75+ Things to Do in Calgary in December

A list of events to attend and activities to do in Calgary in December 2019.

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Events in Calgary from December 1 to 8

Renaissance Treasures I: Gloria!
08 Dec

St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 1121 14 Ave SW, Calgary

December 8, 2019

$15 to $25; Under 17: Free

Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players. This concert features a mix of favourites from the past 50 years of singing! There will also be instrumental music featuring John van ...  »

Medieval Feast
08 Dec

Rozsa Centre, University Court Northwest, Calgary

December 8, 2019

$22

The Calgary Wind Symphony presents both seasonal and medieval music featuring their own Lilac Gilad performing de Meij’ trombone concerto!  »

Calgary Civic Symphony - Christmas Star
08 Dec

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8th Avenue SW, Calgary

December 8, 2019

(403) 294-9494

$19 - $30

The second concert of the 2019 – 2020 our season brings together the talents of Michelle Todd, Soprano, Jay Michalak, Trumpet and the members of Cum Vino Cantus under the ...  »

Jewish Book Festival
08 Dec

Calgary JCC, 1607 - 90 Avenue SW, Calgary

December 8, 2019 To December 15, 2019

FREE

Entertaining, educating, inspiring, and uniting readers of all ages with authors. Join us for a celebration of books, ideas, and current conversations that make up the fabric ...  »

Northwestival
08 Dec

NW Commons Park, University Drive Northwest, Calgary

December 8, 2019

Free

Join us for University District’s 3rd annual outdoor festival. Northwestival promises to be packed full of family friendly holiday surprises and all things that make the ...  »

Make a Joyful Sound
08 Dec

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, 604 1 St SE, Calgary

December 8, 2019

$10 - $20

The Savridi Singers Christmas celebration will be presented on Sunday December 8th, 2019, 7:00 pm at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer. The concert entitled Make a Joyful Sound ...  »

Festive Jams and Jellies
08 Dec

YW Calgary Hub Facility, 1715 17 Ave SE, Calgary

December 8, 2019

4038895244

$90.00

Planning to make homemade foodie gifts this year? Learn how to preserve the taste of summer in this canning and preserving class. You’ll prepare a selection ...  »

Beltline Family Christmas Party
08 Dec

Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 15th Ave SW, Calgary

December 8, 2019

4032445861

Free

Welcome to the Beltline Family Christmas Party (also known as Messy Church Advent). It's free family fun for all. Enjoy crafts, games and snacks. Everyone welcome!  »

A Christmas with Calgary Chinese Orchestra
08 Dec

Taylor Centre for Performing Arts, 4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest, Calgary

December 8, 2019

4037082392

By donation

A Christmas with Calgary Chinese Orchestra, presented by Mount Royal Conservatory, will take place on Sunday, December 8th 2019, at 6pm at TransAlta Pavilion, Taylor Centre for Performing ...  »

Dax
08 Dec

Commonwealth Bar, 731 10 Avenue SW, Calgary

December 8, 2019

$20 & up

Dax David Riggs is an American musician, best known for formerly fronting the sludge metal band Acid Bath in the 1990s. Dax has been a part of ...  »

Make a Joyful Sound
08 Dec

The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, 604 1 St SE, Calgary

December 8, 2019

$10.00 - $20.00

Savridi Singers Christmas Concert. Join us for a musical Christmas journey to ignite the holiday spirit! We would like to take you on an enchanted musical Christmas ...  »

Penny Sanborn Trio & Laura Hynes
08 Dec

St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 1121 14 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 8, 2019

$0.00 - $25.00

An afternoon of passionate and lively music featuring Penny Sanborn, accordionist extraordinaire! Penny Sanborn is one of the most beloved artists in Calgary. Her warmth and easy ...  »

Kids Christmas Craft Fair
07 Dec

Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre, 1401 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary

December 7, 2019

Free

This fair is geared for the child shopper. All items at the fair will be $10 or under. Children will come in and purchase gifts for their families ...  »

Airdrie Santa Claus Parade
07 Dec

Main Street, Airdrie, AB, Canada

December 7, 2019

Free

Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Airdrie and we’re having a Parade in their honour. Take family and friends to the Santa Claus Parade where ...  »

SCA Holiday Craft Fair
07 Dec

277 Strathcona Dr SW, Calgary

December 7, 2019

403-249-1138

Free

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and join us for this popular annual event! Over 40 vendors will participate with unique handmade gifts such as hand ...  »

