What’s Up This Week?On December 5, 2023 by Calgary's Child
December 8 to 10
December 7 to 10 and 14 to 17; ART SPOT Under $100 Art Show. ART SPOT’s most anticipated annual event is back for the 16th year. Over 100 different artists per weekend, nearly 20,000 square feet of exhibition space and thousands of pieces of art under $100. Learn more at under100artshow.com.
December 8, 9am to 5pm; Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan. The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is visiting Calgary. Loaded with holiday gifts, delicious Coca-Cola beverages and even Santa, you’re invited to come join the fun and magic of the holidays. Guests will get up-close with Santa for a free holiday photo and receive a complimentary Coca-Cola beverage to enjoy at Calgary Christmas Market. Learn more at coca-cola.com.
December 8, 10:30am and 7pm; Holiday Hoopla Children’s Concert. Reindeers, Cookies, Santa, Oh My! Come out and sing about these and more with Sylvia Chave at Robert McClure United Church. She is ready to create some magical, musical memories for you and your littles. Bring the whole family out to deck the halls with joy this holiday season.
December 8, 7pm; Merry Vibes Dance. After a full and demanding year, it’s time to kick loose, dance and be merry. This is an evening full of fun, laughter, dancing, community and much more at Glamorgan Community Association. Learn more at eventbrite.ca.
December 8 to 9, 11am and 6pm; Troupe Vertigo. This holiday season, experience the thrill of the circus and the beauty of the symphony as the Calgary Phil welcomes Troupe Vertigo, the L.A.-based ensemble whose “dizzying acts defy gravity and leave its lucky audiences in awe.” says the Los Angeles Times. This must-see spectacular combines all your holiday favorites with a spellbinding mix of music, circus, dance, and theatre at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Learn more at troupevertigo.com.
December 8 to 9, 7 to 9pm; Small Time Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol the Musical. Jump into the Christmas spirit with an original STT musical adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Follow the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge as his heart is softened through his magical encounters with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. This tale is sure to touch the heart and inspire us all to give and love in the true spirit of Christmas. Learn more at smalltimetheatre.ca.
December 8 to 10; Jeunesse Classique Nutcracker. Step into a world of enchantment this holiday season with La Jeunesse Classique Ballet’s timeless production of The Nutcracker at the University of Calgary Theatre. Join a magical journey filled with wonder, as young Clara and her beloved Nutcracker prince embark on an unforgettable adventure and create cherished memories with your family. Learn more at jcbs.ca.
December 8 to 10; 2023 European Christmas Village Market. Get everything you need for under the tree and enjoy Christmas carolers, blacksmith demonstrations, outdoor fireplaces, and horse-drawn wagons at Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre. Learn more at bearspawlc.org.
December 8 to 10; Christmas Market at the Saskatoon Farm. The market grows every year and includes more than 200 local makers, bakers, growers, and small businesses. Learn more at saskatoonfarmmarkets.com.
December 8 to 10; Candy Cane Kids. Cookie, Stripe, and Pep are the Quality Control Inspectors for McJingles Incorporated. Their job? To monitor, measure, and analyze the Christmas spirit worldwide. This year, however, the cheery trio discover that the Canadian spirit is dangerously low, and pull out all the stops to raise it. Using their social media platform Jinglegram, they decide to broadcast live! They sing, dance, bake, laugh, and cheer on Canada in this 75-minute extravaganza at BMO Theatre in the Shane Homes Rocky Ridge YMCA. Learn more at occasionalnotes.net/candycanekids.
December 8 to 10, 10:30am and 12:30 pm; Nutcracker (in a nutshell). Nutcracker (in a nutshell) is engaging and fun performance for the whole family at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton. This watch-and-play performance takes children through the classical ballet in just 30 minutes. After the “fuss-friendly” performance, children are invited to join the performers to dance, play and more. There are crafts for the children 30 minutes ahead of each show. Learn more at ymcacalgary.org.
December 8 to 10; Christmas Crafts Market. A fun-filled day of festive shopping. This event is the perfect opportunity to find unique and handmade gifts for your loved ones at Magnolia Banquet Hall. Learn more at allevents.in.
December 8 to 10 and 15 to 17; Market Collective’s Holiday Series. Enjoy live music, interactive workshops, galleries, more than 150 local vendors, and special surprises. Learn more at marketcollective.ca.
