75+ Things to Do in Calgary in December

Events in Calgary from December 9 to 19

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Calgary Nativity Pageant
19 Dec

Lower Boat Parking Area Outside Heritage Park, Calgary

December 19, 2019 To December 24, 2019

Free

A traditional Christmas Nativity pageant with live actors, live animals, outdoor lighting and sound. Made possible each year through the help of over 300 volunteers and the support ...  »

Live Jazz at Hotel Blackfoot
19 Dec

Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary

December 19, 2019

4032522253

0

Catch some live jazz, enjoy a cocktail and unwind with colleagues or friends on Thursday evenings at Hotel Blackfoot’s trendy Lobby Lounge. No cover, full menu. ...  »

A Christmas Carol
19 Dec

Lougheed House, 707 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 19, 2019 To December 21, 2019

$25 to $35

Every Christmas, Calgary writer/storyteller/musician Steven Méthot gives an intimate and unforgettable performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! With only 60 people per performance, A ...  »

Sounds of the Season
18 Dec

Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 15th Ave SW, Calgary

December 18, 2019 To December 19, 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. Celebrate the sounds of ...  »

Murder Mystery Dinner: Cut-Throat Christmas
18 Dec

Fort Calgary, 750 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 18, 2019

4032901875

$85.00

Murder Mystery Dinners at Fort Calgary are an interactive evening featuring fabulous food and entertainment that will have you laughing all night long. You’ll interact with ...  »

Christmas Table Centerpiece Workshop
18 Dec

Caravel Craft Brewery, 10221 15 Street Northeast,Calgary

December 18, 2019

403-690-3770

$55.00

Join us for a festive evening and learn how to create your own Christmas table centerpiece with local floral designer Larissa Klimanova. We provide natural foliage & ...  »

One Big JAM : Holiday REMIX
18 Dec

The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 18, 2019

$10.00 - $20.00

Curated Chaos at its Finest One Big JAM is returning to The Palace Theatre for a one-of-a-kind experience unique to our incredible arts scene in Calgary. We ...  »

$5 Laser Tag Games at Laser City
18 Dec

Laser City , #125 572 Aero Drive NE, Calgary

December 18, 2019 To January 5, 2020

403-744-4121

$5

Our gift to you this year is $5 games from December 18th to January 5th! Drop-Ins are welcome – we’ll put you in the next available game with ...  »

Beginner-Level Belly Dance Class
16 Dec

Dance With France Studio, 8408 Elbow Dr SW, Calgary

December 16, 2019

4035406305

$25

Join Alisse from Jumping Camel Belly Dance for this extra-long class in December! This class will start from the basics and by the end you will be ...  »

Hark the Glad Sound
15 Dec

Knox United Church, 506 4 Street Southwest, Calgary

December 15, 2019

$25 to $40

A Calgary Christmas Tradition featuring Dolce, Viva and Brava choristers at Knox United Church. A selection of festive music and traditional Christmas songs will be presented. A ...  »

Holiday Wrapping Parties
15 Dec

East Village Experience Centre, 553 Riverfront Ave SE, Calgary

December 15, 2019

Free

Are you that person who wraps all their gifts the night before Christmas? Don’t put yourself through wrapping panic again this year! Make it fun – and ...  »

Led Zepagain - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
15 Dec

Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

December 15, 2019

$39.5 - $59.5+charges

Led Zepagain is an American hard rock tribute band formed in Ventura, California. The current band consists of vocalist/harmonica player Swan Montgomery, Guitar/ Mandolin Anthony David, ...  »

Avenida Food Hall Turns One!
15 Dec

Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market,12445 Lake Fraser Drive Southeast, Calgary

December 15, 2019

Free to attend

Celebrate turning ONE with Avenida Food Hall and TASTE the market with our Travel Avenida initiative. Buy a map and vouchers online or at the food hall ...  »

Cirque du Flip Presents Resolutions
15 Dec

Flip Arts, Bay 3, 4500 5 St NE, Calgary

December 15, 2019

4032652656

$10 - $15

Resolutions follows the story of three group as they navigate their relationships through the seasons. This Cirque du Flip original production tells the story through circus arts ...  »

Ceilis Vegan Christmas Dinner!
15 Dec

Ceili's, 933 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 15, 2019

$35.00

Join us for a Vegan Christmas Dinner. After the incredible feedback from the Vegan Thanksgiving we have decided we will be doing a Vegan Christmas! HOW MUCH ...  »

Christmas at the Hive
14 Dec

December 14, 2019

(403)995-0830

Free

This event is a family fundraiser for the Foothills Country Hospice and involves activities outdoors and in for the whole family. Making beeswax snow candles and honey ...  »

