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Canadian Christmas Celebrations in Calgary

posted by: on: November 18, 2018 12:33:14 AM

Photo Credit: João Monteiro

Canada, eh? The land of beavers and wintery wonders.  Canadians, and specifically those in Calgary have a distinct way to celebrate their Christmas/Holidays.  The spirit of the winter holidays is alive and doing well in cities like Calgary. To see how this manifests, you have to check out the Canadian way with these events:

Alberta Ballet: The Nutcracker

On December 14-16 (Friday to Sunday) and December 20-24 (Thursday to Monday), join the Alberta Ballet in The Nutcracker.  This 2-hour show has various times (and Saturday and Sunday matinees) , so it’s best to check out the website.  The ballet is accompanied by the CAlgary Philharmonic Orchestra at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary. Tickets range from $41 to $145. This show holds a wonderful tale, but it is also a great way to bring the family and share in a Canadian way of enjoying Christmas.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

There is nothing more Canadian than hockey rivalry. And there is something about the winter months that make hockey so much more special; perhaps it reminds us of frozen lakes and rivers, and playing on the neighbourhood ice. Nonetheless our rivalry with our western neighbours is nothing short of symbolic of Canada. A good game of hockey can’t anyone wrong.  Join several thousand other people for a game at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Game starts at 8 PM!

Once Upon a Christmas…

Start November 24 through to December 23, 2018, Heritage Park in Calgary transform into Calgary’s own little area for Christmas festivities. While these Saturdays and Sundays are an annual occurrence, a couple things are new this year. These include performances by the Acclamation Handbell Choir, an opportunity to pet the holiday horses, and the Calgary Carvers exhibit their art of woodworking. Horse-drawn sleighs and carriages? Come on, you cannot miss out!


Christmas can be tiring, especially if you are visiting from out of town.  We’ve got your rest, relaxation and sleep covered. The Econo Lodge in Calgary is just minutes away from everything, and can give you great value for your dollar.  If that isn’t enough, then consider the benefits of having a pool in-house, too!
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