75+ Things to Do in Calgary in December

Events in Calgary from December 20 to 31

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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. ...  »

25 Oct

TELUS Spark , 220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary

October 25, 2019 To March 1, 2020

4038176800

$19 - $26

See the world’s most spectacular animals like never before! Travel on an anatomical safari exploring a variety of animals from goats to giraffes and octopuses to ...  »

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. ...  »

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. ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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, ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

21 Nov

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

November 21, 2019 To March 15, 2020

Free

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 ...  »

22 Nov

Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary

November 22, 2019 To January 4, 2020

$14.95 to $19.95

Calgary’s brightest holiday tradition is back for its 23rd year and is sure to be the most glow-tastic one yet. We’ll be glowing for seven ...  »

22 Nov

StoryBook Theatre, 375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary

November 22, 2019 To January 4, 2020

$26 to $31

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that ...  »

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 ...  »

22 Nov

Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh, AB

November 22, 2019 To December 29, 2019

866-440-3500

$128/set of 2 tickets & up

Journey to the North Pole! ​Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to delight in their journey to the North Pole, complete ...  »

23 Nov

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

November 23, 2019 To December 22, 2019

$5.70 - $11

Once Upon A Christmas is the perfect way to get into the true spirit of the holidays! Enjoy a scenic horse-drawn wagon ride around the Park, take ...  »

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, ...  »

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 ...  »

25 Nov

Proof Cocktail Bar, 1302 1 St SW, Calgary

November 25, 2019 To December 24, 2019

403 246 2414

Free

Opening their doors on November 25th to the Christmas lovers of Calgary, our elves will be serving merriment, Christmas themed cocktails and food in an over the ...  »

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 ...  »

28 Nov

Max Bell Theatre, 240 9 Ave SE, Calgary

November 28, 2019 To December 28, 2019

403-294-7447

$35.00 - $160 + charges

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 ...  »

28 Nov

Nutrien Centre at Stampede Grounds, 1410 Olympic Way Southeast, Calgary

November 28, 2019 To January 5, 2020

$14.99 & up

Calgarians are getting their first look at a new holiday experience, unlike any other, arriving at the Stampede Grounds this December. Noel Christmas Light Park & Market ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

30 Nov

14 St NW & 24 Ave NW, Calgary

November 30, 2019 To January 8, 2020

Free

The Festival of Lights is the largest FREE drive-by Christmas Lights showcase in Calgary. It’s comprised of over 500,000 bulbs on 16,000 strings along 14 th St NW. Designed ...  »

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 ...  »

01 Dec

Nose Creek Park, 1701 Main Street South, Airdrie

December 1, 2019 To December 31, 2019

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 ...  »

04 Dec

Shelter Cocktail Bar, 1210 1 St SW, Calgary

December 4, 2019 To December 29, 2019

4032337730

Free

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

05 Dec

St. Patrick's Island, Calgary

December 5, 2019 To March 31, 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 ...  »

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.  »

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 ...  »

07 Dec

The Blackboard Gallery, 1721 29th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 7, 2019 To January 25, 2020

4033055341

Free

Corinne Cowell integrates photography with acrylic paint to express thought-provoking stories that remind us of the prairie hardships and triumphs of the past. Her emotive paintings speak ...  »

08 Dec

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

December 8, 2019 To January 5, 2020

403.974.4200

FREE

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

20 Dec

Loose Moose Theatre Company, 1235 26th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

December 20, 2019 To December 21, 2019

403-265-5682

$20 to $25

For those that prefer their holiday treats not too sweet, and enjoy their entertainment slightly twisted, a wee bit cynical, and a whole lot of fun!  »

20 Dec

Canmore Cave Tours, 129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Unit 202, Canmore

December 20, 2019 To December 23, 2019

(403) 678-8819)

$149

Spirit in the Mountain is an opportunity for us to bring visitors and community members together for a celebration of the winter holiday season with music (and ...  »

20 Dec

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

December 20, 2019 To December 24, 2019

403-245-4549

$45.45 - $148.45+ charges

Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest renderings and celebrated as a delightfully traditional depiction, Edmund Stripe’s The Nutcracker celebrates its 10th anniversary this season. Opulent ...  »

20 Dec

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

December 20, 2019

Free RSVP - valid till 1030pm; subject to capacity

Vinai is an EDM production and Italian DJ duo, formed in 2011 consisting of brothers Alessandro Vinai and Andrea Vinai.  »