December 8 to 16; Morpheus Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Based on the classic film by Frank Capra. An inspirational, heartwarming story about giving and receiving, about life and all the paths we walk, about true and lasting love and guardian angels. Morpheus Theatre very proudly welcomes you to Bedford Falls with this holiday favorite, presented from the perspective of a radio show cast with a live studio audience, and live foley sound effects. Learn more at morpheustheatre.ca.
December 9; Christmas in Kensington. Live music, Santa and sleigh rides for you to enjoy as you shop local this holiday season. Learn more at kensingtonyyc.com.
December 9, 9am to 12pm; Breakfast With Santa. Join for a pancake breakfast with the big man himself at Scenic Acres Community Association. There will be time for pictures, crafts and a delicious meal. Learn more at scenicacresca.ca.
December 9, 10am to 11am; IKEA VinterFest: Breakfast with Santa! IKEA VinterFest is nearly here, with events like Julbord (smorgasbord!), the Holiday Market, and Breakfast with Santa. Learn more at ikea.com.
December 9, 10am to 12pm; Home Depot Kids’ Workshops: Build a Gingerbread House. If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, Home Depot has a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own gingerbread house. Learn more at homedepot.ca.
December 9, 10am to 3pm; Ranchlands Community Association Christmas Market. The RCA is presenting the Christmas Market, so make sure to shop local this holiday season. This event is limited to vendors selling handmade items only so there will be tons of unique and one-of-a-kind items, perfect for that ‘hard-to-shop-for’ person on your gift list. Learn more at anchlandscommunity.com.
December 9, 10am to 4pm; Cavalry FC Christmas Market. The Cavalry FC Regional Field House is hosting their second annual Christmas Market. Support local while you take care of your holiday shopping with an exciting lineup of ‘make, bake and grow’ vendors. You’ll find unique handcrafted gifts and decor. You’ll also be able to fill your holiday pantry with a wide range of items from food artisans and beverage vendors.
December 9, 11am; Cineplex Family Favourites: The Polar Express. Visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a favorite family film each week for only $2.99. Learn more at cineplex.com.
December 9, 11am to 3pm; Blue Grass Garden Centre Christmas: It’s a Jingle Bell Jamboree! Discover a Christmas scavenger hunt, kids’ crafts, and a whimsical odd ball tree where little ones can snag ornaments for just $2. Kids can also make s’mores by the fire and enjoy some hot chocolate. Of course, any holiday event needs to include a visit with Santa Claus. Capture timeless memories with free photos with the Man in Red. Learn more at bluegrassnursery.com.
December 9, 11:30 am to 12:30pm; Trico Family Skate With Santa. Join Santa on the ice. It’s a joyful winter tradition that brings smiles and laughter to all generations. Learn more at tricocentre.ca.
December 9, 11:30am to 4pm; Santa Comes to Lougheed House. Santa is coming to Lougheed House. Drop by for a family-friendly visit to see the house in full holiday decor. Take your photo with Santa and make your own Christmas tree ornaments. Learn more at lougheedhouse.com.
December 9; 12pm to 2pm; Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan. The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is visiting Calgary. Loaded with holiday gifts, delicious Coca-Cola beverages and even Santa, you’re invited to come join the fun and magic of the holidays. Guests will get up-close with Santa for a free holiday photo and receive a complimentary Coca-Cola beverage to enjoy at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Learn more at coca-cola.com.
December 9, 1 to 1:45pm; Mayor’s Holiday Storytime. Join Mayor Jyoti Gondek for a memorable and festive Holiday Storytime at Central Library. Come and share in the joy in storytelling and the spirit of the season with special songs, rhymes and stories. Learn more at calgarylibrary.ca.
December 9, 1 to 7pm; Dave’s Big Art Show. Come check out fine art, oil paintings, crafts and unique gifts from over 20 different artists and creators at Evergreen Community Spaces. Learn more at davesoilpainting.com.
December 9, 5:45pm; CP Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will return to the rails this season. The train will raise money, food, and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network. Check it out at Anderson C-Train Station – South C-Train parking lot. Learn more at cpr.ca.
December 9, 6 to 9pm; Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan. The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is visiting Calgary. Loaded with holiday gifts, delicious Coca-Cola beverages and even Santa, you’re invited to come join the fun and magic of the holidays. Guests will get up-close with Santa for a free holiday photo and receive a complimentary Coca-Cola beverage to enjoy. Learn more at coca-cola.com.
