List of things to do for Winter- Christmas Break in Calgary
December 21 to January 6, 2019
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, snowboarding, or bobsledding at COP.
Adult(18-64): $10.99 to $16.99
Youth(6-17): $10.99 to $12.99
Senior (65+): $10.99 to $14.99
(2 Adults & 2 Children): $54.99
Escape from Lougheed House
Can you escape from Grinch who has locked you up in the most beautifully decorated historical home in Calgary? A fun activity to do with teens. 12+
Holly Jolly Escape Room: December 26th to the 30th @ Lougheed House
Enjoy Family Fun Theatre
- Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat through December 29, 2018 @ Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Drive, Calgary
- Star Warz: The Farce Strikes Back through January 11, 2019 @ Jubilations Dinner Theatre Calgary
- Zorro: Family Code through December 30, 2018 @ Arts Commons, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Cheer Calgary’s Home Teams
Watch your favourite team take the ice at the Scotiabank Saddledome and cheer Calgary Flames and Hitmen.
December 30, 2018 Hitmen home game features face painters, concourse activities, tons of giveaways and a post-game family skate on the Scotiabank Saddledome ice.
Learn how to ride a horse
Learn how to ride a horse at Horsin’ Around on Saturdays and Sundays.
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 6, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ TELUS Spark, 220 St Georges Drive NE, Calgary | Regular Admission
Mini Pop Kids Live: Take Flight Concert Tour
Don’t miss this high energy concert that will inspire all ages to SING, DANCE, and PARTY along with Canada’s best- selling kids’ music group, MINI POP KIDS! Details
Saturday, January 05, 2019 | 2:00 PM @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | $22.5 – $90 + charges
Visit Glenbow Museum for Free
Enjoy free admission to the Museum and check out the latest exhibitions and displays. Details
Thursday, January 3, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Glenbow Museum – 130 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
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
Through January 6, 2019 | 5-10 pm @ Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary | Free
Lions Festival of Lights: Details
Through January 8, 2019 | Open Daily 6:00pm – Midnight @ along 14 St NW, North of 24 Avenue | Free
Airdrie Festival of Lights: Details
December 1 to 31, 2018 | 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
Through January 5, 2019, excluding December 25 | 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM | $14.95 to $19.95
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.
Visit a Calgary Attraction
Holiday Day Hours of few Calgary Attractions
Daily: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; December 23 & 24: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Closed Dec 25.
Daily: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Closed on December 25
Open Tuesday – Sunday & Holiday Mondays, (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 – 5:00 PM
December 24, 25, 31: closed
December 26: open 1pm – 5pm
December 28: 2nd floor of the museum will be closed to public from 1:30pm – 4:00pm
January 1: closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Open | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed December 24-January 1
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM all on days except December 25 – Closed. (They might close early on select days for private functions)
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day: closed
December 27-30: open 10am-4pm
New Year’s Eve: open 10am-2pm
New Year’s Day: closed
Other Days: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday to Sunday | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Closed: on Boxing Day & Christmas, Mondays & Tuesdays
Wednesdays through Fridays, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am to 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.
Curling on the Island
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. FREE
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For Nightlife events and other events, see Things to Do This Weekend in Calgary