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Kick off Your Festive Season in Calgary With Three Annual Family Favourites

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We enjoyed some warm weather in Calgary this fall, but with the winter weather settling in to stay, it’s the perfect time to get your family into the holiday spirit with a trip to one of Calgary’s many seasonal events. Here are three of our favorites. Heritage Park’s Once Upon a Christmas There’s something about this […]

Bach Tots presents: Nutcracker (in a Nutshell)

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  Do you know a young child who loves fairy tales and ballerinas, but is too young to sit through a full-length ballet production? Give your favourite little ballet fan a child-sized taste of a classic ballet, with Nutcracker (in a Nutshell), Soulocentric Performing Arts’ reinvention of The Nutcracker. Choreographed specifically for children from babies to age 6, […]

Weekend Roundup: 5 Fun Things to Do in Calgary With Your Family Nov 28 – 30

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The calendar may say it’s still officially fall, but it’s definitely going to feel like winter this weekend. No doubt your kids are excited about the snow and already talking about Christmas, so what better time to launch your holiday season and do something festive together? Here are our top picks for things to do in and […]

Good Earth’s Gingerbread Families Help Real Families

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Good Earth Coffeehouse wants to put some sugar and spice into your family’s holiday season and support Habitat for Humanity in their efforts to provide affordable homes to local families. Until the end of December, Good Earth will donate $1 from each gingerbread “family” sold, to their local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Each cookie package ($6.75, […]

Christmas Through the Lougheed House

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From November 28th until December 21st, 2014, take your family to Lougheed House for some old-fashioned holiday cheer. Each year, this much-anticipated event fills the museum with musical performances, crafts, holiday treats, and more. Each weekend of this year’s event, in honour of the WWI Centennial, the museum will also present WWI-themed activities and crafts. […]

Bounce into the Holiday Spirit at Springfree Trampoline

Springfree Trampoline Christmas Party

Bounce into the holiday spirit at the Calgary Springfree Store! Stop by November 30, December 7 and 14 for some FREE holiday fun! Decorate your own gingerbread man Jump on the world’s safest trampolines Send a letter to Santa … and of course, enjoy some milk and cookies! Springfree Trampoline Christmas Event: When: November 30th, […]

Pirates of the North Saskatchewan 3 at Jubilations Dinner Theatre

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Captain Jack returns to the Jubilations Dinner Theatre stage to set sail down the mighty river Saskatchewan for one final pilgrimage. Enjoy a delicious meal and watch as the Pirates gather to sign the peace treaty arranged by the great Admiral Northington. Could this be the end of the Pirates of the North Saskatchewan? Visit […]

Enchanted Parties | What birthday party dreams are made of

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You’ve been there: frantically planning a birthday party that won’t get you laughed off Pinterest and earn covert looks of pity from the other moms.  And even if the minivan brigade cut you some slack, you don’t want to disappoint your kid, especially on her birthday. If your kids are like mine, their birthday party […]

Christmas with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

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A Merry Little Pops – Family Holiday Special Saturday, December 6 – 7:30PM (note the early start time) Jack Singer Concert Hall Start your Christmas countdown with our holly, jolly family holiday special, brimming with uplifting seasonal favourites and popular music including Let it Go from Disney’s hit movie Frozen, the theme from A Charlie […]

Enter to Win Passes to Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park!

Once Upon A Christmas Heritage Park

One of Calgary’s most beloved holiday traditions, Heritage Park’s Once Upon a Christmas, is back for 2014, running Saturdays and Sundays from November 22 through to December 21. Don’t miss this chance to spend a magical day in the Hisorical Village, participating in charming old fashioned Christmas customs and traditions. Three of the Historical Village’s […]