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It's more than presents, twinkling lights and carollers. Christmas is a feeling! Coming Downtown is the perfect way to embrace the spirit of the season!

Skate with Santa
December 9 from 1-4pm

Come for the scrape and glide of the skates beneath your feet as you Skate with Santa on the ice at Olympic Plaza! Santa, his elves and the Ice Princesses will ALL be at Olympic Plaza from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017. This activity is free and open to everyone.  

Bring your own equipment or borrow from the Kidsport Skate Shack (quantities are limited). 

Holiday music will be provide by Urban Audio with hot chocolate donated by Hudson's Bay Calgary Downtown. 

95.9 CHFM will also be live on location collecting toys for the annual Toy Angels Campaign. Help lift the spirits of a child in need when you donate a new, unwrapped toy. 

DJ Skate Nights*
December 2, 9, 16, 23 from 5:30-9:30pm

Enjoy DJ CLAUZ on the decks as he plays your favourite all-time hits and holiday tunes select Saturdays in December (December 2, 9, 16, 23) from 5:30pm-9:30pm.

Bring your own equipment or rent skates and helmets from the Skate Hut (limited quantities available for rent). Lighting and sound provided by Urban Audio.

Everybody is welcome, naughty or nice!


Christmas Cheer Carollers
Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 23-December 21 from 4:15-5:15pm

From 4:15-5:15pm every Tuesday and Thursday starting November 23 through December 21, find the Christmas Cheer carollers walking along Stephen Avenue singing all of your favourite Christmas songs! 

Northern Reflections Window Exhibition
December 1 - 31, 2017 

This December, Calgarians will have the unique opportunity to participate in and engage with an immersive art experience unlike any other. In partnership with Downtown Calgary, art collective Buds of Buds present the first ever urban art gallery through a series of painted windows called The Northern Reflections Window Exhibition, which will incorporate Augmented Reality (AR). The series will be painted by a variety of local artists and will stretch throughout Calgary's downtown core, showcasing participating local businesses and turning the city streets into a grand urban art-walk. 

Download the exhibition map and join Buds of Buds for an exclusive experience on Saturday, December 9, 2017 for a guided tour of the windows.

Santa Photos at The CORE
November 23 - December 23, 2017       

The CORE Shopping Centre is welcoming Santa and his Elf downtown this holiday season every Thursday through Sunday starting November 23 to December 23, 2017.

Dress your kids, friends or self in your finest festive fashions get a complimentary photo with Santa. Photos can easily be taken with your Smart phone so you can easily share them with friends and family. If you post the photo with Santa and use #FindChristmasDowntown, your photo will automatically print out at our hashtag printer.

Santa at Hudson's Bay
December 16, 2017 

From 9am to noon during the Last Minute Holiday Shopping event , you and the kids can find Santa and his helpers on the 4th floor of Hudson's Bay Calgary Downtown ready for photos, face painting and caricatures! While the kids are hanging out with Santa, sneak in some of that last minute shopping that you need to get done!

All the Christmas Feels Downtown 

Make downtown your go-to place this holiday season with Santa Sightings, Holiday Shopping, Christmas Carols and Concerts, Stage and Screen shows, and Somthing a Little Different. Find more at or at All the Christmas Feels Downtown

*Event is subject to change based on weather. Please see our website for up-to-date information.