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Weekend Roundup: 5 Fun Things to Do in Calgary With Your Family Dec 19 – 21


Can you believe we’re coming up on the last weekend before Christmas?? Assuming we haven’t just thrown you into a panic and made you drop your laptop/iPad/smartphone to rush out to the mall… check out our top picks for things to do in and around Calgary this weekend. It’s the final weekend to enjoy a sweet old-fashioned […]

A Holiday Stroll Down Memory Lane at Heritage Park


I didn’t grow up on a farm, nor did my parents or grandparents. None of us ever got around by horse-drawn wagon, either. So when I say that a visit to Heritage Park always feels like a walk down memory lane, the memories aren’t necessarily my own. They are those collective memories of how life in small-town […]

Christmas Fun at Winterstart Festival in Banff


Coming from a city that suffered a snowstorm in September, calling a December festival “Winterstart” might seem a little disingenuous.  However, going by the blizzard during the kickoff weekend of the Banff-Lake Louise Winterstart Festival on November 29th, 2014, we think it’s fair to say winter is well and truly here. And since we are […]

We Can’t Glow Without You – Airdrie Festival of Lights

Airdrie Festival of Lights

Two short years ago, we celebrated our first Christmas in Calgary. As newcomers to the city, we decided to track down a list of must-do and must-see holiday events of the season. On every list we could find, Airdrie’s Festival of Lights was commonplace. For all of you with the Airdrie Festival of Lights sitting […]

Rockit Kids! Musical Theatre Programs for Kids

Rockit Kids Poster

Do you have a little performer in your house dying to work on his or her singing and dancing skills? Rockit Kids, offered by Rockit Vocal Studios, is a program that teaches kids all about the magic of musical theatre. Budding stars will learn about song interpretation, choreography, and movement, while simultaneously building personal skills […]

Special Events and Exhibits at Telus Spark


TELUS Spark is always an exciting and engaging place to take the whole family, but their special events and exhibits bring additional variety and novelty to the experience. Don’t miss these family-friendly special events and exhibits. Material of the Season: Shadows What’s light and dark, big and small, fuzzy and sharp? Our shadows! Head to the Creative […]

SPUD Calgary Supports Inn From the Cold with Holiday Gift Campaign


Take your online holiday shopping LOCAL! Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) launches its holiday gift card campaign on December 1st. SPUD is offering shoppers a way to embrace the holiday season by celebrating their friends, rewarding themselves, all while feeding someone in need. Gift cards purchased from SPUD now through December 31st will earn shoppers a bonus […]

Holiday Light Spectacular


Broadview Homes is once again participating in the Holiday Light Spectacular. The event will kick off on Monday December 1, 2014 in the Evanston, Ravenswood and Dressage communities. The lights will be on nightly from 5 to 9 pm, with the thirty minute light show running every hour, on the hour, synchronized to a preplanned soundtrack that […]

Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Cutting

Are you looking for a REALLY fresh tree? Well, this being windy, cold, dry Calgary, that is hard to find on any of the tree lots! The best way to get a really fresh tree and to have some family fun is to cut it down yourself!  This is such a lovely, old fashioned, fun […]

Visit Santa in Calgary’s Malls

Santa Clause in Calgary

Don’t let your kids miss their chance to sit on Santa’s lap and let him know exactly how good they’ve been this year and what they’re hoping he’ll bring them for Christmas! Santa will be stopping at many of Calgary’s malls, so here’s a list of when and where you can catch him. Santa’s hours vary by day; […]