Happy Monday! We’ve only got a few days before the holidays but how will you spend it? Not sure what’s happening? Here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this week!

From hockey games to light displays – it’s going to be a good one! Enjoy!



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Well, jingle our bells! This week you can see the millions of twinkling LEDs strung through trees at the Calgary Zoo. Grab a hand, a snack, then take a seat by the fire it is tradition after all!

When: Until January 7th, 2024
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $21.95+

Candlelight Concert

Featuring talented musicians and hundreds of brightly lit wicks, this week Calgarians can enjoy Fever’s Candlelight Holiday Special and a tribute to Queen and Coldplay. Get your tickets now and enjoy! It’s going to be magical.

When: Wednesday December 20th-23rd, 2023
Where: Various locations
Time: various times
Cost: $29+

Sponsored pick: Explore Okotoks, Alberta 

Less than an hour’s drive from Calgary, Okotoks beckons as a charming winter getaway. From mountain views and endless winter trails to artisan markets and cozy cafes and pubs—there is no shortage of winter activities to keep you busy. Head on over to the Okotoks Business Directory for everything you need to start planning your stay.

When: All winter long!
Where: Okotoks, Alberta
Cost: A wide range of free activities

“It’s a Wonderful Life” at The Globe Cinema 

This week, you can check out a special screening of the 1946 holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring an original Hollywood heartthrob, James Stewart. This one-time showing is not only the perfect way to celebrate the season, but also to support a good cause! You can attend by donation with all proceeds going to Made By Momma and The Children’s Cottage Society. Get your tix via donation now and consider this event a fun way for you and your friends or family to give back for the holiday season!

When: Wednesday, December 20th, 2023
Where: The Globe Cinema
Time: Doors open at 7:00 PM 
 Entry by donation with all proceeds going to Made By Momma and The Children’s Cottage Society

The Nutcracker

Featuring dancers from the Alberta Ballet Company and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nutcracker is back and better than ever. A long-standing tradition and a family favourite, tickets are sure to go quickly – so don’t hesitate to check out the link above!

When: Friday, December 15th – 24th, 2023
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $69+

Miracle on 1st Street

This week, enjoy festive cocktails served in a variety of Christmas mugs and glasses. Miracle of 1st Street has returned and Proof has been covered in over-the-top decorations from floor to ceiling.

When: Until December 24th, 2023
Where: 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: Prices vary


It’s dazzling! Showcasing a million bulbs, the Glow Calgary will take light-loving Calgarians to the North Pole, then to an adorable market and more. Check out the link above for tickets.

When: Until December 31st, 2023
Where: 1800 Stampede Trail SE
Cost: $16+

Olympic Plaza

There’s nothing better than an icy skating rink in the winter months! This week, hit Olympic Plaza and enjoy a lap or two in the inner city – for FREE!

When: Now Open
 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

Calgary Flames vs. The Florida Panthers


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Toss on a jersey and head over to the Saddledome where you’re encouraged to grab a pocket dog and a beer, then cheer the Flames to victory when they play the Florida Panthers. For their December schedule head to the link above.

When: Monday, December 18th, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $35+

East Village Hygge Hut

Located just off River Walk Plaza in the East Village, Calgarians looking to wind down after a long day are encouraged to check out the Hygge Hut! This Scandinavian-style spot is fitted with a cozy fireplace and a warm atmosphere perfect for enjoying a cup of Joe or hot cocoa.

When: Until March 1st, 2024
Where:  See location here
Cost: FREE