December in Calgary

Your complete guide to December events in Calgary.


Dec 1. Rich the Kid. $45+.

Dec 1. Cranston Santa Run and Walk. 5K or 2K run or walk. Cranston Century Hall.

Dec 1. Winter Magic Festival. Entertainment, carolers, crafts, cookie decorating, ice carving and more.

Dec 1-31. Airdrie Festival of Lights. Train rides, live entertainment, parade, tree lighting and more.

Dec 2. Christmas in Alberta. Food, drinks and entertainment supporting Heritage Park and Rosebud School of Arts. $165.

Dec 2. Serena Ryder. $45+.

Dec 5. The Tenors. $49+.

Dec 5-8. Under $100 Art Show. $5.

Dec 5-8. Santa’s Reindeer. 10am to 4pm. Calgary Food Bank donations accepted.

Dec 6. Champagne Festival. Champagne tasting with oysters. $60.

Dec 6-8. A Cowtown Christmas. Seasonal sing-alongs. cSPACE. $30.

Dec 6-20. Calgary Night Market. Over 40 local vendors. Fridays.

Dec 6-8, 13-15, 20-22. Market Collective. Holiday artisan market. Fridays to Sundays. BMO Centre. $6.

Dec 6-Jan 6. Holiday Afternoon Tea. Hawthorn. $70.

Dec 7. Cochrane Artisan Christmas Market. Lions Club Event Centre.

Dec 7. Holiday Concert at the Meadows. Featuring the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. $100+.

Dec 7. Light Up Black Diamond. Wagon rides, bonfires, tree lighting and photos with Santa.

Dec 7. Christmas for the Animals. Pet photos with Santa.

Dec 7. Santa Shuffle. 5K run and 1K elf walk in support of the Salvation Army. Eau Claire Market.

Dec 7. Johnny Reid. $116+.

Dec 7-10. CP Holiday Train. Stopping in Airdrie, Calgary and Okotoks with performances by Terri Clark.

Dec 8. Skate with Santa (Okotoks). Skating, hot chocolate, candy canes and photo ops. Okotoks Recreation Centre.

Dec 10. An Evening with Paul Brandt. Bella Concert Hall. $100.

Dec 11-12. Paul Brandt’s Country Christmas. Jack Singer Concert Hall. $70+.

Dec 13. Amble with Angus. 5K run supporting the Calgary Foodbank. The Arches at Eau Claire Market.

Dec 13-24. The Nutcracker. Presented by the Alberta Ballet. $47+.

Dec 14. Run Santa Run. 10K, 5K and 3K walk. Eau Claire Market.

Dec 15. Chanukah Family Dance Party. Calgary Jewish Community Centre.

Dec 19. A Classic Christmas. Four-course dinner with dessert buffet, carolers, wagon rides and more. $75.

Dec 23. The Eve of Christmas Eve. Music and sketch comedy show. Jack Singer Concert Hall. $15.

Dec 23. Calgary Community Menorah Lighting. 30th annual menorah lighting begins at 6pm. Calgary City Hall.

Dec 24-25. Turkey To Go. Order must be placed by Dec 19. $325+.

Dec 25. Santa Shredz for Free. Anyone dressed as Santa gets a free day pass. Mount Norquay Ski Resort.

TUNE IN: Dec 26-Jan 5. 2020 World Juniors (Czech Republic). Gold medal game on Jan 5.

Dec 27-29. We Will Rock You. The musical. $83+.


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