Mahogany Parade Of Lights
07 Dec

29 Masters Park SE, Calgary

December 7, 2019

403.453.1221

Free

An exciting event packed full of fun for the whole family! With the Parade of Lights then back to the Main Beach for the lighting of the ...  »

"Our Christmas Stories"
07 Dec

McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca Street Southeast, Calgary

December 7, 2019

$20

Western Hospitality Singers is proud to present its 2019 Christmas show, “Our Christmas Stories” with guests Chinook Winds Show Chorus!. This is excellent four part acappella entertainment in ...  »

Century Downs Annual Christmas Market
07 Dec

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, 260 Century Downs Drive, Rocky View County

December 7, 2019

1-587-349-7771

FREE

Join us in our new tent barns for our traditional Weihnachtsmarkt! Shop a variety of local artisans and craft vendors while enjoying popular German street food and ...  »

Haysboro Winter Market
07 Dec

Haysboro Community Centre, 1204 89 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 7, 2019

Free

Join us for the fourth annual Haysboro Winter Market. There will be a kids craft area, a visit from Santa, lots of awesome shops to do all ...  »

Johnny Reid: My Kind Of Christmas
07 Dec

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

December 7, 2019

$39.5 - $89.5

Today, award-winning Canadian artist Johnny Reid shares details of his new Christmas EP, “My Kind Of Christmas”, to be released on October 25 just in time for the ...  »

Annual Cedarbrae Christmas Craft & Bake Sale
07 Dec

Cedarbrae Community Centre, 11024 Oakfield Dr SW, Calgary

December 7, 2019 To December 8, 2019

4032512101

Free

Join us in Cedarbrae for our annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale. With free Christmas crafts and popcorn for children and unique finds for the adults there is ...  »

Baking 101
07 Dec

South Health Campus Wellness Kitchen, 4448 Front Street Southeast, Calgary

December 7, 2019

4038895244

$115

Fold, mix, beat, cream – doesn’t this all mean the same thing? In this introductory course, you will prepare holiday-inspired treats while learning the fundamental techniques and ...  »

Christmas in Rome
07 Dec

Knox United Church, 506 4 St SW, Calgary

December 7, 2019

4038372911

$15-$28

The Festival Chorus welcomes you to attend the first concert in our 61st season. Christmas in Rome will be the sixth instalment in our travelogue-themed concerts – the ...  »

Jeepers for Vets
07 Dec

Real Canadian SuperStore - Deerfoot Meadows, 20 Heritage Meadows Way Southeast, Calgary

December 7, 2019

Free

Jeep owners and other 4x4 owners are invited to join us for our sixth annual year-end food drive for the Veterans Association Food Bank in Calgary. The ...  »

A Merry Little Christmas Market
07 Dec

Cedarbrae Community Center, 11024 Oakfield Dr SW, Calgary

December 7, 2019 To December 8, 2019

4032512101

Free

You are invited to a Merry Little Christmas Market! Featuring handmade crafts and good from local and commercial vendors. Kids corner, photo booth, food concession, bake table ...  »

Holidays on 17th
07 Dec

17th Avenue Southwest & 8th Street Southwest, Calgary

December 7, 2019

5873564106

Free

Get into the holiday spirit with Holidays on 17th! On November 30th and December 7th, we will be featuring caroling, live ice sculpting, a Santa, free ceramic ...  »

SCA CA Christmas Craft Fair
07 Dec

Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Center, 277 Strathcona Dr SW, Calgary

December 7, 2019

0

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and join us for this popular annual event! Over 55 vendors will participate with unique handmade gifts such as hand ...  »

Off The Chain Tour
07 Dec

The Hifi Club, 219 10 Ave SW, Calgary

December 7, 2019

$20.00 - $25.00

Lost Dogz Collective Hits Hifi with Abelation, Milano & Untitld Saturday, December 7th + Support from Hontis!  »

Cowboy Santa and Pony Rides
07 Dec

HorsePlay Ranch Adventures, 418215 64 St E, Okotoks

December 7, 2019

4034087674

$60 for a family of 4

Come on out and enjoy a western Christmas event at HorsePlay! There will be free hot chocolate, a big bon fire, pony rides and crafts to entertain ...  »

Miracle on 34th Street
06 Dec

Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 14, 2019

$18 to $28

When Kris Kringle, a nice old man from a retirement home gets a job working as a Christmas Santa at Macy’s, his honest and generous spirit ...  »

Market Collective Holiday Markets
06 Dec

BMO Centre, Roundup Way SW, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 22, 2019