December 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Die Hard – Films at the Fort. Feel the magic of the holiday season with a movie at Fort Calgary’s Burnswest Theatre. Die Hard (R) A New York City police officer tries to save his estranged wife and several others taken hostage by terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. Every ticket includes popcorn and after-hours admission to the interpretive centre. This film is screening in Fort Calgary’s Burnswest Theatre as part of Films at the Fort: Holiday Favourites series. Learn more at fortcalgary.com/events/die-hard.
December 9, 7pm; Blend Vocal: A Jingle Bell Christmas. Blend Vocal presents A Jingle Bell Christmas, including jazzy arrangements of many holiday favorites. The 12-voice female performance group is bringing their four-part “BLEND” to the River Park Church to get you deep into the Christmas spirit, so join them for the always uplifting and toe-tapping holiday performance. Learn more at blendvocal.com.
December 9; 8 to 9:45 pm; Winter Nights with The Festival Chorus. This seasonal program of music composed or arranged by Canadian women is both traditional and innovative, featuring the Calgary premiere of Stephanie Martin’s Winter Nights cantata for choir, tenor soloist, organ, piano, strings and percussion at Knox United Church. Learn more at showpass.com/winter-nights.
December 9 to 10, 10am to 4pm; Heritage Treasures Xmas Market. The Heritage Centre’s Heritage Treasures Markets are the perfect place to find local artisans, crafters, and tasty treats. There is a special something for everyone, at Heritage Centre Big Red Barn. Visitors can browse the wide selection of handmade crafts, artisan creations and tasty treats from local businesses. Learn more at mvetheheritagecentre.com.
December 9 to 10, 10am to 4pm; Cochrane Made Christmas Farmers’ Market. Two days on two floors makes for a great shopping experience at Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre. You will find many of your favorite vendors from the summer market, plus many more seasonal artisans selected to make this a must-attend event. Learn more at cochranefarmersmarket.ca.
December 9 to 10, 10am to 5pm; Seeds of Enrichment’s Sixth Annual Christmas Market. Get festive in the mountains at Canmore Miners’ Union Hall. Enjoy shopping with various vendors and famous a bake table that will be sure to satisfy your Christmas sweet tooth. Learn more at seedsofenrichment.ca.
December 9 to 10; Of the Heavens. Step into the enchanting embrace of “Of the Heavens” at Christ Church Elbow Park. Arvo Pärt’s setting of the Magnificat will bring you into an ethereal realm, and continue the journey through the luminous tradition of classical Christmas Carols, as timeless as the stars themselves.
December 10, 10am to 2pm; The Mom Market. This market supports small businesses of all kinds, from makers, to service providers, to bakers, and everything in between. The market showcases a large variety of small businesses for you to explore and shop from at Pop-Up Markets all while supporting the local economy. Join them at Mainstreet Market in Strathmore with 15 vendors. Learn more at themommarketco.com.
December 10, 11am to 5pm; Wonder of Winter. Join Rümi, ATCOenergy and Blue Flame Kitchen for a festive holiday celebration at ATCO Park. Enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, make a Christmas craft, decorate a Christmas cookie, enjoy fireside carolers or purchase treats from the cafe before getting a photo with Santa – we heard he’s bringing his reindeer with him. Learn more at home.rumi.ca.
December 10, 12 to 5pm; Olympic Oval Skate with Santa. It’s almost Christmas and that means it’s time to skate with Santa at the Olympic Oval. Have yourself a merry little fitness as you enjoy an afternoon of skating, crafts, hot chocolate and of course, Santa Claus. Learn more at oval.ucalgary.ca.
December 10, 1 to 2:30pm; New Horizon Mall Free Holiday Movie. Catch a free family holiday movie in the mall. Enjoy The Elf on the Shelf movie on the big screen in the atrium. The Elf on Shelf mascot will be on-site for pictures, and free movie treats will be provided. Learn more at newhorizonmall.com.
December 10, 1 to 3pm; Beeswax Crafts Workshop. Looking for unique gifts to give your loved ones this holiday season? Try your hand at creating beeswax crafts while learning all about honeybees from local beekeeper Eliese Watson at Fort Calgary. Learn more at fortcalgary.com.
