Top Things to Do for Christmas in Calgary 2021

Christmas shopping is the CORE Calgary, surrounded by decorated Christmas trees
Christmas shopping is the CORE Calgary, surrounded by decorated Christmas trees
Best Christmas Holiday Activities

Top Things to Do for Christmas in Calgary 2021

Discover all the family fun things to do in Calgary for Christmas 2021.

Please note: These events and activities are no longer up-to-date. Check back for updated event listings or explore for more great things to see and do in Calgary.

Get in the holiday spirit with Calgary classics and new ways to celebrate the season. From classic holiday music with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to great gift ideas and A Christmas Carol with Theatre Calgary, there is so much to do in Calgary this holiday season.

Please verify the status of all activities and refer to our COVID-19 Traveller Update for more information.

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Things to Do in Calgary for Christmas 2021

Warm up the holiday season with festive fun in Calgary.


Beauty & The Grinch at Jubilations Dinner Theatre - November 6 - January 8, 2022

Blue Jay Sessions: Holiday Edition - November 18-21

Fireside Movies at Deerfoot City - November 29 and December 23

A Christmas Carol by Theatre Calgary – November 30 – December 24

All I Want for Christmas at Lunchbox Theatre - November 30 - December 19

Candy Cane Kids: A Holiday Musical – December 4

Candy Cane Kids: A Holiday Musical – Available now (Online)

Funk the Halls: The Funk Hunters at The Palace Theatre - December 18

Holidays at Home with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – December 18 (Online)

A Winter Solstice Celebration of Carols by Foothills Brass - December 21

Special Events

ZOOLIGHTS: Enchanted Dinner – November 16

Festival of Wreaths at Calgary Farmers' Market - November 18 - 28

Holiday Wreath Workshops at Lina's Italian Market - November 23, 25, 30 and December 3

ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Only – November 23

A Beary Merry Holiday Party at the Calgary Zoo – November 27 and December 16

Deck the Ave - December 3-18

Christmas in Kensington - November 27, December 4, 11, 18 

Home Alone @ Eighty-Eight Brewing Co. - Starts December 1

Skate the Boulevard at Deerfoot City - December 1-31

Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park – December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 20, 23

Candy Cane Kids Breakfast - December 18

Food & Drink

Sippin' Santa at Ricardo's Hideaway - Starts November 17

Calgary Farmers' Market Christmas Turkey Box - Order by December 19 for pick up December 23

Hawthorn at Home Festive Turkey to Go - Order by December 19 for pick up December 24 or 25

Christmas Turkey Dinner by Hotel Arts - Order by December 21 for pickup December 24-25

Christmas Turkey Takeout by Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre - Order by December 21 for pickup December 25

E.A.T. Christmas Meals - Pickup December 23

Concorde Holiday Dinner Kit - Pickup December 23-24

Calgary Zoo Festive Feast Curbside Takeaway - December 24-26

Photos with Santa in Calgary

Get your photo with Santa in Calgary with safe and creative experiences.

Outdoor Photos with Santa at Lougheed House - Until December 17, 2021

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops – November 13 – December 24, 2021

Santa Days at SNAP Foto Club – November 9 – December 23, 2021

Enchanted Forest: Visits with Santa at Southcentre - November 12 - December 24

Find Christmas Downtown at The CORE Shopping Centre - November 15 - January 1, 2022

Santa's Safely Back! at CF Chinook Centre - November 19 - December 24

Santa's Safely Back! at CF Market Mall - November 19 - December 24

Shriners Santa Photos at Santa Village – November 20 – December 19, 2021

Santa's Holiday Homestead at Calgary Farmers' Market - November 26-28, and December 3-5

A Christmas to Remember at Granary Road - November 27 - December 19

Santa Photos at Deerfoot City - November 27 - December 24

Christmas in Kensington - November 27, December 4, 11, 18 

Story Time with Santa - November 29, December 6, 13, 20

Santa's Sleigh at Sunridge Mall - December 4-19

Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park - December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 20-23

Tea with Mrs. Claus at Calgary Farmers' Market - December 10-12

Beyond Calgary

Rosebud Theatre's A Christmas Carol - November 12 - December 23

Polar Express at Alberta Prairie Railway - November 20 - December 22

Mountaintop Christmas at the Banff Gondola – November 20 – December 30 (Weekends)

Christmas in Banff & Lake Louise – November 20 – January 2, 2022

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Christmas Gift Ideas in Calgary

Shop local this holiday season with great gift ideas in Calgary.


Alberta Boot Company

Arc’teryx Calgary 

Cody & Sioux

Ella Grace Marketplace

espy experience

Friday Sock Co. Christmas & Holiday Socks

Gravity Pope

Irvine Tack & Western Wear

Jean Michel

Lammle’s Western Wear

Local Laundry 

Patagonia Calgary

Roots Chinook Centre

Smithbilt Hats

Food & Drink

Annex Ale Project Give Box

Beebop Doughnuts DIY Doughnut Christmas Tree

Born Brewing Custom Coasters

Bridgeland Distillery Gift Package

Burwood Distillery's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Buttermilk Fine Waffles Holiday Bundles

The Cellar

Chinook Honey Company

Confluence Distilling Winter Spice Gin

Coppeneur Chocolatier 

Cococo Chocolatiers 

Eau Claire Distillery Christmas Gin

Field Stone Fruit Wines

Holidays with The Keg

The Italian Centre Shop

New Level Brewing Holiday Swag Bundle

Ollia Macarons & Tea

Peasant Cheese Shop

Pie Junkie

Romero Distilling

Rosso Coffee Roasters

TEN Degrees Chocolate

Vine Arts Wine & Spirits


Alberta Craft Gallery 

Authentically Indigenous Holiday Gift Box

Calgary Horticultural Society 2022 Calendar

Calgary Local Florist

Calgary Stampede Rodeo & Evening Show Tickets

Cedar & Steam Spa Essentials

Cinder & Sage Loft


D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club

Glass House Xperience

GlobalFest Holiday Specials

The Hidden Gem

Liz & Lottie

Made Local Marketplace

Moonstone Creation

Passion for Glass


The Silk Road Spice Merchant

Steeling Home


Holiday Shopping

Find all your favourite stores in one place with great holiday shopping destinations. 

Bankers Hall 

CF Chinook Centre

CF Market Mall 

The CORE Shopping Centre

CrossIron Mills 

Deerfoot City

Hudson’s Bay Downtown

Marlborough Mall 

New Horizon Mall 

Saks Fifth Avenue

Southcentre Mall 

Sunridge Mall

Westbrook Mall 

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