Things to Do in Calgary in December

A list of events to attend and activities to do in Calgary in December 2020.

Keg Steakhouse NYE Takeout
30 Dec

At Home

December 30, 2020 To January 3, 2021


Enjoy our limited edition NYE 3-course takeout menu which includes a Caesar Salad, choice of Filet Mignon or New York Striploin with a Lobster Tail, and a ...  »

Resolution Run and Walk
28 Dec

Wherever you are in Canada

December 28, 2020 To January 3, 2021

$10 - $35

‘ Come on out to our annual 5k Walk/Run and say goodbye to 2020 alongside your running buddies!! HOW MUCH Tickets: $10 – $35 How to get tickets? Buy Online WHEN &...  »

NYE 3-course Dinner
28 Dec

Various Moxie's Restaurants

December 28, 2020 To December 31, 2020

$48 - $67

Toast 2021 with our three-course New Year’s Eve menu on December 31st, 2020! This special menu is available for curbside pick-up and seated restaurant dining at participating locations ...  »

Salute to Vienna and Budapest
27 Dec

Livestream + On Demand

December 27, 2020 To January 3, 2021


Celebrate the New Year with this never-before-seen performance, filmed in Europe. Filled to the brim with the same joyful singing, dancing, and full orchestra that audiences all ...  »

Dome Movies at Home
24 Dec

TELUS Spark, Calgary

December 24, 2020 To January 31, 2021

US $0.99

Get your popcorn ready and curl up on the couch to learn! Spark is offering a winter special with $1.30 documentaries that wow! This partnership with Giant Screen ...  »

Outdoor Skating
24 Dec

Various locations, Calgary

December 24, 2020 To March 14, 2021


Lace up your skates and get outside for winter fun! Skate on the new ice trails at Bowness Park or North Glenmore Park. Try the new ice ...  »

Curling on the Island
21 Dec

St. Patrick's Island, Calgary

December 21, 2020 To March 21, 2021


Try your hand at one of Canada's most beloved winter sports! Playing outside this winter on the synthetic curling sheet on St. Patrick's Island. Play solo or ...  »

Clearly Store Opening, Calgary
21 Dec

Chinook Mall, 6455 Macleod Trail Southwest, Calgary

December 21, 2020


Clearly, a West Coast-based eyewear company is opening its first store in Calgary on December 21st. Clearly CEO, Arnaud Bussieres knows the importance of eye health and ...  »

EV Nordic Loop & Hygge Hut
21 Dec

East Village, Calgary

December 21, 2020 To March 21, 2021


A groomed 1km free cross-country ski track, in partnership with Fort Calgary and Foothills Nordic Ski Club has arrived in East Village. It’s cross-country (and snow-shoeing) ...  »

Grotto Canyon Icewalk
20 Dec

Banff Town to Grotto Canyon, Alberta

December 20, 2020 To April 11, 2021

$54.60 to $82.95

Walk on a frozen creek through Grotto Canyon, past unusual rock formations, ancient native rock art, and icefalls. Escorted by a specialist guide, this small-group tour offers ...  »

Varscona Theatre Virtual Holiday Gala
20 Dec


December 20, 2020 To January 25, 2021

(780) 964-6271


Varscona Theatre luminaries gather together in seasonal style for their first ever virtual Holiday Gala, made possible in part through support from the Heart + Soul Fund by ...  »

Dickensian Christmas Dinner
20 Dec

At Home

December 20, 2020 To December 31, 2020


$75 per person

Enjoy An At Home Dickensian Christmas Dinner Experience. Leave the cooking and entertainment to us this Christmas! Join Lougheed House & Chef Judy Wood for a special ...  »

Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree
19 Dec


December 19, 2020 To January 3, 2021


$25 + HST

Join Theatre Collingwood as we present Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree. Starring LEISA WAY & THE WAYWARD WIND BAND (Fred Smith, Liam Collins, Nathan Smith, Bruce Ley, ...  »

BIPOC Fest 2020
19 Dec


December 19, 2020 To December 20, 2020

647 984 7637


Two nights of virtual live performances presented by four independent collectives, BIPOC Fest 2020 showcases 20 of the next biggest names in Canadian music.  »

Home for the Holidays
19 Dec


December 19, 2020 To December 20, 2020


Without live productions of THE NUTCRACKER, MESSIAH or A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the winter holidays of 2020 are looking pretty bleak. We decided that THE SHOW MUST GO ON! ...  »

