December is a month full of gatherings, traditions and yes, even snow! The city of Calgary and surrounding municipalities have no shortage of fun, family friendly events going on. Anything from ice skating, theatre, and plenty of local markets are happening close to home!

But where do you find information on all these great events? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Sterling’s team has compiled a comprehensive list of many happenings this month, take a look and mark your calendar!

Christmas light display in Legacy community

The community of Legacy’s annual lights display

Things to Do in Calgary This Holiday Season

Entertainment

Beauty & The Grinch at Jubilations Dinner Theatre – November 6 – January 8, 2022

Fireside Movies at Deerfoot City – December 23

A Christmas Carol by Theatre Calgary – November 30 – December 24

Candy Cane Kids: A Holiday Musical – December 4

Candy Cane Kids: A Holiday Musical – Available now (Online)

Funk the Halls: The Funk Hunters at The Palace Theatre – December 18

Holidays at Home with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – December 18 (Online)

Special Events

Holiday Wreath Workshops at Lina’s Italian Market – December 3

A Beary Merry Holiday Party at the Calgary Zoo – December 16

Christmas in Kensington – December 4, 11, 18

Skate the Boulevard at Deerfoot City – December 1-31

Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park – December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 20, 23

The Kensington Christmas Market – December 3-4

Food & Drink 

Concorde Holiday Dinner Kit – Pickup December 23-24

Festive Feast Curbside Takeaway – December 24-26

Photos with Santa in Calgary

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops – November 13 – December 24, 2021

Santa Days at SNAP Foto Club – November 9 – December 23, 2021

Enchanted Forest: Visits with Santa at Southcentre – November 12 – December 24

Find Christmas Downtown at The CORE Shopping Centre – November 15 – January 1, 2022

Santa’s Safely Back! at CF Chinook Centre – November 19 – December 24

Santa’s Safely Back! at CF Market Mall – November 19 – December 24

Shriners Santa Photos at Santa Village – November 20 – December 19, 2021

Santa’s Holiday Homestead at Calgary Farmers’ Market – December 3-5

A Christmas to Remember at Granary Road – November 27 – December 19

Santa Photos at Deerfoot City – November 27 – December 24

Story Time with Santa – November 29, December 6, 13, 20

Christmas in Kensington – December 2, 9, 16, 23

Santa’s Sleigh at Sunridge Mall – December 4-19

Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park – December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 20-23

Beyond Calgary

Rosebud Theatre’s A Christmas Carol – November 12 – December 23

Polar Express at Alberta Prairie Railway – November 20 – December 22

Mountaintop Christmas at the Banff Gondola – November 20 – December 30 (Weekends)

Christmas in Banff & Lake Louise – November 20 – January 2, 2022

Christmas Market – Okotoks Agricultural Society – Dec 18

 

Bringing pets along? Be sure to check out our blog post about dog-friendly stores and restaurants to help you plan ahead.

Enjoy whatever your December may hold, be safe and have fun!

Christmas events in calgary

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