Gloria! Celebrating the Season Together
14 Dec

River Park Church, 3818 14a St SW, Calgary

December 14, 2019

$10 - $15

Calgary Multicultural Choir presents Gloria! Join the Calgary Multicultural Choir on December 14, 2019 at our Christmas season celebration “Gloria! Celebrating the Season Together”. Our program includes a range ...  »

Sounds of the Season
14 Dec

Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal Circle Southwest, Calgary

December 14, 2019

$10-$30

Celebrating the festive season in song, the MRU Conservatory ensembles, including the Calgary Youth Orchestra, Mount Royal Kantorei, Artio, and Zhi-Yin choirs take the Bella stage at ...  »

Paint with Alpacas
14 Dec

Color Me Mine Cafe Kensington, 334 14th Street Northwest, Calgary

December 14, 2019

403-249-4386

$15

FLEECE Navidad Experience the Wonder of cuddling with Alpacas and Painting Pottery An event to delight you, your family and friends All ages welcome Hurry, we are ...  »

Let it SHOW
14 Dec

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Theatre, 12 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 14, 2019 To December 15, 2019

$25.50 - $30

The SHOW proudly presents the fourth annual Let It SHOW! Let It SHOW is Calgary’s new must-do holiday tradition. It brings the seasonal magic, touches the ...  »

The Winter's Night
14 Dec

Hope Lutheran, 3527 Boulton Road Northwest, Calgary

December 14, 2019

4034376484

$20

Vocal Latitudes presents The Winter’s Night, a world music 50 voiced community choir raised in joyful song at their annual winter concert. You’ll hear everything from ...  »

HOLIDAY RADIO PLAY | GROUP CHAT
14 Dec

The Rose Room, 922 9 Ave SE, Calgary

December 14, 2019

5878932744

$12-$15

ACT 1: HOLIDAY RADIO PLAY: IT’S AN OKAY LIFE, CONSIDERING Watch someone’s life transformed this holiday season! This unique show takes its cue from the radio ...  »

Breakfast with Santa
14 Dec

Lougheed House, 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary

December 14, 2019 To December 15, 2019

$45 to $175

Give your child an intimate and unforgettable morning with Santa Claus in our seasonally decorated Victorian mansion that, at this time of year, looks just like Santa’...  »

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL with Dave McCann
14 Dec

Gallery House Concerts Society, Nottingham Road Northwest, Calgary

December 14, 2019

403 988-3106

$25

Get into the music! Hand-Built Songs Straight from the wind-torn hills of the great Northern Plains “Steve Earle, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt forced me to ...  »

Christmas Concert "Love Came Down"
14 Dec

First Baptist Church, 1301 4th Street Southwest, Calgary

December 14, 2019

Free

First Baptist Church invites you to join us for our annual Christmas Concert, “Love Came Down”. You will enjoy performances by our vocal and handbell choirs, pipe ...  »

Kim Andre Arnesen: Magnificat
14 Dec

Lutheran Church of the Cross, 10620 Elbow Drive Southwest, Calgary

December 14, 2019

$20

In a special Christmas performance, Cantare and Cantando celebrate an evening of music by candlelight where we bring Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen’s Magnificat to life ...  »

Last Minute Holiday Market
13 Dec

Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary

December 13, 2019 To December 14, 2019

$4

We will be hosting 70 amazing handmade makers and curators, to help with your gift lists, having live entertainment to get you in the spirit, and yummy eats ...  »

Dave Kelly Live Christmas Special
13 Dec

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

December 13, 2019 To December 14, 2019

(403)261-3808

$22.00 - $78.00

Join us for another Christmas edition of Dave Kelly Live, Calgary’s talk variety show. Featuring special guests, surprise appearances, and the best in Canadian talent, stories, ...  »

Date Night: Cooking & Yoga
13 Dec

YW Calgary Hub Facility, 1715 17 Ave SE, Calgary

December 13, 2019

4038895244

$110

Looking for a way to shake up your Friday date night? Join us for this physical activity and food pair up! Pairs/couples yoga with Yoga by ...  »

Wandering Stars- Christmas Theatre Production
13 Dec

Foothills Alliance Church, 333 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary

December 13, 2019 To December 15, 2019

4032419777

Free

Wandering Stars is an original Foothills theatrical production that brings to life the Magi’s journey to meet the infant Messiah through music and drama. Viewed from ...  »

The Festival Hall Festivus for All!
13 Dec

Festival Hall, 1215 10th Avenue Southeast, Inglewood

December 13, 2019

403-836-2629

$10 - $20

Firestarter Community Productions presents The Festival Hall Festivus for All! A night to come down to Calgary’s Inglewood community and one of the city’s most ...  »

YMCA presents: Nutcracker (in a nutshell)
13 Dec

Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton, 4995 Market Street Southeast, Calgary

