Just when you there's nothing to do this weekend, we're here to prove you wrong. We've found 6 things to do in Calgary this weekend that you should definitely be taking advantage of. Some are happening right in the city, while others will get you outside of city limits for a little something new.
This list is all over the map, including everything from parties at nightclubs to wholesome Christmas markets.
It doesn't matter if you're looking for date ideas, unique activities to do with your friends or just something to distract you from your responsibilities. You'll find it here.
With Christmas just around the corner, we've rounded up a couple of holiday-themed activities that will have you diving head-first into the holiday spirit. If you're not feeling the holiday feeling just yet, you will be after this weekend.
Check out this list, mark your calendar, and round up your friends. We'll see you out and about, YYC!
An Evening With Bill Nye
Price: Prices vary
When: Sunday, November 17
Address: 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Stop what you're doing. Bill Nye is coming to Calgary. Head to the Jubilee for an evening of science with one of the greats. If you’re looking for a nostalgic and educational evening in Calgary, you’ve officially found it.
Canmore Christmas Artisans Market
When: Saturday, November 16 & Sunday, November 17
Address: Canmore Collegiate High School, 1800 8 Ave., Canmore, AB
Why You Need To Go: This adorable Christmas market is set within the Rocky Mountains in Canmore, Alberta. You'll come across locally-made crafts, art, pottery, clothing, food, jewelry, and more.
Lion King Dive-In Movie
When: Saturday, December 16
Address: Southland Leisure Centre, 2000 Southland Dr. SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Instead of your old-fashioned drive-in movie, Calgary is getting something fresh and new: a "dive-in" movie. Southland Leisure Centre's massive wave pool and waterpark will be playing The Lion King for you to watch while floating in a tube or laying on a lounge chair.
Santa Claus Parade Day in Banff
When: Saturday, November 16
Address: 224 Banff Ave., Banff, AB
Why You Need To Go: Spend a Christmas-themed day in Banff this weekend to get you in the full holiday spirit. The Parade of Lights kicks off at 6 p.m. followed by Carols by Candlelight. This enchanting festival surrounding by the Rockies is the perfect way to welcome winter in Alberta.
Twisted 15th Anniversary
When: Thursday, November 14
Address: Twisted Element, 1006 11 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Calgary’s beloved gay bar is officially turning 15 and you’re going to want to be there. Twisted Element will be celebrating the big day with RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Roxxy Andrews and her daughter Cara Cavalli Andrews. Live music, drinks, so much dancing, and more.
Calgary Christmas Market
When: Friday, November 14 to Monday, December 23
Address: 510 77 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: All the food you can imagine, unique gifts, entertainment, and more. You’ll find all of the amazing local vendors that Calgary Farmer’s Market usually has to offer along with 12 season vendors offering amazing Christmas finds. There will also be real live reindeer, Christmas cocktails, and all the holiday cheer.