November? Already?! The spooky season has nearly come and gone, but don’t fret! The holidays are on their way and so are some magically delicious festivals, displays and shows. Ready to kick off the most wonderful time of the year? Here are 24 of the best things to do in Calgary this month.

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Taylor Swift Eras Photo Booth


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Last chance! Set to run until November 2nd, 2023, CrossIron Mills is celebrating the record-breaking film by giving guests FREE access to the cutest Taylor Swift photo booths representing several of her most popular Albums. Enjoy!

When: Until November 2nd, 2023
Where: 261055 Crossiron Blvd, Rocky View, AB (next to the Food Hall and Urban Planet)
Cost: FREE

Hell Night at Haunted Calgary

Need a last-minute spook? You’re in for a screaming good time at New Horizon Mall. On November 3rd, enjoy a realistic zombie survival game aptly named Hell Night. You never know what might be lurking behind the corner!

When: Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Cost: $45

Train of Terror

Halloween lovers, you’re going to love this one! This week, check out Aspen Crossing Train Of Terror – a full-contact, horror house on wheels just outside of Calgary. It’s going to be terrifying.

When: Until November 4th, 2023
When: Box 30 Mossleigh, AB
Time: See times here
Cost: $89.99

Millarville Christmas Market

Looking ahead to the holiday season? Even if we’ve got to bundle up, there’s really nothing like a Millarville market stroll! For only a few days this month, browse through everything from organic foods to household products and check a few things off of your Christmas to-do list!

When: Thursday, November 2nd-5th and 9th-12th, 2023
Where: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville, Alberta
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $6

Field of Crosses

Every year, just as the last. This November, visit the Night of Lights on the 10th or visit the Field of Crosses on the 11th during the day to pay your respects. One of Calgary’s most incredible Remembrance Day ceremonies will return this month and is expected to be as moving as ever.

When: Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Where: 200 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary
Time: See times here
Cost: Free

Hangar Flight Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony

Virtually or in person, attend the annual service held at the Hangar Flight Museum. Tune in to CTV to watch live footage of the moving morning service here, and honour our veterans both the past and present.

When: Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Where: 4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary, AB
Time: 10:57am – 11:30am

Shania Twain


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The myth – the legend, Shania Twain is back and her 2023 Queen Of Me tour is rolling into Calgary – again! This week, toss on a cowboy hat and head over to the Scotiabank Saddledome for this fall’s most nostalgic show.

When: Saturday November 11th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $77+

Calgary Flames

Toss on a jersey and head over to the Saddledome where you’re encouraged to grab a pocket dog and a beer, then cheer the Flames to victory. For their November schedule head to the link above.

When: Various dates
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Cost: Varies

Miracle on 1st Street

Serving Xmas-themed cocktails in a variety of Christmas mugs and glasses, Miracle of 1st Street will return again this year to 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

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

After all of that Halloween partying and before the Christmas craziness, why not spend a day at the Nordic Spa where you can totally unwind, disconnect and relax? 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

Jasper Planetarium Telescope Experience 

This fall, join astronomy guides on a journey through constellations, space, and time at the Jasper Planetarium. then, wander the beautiful grounds of the world’s largest accessible astronomy park, hear stories, and take a guided tour of the Milky Way.

When: Various dates throughout fall 2023
Where: 1 Old Lodge Road, Jasper
Cost: $40 +

Banff Hot Chocolate Trail

Thirsty? This November, 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


Are you ready? This November, 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 November, 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

Banff Christmas Market

Already in Banff? This November, 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+

Polar Express

On our must-hit list this winter? Alberta Prairie Railway’s Polar Express experience – a magical event taken straight from the pages of a children’s classic. Set to the acclaimed movie soundtrack, 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: Dates throughout November and December 2023
Where: 4611 47 Ave, Stettler, AB
Cost: $90

Top Gun: A Maverick Musicals

Love Top Gun? 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+

Calgary Hitmen

Craving a pocket dog? This November, cheer on the Calgary Hitmen as they take on various teams in the iconic Scotiabank Saddledome! The very best part? Tickets are affordable – so check them out!

When: November 3rd, 5th, 10th, 17th, 25th, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Cost: $17+


It’s back! Banff is one of the most magical places on Earth and the best way to see it is from above. Starting November 18th, let Banff’s gondola take you to new heights and totally change your point of view of the Rocky Mountains! Snap a few pics, indulge in an incredible dinner at their Sky Bistro and make a few memories on the way. this event is incredible!

When: Saturday, November 18th – March 30th, 2024
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff
Cost: $60+

Sippin’ Santa

With tropical decorations and Christmas lights from floor to ceiling, guests can enjoy holly sips at the annual Sippin’ Santa Pop-up, a festive event with music, ugly sweaters, and fun mugs.

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


Looking for something a little more musical? You won’t want to miss Hadestown when it rolls into Calgary – a Tony Award-winning retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice!

When: Tuesday, November 21st – 26th, 2023
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

A Christmas to Remember

Under vaulted ceilings among lights and garland, shop the annual Christmas to Remember Market held at Calgary’s Granary Road. Here guests can explore local vendors, take magical wagon rides, grab a hot chocolate or take pictures with their alpacas! It’s going to be very merry!

When: Saturday, November 25th – December, 17th 2023
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: FREE

Lions Festival of Lights

Prepare to be dazzled, Calgary! This November, 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

Bearspaw European Village Christmas Market

Fireworks, vendors and live music? This November Calgarians are encouraged to check out 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: Thursday, November 30th – December 10th, 2023
Where: 253220 Bearspaw Road, AB
Time: Various times
Cost: $5

And here you have it, Calgary, 24 amazing things to do this November. What will you check out first?