It’s the last weekend of November and with the holidays just around the corner, there is plenty to see and do! From festive markets and dazzling light displays to boozy popups and concerts, here are 13 things to do this weekend in Calgary.

Inglewood Night Market

It’s time! This weekend, wander the Inglewood Night Market and pick up a Christmas gift for your friends, family… or yourself. From art and accessories to clothing and food, this event will have it all including live music and food.

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

Gord Bamford

Hoping to catch a concert this weekend? Known for country hits like Breakfast Beer and Is It Friday Yet, Gord Bamford will take the Grey Eagle in Calgary this Friday. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Friday, November 24th, 2023
Where: The Grey Eagle – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $61+

Sponsored pick: CF Winterville at CF Market Mall and CF Chinook Centre

The holiday season is hitting malls across Canada, and that can only mean one thing… Santa pictures! Put on your toothiest smile and head down to CF Market Mall or CF Chinook Centre from Friday, November 17th until Sunday, December 24th, to get your pictures with the big jolly man in red. Celebrate the season with 5 digital photos for only $15, but book your visit soon because Santa’s schedule is filling up fast!

When: Friday, November 17th until Sunday, December 24th, 2023
Where: CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW | CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Trail
Cost: $15 for groups up to 6

Banff Christmas Market

This weekend get holly jolly and visit the Warner stables 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 24th-26th and December 1st-3nd, 2023
Where: Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Rd
Cost: $15+

Sponsored pick: Cozy night in? Try these tea-infused mocktails

Who doesn’t love cozying up with a tasty drink on a chilly night? Hotel-quality bathrobe, roaring fireplace, tasty cocktail, and your favourite Netflix show on demand. Nice. If you’d rather skip the booze, you can treat yourself to a delicious mocktail instead. Check out these 10 tea-infused beverage recipes with Traditional Medicinals. You won’t even miss the real thing

Zoolights

If of course, a little cold doesn’t bother you, this weekend you can also 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 and enjoy! It’s going to be magical.

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

Miracle on 1st Street

Jingle your bells! Serving Xmas-themed cocktails in a variety of Christmas mugs and glasses, Miracle of 1st Street has returned and will completely transform Calgary’s Proof cocktail bar with over-the-top decorations from floor to ceiling.

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

Lions Festival of Lights

Prepare to be dazzled, Calgary! This weekend, 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 – for free!

When: Saturday November 25th, 2023 – January 8th, 2024
Where: Confederation Golf Course – 14th Street NW, Calgary
Time:  6 pm – 12 am
Cost: Free

Sippin’ Santa

 

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Get out of the cold and into a Tommy Bahama! With tropical decorations and Christmas lights from floor to ceiling, guests can enjoy holly cocktails at Sippin’ Santa, a festive event with music, ugly sweaters, and fun mugs.

When: Until December 31st, 2023
Where: 1530 5 St SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: Prices vary

In search of Christmas Spirit

In Search of Christmas Spirit? Find it in Banff, where a heartwarming story will be told through colour, illumination, and music. The best part? This event is totally FREE to attend – though tickets will be required.

When: Various dates from November 17th and December 31st, 2023
Where: Cascades of Time Garden – Cave Avenue, Banff, Alberta
Time: 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cost: FREE

Hadestown

Want to stay indoors? You won’t want to miss the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown has kicked off in Calgary and you won’t want to miss it. A retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, this show is catchy, memorable and iconic.

When: Until November 26th, 2023
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

Home Alone at Eighty-Eight Brewing Company

With decor meant to mimic the McCallister house, fans are encouraged out the Home Alone pop-up at Eighty-Eight Brewing Co. Hurry though! You’ll only have until  December 31st to have a drink or take part in some of their fun activities.

When: Until December 31st, 2023
Where: 2600 Portland St SE #1070, Calgary

CUFF Documentary Film Festival 

 

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This weekend, pop some corn, settle in and check out a flick or two. The Calgary Underground Film Festival presents its 2023 Documentary Film Festival and this year’s lineup is just as impressive as you’d expect. Check it out at the link above!

When: Until November 26th, 2023
Where: 617 – 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $10+

There you have it, Calgary – the 13 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.