December 13, 2019 To December 15, 2019

403-289-5472

$12 to $15

YMCA Presents is thrilled to welcome back our partner, BachTots and the production: The Nutcracker (in a nutshell). Start off the holiday season with this engaging and ...  »

Shaun Frank
13 Dec

Knoxville's Tavern, 840 9 Ave SW, Calgary

December 13, 2019

Free RSVP - valid till 1030pm; subject to capacity

Shaun Frank is a Canadian DJ, singer-songwriter and record producer. He was a part of the band Crowned King and later left that to join Envy. He ...  »

Healthy Holiday Survival Guide
12 Dec

The Tastemarket by SAIT, 444 7 Ave SW, Calgary

December 12, 2019

5873539900

$15 plus tax

Healthy Holiday Survival Guide: 10 Simple Tips to Avoid the Festive Flab come January Tis the season to keep your health in check! Introducing FRESH! Wellness Group’s ...  »

The Nutcracker: A New Adventure
12 Dec

West Village Theatre, 2007 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 12, 2019 To December 21, 2019

$15 to $20

In this brand new adaptation of the holiday classic, Aurora Drosselmeyer and her kid siblings Dyllan and Aubrey are magically transported into the enchanted realm of the ...  »

Free Axe Throwing at BATL
11 Dec

BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League, 2151 32 St NE, Calgary

December 11, 2019

5877477606

Free

Take some stress off this holiday season one bullseye at a time. Join us Wednesday, December 11 to throw for free anytime between 6 – 10 pm at every BATL Calgary! ...  »

Grinch Tree Workshop
11 Dec

Pinnovate DIY Studio, 137 Mahogany Plaza Southeast, Calgary

December 11, 2019

4032789065

$65

Our Grinch Tree workshops were so much fun last year we had to do them again!! Join Esme Beauty and Floral for a fun filled night creating ...  »

Paul Brandt’s Country Christmas
11 Dec

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 11, 2019 To December 12, 2019

403.571.0849

$50 to $90

Paul Brandt continues to make an indelible mark on country music in Canada and beyond, and now the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history is ...  »

A Very Local Holiday
11 Dec

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association,1320 5th Avenue Northwest, Calgary

December 11, 2019

4032830554 ext 248

Free

Find us inside at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association. We will have 40 vendors, including your weekly regulars, summer favourites, and even some hyper-local vendors right from your ...  »

VMediSpa's Christmas Holiday Bazaar
11 Dec

VMediSpa, Suite 100, 1919 Sirocco Drive Southwest, Calgary

December 11, 2019

4032420484

Free

VMediSpa is excited to host our first-ever Christmas market and AARCS Charity Fundraiser this holiday season! Join us as we transform our Spa into a Magical Winter ...  »

Suessical
10 Dec

Central Memorial High School Theatre, 5111 – 21st Street SW, Calgary

December 10, 2019 To December 15, 2019

403-978-6398

$15-$20

Central Memorial High School proudly presents Suessical – the Centre for Performing & Visual Arts (PVA) Fall Play Production. Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza with our ...  »

Downtown Christmas Market
10 Dec

Gulf Canada Square, 401 9 Ave SW, Calgary

December 10, 2019

403-203-9243

FREE

Are you looking for a truly unique and special item or gift basket for either that family member, friend, co-worker or client then this Market is for ...  »

Christmas Gnome Workshop
10 Dec

Caravel Craft Brewery, #12,10221 15 St NE, Calgary

December 10, 2019

403-690-3770

$55.00

Holidays guard “Christmas Gnome” we will create at our class with floral designer Larissa Klimanova (Greenviron Ltd) Gnomes are best known for guarding Earthy treasures and are ...  »

Hockey Dad
10 Dec

The Gateway (SAIT), 1301 - 16 Ave NW - Campus Centre, Calgary

December 10, 2019

$17.5+charges

Hockey Dad is an Australian surf rock band from Windang, New South Wales, Australia. The band consists of two members, Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson, and has ...  »

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 ...  »

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.  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

Story time with Santa
29 Nov

Deerfoot City - The Food Lodge, 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

November 29, 2019 To December 20, 2019

4032747024

Free

Join us for a special series of our Story Time & Crafts program for kids hosted in partnership with Calgary Public Library with special guest, Santa himself! Cozy ...  »

Holiday Fun for Everyone at Marlborough Mall!
29 Nov

Marlborough Mall, 433 Marlborough Way Northeast, Calgary

November 29, 2019 To December 28, 2019

403-272-9233

Free to attend

Visit Marlborough Mall this December for a variety of festive activities to get you into the holiday spirit. Santa will be visiting the mall on weekends from ...  »

17th Ave Wish List 2019
29 Nov

17th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

November 29, 2019 To December 25, 2019

N/A

The holiday season is officially upon us, Get ready for the giving season with 17th Ave Holiday Wish List! Whether you’re looking for a special gift ...  »

