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NMC presents: Showtime! with Dan the One Man Band

Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for a family-friendly afternoon featuring musical dynamo Dan the One Man Band on Wednesday, December 20 at Studio Bell. Dan will be performing music and telling stories about his life and adventures as a one-man band. Listen to songs, be inspired, clap and sing along as Dan rocks a multitude of instruments simultaneously! Showtimes at 11 am and 1 pm. For more info, visit studiobell.ca/whats-on.

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

For parenting tips and updates from local experts, don't miss the Calgary's Child Magazine Parenting Segment on the Global Calgary Morning News Show every Monday morning! Each segment has a different guest and topic, and our segment airs at approximately 8:25am.

Monday, December 4
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: 'Tis the Season for Family Fun! Tune in for Ellen's top holiday events to truly make this December the most wonderful time of the year! 

Monday, December 11
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Pre-Taped Interview: Tune in for Ellen and Leslie Horton's interview at Market Mall for Ellen's expert advice on successful Santa visits with the kids as well as some great shopping survival tips with kids in tow. 

Monday, December 18
Guest: Teresa Byrne, The City of Calgary
Topic: Kick off 2018 with free family-friendly celebrations! The City of Calgary has something for everyone, from samba to line dancing, rockabilly to rock n’ roll, Star Wars to fireworks, ice carving to ice skating, and more! Teresa will fill us in on all of the details.

The Calgary's Child Parenting Segments on Global Morning News will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. 

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Daily Events

Santa is Coming to Bass Pro Shops.
Everyday from Nov 12, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 12 to December 24. Santa is Coming to Bass Pro Shops! Santa will be available daily for free photos with the whole family! Your family can also enjoy free crafts and games, or explore the store while you wait to meet the big man himself! Check the website for hours of operation and contact the store for sensitive Santa appointments.
Location:112, 261055 Cross Iron Boulevard, Rocky View, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:basspro.com/rockyview
Alberta Theatre Project Presents, Charlotte's Web.
Everyday from Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Charlotte's Web runs until December 31; check website for show times. Back by popular demand, ATP brings E.B. White’s classic children’s book about the unlikely friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider called Charlotte to the stage this holiday season! The music-filled adaptation follows Wilbur from his beginnings as a scrawny piglet who’s spared from becoming pork chops by a young girl named Fern. But as he grows and begins to cost his owners a fortune in feed, it will take help from all his new farmyard friends to save his life again, including the miraculous talents of a very special gray spider. Audience Considerations: Suggested for ages 5+. Contains use of a brief strobe lighting effect. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons: 215, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:atplive.com
Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Everyday from Nov 23, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 23 to December 24. Theatre Calgary Presents, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Let Tiny Tim and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future melt your heart with kindness and rejoice in the music of the season. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Max Bell Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:theatrecalgary.com
Calgary Christmas Market at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 16, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 16 to December 23 (Thursdays to Sundays). The Calgary Farmers' Market is continuing their holiday tradition and will be transforming into the premiere destination to find everything for on the table and under the tree this upcoming holiday season. Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market, indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift, and create memories with special activities. There will be plenty of activities from Santa and cookie decorating, Tea with Mrs. Claus, live ice carving, a Canadian Maple Shack, and more! Plus, there is no admission fee and free parking! For more info on daily activities and festivities the whole family can enjoy, like Tea with Mrs. Claus*, when the jolly ol’ elf himself will be visiting, cookie decorating, and more, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca
Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Mondays at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mondays, two times available: 9:30 to 10:30am and 10:45 to 11:45am. Explore movement with your child (walking and up) using different apparatus and equipment. This is a parent-led program, but a qualified instructor will be present to assist. Register at Guest Services or visit the website.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.tricocentre.ca
Lougheed House Family Christmas.
Everyday from Nov 22, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Runs November 22 to January 7. Lougheed House, an 1891 Victorian mansion in the Beltline, is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights, ornaments, wreaths, trees, and seasonal magic! There will be seasonal family programs, including visits from Victorian Santa and Victorian games and crafts happening until December 23.
Location:Lougheed House: 707, 13 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:www.lougheedhouse.com/christmas
Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre.
Mondays at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre. Want to sample some Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts & crafts, and circle time based on a variety of themes? Southland Leisure Centre has Kinderschool for 3 to 5 year olds on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pre-book your space by the day prior by calling 403-648-6558. Cost is $13.05 per time slot ($7.85 for passholders). For more information, call 403-648-6550.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres
Airdrie Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Airdrie Festival of Lights will glow nightly from December 1 to 31 from 6 to 9pm. Admission is by cash donation. There will be 3 brightly-colored Toy Soldier Guard Houses situated around the park for you to donate. Or if you see the Jingle Jugs roaming, you can drop your donation with them, too.
Location:Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:airdriefestivaloflights.com
Legacy Christmas Light Parade.
Everyday from Nov 25, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Legacy's 3rd Annual Christmas Light Parade is back! With over 100,000 lights, Legacy will be lit up with lights for you and your family to enjoy. Drive or walk through the decorated parks in the community or visit the skating rink on Legacy View! It is free for anyone to come drive through the community or come out and walk through the tunnels of lights. The public parks as well as the 28 show homes in the community have been decorated for Christmas! While walking through, feel free to stop by any of the showhomes for a free hot drink as you look at the displays! Or visit any Calbridge Show Home to make a Toy Mountain donation. Starting in December for a second year, the Legacy Residents Association is holding a Christmas light competition for house decoration. Stay tuned for more details! Follow @CalgaryLegacy on Facebook for all of the details or visit www.legacylife.ca
Location:Legacy in Southeast Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:facebook.com/events/1844081102568636/
ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 24 to January 6 (excluding December 25) from 6 to 9pm. ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo! Experience over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and 4 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:Calgary Zoo Main Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights

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