Can you believe it's almost Christmas season already? This year has honestly flown by, and it's not unlikely that the last few weeks will fly by even faster. As someone who works retail, I'm usually used to being a few weeks ahead of the calendar to prep for the upcoming sales and holiday rushes, but this year, it seems to have snuck up unbelievably fast.
Maybe it's because we've had such great weather, or maybe it's because I'm not quite ready to let go of Pumpkin Spice Latte's and move on to Peppermint Mochas. Regardless of the reason, though, once Halloween is over, I think that it's finally time to embrace the festive season and start Christmas shopping.
Anyone who loves the holiday season, and isn't afraid of the cold, knows that this is easily one of the best times of the year for local markets, events, shows, and sales. Black Friday and Boxing Day aren't just limited to the mall; you can scoop some super awesome deals while still supporting local businesses.
Ensure you bundle up nice and warm before heading outside, and try something new this year. Take your bae skating in Olympic Plaza, light up your Instagram at the Calgary Zoo Lights, appreciate some local holiday themed theatre, or get everyone on your list a super unique, hand-crafted gift at one of Calgary's Christmas markets. There's so much to do, and not much time to do it, so you'd better get busy!
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