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November 20 to 23; Experience the Energy at the 2019 Grey Cup Festival, Presented by Shaw! With 40+ events, there is something for everyone! From November 20 to 23, explore Free family fun at the huge indoor Family Zone and the massive outdoor Nissan TITAN Street Festival where kids of all ages can enjoy interactive games and activities, pancake breakfasts, nightly fireworks and so much more!

Then, the 107th Grey Cup, Presented by Shaw kicks off November 24 at McMahon Stadium. It's going to be Canada's biggest party! For a list of all activities and times, visit the website.

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Calgary's Child on Global Calgary Morning News

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 between 8:15 and 8:45am.

Monday, December 16
Guest: Sherry Hiebert-Keck, Director, Ability4Good
Topic: All kids benefit from attending fun, interesting programs with their peers. Starting in January, Ability4Good is offering group recreation programs including swimming, arts & crafts, indoor sports and for those who love cooking, baking! These programs are open to all kids with developmental disabilities from ages 3 to 17 and are funded through Family Supports to Children with Disabilities or you can access these wonderful recreational programs for a nominal fee. Tune in for full details! 

Monday, December 23
Guest: Kalee Boisvert, Financial Advisor for Raymond James Ltd. & Contributor to Calgary's Child Magazine 
Topic: Is financial stability a goal for your family in 2020 but don't know where to start? Tune in for Kalee's expert advice on raising money-savvy kids from tot to teen.

Calgary's Child on Soft Rock 97.7 with Christina Rowsell

We're delighted to announce a new partnership with Soft Rock 97.7FM. Every other week, our favorite radio host Christina Rowsell will be featuring select topics brought to you by Calgary's Child Magazine to start conversations on the issues that matter most to Calgary's families. Listen in from 11am to 12pm!

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Fun

Legacy's 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade.
Everyday from Nov 13, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place November 13 to January 5. Legacy's 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade. Experience the magic of the holidays in Legacy! The 4th Annual Christmas Light Parade is back with over 200,000 twinkling lights for you and your family to enjoy for the month of December. It is free and open for everyone - take an evening drive through the community or walk through the tunnels of lights. The public parks, as well as over 20 Show Homes in the community, will be decorated for Christmas!
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:legacylife.ca
Christmas Market at the Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 14, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place November 14 to December 23 (Thursdays to Sundays). The Calgary Farmer's Market has everything you need for on the table and under the tree! Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market, indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift, and create memories with holiday activities. Visit your favorite market vendors, plus seasonal vendors offering gifts, food, jewelry, décor, and more. Join for Santa photos and cookie decorating, Tea with Mrs. Claus, ice carving, visits with Santa’s Reindeer, and more. Free parking and free admission.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/spooktacular-family-fun-day-1
Alberta Theatre Projects Presents: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Everyday from Nov 19, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 19 to December 29 (excluding Christmas Day); Alberta Theatre Projects Presents, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The thrilling, classic tale takes four children from a dusty English mansion to a mythical, far-away world gripped in an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. Helped along by the fawn, Mr. Tumnus, the friendly Beaver family, and a forest of talking animals, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy take centre stage in the struggle to free Narnia from the forces of the White Witch as they await the triumphant return of Aslan the Lion. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre: 215, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:albertatheatreprojects.com
ZOOLIGHTS.
Everyday from Nov 22, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 22 to January 4 (excluding Christmas Day). ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for the 23rd time! The Calgary Zoo is brightening your ZOOLIGHTS experience with enchanting new themes and special guests. Of course, they're bringing back the classic activities you’ve come to love and have added in some new ones designed to light you up. This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new activities including Wizarding Wednesdays, Potions Class, Axe-Throwing, the Sugar Shack, and more, in addition to the classics you have come to love like ice skating and fire pits! For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryzoo.com
Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park .
Every Sunday, Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Weekends, November 23 to December 22; Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park. Experience the magic of Christmas past with horse-drawn wagon rides; carolling; a visit with reindeer; gingerbread decorating; historic homes dressed up in Christmas style; great Christmas shopping; and a visit and photo with Old Saint Nick make this event one the whole family will enjoy! Reserve early if you would also like to enjoy a Christmas Home-Style Breakfast Buffet.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun
Link:heritagepark.ca
33rd Annual Lions' Festival of Lights.
Everyday from Nov 30, 2019 - Jan 8, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Grand Opening is November 30 at 5pm and takes place December 1 to January 8, 6pm to midnight. 33rd Annual Lions' Festival of Lights. Drive by Calgary’s largest free Christmas light showcase nightly or take the family for a sled ride through the park amongst the 500,000+ bulbs!
Location:Confederation Park Golf Course along 14 Street NW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:lionsfestivaloflights.ca
Airdrie Festival of Lights - Get Your Glow On.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Airdrie Festival of Lights is an outdoor, walk-through, holiday-themed light festival! There is no charge to attend and parking is free! Donations graciously accepted. Enjoy a hot chocolate or apple cider around the fire pits or ride the trains for $2 per person. Santa visits take place December 1, 7, 9, 16, 22, and 23 from 6:30 to 8pm. Check out Santa’s Gift Shop for your holiday shopping, including a Kids’ Only Shopping Experience. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Nose Creek Park in Airdrie
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:airdrielights.com
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
December 6 to 8, December 13 to 15, and December 20 to 22; This holiday season, treat your whole family to a special Christmas celebration! Mingle through the Public Market and taste all the yummy holiday treats while you shop for that special gift! Go for a hayride, visit the petting zoo, get a photo with the Alpaca, and sit on Santa’s lap and tell him how good you were this year!
Location:Granary Road: 226066, 112 Street W M.D of Foothills, A
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Have Yourself a Heebee-jeebee Christmas!.
> Sunday Dec 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Heebee-jeebees are Calgary's favorite non-traditional Christmas tradition. After two sold-out 25th Anniversary shows, these hometown harmonizers return to the Bella Concert Hall to celebrate their auspicious 26th annual holiday appearance. With yuletide laughs, special guests, and the release of their ninth studio recording "Best Before Christmas," the guys are sure to feature some new festive surprises. The Heebee-jeebees are the most fun you've ever heard. Please bring a cash or non-perishable donation for the Calgary Food Bank. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$17.50
Location:Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:taylorcentre.ca/All-Events/heebee-jeebees.htm
Christmas Festival in Dalhousie.
> Sunday Dec 22, 2019 at 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Join for a free community Christmas event! There will be a kids zone with games and crafts, free coffee and continental brunch, Christmas carols and a kids production, and draws and prizes!
Location:Dalhousie Community Center
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:thrivecalgary.ca/
ZOOLIGHTS.
Everyday from Dec 26, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 22 to January 4 (excluding Christmas Day). ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for the 23rd time! The Calgary Zoo is brightening your ZOOLIGHTS experience with enchanting new themes and special guests. Of course, they're bringing back the classic activities you’ve come to love and have added in some new ones designed to light you up. This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new activities including Wizarding Wednesdays, Potions Class, Axe-Throwing, the Sugar Shack, and more, in addition to the classics you have come to love like ice skating and fire pits! For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryzoo.com
Alberta Theatre Projects Presents: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 26, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 19 to December 29 (excluding Christmas Day); Alberta Theatre Projects Presents, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The thrilling, classic tale takes four children from a dusty English mansion to a mythical, far-away world gripped in an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. Helped along by the fawn, Mr. Tumnus, the friendly Beaver family, and a forest of talking animals, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy take centre stage in the struggle to free Narnia from the forces of the White Witch as they await the triumphant return of Aslan the Lion. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre: 215, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:albertatheatreprojects.com

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