Hey Calgary, it's basically the weekend. We know it might not feel that way, but Friday is coming in hot and we want to make sure you're set up for the best weekend ever. Instead of diving into winter hibernation mode, you should probably take advantage of these 6 things to do in Calgary this weekend. We know, it's cold. We know, it's dark. But hey, these cool events and activities will make your journey completely worthwhile.

Alberta is under some serious weather warnings right now which are predicted to last for the rest of the week. So, we'd say that some solid indoor activities are exactly what the doctor ordered.

Who says summer is the only season for having fun and being impulsive? Grab your friends and start planning an unforgettable weekend before the holiday hustle kicks in.

We've rounded up events for music lovers, Christmas fanatics, shopping addicts, and more. No matter who you are, you can find a little something to do this weekend right here on this list.

A weekend in Calgary never disappoints as long as you've got the scoop on what's going on. Don't worry, we've got the scoop for you. Get ready for another amazing weekend in YYC.

NOëL Christmas

Price: $19.99

When: Until Tuesday, December 31

Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you like Christmas, you'll love this. You’ll find a massive light tunnel, tons of food trucks, craft beer and spirits, and a mini Christmas market. If you need a big dose of holiday spirit, you’ll find it here. 


Witchmass at Broken City

Price: Donation

When: Friday, December 13

Address: 13 11 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: One of Calgary’s favourite bars and music venues is hosting an extra special Witchmass event with live music, drinks, and so much dancing. This event is special because it is to collect hygiene products for The Women’s Centre of Calgary. It’s a win, win! 


Calgary Flames vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Price: Prices range

When: Thursday, December 12

Address: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: The Flames are playing the Leafs on Thursday and we are dying to see how the game will turn out. Will the Flames maintain their winning streak? Or will the Leafs take the W? There's nothing that makes you feel more proud to be Calgarian than watching a home game.


Holiday Market Collective

Price: $6 for the weekend

When: Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15

Address: 20 Roundup Way, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you're a little late on the Christmas shopping, you are in luck. One of Calgary's favourite markets is having its final holiday edition of the season. Check out 150 local vendors, interactive displays, art, music, food, drinks, and so much more.


Rotary Festival of Trees

Price: Free with paid events

When: Until Tuesday, December 31

Address: 321 Spring Creek Dr., Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking to delve into a winter wonderland, Canmore is the place to go. But, if you don't like the cold, you can venture into the Malcolm hotel where you'll find a beautiful array of decorated trees. Then you can hit up the lounge for a Christmas cocktail.


The Nutcracker by Alberta Ballet

Price: Starting at $52

When: Until Tuesday, December 24

Address: 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Going to see The Nutcracker is the perfect December activity for several reasons. First, it gets you right into the Christmas spirit. Second, you get to see an extraordinary performance. Third, you will feel childhood Christmas nostalgia like no one's business.


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