$6; Under 12: Free

Visitors to the family-friendly event can anticipate three weekends of live music, interactive workshops, galleries, food and beverage, over 150 local vendors, and special surprises.  »

A Cowtown Christmas
06 Dec

Studio Theatre, cSPACE 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 8, 2019

$15 to $30

Christmas Fun for the Whole Family! Cowtown brings you all the joys of the season in one Christmas package! The storyline changes year to year, but you ...  »

Christmas at the Opera
06 Dec

Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 - 7 Street SW, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 8, 2019

403-262-7286

$45

Celebrate Christmas at the Opera with a heartwarming one-act family opera about a young boy who meets three kings on their way to bring presents to the ...  »

Handel’s Messiah
06 Dec

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 7, 2019

403.571.0849

$25 to $85

Hallelujah! This triumphant Christmas staple returns. Grammy Award-winner Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director and harpsichordist of acclaimed ensemble Apollo’s Fire, has built an international reputation as a ...  »

What's Up With Horns and Hooves
06 Dec

Bow Habitat Station,1440 17A Street Southeast, Calgary

December 6, 2019

4032976561

$10-$0

What’s Up With Horns and Hooves Stomp your hooves and rear your horns in the latest What’s Up With! Trot your way through the Investigation ...  »

The Nutcracker
06 Dec

University Theatre, 230 University Ct NW, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 8, 2019

4039772387

$15 to $49

Jeunesse Classic Ballet Society (JCBS) is celebrating the winter season with the beloved classic, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is one of classical dance’s most loved and ...  »

Christmas in the Coulee
06 Dec

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, Century Drive West, East Coulee

December 6, 2019 To December 8, 2019

403-822-2220

$10

There is nearly zero ambient light pollution in our part of the Drumheller Valley, meaning our Christmas lights twinkle against an incredible star-filled sky. A truly unique ...  »

HHAC Christmas Craft Sale and Tea
06 Dec

Harvest Hills Alliance Church, 10099 Harvest Hills Blvd N, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 7, 2019

Free

Annual craft sale and tea room! With over 100 vendors, including several Young Entrepreneurs, you don't want to miss this event. Get your Christmas shopping done and relax ...  »

Granary Road's Christmas Market
06 Dec

Granary Road, 112 Street West, Foothills County

December 6, 2019 To December 22, 2019

4034537623

$0 - $15

Join us at Granary Road’s Christmas Market. Our spectacular permanent vendors will be offering wonderful Christmas merchandise and gifts, perfect for the holiday season. We welcome ...  »

Of Sea and Salt
06 Dec

The Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary

December 6, 2019

7806911691

$28-$40

Join us for an adventure into the ocean with the Sanguine Sirens for an evening of otherworldly entertainment. Performances in acrobatics, silks, chair, aerial hammock, musical theatre ...  »

YMCA presents: Nutcracker (in a nutshell)
06 Dec

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, 11300 Rocky Ridge Road Northwest, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 8, 2019

403-289-5472

$12-$15

Start off the holiday season with this engaging and fun performance for the whole family! This watch-and-play performance takes children through the classical ballet in just 30 minutes. ...  »

Slushii
06 Dec

Knoxville's Tavern Calgary, 840 9 Ave SW, Calgary

December 6, 2019

$30 & up

Julian Scanlan, known professionally as Slushii, is an American musician, DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer based in Los Angeles. HOW MUCH Tickets : $30 & up How to ...  »

An Evening with B.J. Thomas
06 Dec

First Alliance Church Calgary, 12345 40 Street Southeast, Calgary

December 6, 2019

$42.00 - $62.00

Mighty Clouds of Joy! Mr. B.J. Thomas and his Band are coming to Calgary for a special evening of songs, music and stories spanning his remarkable ...  »

Alvin “Youngblood” Hart
06 Dec

Arts Commons, 225 8 Ave SE, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 7, 2019

4032949494

$46.00

A real musician’s musician, the country blues of Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart have been praised by luminaries like Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. With a no barriers ...  »

nvrlnd creative music festival
06 Dec

Nvrlnd., 1048 21 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 8, 2019

$20.00 - $45.00

The first all-Calgary creative music festival features energized tunes, exciting original compositions and stellar bands presented in the cozy confines of nvrlnd. nvrlnd creative music fest features ...  »

Grand Opening Weekend - The Back Alley Nightclub
06 Dec

Back Alley Nightclub, 4630 Macleod Trail South, Calgary

December 6, 2019 To December 7, 2019

$0.00 - $8.00

Grand Opening Weekend . Join Us As History Repeats Itself – 15,000 Square Feet Of Stimulation & A Nightlife Experience Like No Other! HOW MUCH Tickets :$0.00 – $8.00 How to get tickets? ...  »

