Another weekend has come and gone but the fun is just beginning! This time around we’ve got a ton to do and see in celebration of the holiday season and a new month! From light displays to popups – here are 12 things to do in Calgary this week.

Sippin’ Santa

 

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You look like you could use a vacation! This week, get tropical at Sippin’ Santa! With funky decorations and Christmas lights, guests can enjoy holly sips, music, ugly sweaters, and fun festive mugs.

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

Lions Festival of Lights

Grab a friend, a family member or a hot date, and take in the beautiful lights along 14th Street during the Lions Festival of Lights. Dress warm, grab a hot chocolate and enjoy Calgary’s incredible display – for free!

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

Sponsored pick: Moxies Winter Menu

‘Tis the season for cozy eats, which is good news because Moxies just announced their new menu for the colder season. Check out tasty new additions, like Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Short Rib Bolognese, and Rigatoni Arrabbiata, along with some returning favourites from last year, like the Mushroom Mosaic Dip and Sticky Toffee Pudding. This new winter menu is available for a limited time, so don’t wait to book your reso and try it for yourself!

When: Available now until Sunday, January 14th
Where: Moxies restaurant locations across Canada

Top Gun: A Maverick Musicals

Another week, another chance to see the Top Gun musical! This week, 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: 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.

Nightrise

 

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Feeling festive and need a trip out of the city? Banff is one of the most magical places on Earth and the best way to see it is from above. This week, let the gondola take you to new heights and totally change your point of view of the Rocky Mountains during Nightrise.

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

Firepit Rentals

Love s’mores and beer? The FREE Calgary community fire pits are now available to the public. Check out the link above for where and how you can rent one for you and yours this season.

Cost: FREE

Zoolights

It’s back and brighter than ever, fun-seekers! This week, grab a hot cocoa and a snack then look up at the millions of lights strung through the trees at the Calgary Zoo. It is tradition after all!

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

Inglewood Night Market

Last chance! This Friday, shop Calgary – after dark! If you’re among those who are chasing that festive feeling, you’re encouraged to hit the indoor edition of the Inglewood Night Market, a city-wide favourite on its last weekend.

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

Lions Festival of Lights

Prepare to be dazzled, Calgary! This week 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

Miracle on 1st Street

Thirsty? 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

Bearspaw European Village Christmas Market

Fireworks, vendors and live music? This Frida, visit the Bearspaw Market, a magical experience with a little something for everyone and anyone! Do NOT miss this one, friends. You’ll regret it.

When: Friday, December 1st-3rd and 8th-10th, 2023
Where: 253220 Bearspaw Road, AB
Time: Various times
Cost: $5

Well, there you have it, friends. 12 things to do in Calgary this week. Enjoy yourselves out there!