November in Calgary

group of four friends in winter gear sitting enjoying pints outside a Cabin Brewing
group of four friends in winter gear sitting enjoying pints outside a Cabin Brewing
Things to Do

November in Calgary

Things to do in Calgary this November 2023

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.

Warm up your calendar this November with holiday activities in Calgary. From seasonal favourites like ZOOLIGHTS at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market to Shania Twain live at the Scotiabank Saddledome, there’s lot’s happening in Calgary this November.

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Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents 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: November 1-30


Calgary Flames Home Games 

Experience the thrill of NHL action with Calgary Flames Home Games at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Flames take on six teams in Calgary this November. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: November 1, 7, 16, 18, 27, 30


All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Rosebud Theatre presents All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. The remarkable true story of the Christmas truce of 1914, an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and above all peace, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.

Where: Rosebud Theatre 

When: November 3 - December 23


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 five rivals this November. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: November 3, 5, 10, 17, 25


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Tennis athlete serving the ball during a match while a group of spectators watches

Watch professional tennis athletes at the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre 


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 17-19, 24-26, December 1-3



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 17 – January 7, 2024


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: November 17 – February 4, 2024


Inglewood Holiday Night Market

Prepare for the holiday season at the Inglewood Holiday Night Market! Visit this modern market for locally sourced and handmade goods such as handmade crafts, vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, artisan eats, and more!

Where: Crossroads Farmers Market 

When: November 17, 18, 24, 25 and December 1 & 2


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family sitting around a fire at Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

The Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market begins November 17


Sippin’ Santa at Ricardo’s Hideaway

The pop up bar Sippin’ Santa is back! Check out the transformed island bar as it turns into a winter wonderland with limited edition, over-the-top Christmas tiki cocktails.

Where: Ricardo’s Hideaway 

When: November 20 - December 31



Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony® Awards, this acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today… and always. 

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 

When: November 21-26 


CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival 

The 11th annual CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival features 20+ feature and short films for the biggest festival yet. Take in a screening at the Globe Cinema or stream online. 

Where: Globe Cinema 

When: November 22-26 


Storybook Theatre Presents: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious." 

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre 

When: November 24 - December 30 


W.P. Puppet Theatre: Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas showcases Puppet Power for social change. In 2023 the festival asks, how do puppets, ‘metaphors of matter’ help address our material world with live performances, talks and discussions, plus hands on workshops.

Where: cSPACE Studio Theatre

When: November 24-25


Granary Road’s Christmas Market

Celebrate the holidays with Christmas carols, decorated trees, lights, and festive photos with Santa and the alpacas at Granary Road’s Christmas Market. Check out Santa’s Workshop for gingerbread cookies, ornaments, hot chocolate, tractor rides, and more.

Where: Granary Road

When: Saturdays and Sundays, November 25 - December 17


Authentically Indigenous Holiday Market

Support Indigenous artists, creators, and makers from Treaty 7, 6, & 8 at the Authentically Indigenous Holiday Market, featuring handmade crafts, art, jewellery, beadwork, food, and more.

Where: Kerby Centre

When: November 25-26


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 25, 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 


Brunch at the Calgary Farmers’ Market West 

Explore the Calgary Farmers Market West with an expert local guide from Alberta Food Tours, and learn all about eating local in Alberta. You’ll meet at a reserved table in the main food hall for a light brunch, including a breakfast sandwich, fruit, juice, and coffee. 

Where: Calgary Farmers Market West 

When: November 26 


Storybook Theatre Presents: One Christmas Carol 

With one actor and over 35 distinct characters, this one-man depiction of the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” is an intimate and spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love! 

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre 

When: November 27 - December 29 



Past events


Millarville Christmas Market 

The Millarville Christmas Market features eight days of food trucks, music, reindeer viewing, photos with Santa, and premier craft and artisan vendors. Dress in layers to visit both the indoor and outdoor vendors with four heated indoor areas, Arena, Hall, the Quonset, and large heated tents. 

Where: Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society 

When: November 2-5 and 9-12


Half Moon Run at MacEwan Hall 

Half Moon Run’s three multi-instrumentalist-slash-vocalists Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, and Dylan Phillips are set to take the stage in Calgary this November in support of their new album Salt. 

Where: MacEwan Hall

When: November 5


Calgary European Film Festival 

The Calgary European Film Festival features 20+ films from across the European countries you can watch at the Globe Cinema or online. All productions include English subtitles. 