Winsport Tube Park
19 Dec

Winsport Tube Park, 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary

December 19, 2020 To April 2, 2021


$20 - $25

The perfect activity for a day with family and friends. WinSport’s Tube Park is one of the fastest of its kind in Western Canada. Tube Park ...  »

Dashing Through the Trucks
19 Dec

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary

December 19, 2020 To December 20, 2020

Free Admission

Socially distanced Santa visits from his brand new sleigh, walk-ups or drive thru. Christmas inspired dishes, poutines & treats. Krispy Kreme Donuts for charity. How it Works 1. ...  »

Christmas Eve & Other Stories
18 Dec


December 18, 2020


Join us here on for your favorite rock holiday tradition this season as Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings an electrifying 90-minute performance of its beloved album, “Christmas ...  »

Christmas Carol: A Drag Story
16 Dec


December 16, 2020 To December 23, 2020


Coming to your screen this December! We’re incredibly excited to bring our inaugural production of Christmas Carol: A Drag Story to the world this holiday season. ...  »

It's A Wonderful Life
15 Dec


December 15, 2020 To December 24, 2020


$20 + GST

It’s Christmas Eve and George Bailey is on the edge of ruin. With seemingly no way to save the old Bailey Building & Loan, George wonders ...  »

CP Holiday Train at Home
12 Dec


December 12, 2020

Free Virtual event; Donations encouraged

The 22nd annual #CPHolidayTrain is back. And this year, its first—and only—stop is your home! Although the train might look a bit different this year, ...  »

Kensington Festive Market
12 Dec

Lot 57, 1210 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary

December 12, 2020



A FESTIVE MARKET is coming to #KENSINGTON! This market is on December 12th from 10AM-3PM! We are excited to bring you this fabulous Holiday celebration! Stop ...  »

A Christmas to Remember at Granary Road
12 Dec

Granary Road, 226066 112 St W, De Winton

December 12, 2020 To December 20, 2020



Granary Road’s Christmas Market is an enchanting celebration of the holidays that starts with our stunning Market with 40 foot vaulted ceilings, exposed trusses and lighting reminiscent ...  »

A Christmas Carol: Theatre Calgary
11 Dec


December 11, 2020 To December 31, 2020


Theatre Calgary’s annual production of Dickens’ classic tale has become a favourite holiday tradition. Let Tiny Tim, and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future ...  »

Noel Christmas Light Park & Market
11 Dec

BMO Centre, 1410 Olympic Way Southeast, Calgary

December 11, 2020 To January 3, 2021

$14.99 & up

Join for Calgary's largest Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market. From an impressive, Interactive Light Park, to artisan gifts, craft beer and spirts in the Noel Market, there’...  »

Photos with the Grinch
11 Dec

Calgary Farmers' Market, 77 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 11, 2020 To December 13, 2020



Snap a Photo with Your Best Resting Grinch Face Christmas is coming… it’s practically here! And if there was ever a year to be extra Grinchy, ...  »

Holiday Haven
11 Dec

CrossIron Mills, 261055 Crossiron Blvd, Rocky View

December 11, 2020 To December 20, 2020

(403) 984-6800


Shop local artisan vendors, cozy up to the fire, enjoy a holiday treat, watch live ice carvings, meet some furry friends and pick up your Christmas tree ...  »

Pre-order The Guild's Holiday Feast
10 Dec

The Guild, 200 8 Avenue SW Calgary,

December 10, 2020 To December 18, 2020

(403) 770-2313

Starting at $105

This year, we’re making spirits bright and offering a tasty feast of comforting classics to enjoy a holiday meal at home. With your choice of Turkey ...  »

A Christmas Carol
07 Dec


December 7, 2020 To December 23, 2020



It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian England. A street-wise storyteller lights a candle and with a twinkle in his eye, invites us into the story of a ...  »

Christmas in Alberta
07 Dec

Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary

December 7, 2020

$25 to $150

Dick & Lois Haskayne, Lindsey Galloway, Heritage Park and Morris Ertman, Rosebud School of the Arts, invite you to participate in this festive fundraiser! Kick off your ...  »

UNABASHED's Virtual Winter Market 2020
05 Dec


December 5, 2020 To December 12, 2020



UNABASHED Magazine is hosting a Virtual Winter Market on December 5, 2020 (starts at noon). This online-market features a variety of talented local artists and makers, and a live-streamed ...  »

