Guide: 8 of the coziest holiday date ideas in Calgary
The coziest season of the year has finally arrived in Calgary and it’s bringing the holidays along with it. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our friends at Cibo 17th to come up with some delightful date ideas for the holiday season. Keep that special someone happy and earn last-minute (much-needed) points to get yourself back on the nice list with these 8 cozy holiday date ideas in Calgary.
Turn Friday date night into Friday pizza night. Whip by Cibo 17th and grab everything you need to make your own pizza. Cue the movie montage of you and bae rolling out pizza dough and putting flour on each other’s noses. Cibo’s pizza-making kits include everything from the dough to the cheese, sauce, and toppings. All you gluten-free lovers, rejoice, Cibo even has gluten-free dough!
Where: 1012 17 Ave SW
Hold the date night, skip the salad. Come and spaghet it, pals! Join Bonterra for comfort food at its finest. With a new feature every Sunday night, enjoy baked pasta along with Bonterra’s delicious Italian menu. Pasta la vista, baby.
Where: 1016 8 Street SW
Let’s face it, Netflix/Disney+/Apple TV+, etc. & chill nights are best paired with adult bevies. After all, it’s not easy to get through more than 30 mins of any made-for-tv holiday flick without needing to catch a buzz. So, grab yourself a growler-to-go from Mill Street, a pre-roll from your local dispensary, and see what Hallmark film you and bae are going to indulge in.
All we want for Christmas is bae and Noel Indoor Light Park! Save your shivers and gaze up the millions of twinkle lights at Calgary’s only indoor light park! Clark Griswold put up 250 strands of lights, 100 individual bulbs per strand, for a GRAND total of 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights but tbh Noel’s got him beat!
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
When: November 28 – December 31, 2019
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Alright, Calgary, ever thought about combining some holiday shopping with a holiday date? It seems so obvious, doesn’t it? Check out the great retailers at Deerfoot City on Thursdays, then cozy up by their Food Lodge fireplace and take in a classic Christmas flick.
When: Thursdays starting November 28 – December 19th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Deerfoot City
A hop, skip and short drive outside the city, escape the urban jungle for rolling foothills and mountain-scape views! Take bae out for a scenic rendezvous, skate on Azuridge’s outdoor rink, splurge on a decadent dinner and finish the night off with a nightcap and 12-hour snooze in their plush king-size bed!
Where: 1780557 272 St W, Priddis, AB
Chill out and warm up with bae all at the same time with Cedar & Steam’s sweat lodge. Roll your shoulders back, stop clenching your jaw, and breathe! Get rid of all that stress, drop-in, and dip! The boutique spa just opened over the summer and they’re offering a new take on a traditional way to chill-out.
Where: 102 – 12445 Lake Fraser Drive SE
Cost: $23.00 (single drop-in)
Okay, so you have a few options here. If you’re feeling more nostalgic and festive than you are romantic, Theatre Calgary’s A Christmas Carol is a no-brainer. Our recommendation for date night, however, is Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Either or, the theatre is always a top-notch holiday date idea.
Where: Theatre Calgary, 220 9 Ave SE; SAIT Jubilee, 1415 14 Ave NW
This is a classic Calgary holiday date idea that never gets old. Bundle up, grab some hot chocolate, and stroll hand-in-hand through one of the most impressive light displays you can find this holiday season. It’s love at first light, trust us.
When: Now until January 4th from 6 – 9 pm
Where: Calgary Zoo
Cost: $19.95 for adults; $14.95 for kids
That’s it, that’s all, folks! Now, get out there and get romantic this holiday season with all of these wonderful Calgary date ideas.