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Events & Activities December 17 - 23

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Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of December 17 - December 23:

Leisure Centre Schedules:

  • Fresh Routes - a mobile grocery store that is bringing affordable and healthy food to you! Check this link for locations and schedules:
  • It's Christmas Time! Heritage Park is awesome this time of year. Once Upon A Christmas is going on from December 10 - 22. Regular admission applies.
  • December 17 - December 31 (times vary - see link): Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market - at Nutrien Western Event Centre (Stampede Tr. SE), Canada's largest indoor light park and Christmas market is coming to Calgary! Buy tickets early to save and check out all the attractions such as a interactive light park, food trucks, craft beer and spirits, Santa's Village, an artisan market and more! Check out link for availability and prices. Admission: $15-75
  • December 17 - 20 (Fridays: 4:00pm-9:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00am-6:00pm): Holiday Market Collective - at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Market Collective is holding its 11th annual holiday edition over the course of three weekends. There will be more than 150 local vendors, live music, interactive workshops, games, galleries, a food truck alley and more! Admission: $6 - one admission if for the entire weekend. :)


  • December 17 (11:00am-1:00pm): Carols Painting and Knitwear - come to the CASS office to see and buy some art works and knitwear! 
  • December 20 (12:00pm): A Christmas Food Market - at YYC Growers Warehouse, there is a one-day local food market. Shop from growers, bakers and food-makers selling products like veggies, quiche and enjoy some Devil's Head Coffee. Attendees are encouraged to bring a food donation to the Calgary Food Bank.

  • Who doesn't love Christmas Lights?! See link for a mix of free and paid Christmas light shows in different areas of the city and just outside.


  • December 18 - 22 (times vary - see link): A Christmas Story - at Rosebud Theatre, Bob Clark's 1983 holiday classic is taking stage. Admission: varies. For more information:
  • December 21 (2:00pm): Music with Mandy Holiday Sing-a-long - at Morpheus Theatre (3512 5 Ave NW), join vocalist and educator Mandy Morris as she shares her love of holiday music at the third annual Music with Mandy Holiday sing-a-long. Admission: $15
  • December 22 (3:00pm): Perfectly Frank Christmas - at River Park Church (3818 14A Street SW), celebrate the holiday season Sinatra style with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra. Led by director Johnny Summers, the CJO will take on holiday favorites and songs made by Frank Sinatra. Admission: $28-37
  • December 22 (7:30pm): Have Yourself a Hebee-jeebee Christmas -  at Bella Concert Hall, take part in Calgary's favourite non-traditional Christmas tradition at the 26th annual Heebee-jeebees holiday concert. Please bring a food bank donation if possible. Admission: $17.50-50

Have an excellent week!