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8 tasty food & drink events to check out in Calgary this December

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Let’s get Christmas crazy! Eat all of the things. Drink all of the things. Do all of the things! There’s a little something festive for everyone this month and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve got a delicious month ahead of us, so let us help you indulge. Here are 8 tasty food and drink events to check out in Calgary this December!

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

The incredible Spruce Meadows international market is one of the best Christmas markets in Calgary. Bringing the sights, sounds, lights, and food of over 300 vendors and an infinite amount of Christmas spirit to Calgary, yet again! This event is pretty tasty, folks.

When: December 1
Where: Spruce Meadows

Bumble App Holiday Party at CRAFT

Check out CRAFT for a one-of-a-kind holiday bash. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, food, activities and new connections! All you have to do is create a Bumble profile and show up. Easy enough. For every attendee and app download, Bumble will donate to the Shoebox Project. Tis’ the season for giving!

When: December 4
Where: CRAFT Beer Market – 345 10th Ave SW, Calgary
Cost: Free

Dinner and a Movie at heritage Park

Die Hard is absolutely a Christmas movie, right? Argue with your family members over an incredible Die Hard-themed three-course meal at Heritage parks Selkirk Grille before watching the Bruce Willis Classic. Yippee Ki-Yay is practically season’s greetings, after all.

When: December 10
Where: Heritage Park
Cost: $44+

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Sippin Santa Christmas Tiki Pop-up Bar

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Sippin’ Santa will be every holiday lover’s dream, every grumpy grinch’s nightmare, and every rowdy Rudolph’s watering hole. Jingle your bells to a fiest-ive soundtrack of Christmas music while you sip on Kris Kringle Coladas all December long!

When: Until December 31
Where: Ricardos Hideaway – 1530 5 St SW, Calgary

Noel Indoor Light and Christmas Market

The city’s only indoor Christmas lights display and market will practically take over the Stampede grounds this holiday season. Browse the artisan market, check out the food trucks, sip on wine and spirits, and cozy up with a hot chocolate in Santas Village.

When: December 1-30
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre

Ginger Bread Cookie Decorating at Cibo

All the fun without the mess! Decorate gingerbread cookies and enjoy incredible happy hour pricing on pizza, draft beer, and wine. It isn’t Christmas without a little icing and some sprinkles.

When: December 12
Where: Cibo on 17th
Cost: $12+

Miracle on 1st Street Pop Up Bar


Nothing says “happy birthday, Jesus” like getting the holiday hiccups from one too many Christmas spirits. Get elfin’ crazy at this over-the-top pop-up bar. Ugly sweaters and furry red hats are encouraged!

When: Until December 24
Where: Proof Cocktail Bar – 1302 1 St SW, Calgary

Market Collective Christmas Market

Three whole weekends of live music, interactive workshops, galleries, AND above all else, food! Market Collectives Holiday series will feature over 150 local vendors and a ton of special surprises. You won’t want to miss it!

When: December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22
Where: BMO Centre
Cost: $6

It’s finally here! Get on your antlers, strap on those elf shoes and get out there, Calgary!

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