Experience Calgary as the city transforms itself into a winter wonderland over the next few months. Listed below, are some activities you and your family might enjoy over the next few months.
To keep busy over the holidays, visit Canada Olympic Park (COP) and consider signing up for some skiing lessons or try an exciting bobsleigh or luge ride. Winter is also the best time to visit craft fairs for a wide assortment of unique, quality gifts. Check out the complete list of Calgary craft fairs this season
For a truly charming and magical experience, visit Heritage Park Historical Village from November 21 to December 20, 9am to 4pm. Enjoy a Christmas breakfast buffet (reserve tickets by calling 403-268-8500), go on a wagon ride, tour historical homes, get lost in a maze, visit a range of whimsical stores including the Kid's Only Store, see Santa, or bring your skates and try out the new ice skating rink in the free zone of Heritage Town Square.
If you enjoy going for evening drives to admire homes beautifully decorated in Christmas lights, go to Lighten Up Calgary for a map showing locations of the best Christmas light displays in Calgary. Or if your house looks amazing, add your location to the map so that others know to visit your house as well.
In Calgary, there's always something going on. For a wide range of events such as: family fun, musical theatre, heavy metal rock bands, classical music, dance classes, and comedy nights, check out Calgary Kiosk. Here you will find a long list of events complete with descriptions, locations, times, and ticket prices.
Calgary beats the winter blues that typically follow Christmas and New Year's celebrations, with the Calgary Winter Festival, running from February 11 to February 21. During the Winter Festival, Calgary is transformed into a winter wonderland for an eleven day festival that includes carnivals, crafts, games, skating parties, live performances, scavenger hunts, storytelling, food, hot chocolate, and games. Events are typically held at Canada Olympic Park, Fort Calgary and Heritage Park. Local community associations take part as well by hosting pond hockey tournaments, bonspiels, or dances.
These are just some of the many enjoyable experiences you can have in Calgary. I hope you have a wonderful winter season!
Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®