There’s something for everyone at Calgary’s Attractions! Check out what’s happening this holiday season:
Noon Year’s Eve!
Dates: Sunday, December 31
On December 31 ring in the New Year with TELUS Spark at Noon Year’s Eve. Perfect for Calgarians with early bedtimes, take part in a special countdown beginning at 11:45 a.m. set to the tune of hydrogen balloon explosions. Then, join the celebrations at the bubble wrap dance party! We cover the Atrium floor with hundreds of feet of bubble wrap for you to stomp and pop.
For more information: sparkscience.ca, 403-817-6800
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
After Hours closes out season with CanCon Superstar Karaoke and more
Dates: Friday, November 24, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Don’t miss the final 2017 installment of Studio Bell After Hours on Friday, November 24, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Belt out all of your favourite tunes during live band CanCon Superstar Karaoke hosted by Jett Thunders, then get your dance on with selections from Canadian Red Bull 3Style Champ DJ C-SIK. The night will also feature music experiments, pop-up bars, complimentary bites, and a wine tasting from Pacific Wine & Spirits. Whether it’s a date night out or a pre-game with friends, Studio Bell After Hours is your one-stop shop for dancefloor-ready tunes, games and good times.
For more information: studiobell.ca, 403-543-5115
Heritage Park Historical Village
Experience the Magic of Christmas Past, During Once Upon A Christmas!
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from November 25-December 17
This November and December, Heritage Park Historical Village transforms into an old-fashioned winter wonderland! Experience the magic of Christmas past as you take a festive horse-drawn wagon ride throughout the park, visit the historical homes decked out for the holidays and sing traditional Christmas carols in the tiny church. Watch a holiday musical, enjoy unique shopping along the boardwalk and make sure to visit old Saint Nick!
Once Upon a Christmas runs Saturdays and Sundays from November 25 to December 17, plus Friday December 22, and Saturday, December 23. Discount coupons are available at Safeway, Sobeys and Fountain Tire locations.
For more information: heritagepark.ca, 403-268-8500
Kids Yoga Session at Glenbow
Dates: Saturday, December 2, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Bring your little ones to a special yoga session! Enjoy Glenbow’s exhibitions while the kids learn all about stretching and balance in a supervised class. Make sure to bring a mat, water bottle and comfortable clothes. Space is limited.
Free with admission or membership; registration required. Ages five and up. Email email@example.com to reserve your child’s spot.
For more information: glenbow.org, 403-268-4110
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Celebrate Canadian Sports History This Holiday Season
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s new Locker Room Gallery, opening on December 1, features the recently inducted Class of 2017 including Lanny McDonald (Hockey), Carol Huynh (Wrestling), Cindy Klassen (Speed Skating), and Mike Weir (Golf). Come experience the incredible legacy of these Canadian sports legends by seeing artefacts such as Cindy Klassen’s Olympic medals, Lanny McDonald’s Stanley Cup Keeper, and Dr. Robert W. Jackson’s Olympic Order. You will leave feeling inspired – not just in sport, but in life!
For more information visit: sportshall.ca, 403-776-1040
The Glow Starts With You
Calgary’s brightest holiday tradition is back for its 20th year and is sure to be the most glow-tastic one yet. This year’s ZOOLIGHTS is presented by JSS Barristers. The zoo will glowing for seven weeks of perfect family-friendly fun that gives back to animal conservation. Brighten your ZOOLIGHTS experience with enchanting new themes and special guests. Wander around and enjoy activities both indoors and out. Everything that’s magical has come together in one place for ZOOLIGHTS!
Nightly from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
For more information: calgaryzoo.com, 403-232-9300
And they’re off…
Calgary Stampede four person bobsled races at the World Cup
The Calgary Stampede sponsored Kripp’s four person bobsled takes the hill at the only Canadian stop on the circuit in Whistler, BC on November 24 and 25, 2017. With five races over the two days including; men’s four and two person bobsled and skeleton and women’s two person bobsled and skeleton, there will be lots of action. Come on out and join us in cheering them on!
For more information: bobsleighcanadaskeleton.ca
Calaway Park 2018 Season Passes On Sale Now!
Purchase your 2018 Calaway Park Season Pass today! Only $41.95 + GST per pass for a whole season of fun! That’s a savings of 63%! Available only until January 1st, 2018 at your local Calgary Co-op or online at www.calawaypark.com. Experience unlimited rides, 23 games, 21 food locations, live entertainment, Cinemagic 3D, free parking and so much more! Calaway Park – Your Family Playcation Destination!
For more information: calawaypark.com, 403-240-3822
Bow Habitat Station
Get Up-Close with Alberta’s Fish (While Staying Warm Indoors)
Dates: Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
Ever wonder who is making their homes in Alberta’s rivers and lakes? Take an up-close and personal look at over 25 different species of fish in 12 aquariums inside our Discovery Centre. Together, you’ll learn about what makes a healthy fish environment, how their anatomy differs from ours, and explore through hands-on exhibits about how you can help keep fish in our future! You may be surprised by the wide array of scaley friends who make their homes in our waters.
For more information: bowhabitat.alberta.ca, 403-297-6561