From the Dave Kelly Live Christmas Special to Make It Calgary, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.
1. Dave Kelly Live Christmas Special
December 7th at 730pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE
The annual Christmas edition of Dave Kelly Live returns this Friday to the Jack Singer Concert Hall. The evening will feature special guests, surprise appearances, and the best in Canadian talent, stories, and music. Performances will include the Calgary Stampede’s Young Canadians, The Flat Whites and visual artist Mandy Stobo.
2. Market Collective 10 Year Anniversary + Holiday MC
Fridays from 4-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm
BMO Centre, Hall C, 20 Roundup Way SW
Join Market Collective for the first weekend of their 10 Year Anniversary/Holiday Market series. They’ll be setting up at the BMO Centre, Hall C, where you’ll see new and familiar artists as well as all kinds of interactive special installations, features, and activities like food trucks, DJs, live music, and shopping from the amazingly talented local creative community.
3. Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
December 8th at 6:45pm
Anderson LRT Station, 11015 Anderson Station Way
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is back for its 20th year in an effort to raise money and food for food banks across North America. The holiday train is about 1,000 ft in length with about 14 railroad cars brightly decorated with LED lights and holiday designs celebrating the festive season. Admission is free and donations to the local food bank will be accepted.
4. Teddy Bear Toss
December 9th at 2pm
Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE
The Brick Teddy Bear Toss is back this weekend at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Come cheer on the Calgary Hitmen as they face off against the Kamloops Blazers. Be sure to bring along a teddy bear with you to throw onto the ice after the Hitmen score their first goal. These stuffed animals will make their way to hospitals and charities to be donated as Christmas presents.
5. Make It Calgary
Runs until December 9th at Various Times
Deerfoot City, 901 64 Ave NE
Over 130 of your favourite Makies (and some brand new ones, too!) are bringing their beautiful handmade goodies back to Deerfoot City for the fabulous Make It holiday show. Stock up on accessories, jewelry, clothing, art, home decor, food, baby/kid items, and lots of other beautifully crafted goods here.