December in Calgary

Olympic Plaza skating rink
Olympic Plaza skating rink
Things to Do

December in Calgary

Things to do this December 2022 in Calgary

Please note: These events and activities are no longer up-to-date. Check out What to Do in Calgary This Week for more great things to see and do in Calgary.

Get warm, get cozy, and into the holiday spirit with a festive collection of things to see and do in Calgary this December. From family favourites like ZOOLIGHTS at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market to Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park and Sparkle Sparkle at TELUS Spark Science Centre, December is full of festive fun in Calgary.

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Skating at Olympic Plaza

Put on your skates and enjoy one of the most iconic skating rinks in Calgary at Olympic Plaza. Skating is free with skate rentals available on site.

Where: Olympic Plaza

When: Open daily


East Village Hygge Hut

The East Village Hygge Hut is a Scandinavian-style space inspired by the tradition of Hygge, with a firepit, games, ice sculptures, live music, food trucks, and more. Enjoy this cozy gathering place Fridays - Sunday in East Village. 

Where: Along the RiverWalk, East of the Simmons Building

When: November 12, 2022 - March 2023



Take part in a Calgary tradition with ZOOLIGHTS at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. Over 2 million lights and 200 displays light up the night with fire pits and activity zones in this winter wonderland.

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

When: November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023


Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

The Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market is a local favourite and a holiday tradition everyone in the family can enjoy with unique vendors, shopping, food, and entertainment.

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: November 18-20, 25-27, December 2-4, 2022


Once Upon A Christmas

Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park is one of Calgary’s most iconic holiday events, with activities, entertainment, and treats that will get you and your family into the holiday cheer.

Where: Heritage Park

When: November 26, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

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The Jungle Book

Escape into the jungles of India this holiday season with the world premiere of this new Canadian adaptation of The Jungle Book by Alberta Theatre Projects. Experience The Jungle Book like you’ve never seen it before with the popular Thrust Stage configuration.

Where: Martha Cohen Theatre

When: November 29 – December 31


The Office: A Pop Rock Comedy

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents The Office: A Pop Rock Comedy a hilarious take on the goings on at a small paper company office with Jim, Pam, Michael, and Dwight.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: Until January 14, 2023


A Night In Piedmont

Vendome presents A Night In Piedmont, the second largest region in Italy, for a 5 course dinner featuring fresh alba truffle with a menu by Chef David Leeder.

Where: Vendome

When: December 1


Sparkle Sparkle

Sparkle Sparkle will transform the TELUS Spark Science Centre into a spectacular indoor holiday light experience, with thousands of LED lights, a dome holiday show, Santa’s workshop, sweet and savoury food and drinks, late night shopping, and Instagram worthy photo ops.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: Opens December 1


Bear Grease

Making Treaty 7 hosts Bear Grease, an Indigenous twist on the classic musical Grease, featuring Crystle Lightning and MC RedCloud.

Where: The GRAND

When: December 1-4


The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle

The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle is the ultimate holiday experience for the entire family. This festive season treat will bring the timeless holiday tale to life like you’ve never seen before.

Where: BMO Centre

When: December 1-28


Calgary Flames Home Games

Experience the thrill of NHL action with Calgary Flames Home Games at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Flames take on the Canadians, Capitals, Coyotes, Wild, Canucks, Blues, Oilers, and Canucks.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: December 1, 3, 5, 7, 14, 16, 27, and 31

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Goodnight Moon

Get immersed in the classic bedtime story Goodnight Moon at TELUS Spark Science Centre, as it comes to life in the newest digital immersion gallery experience.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: Now open until February 2023


Blue Rodeo: Many A Mile Tour

Canadian bluegrass legends Blue Rodeo bring their Many A Mile Tour to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for two nights of live music with special guest Jenn Grant.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: December 3-4


Little Women

Theatre Calgary presents Little Women, the coming of age war-time story about a family during the holidays that has been cherished for generations. Share the delight, love, and spirit of this popular family favourite.

Where: Max Bell Theatre

When: December 7-31


Kevin Hart: Reality Check

Stand-up comedian and Hollywood actor Kevin Hart brings the laughs to Calgary with his Reality Check Tour at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: December 8


Spark After Dark: Greatest Hits

TELUS Spark Science Centre invites you to Spark After Dark: Greatest Hits, a collection of throwbacks from all the Spark After Dark events in 2022. This is an adults only (18+) event.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: December 9


ISU Speed Skating World Cup

The fastest skaters in the world return to Calgary this December to compete in the 2022 ISU Speed Skating World Cup! Get a front row seat to all the action at the University of Calgary's Olympic Oval with single day tickets starting at $15.00 and 4-day all-access passes for both weekends starting at $40.00.

Where: Calgary Olympic Oval

When: December 9-11 & 16-18


Servus Tube Park at WinSport

Take a ride down one of the fastest tube parks in Western Canada with the Servus Tube Park at WinSport. The tube park is located on the main hill with eight lanes and a magic carpet to bring you to the top.

Where: WinSport

When: Opens December 2022


Kane Brown: Drunk or Dreaming Tour

Multiplatinum country music superstar Kane Brown comes to Calgary for the Drunk or Dreaming Tour, with special guests Jessie James Decker and Restless Road.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: December 17

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