You’re bundled up tight as a horse-drawn wagon pulls you through an enchanted winter wonderland. Candy canes sprout from the ground. Trees are frosted with sugar and fairy lights. Holiday tunes drift from above, and if you look closely, you can see a cherry-red sled zipping between the stars…

Okay, maybe our imagination ran away with us a bit. But that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you celebrate Christmas at Heritage Park!

Calgary’s favourite historic village will be decked to the nines in holiday splendour. There will be horse-drawn wagons (we weren’t kidding about that part), Christmas music, holiday crafts, and the big man himself – Santa!

Here’s everything that’s happening this Christmas at Heritage Park. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early because it will be magical.  

Christmas at Heritage Park
Photo via Heritage Park

About Heritage Park

Heritage Park Historical Village opened its gates for the first time on July 1, 1964, and has since become one of Calgary’s most popular tourist attractions for visitors and locals alike! The site is situated on a 127-acre peninsula along the Glenmore Reservoir and features over 180 exhibits and service structures mixed between restored originals and replicas. It’s a place to connect with the past with historical exhibits, old-timey storefronts, and events for everyone to enjoy year-round.

Christmas at Heritage Park

Now that you’ve got a bit of background, it makes sense that there would be no better place to have an enchanted Christmas village than at Heritage Park!

Every year, Heritage Park helps Calgary kick off the holiday magic with the festive displays at Once Upon A Christmas. Enjoy classic indoor and outdoor Christmas activities every Saturday and Sunday from November 25 to December 17.

Christmas at Heritage Park
Photo via Heritage Park

Events and Programming

Heritage Park’s Once Upon A Christmas has fun holiday activities for all ages. Whether you plan on attending with family or friends, here are some of the highlights you can expect:

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • Visits with Santa
  • Christmas crafts
  • Live holiday music and entertainment

Christmas at Heritage Park is favourite every year. Get your tickets online, and book your horse wagon rides early to make sure you get a spot! You can purchase tickets online.

Heritage Park is bringing the holiday cheer. Just bring your imagination and see what kind of magic you can create. There’s no better time than Christmas to feel like a kid again.


When: 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturdays & Sundays, November 25 – December 17
Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr SW
Cost: General admission (16+) $19.95