As the Holiday Season is upon us, it's time to set our sights on some good old fashioned holiday-esque events. Check out the James Home marketing list of Christmas Markets and Christmas Events to attend in Calgary that are sure to put you in the Holly & Jolly state of mind!
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market
Indoor Christmas shopping in the comfort of the Spruce Meadows Marketplace, Equi-Plex and Horizons Pavillion featuring 200+ vendors selling everything from world-imported items to hand crafted gifts. Ic carving demonstrations, fire pits, and holiday entertainment in the outside courtyard. Jumping demonstrations, pony rides and a petting farm for the kids and so much more!
When: Fridays 10-8, Saturdays 10-7 & Sundays 10-5 until November 29th
Where: Spruce Meadows
General Admission: $10/Online, $12/At the door | Seniors (65+) & Children (12 & Under) – Free
More information: https://www.sprucemeadows.com/christmas_market.jsp
EauClaire Winter Market
Presented by ArtSpot & Market YYC
When: November 28-29 | 12:00 – 6:00 pm, December 5-6 | 12:00-6:00 pm
Where: EauClaire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
More information: http://marketyyc.com/
Harvest Hills Alliance Christmas Craft Sale
Annual Christmas Craft Sale and Free Tea Room, including a room dedicated to young entrepreneurs. Over 100 vendors!
When: December 4, 4:00-5:00 pm | December 5, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Harvest Hills Alliance Church, 1099 Harvest Hills Blvd NW, Calgary
More Information: http://harvesthillsalliance.com/events
Kids Christmas Craft Fair
This fair is geared for the child buyer. All items at the fair wil be under $10.00, children will come in and purchase gifts for their families and they will be wrapped right on the spot to send home and put under the tree.
When: December 5, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre 1401 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary
More Information: http://www.lakebonavistacommunity.com/events/events.php
Marda Loop Christmas Craft Show
It's the annual Christmas Market!
When: December 12, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130 16 St SW, Calgary
More Information: http://www.mardaloop.com/event-list/christmas-craft-fair
Zoo Lights at the Calgary Zoo
It's the ultimate Christmas light display with over 1.5 million lights on display. Along the way stop and warm up by the fire pits and have some family fun in the kids zone! This should definitely make it onto your ''Must Do'' list this Holiday Season.
When: November 27 – January 2 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Calgary Zoo
Admission: $16.00 + Tax | Children 3-5: $11.00 + Tax
More Information: http://www.calgaryzoo.com/zoolightsyyc
Lions Festival of Lights
The Lions Festival of Lights is the largest FREE drive-by Christmas Lights Showcase in Calgary. It's comprised of 105,000 lights along 14th St NW.
When: November 28 – January 8 | 6:00-11:00 pm
Where: The display can be viewed along 14 St NW, South of 24th Avenue
More Information: http://www.lionsfestivaloflights.ca/
Christmas at Spruce Meadows
During Christmas time, Spruce Meadows is adorned with Christmas decorations. It's absolute breathtaking!
When: December 5 – January 4 | 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows, Calgary
More Information: http://www.sprucemeadows.com/container.jsp?id=69
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
The Canadian Holiday Train embarks on its 3 week journey starting in Montreal and finishing in B.C. Each event features a boxcar stage, a line up of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank. The entire train is light up like a beautiful Christmas tree.
When: Airdrie: December 9, 5:30-6:15 | Calgary: December 11, 6:45-7:45
Where: Airdrie: Nose Creek Park, Main Street | Calgary: Anderson C-Train Station, South C-Train parking lot
Admission: Food Bank Donations
More Information: http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/holiday-train