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10 things to do in and around Calgary this weekend (Dec. 8-10)

The CP Holiday train chugs into Calgary on Dec. 9, 2023. (Facebook/CP Holiday Train Live) The CP Holiday train chugs into Calgary on Dec. 9, 2023. (Facebook/CP Holiday Train Live)
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If you're hoping to get out of the house this weekend and have some fun, there are plenty of local events and activities you can check out.

Here's a look at just 10 of the things you and your family can do in and around Calgary this weekend:

Saskatoon Farm Christmas market

  • What: More than 200 local vendors are featured at the Saskatoon Farm's Christmas market, in addition to live musical performances and hot food and drinks.
  • When: Dec. 8 to 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Saskatoon Farm, 80181 338 Ave E #20, Foothills County
  • Cost: $8 for early bird tickets, $10 at the door and free for kids five and under.

The CPKC Holiday Train

  • What: Calgarians hoping to get in the Christmas spirit will be able to view the dazzling lights of the CPKC Holiday Train when it chugs into town, featuring a performance by Anyway Gang.
  • When: Train arrives at 5:45 p.m., event runs from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2023.
  • Where: Anderson C-Train Station (south parking lot)
  • Cost: Though the event is free, donations to the food bank are encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rümi's Winter Wonderfest

  • What: Join Mrs. Clause for a story, make a Christmas craft and enjoy fireside carolers and treats from the café before getting a photo with Santa himself at Winter Wonderfest
  • When: Sunday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: ATCO Park, 5302 Forand Street S.W.
  • Cost: Free for kids three and under, $5 for children (ages four to 18) and $10 for adults.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Glow Calgary

  • What: Celebrate the holidays by strolling through an indoor light display at Glow
  • When: Dec. 7 – 31.
  • Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre, 1800 Stampede Trail S.E.
  • Cost: $22.99 +

Spruce Meadows Christmas light display

  • What: If you're looking to view some Christmas lights from the comfort of your car then drive over to Spruce Meadows.
  • When: Dec. 8 – Dec. 10 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 15 – Dec. 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 22 – Dec. 24 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 29 – Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way S.W. 
  • Cost: Free

Lions Festival of Lights

  • What: The Lions Festival of Lights is a large-scale Christmas lights display at Confederation Park that can be seen by driving by or walking through.
  • When: Nov. 25 – Jan. 8, 2024.
  • Where: Confederation Park. The display can be viewed along 14 Street N.W., north of 24 Avenue.
  • Cost: Free.

It's a Wonderful Life: a live radio play

  • What: Listen to a staged radio play performance of Frank Capra's classic It's a Wonderful Life, presented by Morpheus Theatre, complete with foley sound effects.
  • When: Dec. 8 - 16
  • Where: Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
  • Cost: Adult $23. Student/senior $18

Once Upon a Christmas

  • What: Experience the magic of Christmas at Heritage Park with festive displays and both indoor and outdoor activities.
  • When: Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.
  • Cost: $14.95 for children (three to 15) and $19.95 for general admission (16+)

Watch the Calgary Flames

  • What: The Calgary Flames take on the New Jersey Devils at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • When: Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise S.E.
  • Cost: Prices vary

Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer

  • What: Watch a performance of Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer. In the play, novelist Andrew Wyke lures his wife's lover to his country home and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry. As the stakes rise, it sets off a chain of events that leaves audiences trying to decipher who is truly in control.
  • When: Nov. 18 – Dec. 17.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre, 115 Ninth Ave S.E.
  • Cost: $80

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