Fireside Movie Series
28 Nov

Deerfoot City - The Food Lodge, 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

November 28, 2019 To December 19, 2019

4032747024

Free

Cozy up and gather around the fireplace inside the Food Lodge every Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Nov 28-Dec 19, for a Holiday Movie Series with complimentary treats provided ...  »

Christmas in the Country Art Sale
26 Nov

Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St W, Millarville

November 26, 2019 To December 21, 2019

4039313633

Free

Christmas in the Country 2019 has been extended through December 21, 2019! Over 2500 pieces of fine craft and unframed artworks by local artists fill the museum and galleries of the ...  »

I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas
23 Nov

Stage West Theatre Restaurants, 727 42 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

November 23, 2019 To December 24, 2019

$36 to $45 + charges

Join Stage West for the children’s version of dinner theatre. For starters, Stage West displays an incredible “kids buffet” complete with all the favourites … hot dogs, ...  »

Last Christmas
23 Nov

Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary

November 23, 2019 To December 21, 2019

403-265-4292 x 0

$25

“Anyone who fights can go sit in their room for the rest of the day. Clear?” Last Christmas, Jake’s wife Marge was still alive and every ...  »

Calgary Night Market Holiday Markets
22 Nov

Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

November 22, 2019 To December 20, 2019

Free event

Holiday Night Markets are happening once again at Eau Claire Market every friday nights in November. Shop to over 40+ handmade vendors and local businesses. We will have ...  »

Lougheed House Christmas
20 Nov

Lougheed House, 707 - 13 Ave SW, Calgary

November 20, 2019 To January 5, 2020

Varies

Family Christmas in a Victorian mansion! Enjoy 14,000 square feet of 20 rooms and nooks, 11 fireplaces, 30 stained glass windows, turrets, bannisters, stair cases, hardwood floors and decorative high ceilings, ...  »

Photos with Santa
20 Nov

Deerfoot City - The Food Lodge, 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

November 20, 2019 To December 24, 2019

4032747024

$20-45+charges

Capture your perfect moment with Santa Wednesdays-Sundays from November 20 to December 24. Our timeless display features a backdrop of glowing trees offering beautiful keepsake photos. Santa will be ...  »

Gift Wrap
20 Nov

Deerfoot City - The Food Lodge, 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

November 20, 2019 To December 24, 2019

4032747024

By donation

Visit the Guest Services Kiosk inside The Food Lodge for all of your gift wrap needs this Holiday season. Offered until December 24 by donation to The Calgary ...  »

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
19 Nov

Martha Cohen Theatre, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary

November 19, 2019 To December 29, 2019

403-294-7475

$20.00 - $80.00

The thrilling, well-known tale takes four children from a dusty English mansion to a mythical, far-away world gripped in an epic battle between the forces of good ...  »

Mamma Mia!
15 Nov

Stage West Theatre Restaurants, 727 42 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

November 15, 2019 To February 9, 2020

$75.60 to $177.45

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island ...  »

Calgary Christmas Market
14 Nov

Calgary Farmers Market, 510 77th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

November 14, 2019 To December 22, 2019

403-240-9113

FREE

We’re continuing our holiday tradition and transforming into the premiere destination to find everything for on the table and under the tree this upcoming holiday season. ...  »

Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse
09 Nov

Vertigo Theatre, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

November 9, 2019 To December 14, 2019

$25 to $67+ charges

Sherlock Holmes is summoned to his childhood home to investigate the mysterious death of his favorite Uncle, and to uncover the truth about an ancient family curse. ...  »

The Butter Dish
09 Nov

Alberta Craft Gallery, 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary

November 9, 2019 To December 14, 2019

5873910129

Free

Dawn Deterando (Red Deer) uses her ceramics expertise to curate a diverse selection of 20+ butter dishes from all around Alberta. This exhibition will demonstrate the variety of ...  »

Parent & Child Culinary Program
07 Nov

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

November 7, 2019 To December 12, 2019

4038895244

$330

A 6-week cooking series for children to practice food skills and improve food literacy alongside their parents. You and your child will gain hands-on experience making healthy ...  »

A Christmas Story
01 Nov

Rosebud Theatre, Martin Avenue, Rosebud

November 1, 2019 To December 22, 2019

$54-84

Christmas is coming and little Ralphie really wants a BB gun. His “Old Man” wins a tacky leg lamp that his Mom is none too happy about. ...  »

Old Time Rock & Roll - Dinner Theatre
23 Oct

Jubilations Dinner Theatre - Calgary, 1002 37th Street Southwest, Calgary

October 23, 2019 To January 11, 2020

$40.90 & up

Just take those old records off the shelf. That’s what Kevin Stevens is doing. You see, Mr. and Mrs. Stevens are finally selling the family home. ...  »

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