20 Dec

Gym, 511 Silvergrove Drive Northwest, Calgary

December 20, 2019

403-477-7113

$70.00

Need time to finish holiday shopping or to wrap presents? Need some time to yourself? Leave your children in the care of lisenced, first aid trained professionals ...  »

21 Dec

Christ Church, 3602 8th Street Southwest, Calgary

December 21, 2019

$50 to $60

A full performance of Handel’s beloved Messiah returns to EMV after last year’s sell-out. With guest soloists and an elite 16-voice choir made up of ...  »

21 Dec

Knox United Church, 506 4th Street Southwest, Calgary

December 21, 2019

403.685.1132

$25 to $30

The glow of candles warms the heart as the angelic sound of children's voices uplift the spirit. Cantaré Children's Choir presents its most cherished concert of the ...  »

21 Dec

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 21, 2019

403-800-3326

$15-$25

New West Symphony and Chorus – Christmas With New West. Whether it’s through the timeless classics or new seasonal favourites, experience the magic of Christmas through beautiful ...  »

21 Dec

Lolita's Lounge, 1413 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 21, 2019

$54.00 - $54.00

Carly’s Angels is a female impersonation show with the perfect combination of lively music, shiny costumes and brassy humour. The popularity over the years is overwhelming… ...  »

21 Dec

Morpheus Theatre, 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary

December 21, 2019

$15

Mandy LOVES the holidays. Come join her and the band as they celebrate the season, Music with Mandy style. That means lots of singing, dancing and playing! ...  »

21 Dec

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

December 21, 2019

$20 & up

Ian Slider aka Space Laces is an electronic dance music producer who enjoys dabbling in many different genres such as dubstep, electro, house, trance, and drum ‘n’ ...  »

21 Dec

The Hifi Club, 219 10 Ave SW, Calgary

December 21, 2019

$15.00 - $20.00

Duustycloud brings his Skyfall tour to YYC Saturday, December 21st alongside Colorvision & Orchid.  »

21 Dec

Lounge XVIII, 1005 17 Ave SW, Calgary

December 21, 2019

(403) 454-7143

Free Admission

🎉 We’re turning three this month and Belvedere Vodka is helping us celebrate! On December 21st Lounge Eighteen will be dressed up all pretty thanks to our ...  »

21 Dec

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1 Street Southwest, Calgary

December 21, 2019

$46.17 - $55.60

On December 21st, 2019 Orisomi (aka Brian Quaye), will be giving a live concert with a full band exploring contemporary world music. The concert features music from early 20...  »

21 Dec

SunnyCider, 3300 14 Avenue Northeast #Unit 1, Calgary, AB T2A 6J4

December 21, 2019 To December 22, 2019

$20.00

Come help us celebrate the longest night of the year with an evening of dancing, music, friends and the 2019 edition of our Solstice Cider.  »

21 Dec

Dog & Duck Public House,5340 2 Street Southwest, Calgary

December 21, 2019

$20.00

A great day to get together with FRIENDS & FAMILY while laughing as 10 Stand Up COMICS create some “SILLY LAUGHS GALORE” Everyone receives FUNNYFEST COMEDY “GIFT Certificate”! ...  »

22 Dec

River Park Church, 3818 14A Street SW, Calgary

December 22, 2019

403-239-8545

$27.88 - $36.97

The Calgary Jazz Orchestra presents “A Perfectly Frank Christmas” for all ages to enjoy. Enjoy the music of holiday favourites and songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. ...  »

22 Dec

Knox United Church, 506 4 Street Southwest, Calgary

December 22, 2019

403-208-6094

$30; Children 15 and under FREE

Early Music Voices: VoiceScapes Sing Along Messiah The Calgary tradition lives on. Auditioned young soloists along with VoiceScapes and friends will sing the arias. And you, the ...  »

22 Dec

Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal Circle Southwest, Calgary

December 22, 2019 To December 23, 2019

$17.50 to $50.00

The Heebee-jeebees are Calgary's favourite non-traditional Christmas tradition. After two sold-out 25th Anniversary shows, these hometown harmonizers return to the Bella Concert Hall to celebrate their auspicious 26...  »

22 Dec

Olympic Oval, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary

December 22, 2019

$2

Come on down to the Christmas Skate at the Olympic Oval and enjoy an afternoon of skating on on the Fastest Ice in the World™ – Special guest ...  »

22 Dec

Commonwealth Bar & Stage, 731 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 22, 2019

Free

PhaseOne is an Australian producer that is currently signed to Disciple. He has spanned across multiple genres in his career, including dubstep, drum & bass and metal. ...  »

