Happy Monday! We hope that you’re having a wonderful Sunday and that you’re ready to take on another week. This time around those who want to get out and about can check out everything from light displays and pop-ups, but if you’re not sure where to start, here are 12 of the best things to do this week in Calgary.

Miracle on 1st Street

Serving Xmas-themed cocktails in a variety of Christmas mugs and glasses, Miracle of 1st Street returns this week and will completely transform Calgary’s Proof cocktail bar with over-the-top decorations from floor to ceiling Don’t miss out!

When: Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
Where: 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: Prices vary

Calgary Flames

Toss on a jersey and head over to the Saddledome! This week, fans can grab a pocket dog and a beer then cheer the Flames to victory when they play against the Vancouver Canucks. For tickets head to the link above.

When: Thursday, November 16th, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $34+

Sponsored pick: Light Up Okotoks

Light Up Okotoks is back for another year and it’s transformed the town into a charming, winter wonderland! Come to the downtown core on Friday, November 17, for wagon rides, warm fire pits, choir performances, late-night shopping, holiday markets, and more! The Christmas tree lighting kicks off at 7 PM at the Olde Towne Plaza, and the whole event wraps up with a dazzling fireworks finale at 9 PM in Lineham Park. Bring your hats and mittens, and get ready for some Hallmark-movie-tier fun!

When: Friday, November 17 at 6:30 PM
Where: Old Towne Plaza, 50 McRae St, Okotoks
Cost: free to attend

Top Gun: A Maverick Musical

Music, comedy and food! This week, Calgarians can check out Jubilation Dinner Theatre’s new musical based on the beloved movie. For more information or to get your tickets now, check out the link above!

When: Until January 13th, 2024
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary
Cost: $75+

Sponsored pick: Download ATCO’s Free CO Safety Checklist

You probably don’t think that carbon monoxide is a French perfume, but do you really know how dangerous it can be? Over 300 Canadians die of CO poisoning a year, and it’s entirely preventable! Luckily, you can download a free CO safety checklist online to learn how to protect your family from ATCO’s website.

Sippin’ Santa


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It’s back! With tropical decorations and Christmas lights aglow, guests can enjoy holly sips at the annual Sippin’ Santa Pop-up, a festive event with jolly music, ugly sweaters, and fun mugs.

When: Thursday, November 16th – December 31st, 2023
Where: 1530 5 St SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: Prices vary

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Need to wind down? Why not spend a day at the Nordic Spa where you can totally disconnect? From facials and massages, this alpine sanctuary has everything you’ll need to revamp before things pick up around the holidays.

Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis

Banff Hot Chocolate Trail

Thirsty? This Friday, head to Banff and wet your whistle with 20 different hot chocolates from cafes, restaurants, bars, and convenience stores all over Banff and Lake Louise. Each drink is uniquely themed, holiday-centric, and only available for a limited time. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Friday, November 17th – December 31st, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: Prices vary

Sponsored Pick: Innovation Week YYC 

Get ready to dive into the excitement of Innovation Week, where thousands of folks from across Calgary will come together for a fantastic celebration of all things tech and innovation in Calgary! Mark your calendars from November 15 to 23 for an exhilarating lineup of experiences, showcases, panels and workshops. Join like-minded folks to learn, connect, and party as we cheer on the city’s tech advancements!

When: November 15-23
Where: All around Calgary


Lights, iPhone cameras… action! This Friday, admire millions of enchanting lights strung through the trees at the Calgary Zoo, grab a hot cocoa, a snack and take a seat by the fire – it is tradition after all!

When: Friday, November 17th, 2023 – January 7th, 2024
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $21.95+

Inglewood Night Market

This week, shop local – after dark! Set to kick off on November 17th, Calgarians are encouraged to hit the indoor edition of the Inglewood Night Market! Why not check it out and cross a few things off that growing Christmas gift list early?

When: Friday, November 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and December 1st and 2nd, 2023
Where:  Crossroads Farmers Market. 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $5



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Known for smash hits like Gimme Sympathy and Breathing Underwater, Metric will take the Grey Eagle in Calgary this Friday. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Friday, November 17th, 2023
Where: The Grey Eagle – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $87+

Banff Christmas Market

Headed to Banff? This week, check out the Warner stables in Banff for live music, fantastic food, charming gifts, pieces of artwork, and more created and offered by the locals. It’s going to be enchanting!

When: Friday, November 17th-19th, November 24th-26th and December 1st-3nd, 2023
Where: Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Rd
Cost: $15+

Well, there you have it, Calgary, the 12 best things to do this week. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.