December in Calgary is a magical and beautiful time of year! Family and friends get together to celebrate the holiday season, the city is covered in a picturesque blanket of snow, and everyone is looking for the perfect December activities to experience together with their loved ones.
Here are our top 5 December activities for seniors and their families to do in Calgary:
1. Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park
This classic event is held each weekend starting November 23rd through December 22nd. This festive old-time Christmas spirit themed event is a must-do December activity in Calgary. Of course, the wagon rides, carol singing, unique shopping opportunities and much more means that there is something for everyone in the family!
Learn more about Once Upon a Christmas
2. Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo
One of the most enchanting sights to see is the Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo. Running from November 22nd through January 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm it’s a great post-dinner activity. Both indoor and outdoor activities provide ample opportunities to enjoy the spectacular Christmas light display while having family fun. And, as a bonus, the Zoo has added new activities to their staples for a brand new experience. Learn more about Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo.
3. A Christmas Carol at Theater Calgary
This timeless tale of Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come is again being performed at the Max Bell Theatre in Calgary. The accessible theatre is the perfect venue to take in this family-friendly, 2-hour play that is sure to get you in the holiday mood! As a December activity, this one is a year-after-year family staple. Learn more about A Christmas Carol.
4. Noel Christmas Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market at The Nutrien Center
This holiday experience located at The Nutrien Center on Stampede Grounds is the perfect way to get your dose of the holiday season without your dose of winter weather. Running from November 28 through December 31st, it’s the perfect place to get your holiday shopping completed, or spend some time enjoying the festive displays with your loved ones. There are even online rates if you book ahead. Learn more about Noel Christmas.
5. Lougheed House Christmas
There’s nothing quite like seeing a house with all its’ halls decked with holly! The Lougheed House boasts 20 rooms and nooks all decorated for the holiday season. Open Wednesday to Sunday from November 20th through January 5th, this is one of our favourite December activities that has been running since 1891! Learn more about the Lougheed House Christmas.