Once Upon a Christmas
05 Dec

Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary

December 5, 2020 To December 6, 2020

$5.70 - $11

Experience the magic of Christmas past this December! Once Upon a Christmas returns to Heritage Park for nine days of old-fashioned holiday fun.   »

A Handcrafted Christmas Market
05 Dec


December 5, 2020 To December 6, 2020


Crazy4Crafts is a group of seasoned vendors with 25+ years experience, collectively we provide a marketplace for local Artisans, Craftspeople, and Entrepreneurs. You will find a large ...  »

Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk
05 Dec

Wherever You Are

December 5, 2020 To December 12, 2020

$10 - $25

Every year, Santa Shuffle brings passionate individuals from across the country to support vulnerable Canadians and the work of The Salvation Army. This year will be no ...  »

Calgary Glass Blowing Classes
05 Dec

CSPACE King Edward,1721 29th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 5, 2020 To December 12, 2020



Hello Calgary, are you looking for something fun that the whole family can do? we offer glassblowing classes to ages 9 and up. all our glasses are beginner ...  »

24h Tremblant 2020 in Support of CHEO
04 Dec

Mont-Tremblant Resort or remotely from wherever you are!

December 4, 2020 To December 6, 2020



24h Tremblant is an annual winter charity event that take place over the first weekend in December in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, and consists of teams of 6-12 ...  »

Candy Cane Gala
04 Dec

At your Home

December 4, 2020

$500 for 4 includes food

Experience the magic of Candy Cane Gala! We’re planning a special at-home Candy Cane Gala this year and we invite you to join us on December 4, 2020 ...  »

17th Ave Wish List
03 Dec

17th Avenue Southwest & 8th Street Southwest, Calgary

December 3, 2020 To December 24, 2020



Stuck on holiday gifts? The 17th ave Wish List is the place to look for all the best giftspiration! Gifts so good you'll want to buy them ...  »

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Winter Light Festival
03 Dec

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, 9 Ave S & Mayor Magrath Dr, Lethbridge

December 3, 2020 To January 30, 2021

403 328-3511

$7 to $10

The Winter Lights Festival is back to bring light and joy to Southern Alberta through the darkest months! Join us and experience the illumination of over 150,000+ lights ...  »

The Community Comedy Show
01 Dec


December 1, 2020


December 1st at 730PM EST, U Streat is celebrating Giving Tuesday by producing a virtual fundraising comedy show with comics from Netflix, Comedy Central, and HBO, The ...  »

Airdrie Festival of Lights
01 Dec

Nose Creek Park, 1701 Main Street South, Airdrie

December 1, 2020 To December 31, 2020

By Donation

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 ...  »

Buildings Week
30 Nov


November 30, 2020 To December 4, 2020

Free to $175

The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta are coming together to provide a national platform that virtually connects more than 70,000 design, construction and real estate professionals across Canada ...  »

Outdoor Family Portraits with Santa
29 Nov

Lougheed House National & Provincial Historic Site, 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary

November 29, 2020 To December 12, 2020


Family portraits outside with Santa on his sleigh. Families are in everyone’s thoughts more than ever in 2020, so this Christmas we are proud to offer a ...  »

Inglewood Christmas
28 Nov

9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

November 28, 2020 To December 19, 2020


The community of Inglewood is encouraging shoppers to support local for their holiday shopping this year. The neighbourhood will celebrate the holiday season in November and December ...  »

Skate The Boulevard at Deerfoot City
28 Nov

The Boulevard at Deerfoot City, 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

November 28, 2020 To February 15, 2021



Grab your skates and join us for outdoor skating on The Boulevard at Deerfoot City's new synthetic skating rink! Stay and play; enjoy eats from your favourite ...  »

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows
27 Nov

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

November 27, 2020 To January 3, 2021



Running throughout the Holiday Season, Spruce Meadows invites your entire family – together with your Christmas guests – to enjoy the Christmas Lights @ Spruce Meadows. Each evening Scotiabank, Bennett ...  »

Christmas Market at Saskatoon Farm
27 Nov

The Saskatoon Farm, 338 Avenue East, Foothills County

November 27, 2020 To December 13, 2020


Come and explore the amazing local artists, crafters, bakers, and makers of our community that will be here – and cross off some of those names on your ...  »

Come & See Santa's Reindeer
27 Nov

Calgary Farmers' Market, 510 77th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

November 27, 2020 To December 6, 2020



How would Santa make his way to the market without his trusty flying guides? Kids of all ages (there's a kid in all of us!) can see ...  »

