Happy Thursday, party animals! Friday is nearly here – and with that? A ton of exciting events, activities, markets and mayhem that you and yours will be encouraged to enjoy over the next few days. Not sure what’s going on or where to go first? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
Granary Road’s annual Christmas To Remember Market is back! This weekend guests can explore local vendors, take magical wagon rides, grab a hot chocolate or take pictures with their alpacas.
When: Saturdays and Sundays Until December 18th, 2022
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Showcasing millions of lights, activities and so much more, Zoolights is back and you’re not going to want to miss it! For more information or to purchase tickets, hit the link above!
When: Until January 8th, 2022
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $21.95 for adults, $14.95 for children
Capture those picture-perfect holiday photos during Township Shopping Centre’s Merry and Bright pop-up. Featuring 12 FREE holiday backdrops with props, these are the perfect way to share some holiday magic with friends and family. All you need is a camera! The best part? You can share your photos on social with hashtag #experiencetownship to be entered to win a $500 gift card to the Township retailer of your choice. Donations to Make-a-Wish Canada Calgary Chapter are also being accepted.
When: Now until December 30th, 2022
- Thursdays & Fridays: 4-8 p.m.
- Saturdays & Sundays: 11-4 p.m.
- December 26-30: 11-4 p.m.
Where: Township Shopping Centre: 210 Ave SE & MacLeod Trail, Calgary, Unit 570
Jingle your bells, Calgary! Miracle of 1st Street has returned to Calgary and has completely transformed Calgary’s Proof cocktail bar with over-the-top decorations from floor to ceiling. We hope you’re thirsty!
Where: 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
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It’s a better time than ever to become a member of the Calgary Public Library! In addition to finding your new fave book to dig into over the holiday break, you’ll also have access to some pretty incredible perks like free music & movie streaming, in-person and virtual programs, free printing credit & more!
Where: All Calgary Public Library locations
Still need to do some shopping before the big day? Support local businesses at the magical Market Collective holiday series! Bring your friends, family, and credit card (of course) and prepare to have a holly jolly time shopping around this weekend.
When: Friday, December 16th-18th, 2022
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary (Hall B and C)
Time: See times above
Cost: $6 for the weekend
With Christmas quickly approaching, Cadillac Fairview (CF) is continuing its holiday magic across its 18 shopping centres so you can enjoy joyful activities that extend into the New Year. Don’t miss the holiday musical performances, festive and picturesque decor, a wondrous indoor snowfall, fun outdoor events, extended holiday shopping hours and much more. To see a full listing of events in your area, visit CF’s holiday hub.
When: Now until January 8, 2023
Where: Cadillac Fairview Shopping Centres across Canada
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Grab your loved ones, a friend, or a new flame and experience a super-charged evening that’s certain to jingle your bells. TELUS Spark returns with Sparkle Sparkle, a beautiful event featuring lights, Santa and science.
Where: 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
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It’s time to get musical, Calgary! Come down to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, and explore the exhibitions, interactives, and pop-up events at Canada’s home for music. From a Michael Bublé Christmas album listening party on December 17th to operatic vocal duo Divas Opera on December 30th, and plenty in between – there’s no shortage of festive fun at Studio Bell this holiday season. Plus, for the whole month of December admission is pay-what-you-can courtesy of ATB.
And if you’re feeling charitable, don’t forget to donate! Any amount (big or small) makes a difference, and you can donate online, in-person, or become a monthly donor and be the steady rhythm that keeps NMC on beat!
Where: 300-851 4 Street SE Calgary, AB
They have beauty, they have grace! 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 16th – 24th
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: See times above
There you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.