Naughty... But Nice: Six in the City!
05 Dec

Lunchbox Theatre 160, 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary

December 5, 2019 To December 22, 2019

4032654290

$15 - $35

It’s Six Sensational years in the City for Naughty… but Nice, everyone’s favourite holiday musical for grown-ups! Join us this year for our latest version ...  »

Curling on the Island
05 Dec

St. Patrick's Island, Calgary

December 5, 2019 To March 13, 2020

Free

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 ...  »

AE West Artist Extravaganza Showcase
05 Dec

King Eddy, 438 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 5, 2019

Free

Canada’s Music Incubator and the National Music Centre present the AE West Artist Extravaganza Showcase featuring 11 artists of all genres, each performing two songs. Featuring performances ...  »

The Tenors Wonder of Christmas Tour
05 Dec

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

December 5, 2019

$36 - $282.5 +charges

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?” The Tenors are coming to town. The multi-platinum selling, JUNO Award- winning band today announced their annual North American holiday tour “...  »

Photos with Santa & Cookie Decorating
05 Dec

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

December 5, 2019 To December 8, 2019

4032409113

Minimum $10 donation the Calgary Food Bank

Psst… Santa is Coming to the Market! Visit us, make a minimum $10 donation to the Calgary Food Bank and our professional photographer will snap your photo with ...  »

36 Questions
05 Dec

Humainologie Gallery + Store, 1514 7 Street Southwest, Calgary

December 5, 2019

By Donation

Can the connection between two strangers be accelerated by having them ask each other a specific series of personal questions? In Mandy Len Catron’s Modern Love ...  »

Cole's Notes
05 Dec

Arts Commons, 225 8 Ave SE, Calgary

December 5, 2019

4032949494

$27

Taking a step to the front of the stage, Calgary’s Heather Cole debuts her bright and jazzy vocals, solo for the first time. Cole’s Notes ...  »

Art Attack
05 Dec

Telus Convention Centre, 120 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 5, 2019

403-264-0083

Free

Jammin to the tunes of Dr. Hoo and the Crow Daddies. On the concourse—where the Telus Convention Centre and the Glenbow Museum meet. All welcome. This ...  »

Christmas Glitter Wine Glass Workshop
04 Dec

Pinnvovate DIY Studio, 137 Mahogany Plaza Southeast, Calgary

December 4, 2019

4032789065

$55

Who doesn’t love some glitter!?! Pair that with wine glasses, amusing sayings and you’ve got a super fun night out with your crew! Choose from ...  »

Book & A Brew
04 Dec

Caravel Craft Brewery, 15 Street Northeast, Calgary

December 4, 2019

$35

Get ready to get off your A$$ and into a night of food, brews, book signings, speakers and fun as we CELEBRATE the official book launch of ...  »

Who's in the Hall Wednesdays
04 Dec

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, 169 Canada Olympic Road Southwest, Calgary

December 4, 2019

FREE

Come enjoy a free night at the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at international award-winning 40,000 sq. ft. facility at Canada Olympic Park. Enjoy first Wednesday of ...  »

The Huron Carole featuring Tom Jackson
03 Dec

Bella Concert Hall, 4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest, Calgary

December 3, 2019

$55-$100

Tom Jackson’s smooth baritone will fill the Bella Concert Hall to celebrate the holiday season as he brings The Huron Carole concert series to Calgary in ...  »

Sounds of the Season
03 Dec

Magnolia Banquet Hall, 5075 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary

December 3, 2019

403.571.0849

$25 to $35

In keeping with the CPO’s mission to bring music to audiences outside downtown, this show hits the road for three community performances. These concerts celebrate the ...  »

DIY Christmas Wreath Workshop
03 Dec

Pinnovate, 137 Mahogany Plaza Southeast, Calgary

December 3, 2019

4032789065

$65

Looking for a more modern version of a Christmas wreath?! Look no further. Our friends from Esme Beauty and Floral will be in the studio teaching you ...  »

Trinity Lodge Holiday Market
03 Dec

Trinity Lodge Holiday Market, 1111 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary

December 3, 2019

403-253-7576

No entry fee

Come join us for our Annual Trinity Lodge Holiday Market.. Support our local vendors and complete your Christmas list all in one location.  »