December 10, 2pm; Winter Fantasia. Winter Fantasia is a showcase of some of Mount Royal Conservatory’s wonderful young performers, featuring the Ariel, Arietta, Arioso choirs and the Mount Royal Youth Choir, the Conservatory Sinfonia and students of the speech arts and drama program. Come celebrate the season with the Conservatory and your family in the beautiful Bella Concert Hall. Learn more at taylorcentre.ca.
December 10, 2 to 3pm; Calgary Chinese Orchestra Christmas Concert. Calgary Chinese Orchestra hosts a free Christmas concert at Calgary Central Library. The concert will feature a mix of tradition Chinese music and festival tunes. Learn more at ckua.com.
December 10, 2 to 4pm; White Christmas – Films at the Fort. Start your holidays off right with a movie at Fort Calgary’s Burnswest Theatre. White Christmas (G) A successful song-and-dance duo team up with their sister act to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. Every ticket includes popcorn and admission to the interpretive centre. This film is screening in Fort Calgary’s Burnswest Theatre as part of Films at the Fort: Holiday Favourites series. Learn more at fortcalgary.com/events/white-christmas.
December 10, 2:30pm; Holidays with the Heebee-jeebees. Join the Civic Symphony as they match festive wits with Calgary’s favorite a cappella ensemble, the Heebee-jeebees at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Learn more at artscommons.ca.
December 10, 2:30 to 4pm; Season of Stars. Get into the spirit of the holiday season at McDougall United Church. Join for a merry afternoon of nostalgic songs and new favorites, ranging from classical to contemporary. The talented, full-range choir will warm your heart with a rousing version of Gaudete (Rejoice!), as well as Gordon Lightfoot, Johannes Brahms, and much more. Learn more at allevents.in.
December 10, 3 to 5pm; Calgary Girls Choir Concert. The selection of festive music and traditional Christmas songs focused on light, joy, and renewal will be presented at Knox United Church. Learn more at calgarygirlschoir.com.
December 10, 4 to 7:30pm; Aussie Rules Piano Bar Family Christmas Party. Get ready to sing along to your favorite kids’ tunes played live on the piano, savor specialty kids’ drinks that sparkle with holiday cheer, and indulge in delicious family-friendly food that’ll delight taste buds of all ages. Learn more at aussierules.ca.
December 10, 6pm; ATCO Presents Miracle on Mainstreet with the Youth Singers of Calgary. A merry, musical production at the ATCO Performing Arts Centre, inspired by those Christmas parades we all love. It’s time again for the annual Main Street Christmas Parade! Everyone is so excited…well, almost everyone. Cresley Curmudgeon has hosted this parade for years, and each year they get a bit more Grinchy about it. Not even their co-host, Terry Tinsel, can push back with their over-the-top Christmas spirit. But, this Christmas, magic is in the air, and a miracle might just happen – Cresley’s heart might just grow three sizes this year. Learn more at youthsingers.org.
Ongoing to December 10 (select dates); Kirks Alpaca Farm Christmas Photos. Looking for unique Santa photos this year? Why not include an alpaca? Cost is $25 per person and includes access to the farm, the opportunity to feed the animals, hot chocolate, and one digital high-resolution Santa photo. Learn more at kirksalpacafarm.ca.
Starting December 1; Sparks’ Countdown to the Holidays! Two dozen immersive spaces just ready to be explored and Instagram ready. Guests will experience a Flint the Robo Dog room, have some fun in Cindy Loo Hoo’s lab, Baking with Science, a Teddy Bear Plunge, and more. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Until December 17; Vertigo Theatre Presents Sleuth. Famed mystery novelist Andrew Wyke lures his wife’s lover to his country home and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry. As the stakes rise, it sets off a chain of events that leaves audiences trying to decipher who is truly in control. This Tony Award Winner for Best Play has been called the ultimate game of cat and mouse. Full of fun, humor and mystery, this heated classic is a must see to warm up during the holiday season! Learn more at vertigotheatre.com.
Until December 17; A Christmas to Remember at Granary Road. Granary Road’s Christmas Market is an enchanting celebration of the holidays that starts in the stunning market area with 40-foot vaulted ceilings, exposed trusses, and lighting reminiscent of days gone by. Continue from the market to the Granary Road Garden Centre where you will be sure to find that special and unique gift from the large selection of artisan collective vendors and makers. Christmas carols playing throughout the market, beautifully decorated trees, strings upon strings of Christmas lights and other festive decor make Granary Road a destination for Christmas shoppers, foodies, and families alike. Admission is free and food bank donations are welcome. Learn more at granaryroad.com.
