Things to do in Calgary in Winter: So you are in the absolutely right place. This article is for you only. Finally came December, and wow, what were the roller coasters. From the global COVID-19 pandemic to the historic Australian wildfire to the dreaded Murder Hornet… this year was full of unwanted surprises. After a wild ride, we really deserve some fun and frivolous treats before the year ends. Check out the list below for some magical ideas!
Take a stroll through the mesmerizing Zoolights
ZooLights is a popular annual festival of light at the Calgary Zoo. There are more than two million twinkling lights in this magical, family-oriented tradition, including 200+ light sculptures and interactive and choreographed lighting displays.
Enjoy Delicious Holiday Drinks at the Pop-Up Cocktail Bar
Miracle on First Street YYC is back in Calgary with the goal of adding much-needed joy to our festive season celebrations! Hosted at Calgary’s beloved Proof YYC, this cozy pop-up cocktail bar will be there almost every day until Christmas Eve!
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Glide and Slide Through Alberta’s Largest Snow Tube Park
The best part of the chilly weather is that it gives us the opportunity to participate in many fun winter sports activities like snow tubing on Mount Norquay! Considered one of Alberta’s best tube parks and the only one located in Banff, the popular Norquay Tube Park is opening for the season in mid-December (the exact date will be announced).
Attend a Virtual Candlelight Concert
On Saturday, December 19th, you’ll be taken to a magical concert by über-talented pianist Franck Laurent-Grandpre, playing a curated selection of beloved classical songs via Livestream during this special edition of the popular Fever Original Candlelight series. ,
Vacation to the Top of Banff’s Sulfur Mountains
No need to go to the North Pole to find Santa – it appears he’s bringing his elusive workshop and bundles of Christmas joy to the summit of Sulfur Mountain during the Banff Gondola Mountaintop Christmas in our province! You’ll be able to extend your holiday on this unique Christmas experience in the mountains starting December 19th (postponed from the original November 14th opening date).
Shop Until You Arrive at CrossIron Mills Holiday Haven
‘It’s shopping season, but sometimes looking for gifts can be exhausting or mundane. Luckily, you can now enjoy your annual Christmas shopping with Holiday Heaven, a fun and festive outdoor shopping experience hosted by CrossIron Mills in their H&M parking lot. This jolly holiday shopping event starts December 11th and will include a number of local artisan vendors (10 per weekend) selling unique items for you to browse through to find the perfect gift for you.
Consider Staying Within Canada
As we descend deeper into Canada’s typically chilly winter, you may start to consider taking a trip for a change of scenery. When planning a trip for snowy weather, we often have a tendency to look outside our country for inspiration. However, this year with all the travel restrictions due to COVID-19, you may want to look within Canada’s borders for a winter stay.
Go on a Tour of the Local National Parks
After a long year of the usual grind and hustle, perhaps we prefer to travel long distances and visit some of the national parks nearby. Luckily for us, Calgary is completely surrounded by infinite natural beauty. There are plenty of local places to dive into nature – just don’t let the moose lick your car!
Try Some Uniquely Canadian Winter Comfort Foods
As the days get shorter, darker, and cooler in winter, many people turn to food as a source of inner warmth and comfort. Besides being essential to life, food brings people together and generally makes us feel good. So why not try one of the iconic delicacies and delicacies that are eaten in Canada during frosty weather?
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Sell Your Unnecessary Furniture Back to IKEA
The world’s largest furniture store chain is taking a stand for sustainability by buying your used IKEA furniture! The new IKEA sales initiative allows you to exchange your unwanted used furniture for IKEA in-store credit, which you can use for other goods.