The holidays are almost upon us which means people are busy shopping and getting together with their friends and family. Whether you’re looking for something fun to do with your out-of-town guests or just want a chance to get out on your own for a while, check out our list of the must-see events for December.
An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan – December 1, 2017
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Tickets are $85
Take this opportunity to do some good while seeing one of Canada’s favourite singers. Sarah McLachlan was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, so this is sure to be a popular event. Proceeds from the concert go to the Owen Hart Foundation. This organization strives to do good in the community and its signature programs are a scholarship fund and a down payment assistance program for low-income families. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Curated Holiday Market – November 24 to December 17, 2017
Held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for someone, come check out the Curated Holiday Market. They’ll have over 85 vendors selling goods that aren’t quite as common as the things you’ll find at the mall. Vendors change each weekend so you can go more than once and see something new each time. Best of all, they offer kid-friendly activities, like photos with Santa and children’s workshops.
A Christmas Carol – November 28 to December 24, 2017
Tickets start at $35
Who can resist going to see the time-honoured classic story, “A Christmas Carol”? It’s a good reminder that money isn’t everything and that it’s important to think about the people around us. If your kids haven’t seen it yet, this is a good chance to start a new holiday tradition.
Santa and Cookie Decorating – December 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2017
Calgary Farmers Market
Event benefits the Calgary Food Bank
Come celebrate the season with an activity that’s fun for the whole family. Your kids can decorate – and eat – their very own cookie, then take the annual photo with Santa at the Calgary Farmers Market. Bring a cash or food donation for the Calgary Food Bank and your picture with Santa will be free. Don't forget to save some time to browse the 70 plus vendors for gifts while you’re here.
Veissmann Luge World Cup – December 8 and 9, 2017
Tickets only $10
If you love winter sports but want a break from your usual hockey-watching schedule, head out to the Veissmann Luge World Cup. You’ll get to cheer on Canada’s best as you watch over 120 top athletes from more than 20 countries race down the luge track. Live viewings of luge are incredibly exciting and you’ll be able to get a sneak peek at the athletes to watch for in the next Olympics.
Downtown Christmas Market – December 13, 2017
Gulf Canada Square
You know that Christmas markets and craft shows offer great opportunities to find unique gifts for friends, co-workers and family members, but you don’t always want to spend your weekends chasing down the perfect gift. The Downtown Christmas Market is unique in that it’s held during a weekday. You’ll already be downtown for work, so come during your lunch break or take the afternoon off and check off every person on your shopping list in a single afternoon.
There’s a little something for everyone throughout December. Be sure to add your favourite events to your calendar so you don’t forget.