Saturday and Sundays until December 17, 10am to 4pm; Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park. One of Calgary’s most iconic holiday events, with hands-on activities and entertainment sure to delight guests of all ages. Come get your fix of wholesome holiday cheer including a holiday market, Christmas crafts, and Santa photos. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
Until December 21; Festive Foothills Art Sale. The Leighton Art Centre is featuring fine crafts and artwork by local artists in the galleries of the historic Leighton home. This annual community-favorite sale comes at the perfect time for getting a head start on purchasing seasonal gifts and getting into the Christmas spirit with beautiful decorations, gorgeous art, and the home’s historic ambiance. Learn more at leightoncentre.org.
Until December 24; Peace of Mind Santa Visits at Southcentre Mall. Create heartwarming moments that truly capture the spirit of the season as Southcentre provides a warm and inclusive experience for children and families with unique needs, ensuring everyone can cherish the magic of a Santa visit. Learn more at southcentremall.com.
Until December 24; Polar Express Train Rides. This Christmas take your family on a journey that they will never forget. Step into the magic of the holiday season aboard the Polar Express™. A fun filled adventure, directly inspired by the hit movie. Grab all your loved ones and your favorite pajamas and join us for a journey to the North Pole that everyone will enjoy. Learn more at aspencrossing.com.
Until December 24; Stage West for Kids Presents Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. Every Christmas, Santa’s elves hold the annual Holly Jolly Festive Holiday Christmas Spectacular – a showcase of all of their skills. But one elf, Sam, can’t figure out what his best skill is and without an amazing performance, he won’t earn his special elf name. With the help of his friends Twinkle, Cookie, and Cosmo, Sam searches for his true place at the North Pole. Learn more at stagewestcalgary.com.
Until December 29; StoryBook Theatre’s One Christmas Carol. Just one extraordinary actor telling a timeless story. Dickens’ famous tale about selfishness and selflessness is stripped down to its bare essence, forgoing the usual opulence of the holidays and focusing on whatis of utmost importance. Be dazzled as one actor portrays over 35 distinct characters in this intimate, spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love! Learn more at storybooktheatre.org.
Until December 30; StoryBook Theatre Presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.” Learn more at storybooktheatre.org.
Until December 31; Airdrie Festival of Lights. Located in Airdrie’s Nose Creek Park, the Airdrie Festival of Lights is a beautiful, outdoor walk-through lights experience, with about a million dollars’ worth of displays and other special features. Learn more at airdrielights.com.
Until December 31; Banff’s Hot Chocolate Trail. What could be better than a hot chocolate on a winter night? How about 20+ hot chocolates? Banff and Lake Louise’s Hot Chocolate Trail is a treasure map of restaurants each offering a limited-time, holiday-themed hot chocolate. Learn more at banfflakelouise.com.
Until December 31; Canmore Rotary Festival of Trees. The Rotary Festival of Trees is a community-based holiday celebration with decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, and special events and activities for the entire family at The Malcolm Hotel. It is free to view and walk through the forest of trees and magical Candy Cane Lane. Learn more at rotaryclubofcanmore.ca.
Until December 31; Theatre Calgary Presents A Christmas Carol. A timeless tale of redemption, told as only Theatre Calgary can tell it: full of life, spectacle, and backed by a huge cast. Come relive Calgary’s favorite holiday tradition with friends and family. Learn more at theatrecalgary.com.
Until December 31; Sparks’ Countdown to the Holidays! Two dozen immersive spaces just ready to be explored and Instagram ready. Guests will experience a Flint the Robo Dog room, have some fun in Cindy Loo Hoo’s lab, Baking with Science, a Teddy Bear Plunge, and more. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Until December 31; In Search of Christmas Spirit in Banff. Discover the wonder of Christmas in Banff National Park this holiday season. Bundle up for a walk through the Cascade of Time Garden, where you’ll witness a live Christmas story told by the animals of Banff National Park. Learn more at banfflakelouise.com.
Until December 31; Christmas Light Drive Through at Spruce Meadows. This display features hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights totaling over 50km in length strung up around the grounds. Learn more at sprucemeadows.com/christmaslights.
