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Be affordably festive at these low-cost holiday events

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Christmas is coming in faster than you can say “keep the change, ya filthy animal,” so it’s time to embrace those festive vibes… and what better way to do that than to hit up some free December events?! Keep reading for the scoop on this month’s to-dos!

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Come Saturday, the Canadian Pacific’s holly jolly locomotive will be cruising through our communities to spread cheer and collect donations for the food bank. It will be the 20th tour of the CP Holiday Train, which means that we can expect 20x the good tidings and merriment this year.

Where: Anderson C-Train Station– South C-train Parking Lot
When: December 8
Time: 6:45PM-7:45PM
Cost: Entry By Non-Perishable Donation To The Calgary Food Bank


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Christmas at the Hive

Remember when everyone was obsessed with saving the bees? Well, now we’re bringing that back! Support those little fuzzy rascals and come out to the Chinook Honey Company to make beeswax candles + honey taffy and drink honey hot chocolate + mulled mead! When: Saturdays From Now Till December 8 Where: Chinook Honey Company– Box 12, Site 14, RR1, Okotoks, AB Time: 10AM–5PM Cost: Free


Holiday Fest ‘n’ Film

Pose for some vintage holiday photos, hang by the crackling fire pits, and then watch a lighthearted movie with your crew at Holiday F&F! They’ll be playing Smallfoot at 2 PM, so show up early and BYOB (Bring Your Own Blankets, duh) for a special holiday time. When: December 9 Where: St Patrick’s Island Amphitheatre Time: 12PM–2PM Cost: Free








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Lions Festival Of Lights

The Festival of Lights is the largest free drive-by Christmas Lights showcase in Calgary. It’s comprised of over 450,000 bulbs on 16,000 strings along 14th St NW– and the best part is it’s 99% green!

Where: 14th St NW
When: On Nightly Until January 8
Time: 6PM-12AM
Cost: Free

Curling On The Island

The curling sheet is back at St Patrick’s Island, which means 2 things: 1) you can hang there solo or bring your crew to play, and 2) you no longer have an excuse to be embarrassingly bad at Canada’s (2nd?) fave sport.

When: Now Till March 31
Where: St Patrick’s Island
Time: 9AM–7PM
Cost: Free


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