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Give the gift of family fun this holiday season! Calaway Park 2020 Season Passes are currently on sale until January 1, 2020. Save 63 percent! Calaway Park invites your family to enjoy endless fun at Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park! Enjoy 32 rides, 24 games, live stage shows, a 3D theatre, CP Spray n’ Play and tons of treats! Unlimited rides, shows, attractions, and parking are included for one easy admission price. Visit calawaypark.com for more information on Season Passes and discount day tickets. Your Family Playcation Destination!
This holiday season give your wild crew the gift of membership at the Calgary Zoo! Get up close and personal with the animals, plus enjoy our lush botanical gardens, prehistoric park, kids play areas, and more. No two visits are ever the same. For as little as $64.95 for adults and $34.95 for kids, you can visit whenever you want for a full year. That’s more zoo for your buck!
This holiday season, give kids the gift of fun with a $5 Kids Stocking Stuffer booklet. Valued at over $60, the Kids Stocking Stuffer booklet includes free skating, swimming, golf, and more. Coupons are valid at more than 20 City of Calgary recreation locations. Plus, there are free admission coupons for select partner facilities. See website for details. All coupons are redeemable until June 30, 2020.
Create lasting memories with a Heritage Park Annual Pass! Valid all year long, a Family Annual Pass provides endless entertainment for your family of up to six at one low price. Included are endless trips on Calgary’s only steam train, paddlewheel boat and antique amusement park rides, year-round events, daily activities, street theatre, and over 180 exhibits! Some passes include free parking and discounts. For more information, visit the website.
We bring you great prices on your favorite products and services all together under one roof. Discover our great quality and variety of foods, stylish products for your home, and a complete pharmacy to serve all of your family’s needs.
Give the gift of fitness to yourself or someone on your list with our 12 Days of Fitness Pass - on sale starting mid-November, just in time for the holidays. Gift certificates and lots of cool branded items like water bottles, sweat towels, yoga mats, and more!
Sunridge Shopping Centre is your place for the holidays, starting with Black Friday and then our kick-off to Christmas. Head to Sunridge Shopping Centre on Sunday, December 1 at 11am and help our Sunridge Magician make Santa appear! Then we have great kids’ entertainment every Saturday in December between 1 and 5pm - it’s all Free! Whether it’s shopping for your list or getting in the holiday spirit with family, it’s here at Sunridge.
Thinking about escaping winter this year? Ask us first and make your vacation special! The Travel Lady Agency was founded in 1995 and has unique expertise in customized vacations to Africa, South Pacific, and Europe. Our CLIA-certified cruise consultants have personally inspected and cruised on the top-rated ships - from mega large to super small luxury. You deserve experienced travel consultants to make sure your winter vacation is truly perfect this year!
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!
The glow of the candles warms the heart as the angelic sound of children’s voices uplift the spirit. Cantaré Children’s Choir presents its most cherished and beloved concert of the year with treasured carols and newly-composed works to bring your family the cheer of Christmas and the solace of winter. Takes place at Knox United Church at 7:30pm.
Experience the magic of the holidays in Legacy! Our 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!
We have 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 our holiday activities. Visit your favorite market vendors, plus seasonal vendors offering gifts, food, jewelry, décor, and more. Also join us for Santa photos and cookie decorating, Tea with Mrs. Claus, ice carving, visits with Santa’s Reindeer, and more. Thursdays to Sundays from 9am to 5pm. Free parking and free admission.
Join for three weekends of holiday magic and shopping at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market, presented by TELUS. Meet Santa’s Reindeer, listen to roaming carolers, and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the season! For more information, visit the website.
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.
ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for the 23rd time! We’re brightening your ZOOLIGHTS experience with enchanting new themes and special guests. Of course, we’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 we have all come to love like ice skating and fire pits!
Join for our 35th Annual Waldorf Faire on Saturday, November 23, from 10am to 5pm, at Calgary Waldorf School (515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW). There will be unique children’s activities and crafts, an artisan market full of locally-handcrafted wares, a café with delicious food, and more!
This event takes place from 9:30am to 4pm, five weekends leading up to Christmas. Experience the magic of Christmas past with horse-drawn wagon rides; caroling; 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.
The holidays aren’t the holidays without music! Gather your friends and family to enjoy the Sounds of the Season with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Led by Associate Conductor Karl Hirzer with members of the Orchestra and Chorus, these concerts feature holiday favorites like Sleigh Ride alongside time-honored Carols. With special pricing for children, and performances in every corner of the city, it’s easier than ever to join the celebration!
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.
