Well, friends, we made it! 2023, is hours away and with it – new beginnings, endless possibilities and a ton of exciting events to celebrate! Not sure how to kick it all off? From lights to firework displays here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
EXPLORE CALGARY ZOOLIGHTS
We’re down to the wire, Calgary! Showcasing millions of lights, activities and so much more, Zoolights is back – but only until January 8th 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
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH CALGARY’S ANNUAL FIREWORKS
2023 is going to be explosive! Set to light the night on December 31st, those looking for something truly magical can once again enjoy a year of fireworks, fun and excitement at the Calgary Tower. Can’t make it in person? Watch the show online at the link above!
When: Saturday, December 31st, 2022
Where: 228 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 11:55 pm
SEE THE AIRDRIE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Don’t miss this, Calgary! You only have until December 31st to wander Western Canada’s largest outdoor walk-through display. Drink hot chocolate, take a lap around the ice rink, take photos, and cozy up next to their fire. You won’t want to miss it!
When: Thursday, December 1st – 31st, 2022
Where: Nose Creek Regional Park, Airdrie, AB
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
ENJOY A NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH AT HERITAGE PARK
Don’t feel like making a big breakfast on New Year’s Day? We don’t blame you. Head over to Heritage Park and indulge in an incredible meal in celebration of the new year!
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
GET FIZZY AT CRAFT
Dance, drink and sing you’re way into the new year! CRAFT Calgary is holding a huge party this year, and you’re not going to want to miss it! Interested? Tickets are on sale now and range from $90 (includes a 4-course meal, party favours and a welcome drink) to $30 (includes a welcome drink and party favours).
When: Saturday, December 31st, 2022
Where: 345 10 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB
Time: 6 pm
TASTE TEST YOUR WAY DOWN THE HOT CHOCOLATE TRAIL
Last chance! This weekend, 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, so mark down your favourites from the list above and head out!
When: Until January 1st, 2023
Where: See locations above
Another frosty season is here and with a nip in the air and snow on the ground, we’re ready to hit the hills! This New Year’s Day, bundle up and check out 10 of the best toboggan destinations in the city!
WIND DOWN AT THE NORDIC SPA
Now that the Christmas craziness is behind us, 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 right back up again in the New Year.
Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis
Cost: Prices vary
WATCH A CALGARY HITMEN GAME
Throw on a jersey and get ready to cheer! This Sunday, grab a beer and pocket dog then, watch as the Hitmen take on the Red Deer Rebels at the Saddledome!
When: Sunday, January 1st, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
SKATE CALGARY’S NEW CENTRAL COMMONS PARK
Lace up your skates! Located in the University District, Calgary’s brand new Central Commons Park is a 3-acre space that has a massive skating rink, fire pits, and more. Plus it’s super close to restaurants, bars and shops – you’ve got to check it out!
Where: 4410 University Ave NW, Calgary
And there you have it, folks. 10 things you can do this weekend in Calgary. As always, please, be safe, be smart and have fun!
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