Serena Ryder - The Christmas Kisses Tour
02 Dec

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

December 2, 2019

$32.5 - $65.5 +charges

In late 2018, Rolling Stone named Ryder’s critically acclaimed Christmas record, “Christmas Kisses” as the Number 5 Best New Christmas Album of the year. Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder ...  »

Light Up The Square - East Village
01 Dec

5th Street Square, 712 5 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

December 1, 2019

Free

Meet up with your neighbours on December 1st for the annual community tree lighting at 5th Street Square! Chat or sing carols with your EV friends as ...  »

Winter Magic
01 Dec

Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

December 1, 2019

Free

Live entertainment, carollers, children’s crafts, cookie decorating, ice carving, street performers and much more, including the mustard seed toy drive!  »

Rich the Kid
01 Dec

The Palace Theatre, 219 - 8th Ave SW, Calgary

December 1, 2019

$55.93 - $67.58 +charges

Dimitri Roger, known professionally as Rich the Kid, is an American rapper and songwriter. Currently signed to Interscope Records, he released his debut album, The World Is ...  »

Wildflower Art Salon & Sale
01 Dec

Wildflower Arts Centre, 3363 Spruce Drive Southwest, Calgary

December 1, 2019

403 249-3773

free

Visitors will get a chance to chat with the talented people who work at the Wildflower Arts Centre and shop for one of a kind artwork directly ...  »

Christmas Canning
01 Dec

South Health Campus Wellness Kitchen, 4448 Front Street Southeast, Calgary

December 1, 2019

4038895244

$75

Planning to make homemade foodie gifts this year? Learn how to preserve the taste of summer in this canning and preserving class. You’ll prepare a selection ...  »

Tigerstedt Flea - Holiday Village
01 Dec

Crescent Heights Community Hall, 1101 2 St NW, Calgary

December 1, 2019

0.00

There will be local charities and businesses ranging from skincare to stationary, baked goods, and vintage clothing, and much more! We're a family-friendly and we'll also have ...  »

Calgary Carol Festival
30 Nov

Knox United Church, 506 4 Street Southwest, Calgary

November 30, 2019 To December 2, 2019

By Donation/Non-perishable food ITEMS

Knox United Church is delighted to present the annual Calgary Carol Festival. Join us for four nights of Carol singing from Calgary’s best choirs. The event ...  »

Christmas in Kensington
30 Nov

Kensington, Calgary

November 30, 2019 To December 22, 2019

Free

Join Kensington in celebrating this magical time of year for a variety of free, family-fun activities in the neighbourhood. The free Horse and Wagon rides will be ...  »

Avenida Soup Showdown
30 Nov

Avenida Food Hall and Fresh Market, Lake Fraser Drive Southeast, Calgary

November 30, 2019 To December 1, 2019

Free with donation

Visit Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market on November 30 & December 1 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to take part in our first ever Soup Showdown! Six of ...  »

The Nutcracker (in a Nutshell)
30 Nov

Evergreen Community SPACES, 8 Avenue Northeast, Calgary

November 30, 2019 To December 1, 2019

403-651-4611

$15

Nutcracker (in a Nutshell) takes children through the classic ballet The Nutcracker in just 30 minutes. Set to Tchaikovsky's music, The Nutcracker Prince, Rat King, Snow Queen, Sugar ...  »

The Gifts of the Magi
30 Nov

McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca Street Southeast, Calgary

November 30, 2019 To December 1, 2019

$12 to $17

A heartwarming Christmas musical from the stories of O.Henry. The story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of ...  »

Junior Claus
29 Nov

Vertigo Theatre, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

November 29, 2019 To December 23, 2019

$22 to $27

Junior Claus is the only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Like many teenagers, Junior is reluctant to take over the family business. Unsure of himself, Junior ...  »

Make It! Show
29 Nov

Northland Village, 5111 Northland Dr NW, Calgary

November 29, 2019 To December 1, 2019

$3 to $6

More than 130 of Canada's top artists, makers, and crafters will be rockin' Deerfoot City With everything from clothing, art, and home decor to gourmet goodies, baby and ...  »

The Fellowship of the Swing: A Fairytale Panto!
29 Nov

Rotary Performing Arts Centre, 3 Elma Street East Okotoks

November 29, 2019 To December 8, 2019

$10 to $17

Celebrate the holidays with Goodger-Pink Productions! Goodger-Pink Family Theatre Proudly Presents: The Fellowship of the Swing. Fairytale Family Friendly Theatre At Its Finest! ​ With Rumplestiltskin attempting to ...  »

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