Christmas has come and gone but there’s still plenty of fun to be had! This time around, we’ve got light displays, popup bars and mountain activities! Ready to get into the last week of 2023? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this (short) week!

Tubing at Norquay


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Slide into the new year at Norquay! This week, check out one of Alberta’s favourite ski hills and go tubing with your friends, family or special someone! Enjoy!

Where:  Improvement District No. 9, AB
Cost: $45+

Lions Festival of Lights

We’re down to the wire! This week, if you haven’t already, grab a friend, a family member or a hot date, and take in the beautiful lights along 14th Street. Dress warm, grab a hot chocolate and enjoy Calgary’s incredible display.

When: Until January 8th, 2024
Where: Confederation Golf Course – 14th Street NW, Calgary
Time:  6 pm – 12 am
Cost: Free

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


We’re in the thick of the holiday season! This week, hit the Calgary Zoo for a beautiful display showcasing millions of lights. Dress warm and don’t forget to grab a snack. You’re in for a fantastic time!

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

Johnson Canyon Night Walk 

Feeling adventurous? This week, join a tour group and trek through Johnston Canyon after the sun goes down. As you pass over suspended catwalks, you’ll be mesmerized by the light from your headlamp reflecting off the shimmering waterfalls frozen in time. To make this evening more magical, you’ll be treated to some hot chocolate and maple cookies as you take in the dusky scenery.

Where: Directions here
Cost: $94

Banff Hot Chocolate Trail

Already headed to the Rockies? This week, enjoy several different hot chocolates from cafes, restaurants, bars, and convenience stores all over Banff and Lake Louise. This is your last chance, Calgary!

When: Until December 31st, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: Prices vary


Last call! Meant to mimic Santa’s workshop, this event will showcase festive drinks curated by Confluence Distilling and Sunny Cider, as well as floor-to-ceiling decorations and festive music. Interested? Tickets are available now and include admission, one welcome gift and your one-and-a-half timeslot.

When: Until December 30th, 2023
When: SunnyCider Bar & Kitchen – 3300 14 Ave NE Unit 1
Cost: $15

Skating in the Mountains

Alberta has a ton of incredible mountain skating spots and there is no better time than now to visit! Not sure where to lace up your skates? Check the link above for 10 gorgeous mountain skating spots in Alberta that you should check out this winter!



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Want to stay indoors? 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+


Love art and the mountains? This week, take the Banff Gondola to new heights, open your mind and feast your eyes! Showcasing lights, incredible storytelling and views, Nightrise in Banff will totally change your point of view.

When: Until March 30th, 2024
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff
Cost: $60+