The holidays are coming in hot and the winter is coming in cold. If you wish you were on a plane for a trendy trip this holiday season but you're finding yourself stuck in Calgary, you might as well make the most of it. Calgary is far more trendy than people give it credit for, and some places in YYC might even make you feel like you're in the Big Apple. If you've got New York dreams in your Albertan heart, we've got just the thing. These Calgary Christmas spots will make you feel like you're in New York for the holidays.

We know nothing beats the real thing when it comes to NYC, but these trendy New York-esque places might feed your travel bug for the holiday season.

With so many Christmas movies taking place in New York, it's easy to have nostalgia for the city around Christmas, even if you've never been there.

We've rounded up a list of places in Calgary that will give you all those Brooklyn and Manhattan vibes you've been longing for.

Save your money for Christmas presents and holiday-themed cocktails by staying right here at home instead of jetting off to the big city. Here are nine Calgary places that will make you feel like you're in New York for the holidays:

Calgary Farmer's Market

Address: 510 77 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Similar to New York's Chelsea Market, the Calgary Farmer's market is a massive indoor market that's open year-round. From fresh-cut flowers and locally-made goods to coffee and treats, you'll want to spend all day here.

Stephen Avenue

Address: 8 Ave. SW., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: There's nothing like a vibrant city street that is walking-only. In NY, you've got Stone Street and in Calgary, you've got Stephen Avenue. During the winter, the charming street is lined with firepits to stop and warm your hands while you wander.

Esker Foundation

Address: 1011 9 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Nothing says NYC like modern art. The Esker Foundation is a phenomenal modern art gallery in Calgary that is free to check out. You'll feel fancy, trendy, and oh so hip all at once. 

Carmine's Pizza

Address: 390 Northmount Dr. NW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can't have New York without pizza. Luckily, we've got the next best thing in Calgary. This authentic New York-style pizza place will have you eating like a NY local and loving every bite.

Olympic Plaza Skating Rink

Address: 228 8 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This adorable skating rink in Calgary is perfect for a quick skating session surrounded by Calgary's beautiful cityscape. Decked out with lights and holiday vibes, it might remind you of Rockefeller Center around Christmas time.

Chinook Centre

Address: 6455 Macleod Tr., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Chinook mall has a massive 4-storey Christmas tree that everyone needs to see. New York may be home to some magical giant trees, but Calgary's got one that's pretty special, too.

Analog Coffee

Address: 740 17 Ave. SW., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: There's nothing New Yorkers love quite like their coffee. Rich, delicious espresso is of the essence in the Big Apple. Calgary has Analog Coffee which has a trendy vibe and delicious coffee just like the best in Brooklyn.


Address: 1302 1 St. SW., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you love an expertly crafted cocktail and an amazing atmosphere, then this trendy cocktail bar will make you feel like you're at your favourite Manhattan happy hour.

Central Memorial Park

Address: 1221 2 St. SW., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: We know that nothing holds a candle to Central Park, but Central Memorial Park in Calgary has water fountains, a heritage building and tons of open space. It's the perfect place to get your big city park fix. 

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