 2nd – 4th, 9th-11th, 2022
Where: 80181 338 Ave East Foothills, AB
GO SKIING AT WINSPORT
Lastly, Calgarians are also encouraged to hit Winsport Canada – where ski season officially kicks off on Friday, November 25th. Get your lift tickets n✨ow and enjoy!
When: Opens Friday, November 25th
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
There you have it, Calgary – the 12 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.
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