It's December, Calgary. Yep, we can't believe it either. Christmas is coming in hot and there is no shortage of holiday cheer in the air. Now that it's a little colder outside, we need to actually plan things to do rather than just hanging outside. Not to worry, here are 7 things to do in Calgary this weekend for you to add to your calendar. 

We've rounded up some awesome weekend activities and we think you're going to like what you see. Whether you're a holiday lover or a total Scrooge, you'll find something fun to do here.

We've got holiday markets, great excuses to drink beer, Christmas lights, concerts, and more.

Let's all commit to following through on at least one fun activity this weekend. It'll be worth it, we promise. Leave Disney+ at home just this once before that Alberta cold really rolls in.

Round up your friends, call your S/O, or text your family's group chat. There is fun to be had this weekend in Calgary and you're going to want to share it with your loved ones.

If you woke up on Monday already prepared for the weekend to roll around, you're in luck. It's almost here and it's going to be one for the books.

Catch the CP Holiday Train

Price: Free

When: Sunday, December 8 at 5:45 p.m.

Address: Anderson C-Train Station, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: The CP Rail Holiday Train is finally rolling through Alberta and Calgary will be blessed with a stop. This decked-out train is hosting a magical pop-up concert that you'll definitely what to catch.

Nvrlnd Creative Music Festival

Price: $20 - $45

When: Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8

Address: 1048 21 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy creative musical stylings of local bands in the cozy setting of Nvrlnd. If you love live music and supporting local artists, this is exactly where you need to be this weekend. 

Back Alley Nightclub Grand Opening Weekend

Price: Free

When: Saturday, December 7

Address: 4630 Macleod Tr. South, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Calgary's beloved Back Alley Nightclub is officially back and they're celebrating with a massive grand (re)opening party this weekend. If you're interested in sipping some drinks and hitting the dancefloor, this is the perfect opportunity.


Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

Price: Free

When: Sunday, December 8 until Sunday, January 5

Address: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: The gorgeous and sprawling Spruce Meadows property gets completely decked out in lights every year for the holidays. You can drive right through for a magical view.

Holiday Market Collective

Price: $6 for the weekend

When: Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8

Address: BMO Centre Hall C, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you love a good Christmas market, you're going to adore this. Enjoy live music, tons of food, over 150 local vendors, and a whole lot more. 

Cabin Brewing Turns One

Price: Free

When: Saturday, December 7 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: Cabin Brewing Company, 505 36 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This fabulous local brewery is turning one and you should probably be there to celebrate. Enjoy 17 beers on tap, a Boogie’s Burgers pop-up and a live DJ. Also, this place is cozy as heck.


Price: A jar of peanut butter or other nut butter

When: Sunday, December 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: 4410 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This epic daytime holiday party is a can't-miss event this weekend. Enjoy live performers, tons of music, axe throwing, fire pits, warm beverages, a Holiday Photo Booth and food trucks. 

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