22 Dec

Dalhousie Community Center, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary

December 22, 2019

403-969-2176

Free

This FREE Family Friendly event is held in Calgary at the Dalhousie Community Center. Kids games & crafts Free coffee & continental brunch Christmas Carols & Kids Production  »

22 Dec

King Eddy, 438 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

December 22, 2019

4032128163

$12 - $15

Bring the whole family to enjoy the music of the holiday season, incliduding Charlie Brown’s Christmas, The Nutcracker and other Christmas favourites. Claire Butler – piano, Stefano ...  »

22 Dec

Poolside by Hotel Arts,119 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

December 22, 2019

Free

Dust off your ugly Christmas sweater and swim trunks for a fun evening.Join Tim Tamashiro for “Timmy’s Happy Christmas” – a trip back in time when ...  »

22 Dec

Hearts Choices Cafe Market, 4127 6 Street Northeast, Calgary

December 22, 2019

$28.95 - $28.95

On Sunday December 22nd, Hearts Choices will be hosting a plated, traditional style Christmas dinner at Hearts Choices Cafe Market.. Grab your tickets in store or online ...  »

23 Dec

Calgary City Hall Atrium, Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary

December 23, 2019

Free

With sharing and gifts of warm clothing for those in need, Calgary’s Jewish community invites the public to join us as we celebrate the Annual Community ...  »

23 Dec

Arts Commons, 225 8 Ave SE, Calgary

December 23, 2019

4032949494

$15

This family variety show combines top-notch music, hilarious sketch comedy, and moving drama—all celebrating the spirit of Christmas. Prepare to laugh at the antics of our ...  »

24 Dec

Horsin Around, 3729 146 Ave SW, Calgary

December 24, 2019 To December 29, 2019

$15 to $20

Roundup the whole family for horse-drawn sleigh rides this holiday season at Horsin around. Horsin around will be offering a 30 Minute Sleigh Ride with complimentary Hot Chocolate ...  »

26 Dec

Various Arenas, Calgary

December 26, 2019

311

Free

Free Public Skating at select City arenas from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Bring your own skates & helmets to participate.  »

26 Dec

Lougheed House, 707 - 13 Ave SW, Calgary

December 26, 2019 To December 30, 2019

$49.95 – $54.95 per person

A certain someone is up to his old tricks again. Sort out the mayhem this holiday season, or end up on the naughty list too. Lougheed House ...  »

26 Dec

17th Avenue, 17th Avenue Southwest & 8th Street Southwest, Calgary

December 26, 2019 To December 31, 2019

0

Now that our bellies are filled with delicious holiday goodies, with a smile permanently glued to our face, it is time to shop for the rest of ...  »

27 Dec

Gasoline Alley Museum, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary

December 27, 2019 To January 5, 2020

403-268-8500

General Admission

Enjoy the fun of winter, minus the boots, parka, mittens and toque at Heritage Park’s Winter CARnival. Come inside to Gasoline Alley museum for some winter ...  »

27 Dec

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

December 27, 2019

$49 - $59+charges

Honeymoon Suite Johnnie Dee and Derry Grehan, the principal and founding members of Honeymoon Suite, met when introduced by manager Stephen Prendergast in 1982. Deciding to work together, ...  »

27 Dec

Knoxville's Tavern, 840 9 Ave SW, Calgary

December 27, 2019

Free RSVP - valid till 1030pm

Marshmello Tribute Night.  »

27 Dec

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

December 27, 2019 To December 29, 2019

$69.50 & up

WE WILL ROCK YOU features Queen’s biggest hit songs including: We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer ...  »

28 Dec

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

December 28, 2019

$48.45 - $120+charges

Two of the famous comedians in the philippines will take the stage in a concert tour in canada. Wally Manalo and Jose Bayola are from the tv ...  »

28 Dec

Romero Distilling Co., 688 Heritage Drive Southeast, Calgary

December 28, 2019

$20.00

19th Annual FunnyFest COMEDY SERIES. Enjoy Premier Craft Rum while laughing with 3 Stand Up COMICS as they create some “Yule Tide Mayhem” * STEVE TADDEI – His comedy covers ...  »

29 Dec

Blanco Cantina, 723 17 Ave SW, Calgary

December 29, 2019

$20.00 - $20.00

Blanco Cantina presents:El Grande Drag Brunch: Holiday Edition! The ultimate Sunday Funday includes mimosas, hangover brunch, cheap tequila… and a fabulous show put on by some ...  »

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