Where: Globe Cinema and Online

When: November 3-12


Calgary National Bank Challenger 

The Calgary National Bank Challenger is the largest professional men’s and women’s combined indoor tennis tournament in Canada, with some of the best up-and-coming players in the world. 

Where: OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre

When: November 5-12


Hunter Brothers: Burning Down the Barn Tour 2023 

Canadian country music stars and real-life brothers, J.J., Dusty, Luke, Brock, and Ty Hunter make a highly anticipated pit-stop in Calgary for their “Burning Down the Barn Tour” in support of their newest record. 

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: November 7


Portugal. The Man at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino 

Portland-based rock band, Portugal. The Man stops in Calgary for one night only at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino. 

Where: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

When: November 8


The Beaches at MacEwan Hall 

The Canadian alt-rock band, The Beaches, perform live at MacEwan Hall on November 9 with special guest Beach Weather.  

Where: MacEwan Hall

When: November 9


JazzYYC Canadian Festival 

The JazzYYC Canadian Festival returns with four days of live music at unique venues like the Ironwood Stage and Grill, Devonian Gardens, Bella Concert Hall, and King Eddy, with some of the greatest Canadian jazz musicians playing today. Tickets are available now for select shows. 

Where: Various locations

When: November 9-12


Foothills Brass Quintet Presents: Remembrance and Peace

The Foothills Brass Quintet Presents: Remembrance and Peace, reflective works by Elgar, Fauré and Rutter contrast with upbeat music by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, including an appearance by the Andrews Sisters!

Where: Grace Presbyterian Church

When: November 10


Remembrance Day at The Military Museums

The Military Museums host their annual Remembrance Day Service November 11th. The museum will open its doors to the public after the Remembrance Day service at 12:00 p.m. and will close at 6:00 p.m. Admission to the Museum will not require advance booking and will be by donation.

Where: The Military Museums

When: November 11


Remembrance Day at The Hangar Flight Museum

The Hangar Flight Museum hosts their yearly outdoor Remembrance Day service this November 11. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the museum will be open for admissions by donation. Non-perishable food donations will be open for the Veterans Association Food Bank.

Where: The Hangar Flight Museum

When: November 11


Alberta in Harmony: Moving Mahler

Gustav Mahler’s epic Third Symphony embodies his vision that “A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.” And what better way to convey its profound evolution than the combined forces of the Calgary Philharmonic and the Edmonton Symphony orchestras!

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall 

When: November 10 & 11


Shania Twain: Queen of Me Tour 

Beloved Canadian country music superstar Shania Twain returns to Calgary for her third show of the Queen of Me Tour at the Scotiabank Saddledome! 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: November 11


KISS: End of the Road World Tour 

America’s #1 Gold record winning group, KISS, comes to Calgary for their End of the Road World Tour at the Scotiabank Saddledome on November 12, 2023. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: November 12



Don’t miss HYPROV this November! Created by Improv and Comedy Legend Colin Mochrie ("Whose Line Is It, Anyway?") and Hypnotist Extraordinaire Asad Mecci, this unforgettable, laughter-filled spectacle will take center stage at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: November 13


Glenmorangie Scotch Dinner at the Fairmont Palliser

Join the Fairmont Palliser in celebrating the exciting new debut of Glenmorangie’s A Tale of Tokyo Limited Edition Blend. The unveiling will occur during an exclusive 5-course dinner event crafted by Chef Rupert Garcia, 2023 gold medal winner of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party in Calgary. Each course will be artfully paired with a distinct Glenmorangie expression, with A Tale of Tokyo as the highlight of the evening.

Where: Hawthorn Dining Room, Fairmont Palliser

When: November 16


Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: An Evening with Brett Kissel

Multi-award-winning Canadian country superstar Brett Kissel performs for the first time ever with orchestra — and it’s with the Calgary Phil! Get up close and personal with one of Canada’s most beloved entertainers, as he and the Orchestra perform a special selection of his favourite songs.

Where: Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University

When: November 17


The Glorious Sons - The Glory Tour 

Following the release of their brand-new single “Mercy Mercy” two-time JUNO Award-winning rock band The Glorious Sons stop in Calgary on their “The Glory Tour”, with special guests The Blue Stones. 

Where: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino 

When: November 18 


Wordfest presents Anna Olson

Just in time to up your holiday baking, Wordfest presents Anna Olson, Canada’s doyenne of desserts and her latest cookbook: Baking Wisdom:The Complete Guide. The delicious conversation, hosted by Calgary’s favourite food writer Julie Van Rosendaal, starts at 1PM MT and will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Where: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

When: November 19

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