This spectacular event is a highlight of the holiday season. Each year the Calgary Zoo is lit up with over one million twinkling lights in a variety of bright displays. Families love to wander through Candy Cane Lane and dazzle at the lights of the season. There are fire pits and hot chocolate to cut the winter chill as well as seasonal music and a Snow Zone for the kids. Enjoy craft shopping at Cranberry Market while the little ones whisper in Santa's ear. Closed Christmas day.
This spectacular holiday light display is the largest of its kind in Western Canada. Bundle up the family and walk through the Christmas-themed sculptures that encompass more than 120,000 individual light bulbs. Many of the displays are animated and are dazzling for young and old alike. Make sure to pause for a cup of hot chocolate by the fire pits while local singers serenade you with Christmas music. This perfect family outing is absolutely free, though donations are welcome. Airdrie is a 15 minute drive north of Calgary.
Based on Charles Dickens' perennial classic novel of the same title, A Christmas Carol has become an iconic Christmas season tradition on stages all around he world. The story follows an ill-mannered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is convinced to change his ways after three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Many critically-acclaimed stage adaptations of Dickens' tale exist, including a monodrama adapted and performed by world-renowned actor Patrick Stewart and a musical.