It's the most wonderful time of the year and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the best that Clgary has to offer! Enjoy these fun activities across Calgary this holiday season.

Tube and ski at WinSport

Into winter sports? Be sure to plan a visit to WinSport this holiday season! It’s the perfect place in Calgary to enjoy invigorating active experiences like skiing, tubing or snowboarding down their incredible ski hill, super pipe, and Tube Park. If you’re up for a truly incredible outdoor adventure, check out the Terrain Park and Super Pipe -- the largest pipe in western Canada!

Shine some light on your winter nights

Enjoy illuminating outdoor experiences at Chinook Blast in Calgary this winter. Explore stunning light installations created by local artists -- the perfect way to shine some light on a dark winter night. Another great and illuminating experience is ZOOLIGHTS. It’s an incredible festival of lights set at the Calgary Zoo and it’s on right now!

Don’t miss Once Upon a Christmas

A Calgary tradition, you have to experience Once Upon a Christmas for yourself! Enjoy ten days of festive fun and old-fashioned Christmas charm in Heritage Park! You can expect: a holiday breakfast buffet, visits with Santa, cozy fires, fresh baked goods, hot chocolate, Christmas caroling, crafts, holiday performances, historical exhibits, and a fabulous Christmas market! This event is ideal for families looking for fun ways to enjoy the holiday season.

Explore Calgary’s best Christmas markets

What’s the holiday season without a trip to an enchanting Christmas market? Lucky for you, Calgary has many amazing holiday markets to explore! Many run in November, but there are some fabulous markets In December as well! Be sure to visit the Inglewood Night Market where you can find locally sourced and handmade crafts, vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles. Check out the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market to browse the wares of over 200 independent local businesses, artisans and food vendors. A Christmas to Remember market at Granary Road offers an enchanting holiday experience with Christmas carollers, decorated trees, lights, and festive décor. Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in the barn area features local artisans, craft vendors, popular German street food and mulled wine. Market Collective Holiday Markets is a great family friendly event that includes live music, interactive workshops, galleries, drinks, food, and over 150 local vendors. Christmas at the Nation offers a great opportunity to support Indigenous and local artists and businesses. And Little Modern Market DECEMBER Edition will enable you to shop local for the holidays.

We hope you make the most of the 2021 holiday season in Calgary by using these tips!

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