Magical Santa Experience
27 Nov

Calgary Farmers' Market, 77 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

November 27, 2020 To December 6, 2020



Visit the Calgary Christmas Market to chat with Santa from a safe distance so he can be in tip-top health for his big journey on Christmas Eve! ...  »

Holiday Movies
27 Nov

The Core Shopping Centre, 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

November 27, 2020 To December 31, 2020

(403) 441-4940

Free admission

Enjoy a trip down memory lane with nostalgic Christmas movies that will bring you back to your childhood. Stop as you shop and catch your favourite movies, ...  »

Santa at the Core
27 Nov

The Core Shopping Centre, 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

November 27, 2020 To December 12, 2020

(403) 441-4940


Join the CORE for an exclusive Santa Experience this holiday season! Santa will be visiting from a distance this year. Santa can’t wait to wave and ...  »

Market Nights at Heritage Park
26 Nov

Heritage Town Square, Heritage Park, Calgary

November 26, 2020 To December 4, 2020


Shop the quaint shops and artisan vendor booths, grab a bite to eat, and make s'mores by the fire. Enjoy adult beverages at the Selkirk Winter Patio. ...  »

Lougheed House: Guided Museum Tours
26 Nov

Lougheed House National & Provincial Historic Site, 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary

November 26, 2020 To December 12, 2020

$10.00 - $12.00

Take in our festive Christmas decorations created by professional interior and theatrical designers. Our Shop will be open if you’re inspired to take home a unique ...  »

HoHoHoliday 5K
25 Nov

Wherever You Are, Canada

November 25, 2020 To December 31, 2020



GRAB YOUR BUBBLE AND RUN! The HoHoHoliday 5K is the most festive FUN run in Canada! This 5km run/walk combines the magic of the Holidays with ...  »

Nightmare on First Street
24 Nov

Shelter Cocktail Bar, 1210 1 St SW, Calgary

November 24, 2020 To December 12, 2020


Paying homage to one of the greatest Christmas films ever made, the Nightmare Before Christmas, Shelter is transforming itself into a 'Christmasized' version of itself for the ...  »

Snowshoeing on Top of the World
21 Nov

Sunshine Village, Banff

November 21, 2020 To April 11, 2021


Put your snowshoes on and walk with into a white powder paradise where there are no trails and it's simply miles and miles of powdery wilderness in ...  »

Photos with Santa
21 Nov

Deerfoot City, 64 Avenue Northeast, Calgary

November 21, 2020 To December 12, 2020



Enjoy a socially distant photo experience and visit with Santa at his Ski Gondola in The Food Lodge Thursdays – Saturdays from Nov 21 – Dec 24. All photos are by ...  »

The Gingerbread Station 2020
21 Nov

Okotoks Art Gallery - 53 North Railway Street Okotoks

November 21, 2020 To December 12, 2020



The Okotoks Art Gallery will become the Gingerbread Station for the holiday season. Drop in to see some fantastic gingerbread creations. Everyone is welcome to participate with ...  »

Zoo Lights 2020-21
20 Nov

Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary

November 20, 2020 To January 10, 2021

$14.95 to $19.95

Calgary’s brightest holiday tradition is back for its 25th year and is sure to be the most glow-tastic one yet. We’ll be glowing for seven ...  »

Ice Skating at Olympic Plaza
19 Nov

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

November 19, 2020 To March 14, 2021


Enjoy ice skating at Olympic Plaza. Bring your own equipment or rent skates and helmets from the Skate Hut. Skating is free of charge Who is it ...  »

Legacy Christmas Light Parade
16 Nov

Legacy Circle Southeast, Calgary

November 16, 2020 To January 10, 2021


Legacy’s 6th annual Christmas Light Parade is back! With over 1-million lights, Legacy will be one of the brightest places in Calgary for you and your ...  »

Johnston Canyon Icewalk
15 Nov

Johnston Canyon, Bow Valley Parkway, Banff

November 15, 2020 To March 31, 2021

$54.60 to $86.10

Experience the winter wonderland of Banff’s Johnston Canyon on this ice walk tour. Join a professional guide on a hike along the canyon’s steel walkways, ...  »

We Heart Bowness Online Auction
15 Nov


November 15, 2020 To December 5, 2020


prices vary depending on item

From November 15 through December, the Bowness Community Association will be hosting an online auction with incredible items generously donated by local businesses all over Calgary. There is ...  »


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