It’s a good thing the weather improved in time for the weekend! There is so much happening around Calgary this weekend and no shortage of activities to take part in. It’s impossible to fit it all in but we have included a few extra suggestions today. Enjoy!
CP Holiday Train: The popular holiday tradition returns in person this year after two years of virtual events. The festive locomotive with live music will stop in Airdrie on Saturday, Calgary on Sunday, and Cochrane on Tuesday before continuing west. Make sure to bring a donation for the food bank.
Home Alone in Concert: Watch the classic Christmas film with John Williams’ score performed live courtesy of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. There are two chances to catch Kevin taking on the Wet Bandits with performances on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Winter Wonderland at the Library: The Calgary Public Library is celebrating 110 years. Free programs, activities, and performances are taking place at Central and Memorial Park libraries until Dec. 18. Enjoy snacks, face painting, musical performances, movie screenings, and more.
Nutcracker (In A Nutshell): YMCArts presents a fun and condensed version of the holiday classic performed by Bach Tots at Evan Hazell Theatre at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton this Saturday and Sunday. The performance runs again next weekend at BMO Theatre at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge. Kids can enjoy crafts 30 minutes before showtime.
Spirit of the Loop: The annual holiday event returns Saturday afternoon at the Marda Loop Business Improvement Area. Meet Santa and sit in his sleigh for a photo op, enjoy a hot cocoa by the fire pits, and listen to roaming carollers.
Stories, Crafts & S’mores: Bring the family to Fort Calgary Saturday afternoon as storyteller Jeff Murray shares tales about the people and winters of Calgary’s past. Roast s’mores on the fire, make your own sketchbook, and check out the museum exhibits.
Green Fools Try a Class: If you’ve ever wanted to try our circus activities like juggling, plate spinning, or aerial silks, you have the chance this Saturday at Green Fools. Free classes for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults take place throughout the day. Donations are appreciated.