Happy Thursday and congrats on making it through another week. These last few days have been cold, but hopefully, you’re all thawed out and ready to take on the world! Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary!
CHECK OUT THE GLOW HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
December is in full swing and so are the many magical light displays and markets! This weekend, check out Calgary’s Glow Holiday Festival and travel across the world passport in hand! The best part? It’s super affordable to attend AND it’s inside!
Where: 1800 Stampede Trail SE
DRINK UP AT NIGHTMARE ON 1ST STREET
It’s been dry – so why not wet your whistle at a festive popup unlike any other? Shelter’s iconic Nightmare on 1st Street Bar is back and it’s serving Tim Burton, winter realness. You won’t want to miss it, Calgary!
Where: 2600 Portland St SE #1070, Calgary
SPONSORED PICK: CATCH HOME ALONE IN CONCERT
One of our fave holiday movie classics is coming to life this year! This heart-warming comedy features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Calgary Philharmonic. Follow the adventures of Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves.
When: December 10, 2022
Where: Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW
Time: 2:30 pm
Cost: tickets starting at $24. Click here for more info!
SHOP THE CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER MARKET
Let the good times and the festive events roll! This weekend, guests can explore local vendors, take magical wagon rides, grab a hot chocolate and take pictures with the alpacas at Granary Road’s charming Christmas to Remember Market. It’s going to be adorable!
When: Saturdays and Sundays Until December 18th, 2022
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
RENT A FIREPIT
Get ready, s’more lovers! The FREE Calgary community fire pits are back and available to the public now. Interested? Check out the link above for where and how you can rent one of these hand-warming wonders.
SPONSORED PICK: HAVE A SCOOP AT THE VILLAGE ICE CREAM TOY DRIVE
Feeling generous? This weekend, bring a gift (from this wish list here) worth $25 and $30 to your nearest Village Ice Cream and get one kids scoop on a waffle cone for FREE! All donations will go to the Women’s Centre of Calgary. What a delicious way to give back!
When: Saturday, December 10th-11th 2022
Where: See locations above
SKATE OLYMPIC PLAZA
Feeling graceful and want to take in some fresh air? This weekend, Calgarians are can check out the iconic Olympic Plaza skating rink – one of the city’s favourite winter traditions. The best part? It’s FREE!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
HIT THE POTION PUTT POP-UP
It’s here! Inspired by a wonderful world where magic, beasts and humans coexist, this competitive pop-up will feature 9 holes where golfers will encounter everything from familiar characters to a mystical portal. Good luck and have fun!
Where: Springbank Links Golf Club – 25 Hackamore Trail, Calgary
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A CHILDHOOD CLASSIC
There’s something whimsical about December, isn’t there? This weekend, lean into the magic of this season at TELUS Spark’s Goodnight Moon immersive experience. Never before shown in a digital gallery – each presentation will actually pull Calgarians into the story where they can interact with characters and images from the author’s wholesome universe.
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
CHECK OUT THE LIONS PARK FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Feeling brave? Bundle up and head outside for the Lions Park Festival of Lights! This event is FREE and pairs wonderfully with hot chocolate – so don’t miss out!
When: Until January 7th, 2023
Where: Confederation Golf Course – 14th Street NW, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 12 am
There you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it!
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