Things to Do on Christmas Day in Calgary – December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Here is a list of 10+ things to do on December 25 in Calgary.

I. Admire Christmas lights

 

You can enjoy these lights on December 25th.

  • Airdrie Festival of Lights: December 1 to 31, 2020 | 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM @ Nose Creek Park
  • Lions Festival of Lights: The Festival of Lights is the largest FREE drive-by Christmas Lights showcase in Calgary. Through January 8, 2021 | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM @ Confederation Park in NW Calgary.
  • Legacy Christmas Light Parade: With over 1-million lights, Legacy will be one of the brightest places in Calgary for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season.
  • Light Up George Lane Park: Lights in the park will be on each evening from 4:30pm – 11:30pm until mid-January, 2021
  • Lighten UP Calgary: The Best Residential Christmas Light Displays in and around Calgary.

II. Go outdoor skating

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Credit: City of Calgary

Go skating at Bowness Park Lagoon, Olympic Plazaor at other outdoor skating locations in Calgary!

Rent an ice bike from the Bowness Park Skate shop (open on December 25). Olympic Plaza skate shop is also open on Christmas day.

III. Enjoy a Winter Walk

Calgary is home to some of the largest urban parks in all of Canada. Check out some of the best places to enjoy a walk in the snow.

Calgary’s location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains offers a unique opportunity for some great scenic lookouts so that you can enjoy Calgary decked in snow.

IV. See the Great Conjunction

2020 is coming to a close with an astronomical event on the horizon – the great conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn. This year will see two giant planets of our solar system reunite after centuries. In fact, they will be so close that they will be separated by roughly one-fifth of the diameter of the full moon and when you look from the Earth with an unaided eye they might appear as a single point of light.

V. Online Concerts

Online concerts have kept people entertained with the temporary closure of many concert halls. You can enjoy performances from all over Canada and the World!

VI. Online Theatres

There are many online theatreperformances you can enjoy online! The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol are some of the performances that are available online.

VII. See Some Night Lights

 

From bridges to buildings, some of these art displays light up the night year-round for Calgarians. Whether you want to go and see the new Telus Sky art display or an art display all aglow with artistic light, you’ll be amazed at these hidden gems across the city.

VIII. Outdoor Art Works

Looking for something new to do in Calgary while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out these 25 Public Art Features!You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city. Look for local Calgarian artists’ work while you’re out and about.

IX. Christmas Day Take-Out

 

Order-in on Christmas Day!

There are plenty of options in the city.

X. Do a Christmas Day Bird Count

Do a Christmas bird count on Christmas Day! Visit any of the birding areas in Calgaryand see how many birds you can find!

Though not an organized/official day for counting, you can always do one on your own and enjoy a crisp morning walk!

XI. Tobogganing

Dig up your magic carpet and enjoy a ride down the hill.

XII. Outdoor Winter Activities

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.

XIII. Visit a Provincial Park

Don’t miss your chance to explore some of Alberta’s parks this winter.

XIV. Head to Banff Resorts

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Credit: Sunshine Village

Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay are all open on Christmas Day.

Norquay Tube Park Open 7 Days a week From December 18th.

Sunshine Village is offering $75+GST full-day lift tickets to all guests who dress up as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph or Grinch.

Or head to Kananaskis Country and discover the beauty of Alberta winter! Enjoy snowboarding, snow tubing and skiing at Nakiska Ski Resort.

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Try Snowcat sightseeing this Winter!

 

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