Things To Do

8 Things to do in Calgary this weekend (Dec 6-8)

Via vrtxmag.com

Hey there, Calgary! Another week has passed us by, but now we have two days and three nights to make questionable decisions, relax, get some fresh air, or catch a show. Here are 8 things to do this weekend in Calgary. It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!

The Back Alley Grand Re-Opening 

The day we’ve all been waiting for is here, Calgary. Get hydrated, pre-order an Uber and brace yourselves. It’s finally time to rally. The grand re-opening of the Back Alley nightclub is this weekend!

When: December 6
Where: 4630 MacLeod Trail SW

East Village pop-up Christmas Tree lot

Get festive with your friends, fam, or significant others this weekend in the East Village. EV is partnering with 31st St Cyprian’s Scout Group to bring their annual Christmas Tree Lot to The Bounce for one day only. There will be affordable Christmas trees for sale (cash only), a fire pit, free hot bevies, a selfie station, and more! So grab your pals and get ready to pick out the perfect tree.

When: December 7
Where: The Bounce, 439 8 Ave SE
Cost: Free

Sippin Santa Christmas Tiki bar

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

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

Noel light park and Christmas Market

Brightening up Calgary until December 31st, tickets are on sale and selling quick. Putting out those oh-so ‘fa la, la’ holiday vibes, Noel Christmas is on our hit list for must-do holiday activities.

When: Until December 31
Where: Stampede Grounds, Nutrien Centre, 1410 Olympic Way SE

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Lions Festival of Lights

Calgarys largest free drive-by light festival is back! See over 500,000 lights all along 14th street, and get your holiday spirit on. It’s tradition, after all.

When: Until January 8th
Where: Confederation Golf Course – 14th Street NW

Holidays on 17th

Get into the Christmas spirit in Tomkins Park with Holidays on 17th Avenue. Take pictures with Santa himself, play games, visit their petting zoo and sip on some hot chocolate!

When: December 7
Where: 17th Avenue

Dax

This Canadian Rapper went from the not-to-be-taken-seriously viral star to becoming a respected member of the rap community, all in an incredibly short time. This up and coming artist has been compared to game changing freestyle rappers, so it might be worth checking out.

When: December 8
Where: Commonwealth
Cost: $30+

Fairmont Banff Springs: Christmas at the Castle

Have a fairytale Christmas! Make your stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel extra special by attending one of their holiday events. Check out there picturesque outdoor Christmas tree lot,  and the Golden Instawall.

When: Check event calendar here
Where: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Whew, so many things to do, so many possibilities! We’re pretty torn between $2 shots at the Back Alley Friday night and being able to do literally anything productive the next day. Choices. Have a good one out there, C-town!

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