January in Calgary

couple takes a break from skating on a bench in Calgary's Olympic Plaza downtown
couple takes a break from skating on a bench in Calgary's Olympic Plaza downtown
Things to Do

January in Calgary

Things to do in Calgary this January 2024

Warm up your winter calendar in Calgary with winter festivals including High Performance Rodeo and BIG Winter Classic. Also, don’t miss seven Calgary Flames home games, The Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, and the Broadway sensation, Mean Girls at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. 

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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 


Films at the Fort 

Films at the Fort kicks off the new year in January at Fort Calgary's Burnswest Theatre! Each event this month features classic films like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Princess Bride, and Star Wars: A New Hope. Tickets include popcorn and admission to the interpretive centre. 

Where: Fort Calgary
When: January 6, 7, 13, 14, 27


Winter Sleigh Rides at Boundary Ranch

Enjoy an old-fashioned horse drawn sleigh ride under a cozy blanket with your hot chocolate and be amazed at the winter oasis and views of snow covered mountains along the beautiful trails surrounding Boundary Ranch.

Where: Boundary Ranch, Kananaskis
When: January 6, 7, 13, 14, 27


Calgary Hitmen Home Games   

Get into the fun and excitement of the WHL with Calgary Hitmen Home Games at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Hitmen take on seven rivals this January.   

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome  
When: January 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 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 Senators, Coyotes, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Blues, Blue Jackets, and Blackhawks. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome 
When: January 9, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27


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 15 – February 4 


Mean Girls (Touring) at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 

Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) of the story of a naïve newbie who falls prey to a trio of lionised frenemies, MEAN GIRLS “delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humour and joyful inside-jokery.” 

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 
When: January 16-21 


Olio by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Olio means a stew, or a collection of things — in this case it’s a new performance created by five choreographers: company dancers Catherine Hayward, Sabrina Naz Comanescu and Kaja Irwin; DJD alumnus, Deanne Walsh; and DJD artistic director Kimberley Cooper. Music is played live by a jazz trio led by Jonathan McCaslin (composer/drummer) with Jon Wielebnowski (bass) and Chris Tauchner (piano/keyboards).

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
When: January 18-28


Spectacular Spanish Guitar with the Calgary Phil 

Warm up your winter with conductor Virginia Martínez and the Calgary Phil as they perform music from Spain! After Ruperto Chapí’s rousing Preludio, bask in Joaquín Rodrigo’s gorgeous Concierto de Aranjuez, featuring Canadian guitarist Daniel Bolshoy. Things heat up with the sultry melodies of Spanish dances composed by contemporaries Joaquín Turina and Manuel de Falla. 

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall 
When: January 19 & 20 


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 24-28 


Making Treaty 7 Presents - Indians and Cowboys 

Spruce up yer turkey-feathered head-dresses and saddle up yer pintos, folks! MakingTreaty7 is taking you back to the Old Wild West. They done panned through some thousands of old westerns (with and without the spaghetti) and have braided together a golden re-tellin’ of them rustlin’ and bustlin’ times. 

Where: The GRAND 
When: January 25-27 


Machine Head: Slaughter The Martøur Tour 

Undisputed masters of murderous riffs, pugnacious grooves and ferocious hooks since 1991, Machine Head takes the stage at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino with special guests Fear Factory, Orbit Culture, and Gates To Hell. 

Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino 
When: January 26


Curling On St. Patrick’s Island

Hurry hard to the curling rink on St. Patrick’s Island, East Village’s 31 acre backyard. This pop-up synthetic curling rink is located by Confluence Plaza, near the island washrooms and Calgary Zoo parking lot. Get ready to make some winter memories that rock!

Where: St. Patrick’s Island
When: January 26 - February 24


IndigiDivas: Opera Hits + Indigenous Stories 

Share in this special evening of storytelling through song with the Calgary Phil and the trailblazing IndigiDivas! With conductor Janna Sailor, these Indigenous opera singers, along with featured special guest mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, breathe life into the music of First Nations composers from across Turtle Island, alongside fresh interpretations of opera’s greatest hits.  

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall 
When: January 27 


Aaron Pritchett – The Liquored Up Tour 

A staple in the Canadian country music scene for nearly 25 years, Aaron Pritchett takes the stage at Deerfoot Inn & Casino with special guests Cory Marks and Matt Lang! 

Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino 
When: January 27 


Beyond the Run: The Terry Fox Van of Hope Exhibit

Discover the iconic Terry Fox van at Gasoline Alley Museum's exhibit. Text, images, and interactive elements share its inspiring journey.

Where: Gasoline Alley Museum, Heritage Park
When: Until January 28


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 28


Stage West Theatre Restaurants presents Step by Step 

See the evolution of the greatest boy bands unfold from the Beatles to The Bee Gees, to the New Kids on the Block, and finally on to *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. 

Where: Stage West Calgary 
When: Until February 4


Meteor Shower by Steve Martin

In 1993, a meteor shower occurs in Ojai, California. Corky and her husband Norm invite another couple for dinner, and from the moment the evening begins, things become increasingly surreal and chaotic. Steve Martin’s signature wit is on full display in this comedy, where the jokes are served as quick as the drinks.

Where: Theatre Calgary
When: Until February 11


Vertigo Theatre Presents HEIST

A fast-paced, heart-racing play about a diamond heist gone wrong. Can this band of criminals pull off the perfect robbery? Full of diamonds, guns, lasers, betrayal and a cast of characters you’ll be quoting long after you leave the theatre. Don’t miss the world premier of HEIST by Arun Lakra at Vertigo Theatre Calgary.

Where: Vertigo Theatre
When: Until February 25


East Village Hygge Hut on RiverWalk

The East Village Hygge Hut on RiverWalk is back for 2024. This popular spot is a big warm East Village hug in the middle of a long, cold Calgary winter. Visit for live music every Friday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: East Village
When: Until March 1


Blood, Sweat and Tears: Canadian Military Medicine

The Blood, Sweat and Tears: Canadian Military Medicine exhibit explores Canadian military medicine from the 19th century through to Afghanistan.

Where: The Military Museums
When: Until March 3


ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios

Learn the little-known story of a group of artists and printmakers who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset), Nunavut in the 1950s and ’60s—a period of social change that disrupted traditional language and relationships to the land.

Where: Glenbow at the Edison
When: Until March 3


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 


The Penguin Walk

Back for 2024, you can see the king penguins outside of their habitat as they take a royal promenade through zoo grounds! The Penguin Walk, presented by WestJet, offers the king penguins an opportunity for winter enrichment as well as additional daily exercise. Up to fourteen king penguins will participate in the daily march!

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
When: Until March 15


The Beach Boys Of Summer

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents The Beach Boys of Summer. Get ready to be transported back to summer with a show that celebrates the iconic Beach Boys and their timeless sound. So grab your sunglasses and get ready to feel the warmth of the sun and the sound of the surf as we take you back to the beach for an unforgettable night.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre
When: Until March 23


Rock the Nation

National Music Centre presents Rock the Nation, a rousing theatrical production celebrating and honouring Canada’s remarkable musical legacy. Experience it all live on stage, and journey through the decades.

Where: Studio Bell,  the Home of the National Music Centre
When: Until April 28



Past Events


Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert 

Waltzing into Arts Commons, Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert is an enchanting, unforgettable celebration. Perfect for audiences of all ages, this annual holiday tradition features European singers, a full orchestra, and dancers from Europaballett (Austria). 

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall 
When: January 1 


Silver & Bold at TELUS Spark Science Centre

Enjoy the whole science centre at Silver & Bold with fun experiences, delicious treats, a new Holiday Countdown experience, hands on science experiments, robots, shopping and more.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre
When: Until January 7



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 7 


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 12-14 


Top Gunn: A Maverick Musical 

Jubilations Dinner Theatre takes a ride on the Highway to the Danger Zone with their parody spin on the fighter jet franchise. Two classic movies made 30 years apart featuring a movie star that somehow looks like he hasn’t aged a single day… it’s just a musical theatre spoof waiting to happen!  

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre
When: Until January 13


Drag Story Time: Peter and the Wolf 

In Sergei Prokofiev’s imaginative masterpiece for young audiences, Peter and his animal friends decide to capture a wolf that’s been prowling about the village. A time-honoured introduction to the orchestra, the instruments serve as characters in this story brilliantly narrated by drag storytellers in collaboration with Calgary Pride. 

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall 
When: January 14


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