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Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo

November 25 to January 8 (excluding December 25), 6 to 9pm; Experience over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and four fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transforming the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

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Saturday, December 3
Guest:
Theresa Moore, The Baby Box Co. 
Topic:
The Baby Box Co. believes every child deserves a safe and supported start in life, regardless of socioeconomic status. Baby Boxes have been generally credited with helping to reduce infant mortality in Finland, and now available and Canada! How can parents in Alberta  receive a free Baby Box? Tune in for all the exciting details!

Monday, December 5
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine 
Topic: 'Tis the season to embrace the snow and holiday glow! Tune in for Ellen’s top picks of festive, family-friendly fun. 

Monday, December 12
Guest: Rep, Pacekids Programs
Topic: Seeking tips on how to navigate the holidays with your special needs child? Tune in for expert advice. 

Monday, December 19
Guest: Teresa Byrne, The City of Calgary Recreation
Topic: Ring in the New Year with The City of Calgary! There will be tons of fun to be had indoors and out to ring in 2017 with your family. Tune in for all of the celebratory details. 

 

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Daily Events

Stage West for Kids Presents, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 26, 2016 - Dec 24, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 26 to December 24; check website for show times. Every Christmas Eve, the Mitchell family reads the story of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. But this year, after reading the story, strange things begin to happen and the whole family is caught up in the magical spirit of the season. A fun-filled modern twist on the classic story, this adventure will entertain the whole family.
Location:727, 42 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.stagewestcalgary.com
Calgary Young People’s Theatre Presents, The Three Musketeers.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 24 to December 3; check website for show times. The Three Musketeers are brave, bold, elegant protectors of the King and everyone wants to be them, including young D’Artagnan, who has come to Paris to fulfill his lifelong dream. Join D’Artagnan and his friends in this musically ridiculous new adaptation by The Outpatient Collective. Takes place at West Village Theatre. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:West Village Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.cypt.ca
ATP Presents, Slipper: A Distinctly Calgarian Cinderella Story.
Everyday from Nov 22, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Check website for show times. Celebrate the holidays with a fun new show for the whole family! Thanks to a fairy-tale time machine, Edward travels from the olden days to modern Calgary where he meets Cinderella. She’s a young go-getter, and he has become the handsome Eddie Prince, and – wait a minute – his uncle is the Fairy Godmother! Will Cinderella or her selfish sisters win the Stampede talent show? Will Cinderella’s crazy step-mom even let her perform? Recommended for ages Kindergarten and up. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website below.
Cost:$25.00
Location:Arts Commons, Martha Cohen Theatre, 215 – 8 Avenue SE
Category:Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://atplive.com/whats-on/slipper-a-distinctly-calgarian-cinderella-story/
#GetMovingYYC Week.
Everyday from Nov 28, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 28 to December 3. #GetMovingYYC Week. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, there are so many ways to move. The City of Calgary and its partners are hosting events throughout the city to get Calgarians moving! Events may include Free Skates, Family Outdoor Event, Guided Walks, and more! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Events Throughout the City
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgary.ca/getmoving
4th Annual St. Willliam Christmas Craft Market.
> Saturday Dec 3, 2016 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. William School invites you to the 4th Annual Christmas Craft Market! Local vendors will be selling their homemade crafts and products.
Location:11020 Fairmount Drive SE (across from Southcentre Mall and Trico)
Category:Community Sales & Markets
Free Nature Discovery Drop-Ins at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.
Every Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 - Dec 8, 2016 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bring the kids for an exciting morning of learning and discovery at the free nature program at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in the historic Colonel Walker House. Designed for children 3 to 12 years old, the Nature Discovery Drop-ins will explore one of three themes each Thursday using games, art, and stories. Program themes will rotate on a weekly basis between City Critters, Busy Bugs, and Plant Power. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Program runs Thursdays, November 10 to December 8 from 10 am to Noon. Registration is not required. Location is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Note: Due to limited staffing and supplies, please no daycare, day home or home school groups of more than five children. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (Colonel Walker House): 2425, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgary.ca/parks
SCA Christmas Craft Fair.
> Saturday Dec 3, 2016 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
There will be unique handmade goods, over 40 local crafters and artists, and a KidZone while you shop! Free admission.
Location:277 Strathcona Drive SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Free Events, Holiday Fun
Link:www.scacalgary.ca
Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park Historical Village.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Weekends, November 19 to December 18. Enjoy a festive horse-drawn wagon ride, cookie decorating, crafts, shopping, and more! Tour the decorated homes, sing carols, and make sure to visit Santa and his friendly farm critters! For more information, visit the website.
Location:1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:www.heritagepark.ca
Santa Shuffle.
> Saturday Dec 3, 2016 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Santa Shuffle is an annual family-focused 1 Km Walk and 5 Km Walk/Run. For all of the details, visit the website.
Cost:$20.00
Location:Eau Claire Market
Category:Family Fun
Link:santashuffle.ca
Monkeyshines Children's Books Storytime with Leanne Shirtliffe.
> Saturday Dec 3, 2016 at 10:45 am - 11:15 am
Author Leanne Shirtliffe will read from her latest books, including "Saving Thunder the Great: The True Story of a Gerbil's Rescue From the Fort McMurray Wildfire" and "The Change Your Name Store." For more information, follow on Twitter.
Location:2215, 33 Avenue SW in Marda Loop
Category:Fun for Kids, Playtime & Story Time
Link:https://twitter.com/monkeyshinesbks
Legacy Christmas Light Parade.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
During the month of December, Calgary’s Community of the Year, Legacy, will be hosting their 2nd Annual Family-Friendly Christmas Light Parade with over 80,000 lights! For some classic winter fun, drive through the entire community to experience the tunnels of lights, Christmas displays, and an outdoor skating rink! Toy Mountain donations can also be made at the Calbridge show homes.
Location:The Community of Legacy - 210th and Macleod Trail SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://legacylife.ca/events/
Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Nov 25, 2016 - Dec 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 25 to January 8 (excluding December 25), 6 to 9pm; Experience over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and four fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transforming the Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:1300 Zoo Road NE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:www.calgaryzoo.com/easter
Youth Night at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Saturdays at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Youth Night at Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Friday nights are youth night! Youth ages 10 to 17 can drop in for floor hockey, dodgeball, basketball, and other fun activities. Supervised.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Youth Activities
Link:www.tricocentre.ca
A Cowtown Christmas.
> Saturday Dec 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Celebrate Cowtown style at the annual Christmas sing along! Featuring Cowtown's talented singers, a chamber orchestra, and your own voice! Seasonal fun for the whole family. Bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Calgary Food Bank. To purchase tickets, visit the website. Free for children 5 and under.
Location:St. Stephen's Anglican Church - 1121, 14 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-cowtown-christmas-tickets-27592564102
Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular.
Everyday from Dec 2, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Showtimes: December 2, 8pm. December 3, 2pm. December 3, 8pm. The family orchestral circus spectacular returns by popular demand to unveil some new festive surprises just in time for the holiday season with three Christmas performances, including a Saturday matinee! Thrilling and heart pounding, experience daring aerialists suspended high above the Orchestra and gymnasts performing stunning feats, seamlessly choreographed to orchestral holiday favorites. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Arts Commons - Jack Singer Concert Hall - 205, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://calgaryphil.com

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