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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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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 2
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: 'Tis the season for family fun! Tune in for Ellen's top picks of holiday fun: santa visits, twinkling lights, sweet treats and eats, holiday musicals and performances, and more! 

Monday, December 9
Guest: Julie Freedman Smith, Co-Founder of Parenting Power & Co-Author of A Year of Intentional Parenting                   
Topic: Tired of yelling at your kids and wishing they listened to you the first time? Tune in for Julie's expert advice including her 3-step process to get your kids to listen to you without the yelling and nagging time and time again.

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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
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Matilda, the Musical.
Everyday from Nov 22, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 22 to January 4; StoryBook Theatre Presents, Matilda, the Musical. Matilda, the Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Rated G. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. For more information, showtimes, and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Drive NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
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
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Junior Claus, the Musical.
Everyday from Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Performances take place November 29 to December 23. Junior Claus is the only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Like many teenagers, Junior is reluctant to take over the family business. Unsure of himself, Junior puts more faith in his technological inventions than in good old-fashioned Christmas magic, much to the chagrin of his father. But when a sudden drop in Christmas spirit renders Santa incapable of making the great ride, Junior must take the reins. Junior must learn the true meaning of Christmas in time to save the day. Junior Claus is a comedic holiday adventure for the whole family. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Presented at Vertigo Studio Theatre: 115, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:storybooktheatre.org
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
The City of Calgary’s Fun Winter Activities.
Everyday from Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Throughout December; The City of Calgary’s Fun Winter Activities. Looking for something to do with your family or friends or a fun new activity for your child? Check out the events and activities happening in a community near you! Winter is a great time to find something different to try. For more information, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/free
A Cowtown Christmas.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
December 6, 7:30pm; December 7, 2:30pm & 7:30pm; December 8, 2:30pm & 7:30pm. A Seasonal Tradition and fun show for the family - free admission for children 5 and under! Cowtown Opera brings you all the joys of the season in one Christmas package! The storyline changes year to year, but you can always expect the same great singing, festive spirit, holiday drinks, sing-alongs to your favorite tunes, and perhaps a visit from you-know-who! So throw on your favorite Christmas sweater and see what’s under the Cowtown Christmas tree. And don’t forget to wear your ugly Christmas sweater - the best and most festive sweater wearer will go home with a prize! Tickets are $30 (general); $20 (students); and free for children 5 and under. Available to purchase online or at the door.
Cost:$30.00
Location:Studio Theatre, cSPACE King Edward: 1721, 29 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:cowtownoperacompany.com/
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 8, 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, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Winter Fantasia.
> Sunday Dec 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Fantasia is a showcase of the work of the MRU Conservatory choral ensembles, including Ariel, Arietta, and Arioso, with the Conservatory Sinfonia and a performance courtesy of the MRU Speech Arts Performers. Come celebrate the season with the Conservatory and your family in the beautiful Bella. To purchase tickets, visit the website
Cost:$10.00
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/winterfantasia.htm
Northwestival (in University District).
> Sunday Dec 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join for Northwestival, an annual outdoor winter festival! Embrace the spirit of the season with a lineup of live music, food trucks, winter workshops, entertainment, and more. Admission is a jar of peanut butter to support I Can for Kids, a local Calgary charity. Pack your mittens and bring the whole family for an enchanted afternoon of winter fun! Takes place at Northwest Commons Park.
Location:Northwest Commons Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:northwestival.ca
Holiday Road: A Christmas Vacation Yule Never Forget.
> Sunday Dec 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the Youth Singers of Calgary as they take you on an epic family road trip full of singing, dancing, and all the twists and turns the Holiday Road can throw at you! Presented by ATCO, this family-friendly, original production features a company of over 250 young performers and is full of all your favorite Christmas music.
Location:Jubilee Auditorium: 1415, 14 Avenue NW
Category:Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:youthsingers.org/tickets
Calgary JCC Jewish Book Festival.
Everyday from Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place December 8 to 15. Calgary JCC Jewish Book Festival. Entertaining, educating, inspiring, and uniting readers of all ages with authors. Join for a celebration of books, ideas, and current conversations that make up the fabric of today’s Jewish world. Enjoy talks, readings, book signings and sale, presentations, and more! calgaryjcc.com
Location:Calgary Jewish Community Centre: 1607, 90 Avenue SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryjcc.com
Beltline Family Christmas Party (Messy Church Advent).
> Sunday Dec 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Family fun for all ages in the Beltline. Come to a family Christmas party (also known as ‘messy church’) with crafts, games and snacks. Everyone is welcome.
Location:Grace Presbyterian Church: 1009, 15 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:gracechurchcalgary.com
Merry Grinchmas at Calgary Farmers' Market.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 12, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Takes place December 12 to 15. Photos with the Grinch & Max: Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 from 10am to 2pm. If you're already sick of Christmas, you'll want to bring your heart that's two-sizes too small to snap a selfie with everyone’s favorite holiday humbug and his loyal dog, Max. Make a minimum $10 donation to the Calgary Food Bank and a professional photographer will snap your photo with the Grinch. You’ll get a Grinchy treat, too (while supplies last). Roaming Grinch: Thursday, December 12 & Sunday, December 15 from 10am to 2pm. All booked up wrestling with your self-loathing and jazzercise? Catch the Grinch roaming around the market and snap a surly selfie together. The only question now is: what will you wear?! Check out all of the events happening at the Calgary Christmas Market!
Location:The Calgary Farmers' Market: 510, 77 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/merry-grinchmas
Granary Road Christmas Market.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 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, AB
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:granaryroad.com
Chanukah Dance Party at Calgary JCC.
> Sunday Dec 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chanukah Dance Party at Calgary JCC. Bring the entire family and join the Calgary JCC in this annual celebration. Free and open to everyone! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Jewish Community Centre: 1607, 90 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:calgaryjcc.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
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
Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum.
Everyday from Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
December 27 to January 5, 9:30am to 4pm; Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum. Enjoy this fun-filled indoor event that will have everyone in the family playing along! Winter-themed games and activities will take place throughout the museum. heritagepark.ca
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:heritagepark.ca

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