List of things to do for Winter- Christmas Break in Calgary.
Go Tubing at Calgary’s Tube Park.
Visit Acura Tube Park this winter, the largest of its kind in Western Canada! Calgary’s only tube park features 10 lanes, each 200 metres in length. OR enjoy activities including go skiing, snow-boarding, or bobsleighing at COP.
Tubing Costfor 2 hours Preschool (4-5): $9.99
Youth (6-17)/Senior(65+): $20.99
Adult (18-67): $27.99
Enjoy Family Fun Theatre
Beauty & The Grinch – Every Saturday, November 18 — January 20 2018 | 11AM @ Jubilations Dinner Theatre Calgary
Charlotte’s Web – November 21 – December 31, 2017 @ Martha Cohen Theatre – Arts Commons
The Wizard of Oz – November 24 to December 30, 2017 @ StoryBook Theatre – Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Drive, Calgary
Cheer Calgary’s Home Teams
Watch your favourite team take the ice at the Scotiabank Saddledome and cheer Calgary Flames and Hitmen.
Go Sleigh Riding
Go for a sleigh ride on the open sleigh at Horsin’ Around.
Other Activities include Pony Rides, Petting Farm, Ice Skating, Inflatable Bouncy Castles, Mazes, Slides and Spaceship. | 10 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day | $10.00 – $17.00
Enjoy special activities that will have you seeing your holiday recyclables in a whole new light. Plus, ring in the New Year with the return of our family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve bubble wrap dance party on December 31!Details
December 26- January 7, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ TELUS Spark, 220 St Georges Drive NE, Calgary | Regular Admission
Christmas Break Family Drop In!
Get your flips in this Christmas break! This program is a great opportunity to check out Flip Factory, have fun and get some exercise! Flip Factory’s main gym, trampolines, pit and Tot Spot are all open for the younger crowd. Details
December 27 to January 6, 2017 @ Flip Factory
Bay 1, 4500 5 St NE, Calgary | Family Drop in: $10/child (no charge for parents)
Dress warm and bundle up!!! Come and join us as we light up the park in our 2017 Winter Carnival featuring a marketplace, silent auction, lights display, face painting, photo ops, kids activities, food and drink. Details
Saturday December 30, 2017 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, 917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary | Individual $2, Family (3 or More) $6
Travel through time, exploring winter past, present and future. Take part in games and activities from the familiar to the fantastic as you explore the Gasoline Alley Museum!Details
Gasoline Alley Museum, Heritage Park, Calgary |
Go on a Christmas Lights Tour
Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows Details
Saturday, December 9, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018 | 5-10 pm @ Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary | Free
Lions Festival of Lights: Details
December 2, 2017- January 8, 2018 | Open Daily 6:00pm – Midnight @ along 14 St NW, North of 24 Avenue | Free
Airdrie Festival of Lights: Details
December 1 to 31, 2017 | 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM @ Nose Creek Park -1701 Main St S,Airdrie, AB T4B 1A4. | Admission by Donation; Train ride: $2
Zoo Lights: Details
November 24 2017 – January 6, 2018, excluding December 25 | 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $14.99 for adults, and $11.99 for kids!
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing:
Enjoy the beauty of Calgary’s snow-covered landscapes through cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Dig up your magic carpet and enjoy a ride down the hill.
Lace-up and hit the outdoor skate rinks.
Special offers & Must Visit at least once Places:
Big Marlborough Park: Opening late December / early January
Bowness Park Lagoon (rentals available) – Opening late December / early January
Carburn Park: Opening late December / early January
Olympic Plaza (rentals available): – OPEN, 10 a.m – 9 p.m. daily
Prairie Winds Park – Opening late December / early January
Prince’s Island Lagoon – Opening late December / early January
Thomson Family Park – Opening late December / early January
Select Skating Arenas is free on Boxing Day.
Free public skating and stick & puck sessions compliments of Aviva Insurance and Sharp Insurance @ Markin MacPhail Centre Until December 31 from December 22. Closed on 24, 25, 26.
Visit a Calgary Attraction
Holiday Day Hours of few Calgary Attractions
Daily: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Dec 25.
Daily: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Closed on December 25
Open Tuesday – Sunday, (Closed Monday) | 10:00 AM– 4:00 PM
Closed : Dec 25,26 & Jan 1
Open daily | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Closed Dec 25,26 & Jan 1
December 25 CLOSED
Hours of activities vary.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:oo PM
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25: Closed
Boxing Day: Tuesday, December 26: Open 12pm – 5pm
New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Open | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed January 1, December 24, 25, 26, and 31
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM all on days except December 25 – Closed. (They might close early on select days for private functions)
Closed on December 25, 26 and January 1.
Open 10am-2pm December 24 and 31.
Open 10am-4pm December 27, 28, 29, 30.
Other Days: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday to Sunday | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Christmas eve: 10 am – 3:00 pm.
Closed: Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays except for Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.
Closed:December 24-26 and December 31-Jan 1. (The Restaurant is closed Dec. 23, but the House is open)
Open to the public: December 27-30th
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Watch a Film
Enjoy a movie at the theatre.
Indoor Water Parks
Have fun at the Southland Leisure Centre water park or at the safari-themed water park at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Closed: Dec 25 & 26.
Discover Urban Wildlife
Discover Alberta’s wildlife and nature at Bow Habitat Station. Explore the world of Alberta’s urban wildlife through staff and self-led, hands-on Investigation Stations for all ages. Optional guided Nature Walks will also be available at an additional cost.
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For Nightlife events and other events, see Things to Do This Weekend in Calgary