Happy Monday! As always, we hope you’ve had a relaxing weekend because there are a ton of fun winter things to see do and experience this week! From lights, pop-ups and shows, here are 12 wonderful things to do in Calgary over the next few days.


Calgary Hitmen


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Craving a pocket dog? This week, cheer on the Calgary Hitmen, not once but twice at the  Scotiabank Saddledome! The very best part? Tickets are affordable – so check them out!

When: Wednesday, December 13th, 15th 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Cost: $17+


Bright list and hot chocolate? This week, see the millions of twinkling LEDs strung through trees at the Calgary Zoo. Grab a hand, a snack, then take a seat by the fire it is tradition after all!

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

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Market Collective Holiday Series

Support local businesses at the annual Holiday Market Collective! This week bring your friends, family, and credit card, then enjoy the many vendors, the endless items, and the spirit of Christmas.

When:  Friday, December 15th-17th, 2023
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary (Hall B and C)
Time: See times above
Cost: $7

The Nutcracker


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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 15th – 24th, 2023
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $69+

Skating in the Mountains

Alberta is enchanting! Not sure where to lace up your skates this winter? Check the link above for a few of the most gorgeous mountain skating spots in Alberta that you should check out this winter!

Sippin’ Santa

Need 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


Canadian DJ S!ck!ck best known for his viral remix of Bruno Mar’s Talking to The Moon will take Calgary’s Back Alley this Friday. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Friday, December 15th, 2023
Where: The Back Alley – 4630 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary
Time: 9 pm
Cost: $33+


Showcasing a million bulbs, the 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+

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

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

Alberta Prarie Railway’s Polar Express

A magical event taken straight from the pages of a children’s classic, this particular ride is set to the acclaimed movie soundtrack and is incredibly wholesome. The best part? Nearly everything that you’ll experience aboard this jolly train ride has been tailored with love and an appreciation for the original material. Don’t miss it!

When: Various dates
4611 – 47 Avenue, Stettler, Alberta
Cost: $90+

And there you have it, friends! 12 things to do in Calgary this week. It’s going to be a busy one!