Where to take in holiday cheer in Calgary

As we are in the final countdown to Christmas, you may find yourself feeling the urge to take in a little holiday cheer. If you live in Calgary, you are in luck, because some of the best holiday events are happening right in your city this week!

The Nutcracker
This annual show by the Alberta Ballet is always a festive favourite!
Date: December 20 – 24
Times: Vary by day
Cost: Varies
Location: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14 Avenue NW)
The Calgary Zoo is transformed at night with a holiday lights display.
Date: Running until January 6, 2018
Times: nightly from 6 to 9pm
Cost: general (16+) – $14.95, child (3-15) – $11.95
Location: Calgary Zoo (1300 Zoo Road NE)

Once upon a Christmas at Heritage Park
Experience all things Christmas magic (from the past) at Heritage Park on weekends.
Date: December 22 and 23
Times: 9:30am to 4pm
Cost: varies
Location: Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Drive SW)
Visit Santa
Take the kids to see Santa at these various locations in Calgary (visit the links for hours and information):

Lions Festival of Lights
This Calgary-favourite holiday lights display is celebrating its 31st year.
Date: nightly until January 8,2018
Times: 6pm until midnight
Cost: free
Location: Confederation Park (the display can be viewed along 14 Street NW, North of 24 Avenue)

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows
See the beauty of Spruce Meadows lit up with holiday colours!
Date: nightly until January 7, 2018
Times: 5 to 10pm
Cost: free
Location: Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW)

And for a list of holiday events in Airdrie this week as well, check out our blog. Happy holidays!