Things to Do in Calgary in January

Things to Do in Calgary in January: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Calgary during January 2021.


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  2. Events in January

Anytime (some pending snowfall) Activities

Outdoor Winter Activities in and Around Calgary for Kids & Adults

Outdoor Winter Activities in and Around Calgary for Kids & Adults

There’s so much to do in and around Calgary during winter. From downhill skiing to finding the best viewpoints of the city, you’re sure to find something to do this winter in Calgary. Make the most of it with these outdoor activities during these short sunny days of winter ...
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15 Places to Go On a Winter Walk in Calgary

15 Places to Go On a Winter Walk in Calgary

Calgary is home to some of the largest urban parks in all of Canada. Even the winter weather can’t stop Calgarians from enjoying the beautiful nature of their city. Here are some of the best places to enjoy a walk in the snow ...
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25 Provincial Parks to Visit in Alberta during Winter

25 Provincial Parks to Visit in Alberta during Winter

Never mind heading south. Who needs a tropical vacation when you live in a winter paradise? Don’t miss your chance to explore some of Alberta’s parks this winter. Always check with the park or campground in advance to see what services are available, apply for fishing and backcountry camping licences, ...
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Events in January

My Name Is Not Tree
30 Jan

Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St W, Millarville

January 30, 2021 To March 6, 2021



  Alberta artist Penny Corradine’s art continually evolves, influenced by the natural world. Nature has always been at the heart of her attempts to share through ...  »

28 Jan

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South, Southland Dr SE, Calgary

January 28, 2021 To January 30, 2021

Starting at $50 per person

ABBA ARRIVAL & DREAMS Fleetwood Mac – The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA & Fleetwood Mac – A Double-Bill Concert – The Only Approved Concerts in Alberta! This Safe Concert is ...  »

24 Jan

Calgary Zoo, Calgary

January 24, 2021

$25 to $45

Catch the morning light and the animals at their finest. Shutterbugs (ages 16+) will have EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the CANADIAN WILDS from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to ...  »

Burns Night
23 Jan


January 23, 2021


The RSCDS Calgary Branch is hosting a free Virtual Burns Night on Saturday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm MST! Everyone is welcome including our members as well as ...  »

Dumangin Whisky with Gilles Dumangin
23 Jan

Online; Pick up at Kensington Wine Market

January 23, 2021


Gilles Dumangin is best known for his fabulous Champagnes and his award-winning Ratafia Champenois (a fortified wine). We're are thrilled to have Gilles join us live from ...  »

Glenfarclas Distillery Online Class
23 Jan

Online; Kits from Willow Park Wines & Spirits

January 23, 2021


Join Willow Park Trusted Expert Darryl Corbett for an exciting exploration of Glenfarclas Whisky! Glenfarclas, which is owned and operated by the Grant Family, is one of ...  »

Slamalicious III: Monster Casserole
22 Jan


January 22, 2021 To January 23, 2021

$0 – $11.62

Slamalicious is a raucous, interactive puppet slam for adults featuring artists and monsters from around the kitchen table. The theme is Monster Casserole so get yourself dolled ...  »

21 Jan

Loft 112, 535 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

January 21, 2021 To January 29, 2021

0 to $30

From January 19th to the 30th, we welcome you to the New Forum Festival, celebrating issue #2 of our magazine. We have wonderful events and opportunities lined up ...  »

Valentine’s Day Dinner To-Go
21 Jan

Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary

January 21, 2021 To February 10, 2021

$190 for two people

Enjoy the best of restaurant dining at home this Valentine's day, with Yellow Door Bistro’s Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two, including a bottle of wine.  »

Northern Reflections: Inglewood
21 Jan

Inglewood, Calgary

January 21, 2021 To February 28, 2021


Eleven teams of artists (painters, animators and musicians) have taken over the business windows in Inglewood to celebrate the power of music, art and business. The exhibition ...  »

Annie the Musical
20 Jan


January 20, 2021 To January 31, 2021


With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to ...  »

Growlers For A Cause
18 Jan

Trolley 5 Brewpub, 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

January 18, 2021 To January 24, 2021

$12 to $20

Trolley 5 is partnering with 7 charities and will be donating $7 per Growler filled with Electric Magic, Blueberry Lemon Tart ale.  »

YYCFoodTrucks Taco Takeover Drive Thru
16 Jan

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

January 16, 2021 To January 17, 2021

Free Admission

Tacos are taking over the food trucks in this winter edition of Taco Takeover. Each truck will be serving up their taco creations as well as their ...  »

Penguin Walk Calgary Zoo
15 Jan

Calgary Zoo, St. George's Drive NE, Calgary

January 15, 2021 To March 14, 2021

Regular Admission

The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk daily at 10:00 a.m. in the winter months and visitors get to experience ...  »

DIY Delivery Art Kits
12 Jan

Kits delivered to your home.

January 12, 2021 To November 30, 2021



Canada's first DIY studio proudly brings connection and creativity to your homes. Choose from a variety of do-it-yourself art kits, art class boxes, virtual art classes or ...  »

The Digital Content Masterclass Series
11 Jan


January 11, 2021 To January 22, 2021



This masterclass series was developed expressly for today’s digital content creators who are actively seeking new ways to successfully understand, reach, and engage with their audiences ...  »

Scriptwriting Intensives
10 Jan


January 10, 2021 To March 30, 2021



Scriptwriting Intensives 2021 Film, television, play, and web series writers join us for our Scriptwriting Intensives 2021 with Facilitator Liesl Lafferty. Wet Ink Collective is a writer-driven initiative aimed ...  »

Virtual Mountain Sign Workshop
09 Jan


January 9, 2021



Join Pinnovate online to create this gorgeous decorative serving tray for your home! This locally handmade wooden tray will be delivered to your doorstep complete with all ...  »

MPTF Live Streams
08 Jan


January 8, 2021 To April 25, 2021


Watch live FREE music all year round in the US and Canada. Chip Breaux & the Jazz Katz | Fridays, January 8, 22, February 12, 26 & March 12 & 26 | 3:00 PM EST The ...  »

Calgary Icebreaker Polar Dip
01 Jan

At Home

January 1, 2021 To January 11, 2021



The annual Calgary Icebreaker Polar Dip is a super fun family-friendly event and a great way to bring in the New Year! Usually, you can watch over 80 ...  »

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 &...  »

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 ...  »

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) ...  »

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 ...  »

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, ...  »

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 ...  »

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’...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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