Calgary’s population of over 1.2 million people comes alive in a magical way during Christmas time. Citizens of Calgary and visitors have many different holiday events to choose from. Here are five events taking place this month, with a few that run into the New Year.

1. The Jingles Present: Always in the Season

Bring your whole family to this all ages night of entertainment and holiday music. The price of admission for this event is $10, and the proceeds will go to the Calgary food bank!

When : December 23, 2016 at 8PM

Where : Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar, 909 10th Street SE

2. Slipper: A Distinctly Calgarian Cinderella Story

This holiday season brings us the World Premier of Slipper, a family holiday show written and directed by Rebecca Northan in collaboration with Christian Goutsis and Bruce Horak. In the show the protagonist, Edward, travels from old to modern day Calgary where he meets Cinderella. Ticket prices start at $25.

When : November 22 to December 31, 2016

Where : Martha Cohen Theatre, 220 9th Ave SE

3. Merry Christmas Family Fun Skate

Families with kids will love this afternoon of skating, refreshments, games, and holiday fun. The best part is, this event is free! Registration is required.

When : December 23, 2016

Where : Jimmy Condon Arena, 502 Heritage Dr. SW

4. Ζoo Lights 2016-17

This year’s amazing light display at the Calgary Ζoo will be an event to remember with over 1.5 million Christmas lights! There are plenty of other things to do too, like Snow Bowling, visiting Reindeer Stables, Ice Carving Demos, and building your own igloo. General admission is $14.99 + tax and children get in for $11.99 + tax.

When : November 25 2016 to January 8 2017

Where : Calgary Ζoo, 1300 Ζoo Rd NE

5. The Nutcracker Ballet - 2016

The Nutcracker is a Christmas Classic that audiences both old and young will enjoy. This beautiful production is set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, featuring live accompaniment from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets start at $24.

When : December 16 to December 24, 2016

Where : Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14th Avenue NW

  Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 4:38pm 3 years ago

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