January in Calgary

skating in Olympic Plaza during Chinook Blast
skating in Olympic Plaza during Chinook Blast
Things to Do

January in Calgary

Things to do this January 2023 in Calgary

Warm up your winter calendar with Chinook Blast in Calgary, a winter festival celebration, including High Performance Rodeo. Check out the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Broadway Across Canada’s Fiddler on the Roof, comedian Jim Gaffigan at the Scotiabank Saddledome, and the BIG Winter Classic. It’s all happening this January in Calgary.



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Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

Experience the spirited romance of operetta and the glamour of ballroom dance with the Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert for a rich cultural experience to start the new year.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: January 1

 

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: Open weekends and holidays

 

Skate the Olympic Oval

The public is welcome for public skating at the Oval - Calgary’s largest ice surface. See the public skating schedule for hours and rates. Rentals available.

Where: The Olympic Oval

When: Until March 14

 

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 Islanders, Avalanche, Lightning, Blue Jackets, and Blackhawks.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: January 6, 18, 21, 23, 26

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The Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome

See a Calgary Flames home game at the Scotiabank Saddledome

 

One Hit Wonders

It is said that everyone has a chance for 15 minutes of fame, and so it is with Stage West Theatre's production of One Hit Wonders. Don’t miss this musical revue, two hours of non-stop music and great memories.

Where: Stage West Theatre

When: Until February 5

 

Harlem Globetrotters: 2023 World Tour

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters: 2023 World Tour comes to the Scotiabank Saddledome for a basketball event like no other.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: January 7

 

The Dead South

The Dead South takes the stage at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for an evening of bluegrass like no other in Calgary.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: January 8

 

ZOOLIGHTS

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: Until January 8, 2023

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ZOOLIGHTS

ZOOLIGHTS Displays

ZOOLIGHTS

Experience ZOOLIGHTS at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

 

Fiddler on the Roof

Broadway Across Canada presents a fresh and authentic vision for the beloved theatrical masterpiece Fiddler on the Roof, featuring Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “To Life.”

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: January 10-15

 

Jim Gaffigan – Dark Pale

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan brings a new set of laughs to the Scotiabank Saddledome with the Dark Pale tour.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: January 12

 

Heroes of Film

Get into the heroic spirit with Heroes of Film, a concert of iconic themes from cinema and TV, conducted by John Morris Russell. Hear epic tunes from Batman, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian, and many more.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: January 13-14

 

Calgary Roughnecks Home Games

Watch great lacrosse action in the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Calgary Roughnecks play the San Diego Seals and the Toronto Rock

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: January 14 & 28

 

Calgary Renovation Show

The Calgary Renovation Show is the city’s largest renovation show with more than 19,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors, with innovative products and hundreds of experts.

Where: BMO Centre

When: January 13-15

 

Hockey: Fast Than Ever

TELUS Spark Science Centre invites you to see Hockey: Faster Than Ever. It is time to lace up some skates and learn about the technology, anatomy and physics that goes into this Canadian classic. Historical artifacts, including gear used by some of the greatest players of all time, are presented in innovative displays.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: January 13 – March 12

 

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

 

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre will be hosting the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 2023. The free event features dragon & lion dances, multicultural performances, an art exhibition, lucky draw, food stalls, games, and a marketplace for public enjoyment to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.

Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

When: January 14-22

 

We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown

Heritage Park Gasoline Alley Museum welcomes a new exhibit We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown. Bring your family and come learn about Chinese history on the prairies through art and imagination, discover fictional stories written by members of the Chinese community and explore two iterations of Chinatown in Calgary.

Where: Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park

When: January 14 - April 30

 

Charlotte and the Music Maker

Symphony Sundays for Kids presents Charlotte and the Music Maker, a magical journey with Platypus Theatre exploring the sounds and colours of the instruments and the exciting possibilities that music has to offer. Go early for the instrument Discovery Zoo at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: January 15

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High Performance Rodeo

High Performance Rodeo returns with Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. Experience touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental works from local artists. It’s a one-of-a-kind celebration of arts and culture from around the world.

Where: Various locations

When: January 16 – February 5

 

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: Until January 31

 

Mamma Mio

Taking all the best of the ABBA music and movies and putting them into one classic parody romp, the entertaining musical Mamma Mio, presented by Jubilations Dinner Theatre, will surely get you disco dancing and singing along to your favorite ABBA songs and a few other disco classics.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: January 21 - March 25

 

Anthrax and Black Label Society

MRG Live presents Anthrax and Black Label Society with special guest EXODUS for the chance to see three of the most legendary metal and thrash bands of all time in once concert.

Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

When: January 22

 

Tenille Townes – Side A & B Tour

CCMA Entertainer of the Year Tenille Townes performs a setlist that includes both reflective songwriter and rock and roll entertainer in the Side A & B Tour at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: January 25

 

BIG Winter Classic

Be part of a really fun party in the middle of winter with the BIG Winter Classic, the perfect way to celebrate Calgary year-round with arts, music, and local beer.

Where: Various venues

When: January 26-29

 

Brahms X Radiohead

Back by popular demand, Brahms X Radiohead explores the epic symphonic synthesis of Radiohead’s iconic OK Computer and Johannes Brahms’ tremendous Symphony No. 1 with conductor Steve Hackman.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: January 28

 

The Legendary Life of Tom Petty featuring Clayton Bellamy

The Legendary Life of Tom Petty featuring Clayton Bellamy will take you through an evening of songs and stories from one of the greatest singer/songwriter to ever live, with classic songs like “Learning to Fly,” “American Girl,” and “Don’t Come Around Here.”

Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

When: January 28

 

Little Red Warrior And His Lawyer

Laugh along with the biting and hilarious satire Little Red Warrior And His Lawyer as Theatre Calgary and Making Treaty 7 present a new play by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Kevin Loring.

Where: Max Bell Theatre

When: January 31 – February 19


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