The 25 Best Calgary Christmas Events for 2021

Christmas is one of the biggest and widely celebrated holidays in Canada. It's the time to relax, have fun and let go of all stresses of life. To help you make this holiday more enjoyable, here's a list of the 25 best Calgary Christmas events for 2021.

1.       Beauty & The Grinch

Ideal for all ages, this event promises an incredible experience, delicious food, original shows, and lasting memories. It will be organized at Jubilations Dinner Theatre - Calgary, 1002 37th Street Southwest, Calgary, from November 6, 2021, To January 8, 2022, and the price would be $36.95 to $39.95. Read more here.

2.       Christmas In the Country

To be organized at Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills, from November 6, 2021, To November 22, 2021, this event will feature 125 talented artists, which lets you find unique gifts for your loved ones. Read more here

3.       A Christmas Carol

This event will be organized at Rosebud Mercantile and Opera House, 116 Main Street, Rosebud, from November 12, 2021, To December 23, 2021, and the price will be $85. Suitable for all ages, this well-known tale of redemption is a Christmas classic you will enjoy. Read more here.

4.       Inglewood Holiday Night Market 2021

From November 12, 2021, To December 3, 2021, at South Bank Building, 880 9 Street Southeast, Calgary, you can pick locally sourced handmade products for your Christmas shopping and even sort the gift. The price is $5. Read more here.

5.       Marda Loop MADE Holiday Market

Get Christmas gifting sorted at this holiday market which will be organized at Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130 16 Street Southwest, Calgary, from November 13, 2021, To November 20, 2021. Entry is free, and you can get access to high-quality products made by high-end local artisans. Read more here.

6.       Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Plan a hiking adventure at Johnston Canyon, Bow Valley Parkway, Banff, from November 13, 2021, To April 18, 2022. Costing anywhere from $56.00 to $88.31, this event involves a hike along the canyon's steel walkways. It includes a professional guide, ice cleats, hiking pole, Maple cookie snack, and a hot chocolate. Read more here.

7.       Southcentre's Enchanted Forest: Visits with Santa

Visit Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary from November 13, 2021, To December 24, 2021, to get clicked with Santa Claus. Packages start at $25. Kids can also send their letters and wish lists to Mr. Claus. Read more here.

8.       Sensory Santa

Children with mobility issues and sensory sensitivities can experience the magic of visiting Santa at Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary, from November 13, 2021, To December 24, 2021. A mailbox will allow kids to send letters and wish lists to Santa. The price varies. Read more here.

9.       Legacy Christmas Light Parade

From November 15, 2021, To January 16, 2022, you can enjoy Legacy's 6th annual Christmas Light Parade for free. There you can see more than 1-million lights. You can drive through the area and enjoy the beauty of lights from the comfort of your car. Read more here

10.   The Polar Express™ Train Ride

Get ready for a journey to the North Pole by visiting Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh, AB, from November 16, 2021, To December 24, 2021. The pricing varies from $58.88 - $66.67. It includes a golden train ticket, hot chocolate in a ceramic Polar Express collector's mug, a delicious cookie, and a silver bell. Read more here.

11.   Blue Jay Sessions: Holiday Edition

Enjoy the breathtaking performances of 23 Canadian musicians over four days at The Prairie Emporium, 300-334 53 Ave SE, Calgary, from November 18, 2021, To November 21, 2021. It will cost just $23.75. Attendees can expect Turkey Dinner and a Sunday Brunch. Read more here.

12.   Calgary Christmas Market

Get a festive and safe holiday experience at Calgary Farmers Market, 510 77th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, from November 18, 2021, To December 23, 2021. The entry is free, and it's suitable for all ages. Look out for the creations of 12 seasonal vendors as well. Read more here.

13.   Miracle on First Street Christmas Bar

Adults can get some me-time at Proof Cocktail Bar, 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, from November 18, 2021, To December 24, 2021, and enjoy Christmas-themed cocktails and food. There's no cover fee. You just pay for what you eat. Read more here.

14.   The Soul of Motown

From November 19, 2021, To February 6, 2022, visit Stage West, 727 - 42 Ave SE, Calgary, to relive the music and hear the story of brothers Eddie & Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, collectively known as "Holland-Dozier-Holland. It will cost anywhere between $75-130. Read more here.

15.   Art Market Craft Sale

Choose from a wide variety of stunning clothing, home furnishings, pottery, jewelry, and much more. About 50 art and craft categories will be represented at Telus Convention Centre, 120 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, from November 19, 2021, To November 21, 2021. The fee is just from $12 to $15. Read more here.


This one is an online and offline event that is excellent if you want to get all holiday shopping done in one place. From gifts to home décor items to even Christmas trees, you will find everything you need here. When seeking a pickup, visit Golden Acre Home & Garden, 620 Goddard Ave. NE, Calgary. The market will be there for a brief period, from November 19, 2021, to November 22, 2021. Read more here.

17.   Banff Christmas Market

Enjoy shopping from creations of 80 artisanal vendors, enjoy live music, visit Santa's House & Reindeer Stables, or sit in an outdoor fire lounge while you munch on Christmas treats and warm drinks. All this is happening at Warner Stables, Sundance Road, Banff from November 19, 2021, To November 28, 2021. Pricing starts at just $7.50! Read more here.

18.   The Contextural Christmas Artisan Sale

Visit Alexandra Dance Hall, 922 - 9th Ave SE, Calgary, from November 19, 2021, To November 20, 2021, to make the most of the annual Contextural Christmas Artisan Sale that offers amazing creations from fiber artists. Read more here.

19.   Bear Street Holiday Market

Have fun at Bear Street, Banff, from November 19, 2021, To December 24, 2021, if you want to shop for Christmas and enjoy delectable food. The restaurants offer food to pamper your tastebuds while artisans and retail stores let you buy cool stuff. The entry is free! Read more here.

20.   Light Up Okotoks

Plan a night out with family where you can go for a wagon ride, take selfies with Santa, and enjoy virtual tree lighting. All this will happen on Elizabeth Street, Okotoks, on November 19, 2021, and you don't need to pay anything. Sounds good? Read more here.

21.   Calgary Zoo - ZOOLIGHTS

Support wildlife conservation and have some fun at this magnificent event. Enjoy classics like Skating Rink, Firepits, and Rival Axe Throwing and try new themed areas and activities like 25th anniversary Memory Lane, the Nutcracker in the ENMAX Conservatory, an all-new "Tunnel of Light." Visit Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, from November 19, 2021, To January 2, 2022, where the fee starts at just $14.95. Read more here

22.   George Canyon – Country Christmas

Visit Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 11500 35 Street Southeast #1000, Calgary, on November 20, 2021, to add to the fun and enjoy live with George Canyon! Pricing starts at $55.20. Read more here.

23.   New Brighton's Christmas Craft Market

Make Christmas shopping more fun by visiting New Brighton Club, 2 New Brighton Drive SE, Calgary, on November 20, 2021. Get a free entry and choose from the amazing offerings by more than 35 vendors. Find something for everyone you love! Read more here.

24.   Scenic Acres Christmas Shopping Extravaganza

Enjoy this exciting extravaganza at Scenic Acres Community Centre, 8825 Scurfield Drive NW, Calgary, on November 20, 2021. Here you can find perfect holiday gifts and find the right options for everyone! Read more here

25.   Lake Bonavista Christmas Craft Fair

Visit Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre, 1401 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, from November 20, 2021, To November 21, 2021, and attend this amazing Christmas Craft Fair that will feature Handcrafted items and many other unique items that you would love. Read more here.




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