Until December 31; GLOW Calgary YYC Presents Christmas Around The World. Santa crosses the globe to bring gifts to the children of the world. Can you help him? Celebrate Christmas magic in China, India, The Netherlands, Mexico, France, and England, all in one night, and all under the glow of a million twinkling lights at Nutrien Western Events Centre in Stampede Park. This breathtaking space is over 70,000 square feet and brings a majestic winter wonderland completely indoors. Complete your travels with a visit to the North Pole and meet the man himself – Saint Nick! Learn more at glowyyc.ca.
Until December 31; Discover winter magic with Calgary Public Library! Celebrate the magic of the season with Winter Wonderland at Central Library and Memorial Park Library. With a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the month, there is something for everyone. Learn more at calgarylibrary.ca.
Until January 1; Light the Night – Discovery Wildlife Park. Over a two-km drive through of dazzling lights and displays! Stop in to do some Christmas shopping, get a souvenir, or enjoy a nice hot drink. The Grinch will also be visiting every Wednesday to Sunday. Learn more at discoverywildlifepark.com.
Until January 7; ZOOLIGHTS. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is full of twinkling lights and the classic holiday activities you’ve come to love! This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature activities such as Polar Nights in Prehistoric Park, Photos Amongst the Flowers, and much more. Visit the website to learn more about the Sunlight to ZOOLIGHTS Combo tickets: websales.calgaryzoo.com.
Until January 7; Silver & Bold at TELUS Spark. TELUS Spark transforms into a science-inspired winter wonderland of holiday decor, festive drinks and food, a new dome show, and, of course, guests can experience Margaret Wise Brown’s classic tale, Goodnight Moon, in the Digital Immersion Gallery. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Until January 8, 5:30pm to 12am; 37th Annual Lions Festival of Lights. For many Calgary families, the visit to the Lions annual light display marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Located on the east side of the Confederation Golf Course, you’ll find thousands of glowing lights displayed in beautiful Christmas themes at Confederation Park. Learn more at lionsfestivaloflights.ca.
Until January 13; Jubilations Junior Presents Guardians of Christmas. Peter Quill and the Guardians barely made it out of their latest brush with danger in time to start their trek to Earth for Christmas. But wait… a few of them got left behind? A rescue mission sends them crash landing on a snow-laden planet ruled by an Ice Queen. Will the Ice Queen let them leave her planet? Can they get the parts they need to fix their ship and save their friends? Come see the Jubilations Junior show: The Guardians of Christmas. Learn more at jubilations.ca/calgary-junior.
Until January 14; Christmas Lights in Legacy. What was once a one-off way to dazzle local residents, has now turned into an annual family-friendly event that brings everyone from Calgary and area. Drive through the Legacy Community in the southeast of Calgary to enjoy a wondrous Christmas lights display of more than one million lights. Learn more at legacylife.ca/legacy-lights.
Until January 30; Jubilations Dinner Theatre Presents Top Gun: A Maverick Musical. Jubilations Dinner Theatre takes a ride on the Highway to the Danger Zone with their parody spin on the fighter jet franchise. Two classic movies made 30 years apart featuring a movie star that somehow looks like he hasn’t aged a single day… it’s just a musical theatre spoof waiting to happen. Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Until February 4; Stage West Presents Step By Step: Evolution of the Greatest Boy Bands. The creation of a boy band is pretty easy. You take a heartthrob, a cutie, a bad boy, and a guy that may be a little too old to be in a boy band, throw them into some matching outfits, add synchronized dance moves, and, all of a sudden, you’ll make the music world swoon. Watch as Stage West recreates music history from The Beatles, to The Bee Gees, to the New Kids on the Block, and finally on to *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. Learn more at stagewestcalgary.com.
Until March; Hygge Hut on River Walk. The East Village is bringing cozy back to East Village Hygge Hut on RiverWalk. The Hygge Hut is a big warm East Village hug in the middle of a long, cold Calgary winter. The contemporary, Scandinavian-style space is inspired by the Danish idea of Hygge, which means a special kind of well-being — it’s a cozy, easy togetherness enhanced by the glow of a firepit, soft lighting, a warm drink and good company. The snuggle vibe, in short. Learn more at evexperience.com.
Until March 31; Nightrise. At Nightrise, Sulphur Mountain’s summit is transformed after dark through four digital art installations. Vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, video projections, and music bring the mountaintop to life in a new and unexpected way. Learn more at banffjaspercollection.com.
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