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Things to do this week in Calgary (Dec 10 – Dec 14)

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We hope you had a great weekend, folks, but it’s back to the grind! Mondays are tough, but they’re always a little easier knowing that a city like this has so much great stuff to offer from Monday to Friday. Here are some of the best things to do this week in Calgary.

Cirque Musica presents Wonderland

The cast of Cirque Musica turns the festive feelings up a notch with a show set to classic holiday tunes. It’s magical, it’s mystical, and it’s the type of fantasyland escape that will put a Christmas smile on the face of even the biggest Grinch out there.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
When: Monday, December 10
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $35 – $90


Shop it up at Bankers Hall

With the ‘Gifts that Pamper’ Showcase on Thursday you’ll find plenty of services and products that give the gift of self-care, health, and wellness will on display and available for sampling. It’s the perfect way to spend your workday break or to take some cover during a stroll along Stephen Avenue.

Where: Bankers Hall, 8 Ave SW
When: Thursday, December 13
Time: Shopping hours – weekdays, 10 AM – 6 PM; weekends, 10 AM – 5 PM
Cost: Free to attend


Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers

Sure, the Flames may have dropped the latest Battle of Alberta contest on the weekend, but the boys in red are still running hot! Snag some tickets and cap your hump day off in winning style while you watch the Flames take on the Broadstreet Bullies.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
When: Wednesday, December 12
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $30 and Up


Downtown Christmas Market

Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Need to one-up your siblings with a truly unique present for Mom and Dad? Want to put something under the tree for yourself because you can’t be bothered to count on anyone else to actually come through with the right purchase? Well, solve all those problems on Wednesday when you hit up the Downtown Christmas Market and find exactly what you’re looking for.

Where: Gulf Canada Square, 401 9 Ave SW
When: Wednesday, December 12
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Cost: Free Admission


Ice Skating at Olympic Plaza

There are plenty of delightful outdoor skating options in town, but the cream of the crop has to be the gorgeous ice surface at Olympic Plaza. Strap on the blades and slide yourself into the holiday spirit with the excitement of a child and the grace of a toddler.

Where: 228 8 Ave SE
When: Open Daily
Time: 10 AM – 9 PM
Cost: Free


Paddy’s BBQ Beer Guide Launch

Beer-lovers, unite! Tickets to this party unveiling the winter edition of the Alberta Craft Beer Guide include a tasty pint, delicious Paddy’s food, and your very own issue of the Guide.

Where: Paddy’s BBQ and Brewery, 3610 Burnsland Road Southeast
When: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 4 PM – 7 PM
Cost: $20


Community Celebration at CRAFT

This celebration of community is the perfect way to enjoy some drinks and some food while learning all about mental health initiatives and education. You’ll be networking with movers and shakers while raising money for a good cause, what could be better?

Where: CRAFT Beer Market, 345 10 Avenue Southwest
When: Wednesday, December 12
Time: 6 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $30 – $40


Johnny Reid: Home for the Holidays

He’s your mom’s favourite raspy-voiced kinda country singer, and we can’t deny the guy knows how to put together a nice little Christmas setlist. If you’re looking for an early Xmas gift or maybe even a guilty pleasure of your own (we won’t tell anyone), then Johnny is your man!

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
When: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 7:30
Cost: Tickets

That’s it, that’s all! Enjoy yourselves out there, Calgary.

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