Come celebrate with us at the 38th Annual Fort Macleod Santa Claus Parade on November 30 at 11am! For more information, call 1-403-715-2125 or email email@example.com.
The 33rd Annual Lions’ Festival of Lights will illuminate Confederation Park Golf Course along 14 Street NW again this holiday season. Drive by Calgary’s largest Free Christmas light showcase nightly between 6pm and midnight or take the family for a sled ride through the park amongst the 500,000+ bulbs!
Sunridge Shopping Centre is your place for the holidays, starting with Black Friday and then our kick-off to Christmas. Be there on Sunday, December 1 at 11am and help our Sunridge Magician make Santa appear! Then we have great kids’ entertainment every Saturday in December between 1 and 5pm - it’s all free! Whether it’s shopping for your list or getting in the holiday spirit with family, it’s here at Sunridge.
Outdoor, walk-through, holiday-themed light festival. No charge to attend, free parking. Donations graciously accepted. Enjoy a hot chocolate or apple cider around the fire pits or ride our trains for $2 per person. Santa Visits: 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 our website!
Join for an evening of fun for the final edition of 2019 Movies at the Meadows, presented by ATCO. The movie will be played indoors in the Equi-Plex. Tickets are $20 per carload at the gate or $15 in advance online. For more information, visit the website.
Join for an unforgettable evening of music, culinary finery, and festive spirit. A full Symphony Orchestra, world-class singers, the festive ambiance of Spruce Meadows, and maybe even a sing-along! Come for the concert and stay for the Holiday Lights at Spruce Meadows. Featuring the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra.
Getting there is half the fun! Join the Youth Singers on an epic family road trip full of music, mayhem, and all the twists and turns the Holiday Road can throw at you. One car, three kids, and a playlist of all of your Christmas favorites! No matter where we end up, the important thing is that Christmas is where the heart is.
Join us for Northwestival, our 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 December 8 from 1 to 6pm at Northwest Commons Park.
Don’t miss this magical evening of age-old Christmas carols. Celebrate the season, recall ancient stories, and bask in the joy, peace, and harmony of the season that Lizzy evokes with her angelic voice. This is a new family tradition in the making. Takes place at 7:30pm.
School’s in for winter! Bunny slopes to the big mountain! Ski and snowboard lessons, and programs for 3 to 16 year olds including early season and holiday camps. Programs fill up fast, so book now!
Winter starts here! Whether the whole family is taking skiing, skating, or snowboarding lessons to prepare for a winter getaway or you’re out for an exciting afternoon in the Tube Park, WinSport is your destination for winter fun this year.
Since 2008, Calgary Reptile Parties has provided quality educational reptile programming for birthday parties, schools, and other events. A multiple-time Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Award Winner, we bring the animal fun to you.
Kids absolutely love magic! Why not host a magical birthday party for your child with one of Calgary’s No. 1 Parents’ Choice Award winners, the most fun, kid-friendly birthday party magician Deano the Magic Man! Deano offers different packages to suit your budget!
Make your child’s birthday party extra special. Richard can present a 30- to 45-minute show with comedy, audience participation, and jaw-dropping magic. Suitable for ages 3 and up, Richard will tailor his show to the age of your birthday child.
Past Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Award winner for Children’s Entertainer. Richard Young the Magician does extraordinary magic! His fast-paced shows combine magical illusions, hilarious comedy, clean fun, a white dove, balloon animals, and tons of audience participation!
Bring the family on December 31, from 7 to 9pm, to our heated tent for a family-friendly dance party! There will be music, games, prizes, and more! Presented by Air 106.1 - Discover Airdrie.
Play, swim, jump, splash and slide into 2020! Bring the whole family for tons of fun. Come for arts & crafts, games, obstacle courses, bouncy house, and a ‘take a selfie’ photo booth! Then join in the waterpark where there will be a Dpumping out the tunes as you enjoy the wave pool, slides, hot tub, and safari splash! Stay until the very end to enjoy the pool party countdown! Takes place from 6 to 8pm.
Play, swim, jump, splash and slide into 2020. Bring the whole family for tons of fun in the waterpark. There will be a Dpumping out the tunes as families enjoy the wave pool, slides, hot tub and safari splash. Stay until the very end to enjoy our pool party countdown! Takes place from 6 to 8pm.
The City of Calgary is hosting a free New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration for the whole family to ring in 2020! Visit the website for full details closer to the event.
If you’re looking for an all-suite hotel in Calgary, Lakeview Signature Inn is a cut above the rest. You’ll have a refreshing space every time you stay in one of our beautiful suites. We’re defined by our simply inviting atmosphere, design, and décor; offering superb value and a great choice of hotel in Calgary.
At Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids, our experienced stylists give the whole family great hair in a fun-filled atmosphere. Maybe it’s the themed chairs, movie screens, video games, or the ball pit, but we love kids, and they love us. We also offer clipper art, ear piercing, up-dos, braiding, baby’s first haircut, and professional hair care products. Book online. Experience our haircuts!
Grown out of your family vehicle? Need more room for you and your family’s gear? Come into Country Hills Nissan for your new ride. We are committed to helping families, of all shapes and sizes, find the perfect vehicle that fits their needs and lifestyle. As Calgary’s newest and Canada’s first and largest Nissan Retail Concept dealership, we bring unparalleled customer service and a fresh take on the vehicle buying experience to the Calgary and area community.
Once Upon A Child Varsity offers over 2,500 square feet of top quality new and gently-used kids stuff! We carry clothing Newborn to Size 16, outerwear, sleepwear, shoes, baby and children’s gently-used toys, books, games, and DVDs. Our store also stocks those must-have baby equipment items such as exersaucers, bassinets, bouncy chairs, carriers, playpens, highchairs, swings, and more! Voted the ‘Best Second-Hand Children’s Store’ by Calgary’s Child readers for 12 years in a row!
It’s just a short drive to Airdrie where you and your family can rediscover the thrill of live entertainment at the Bert Church LIVE Theatre. In our 35th Anniversary season, we offer a number of family-friendly shows that will help instill a love of music and theatre in your children. We also offer a number of performing and visual art classes and camps throughout the year.
The Big Box is a one-stop shop for Family Entertainment in Calgary, which comprise of the largest indoor playground in Canada, a gigantic bouncy castle, an aerial obstacle course, virtual reality, interactive bumper cars, an extensive arcade, and a quick-bite restaurant. We offer room services for birthdays, field trips, Corporate/Christmas parties, and other unique events. Get a fun-filled workout for your kids and yourself when it is cold outside!
Where friends and families come together to enjoy the good things in life. Granary Road is the most exciting family entertainment, dining, and market destination to ever come to Calgary. There’s something for the whole family! Moms, dads, and grandparents can shop the charismatic Public Market. The Active Learning Park will be open weekend days for special holiday/winter events.
Experience the Power of Play in Calgary’s largest indoor adventure park for all ages and abilities. Drop-in to have fun in the climbing centre, trampoline park, Ninja Warrior course, or register for a PD Day Camp, Birthday Party, Youth Program, or Summer Camp!
The Loose Moose Theatre has produced children’s theatre since 1978 in a unique style that is accessible, participatory, and fun for the whole family. The Loose Moose Theatre Company makes going to theatre an experience that is truly magical for children 4 to 10 years old, as well as fun and entertaining for parents.
At Mountain View Bowl, our passion is bowling. Our goal is to offer a place where friends and family can come together for the ultimate in bowling entertainment. We are dedicated to giving you the most exciting bowling experience possible. Our lounge is licensed. We offer 5 and 10 Pin Bowling, Kids’ Birthday Parties, League Bowling, Open Bowling, and Corporate Events.
For over 42 years, StoryBook Theatre has been entertaining families from all over Calgary with our award-winning professional, quality shows. We also provide a year-round Theatre School for children ages 6 to 18, which is designed to develop acting skills, self-confidence, teamwork, and stagecraft abilities. Our winter programming includes weekend classes in Acting, Play Creation, and Musical Theatre.
Kananaskis Outfitters is the leading tour operator and sports equipment rental facility in beautiful K-Country. We rent snowshoes, cross-country skis, fat bikes, and ice skates for all ages. Join us on a snowshoe adventure or learn to cross-country ski as a family! Stay a little longer to skate on the pond or outdoor rink or get in a few toboggan runs!
Music lessons make a great gift! Long & McQuade Music lessons is for every age, level, and style.
Santa will be coming to Trico Centre! We offer drop-in day camps over the holidays, drop-in for Nerf Wars on Saturday evenings, child and youth art, dance, martial arts, sports, and activity programs, and flexible Mommy & Me classes all year long for you and your little one!
Keep your kids active all winter long with University of Calgary Active Living. Our Outdoor Centre offers great programs such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, and wilderness survival. Our indoor programs include gymnastics, swimming, racquet sports, skating, hockey, and track, all designed with children’s physical literacy in mind. Or check out our clubs including karate, badminton, and Minds in Motion science! To browse all programs, visit the website.
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