Events Taking Place in Calgary this Christmas

Posted by Justin Havre. on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 8:33pm.

Are you looking for ways to keep busy this season? Take in these great holiday events that will be happening in and around Calgary this year!

Heritage Park

Experience Christmas as others did years ago at Heritage Park. Decorate some gingerbread cookies, paint some snow and enjoy the petting zoo while you're there. Other events include wagon rides and of course you’ll have the chance to sing your favourite Christmas carols.

Festival of Lights

Every year the Lions put on the Festival of Lights, which is the largest free display of drive-by lights in Calgary. With more than 105,000 LED lights on display in Confederation Park, both you and your family will be in awe. More than 55,000 people visit this display daily along 14th St. N.W.


The annual Christmas lights are ready for viewing at the Calgary Zoo. These lights are presented in animal shapesand they also flash to music. If you get cold along the lighted pathways you can sit down and relax beside a fire pit and sip on a nice warm glass of hot chocolate. This event runs until January 3.

Spruce Meadows

Approximately 250,000 lights await you at Spruce Meadows this year. Drive across the route that stretches for 2 km up until January 4. The lighting display is breathtaking and free of charge.

A Christmas Carol

Find out if Ebenezer Scrooge learns how to embrace the true Christmas spirit with this classic performance. The play runs until December 24 at the Max Bell Theatre in the Epcor Centre.

The Nutcracker

If you haven't seen a ballet recently you may want to take in The Nutcracker during the holiday season. The ballet runs from December 18 up until December 24 at the Jubilee Auditorium.

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