The holidays are just around the corner and you might be itching to gin-gle those bells. Luckily, for all of you thirsty little elves, there are a few places where you can hang your Santa hat after a long day! Throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater because here are 6 holiday popup bars in Calgary you can check out this Christmas!



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Can’t decide whether you want to watch a few Chrismtas classics with your friends or go out for drinks? Why not do both at Lately! This December the 17th Avenue hotspot will be hosting the ‘Santa’s Workshop Popup Bar’ and all-in-one holiday event featuring festive sips, movies and grub.  Check it out!

When: Until December 24th
Where: 1438 17 Ave SW, Calgary

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This holiday season, in celebration of the beloved classic Home Alone, Eighty-Eight Brewing co. will take holiday lovers beyond their living room screens for a one-of-a-kind yuletide experience. Thanks to detailed superfans and decorator extraordinaires, the entire YYC taphouse will be transformed floor-to-ceiling with booby traps and tinsel, garland, and balls. Heck, you may even run into a wet bandit or two!

When: Until December 31st
Where: 2600 Portland St SE #1070, Calgary



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It’s back, folks! Shelter’s iconic Nightmare on 1st Street Bar is back and serving Tim Burton, winter moodyland realness. Also on the menu? Tasty holiday cocktails and appetizers. You won’t want to miss it, Calgary!

When: Until December 30th
Where: 2600 Portland St SE #1070, Calgary


In celebration of the holiday season and in hopes of catering to the city’s elite, downtown’s Fairmont Palliser Hotel is getting in on the boozier yuletide festivities. This December, check out The Tipsy Elf, their first-ever Christmas-themed popup.

When: Until December 23rd
Where: 133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary – Boulevard level
Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays 4 pm – 10 pm


Jingle those bells, Calgary! With a one-of-a-kind concept, this weekend’s only tropical holiday pop-up continues, featuring classic sips like their Kringle Kolada, Christmas Eve of Destruction and of course their sippin’ Santa, as well as brand new drinks like their white Russian Christmas and Yule Log Grog (just to name a few.) Don’t miss out!

When: Until December 31st
Where: 1530 5 St SW, Calgary, AB


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.

When: Until December 24th
Where: 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB

There you have it, friends. 6-holiday pop-up bars in Calgary you can check out this Christmas! Enjoy!