Don’t be bored around Calgary this holiday season. There are tons of fun ideas to help you get into the spirit and celebrate this wonderful time of year. Here’s a list of the top 8 things to do around the city in December:

ZOOLIGHTS - The Calgary Zoo

The ultimate light set up that goes all the way from various animals to Christmas characters. This light show set to a musical beat is spectacular, and there are tons of kid’s zones for other fun activities. This is a must-do this Christmas season. When: November 22, 2019 - January 4, 2020 (6-9 PM) Price: General Admission: $19.95, Children: $14.95

Once Upon a Christmas - Heritage Park Calgary

Enjoy a day of historically spirited events including wagon rides, historical theatre, and carols. Have a visit with Santa and enjoy delicious homemade goodies from the bakery. When: Weekends from November 23 - December 22, 2019, (9:30-4 pm) Price: $5.70 - $11

Lougheed House Christmas

As Alberta's most popular Victorian mansion, Calgarians have been visiting this house to get into the Christmas spirit since 1891. This year, eight of Calgary's top interior designers employed a "repurpose/reuse/thrifting" approach to delightfully decorate three floors with trees, lights, wreaths, garlands, candles and more. When: Until January 5th, 2020. Price: Family Rate $25, Adult $8.50, Child $5, Senior/Student $6.50

Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker - Jubilee Auditorium

Come and see the beautiful story of the nutcracker unfold with Alberta Ballet’s gorgeous dancers that make for a wonderful performance that gets you in the Christmas spirit. When: December 13-24, 2019 Price: $67 - $150

A Christmas Carol - Theatre Calgary, Max Bell Theatre

Come and see a classic play that’s been around forever. Whether it’s a family tradition or not, it’s a must-see! Enjoy Mr. Scrooge and the wonderful performance. Bah Humbug! When: November 28 - December 28, 2019 Price: $60 - $180

How the Gruunch Swiped Chrismoose & A Very Terry Christmas! - Loose Moose Theatre

This improv theatre plays a unique twist on this classic play. The style of presentation will be kept a secret making the big reveal super suspenseful. It will be a humorous and heartwarming night out. Don’t miss it. When: December 14, 20 & 21 (8 pm) Price: $15 - $25

Lions Festival of Lights - Confederation Park

Walk through this magical display of gorgeous lights. It’s perfect for family time, dates, or friends. See the largest display of drive-by lights and all the holiday-inspired designs right in the middle of the city. When: November 30 - January 8, 2020 (6 PM - Midnight) Price: FREE

Last Christmas - Lunchbox Theatre Calgary

Last Christmas, Jake’s wife Marge was still alive, and every ritual was observed. This year, between two feuding daughters and a delinquent grandson, Jake’s holidays will be anything but traditional. This heartwarming comedy offers a contemporary look at the joys and challenges of the season and reminds us that family just might be the greatest gift of all. When: November 23, 2019, to December 21, 2019. Price: $25

Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, there’s always some spare time that could be spent having fun and getting into the holiday spirit. Calgary is the place to be this holiday season, and we have the perfect room for your stay! Don’t miss out on all of the city’s fabulous events.

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  Posted: Wednesday, December 9th, 1:00pm 4 years ago

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