Dec 17

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Happy Holidays! Our final installment of great holiday gifts found in Downtown Calgary concludes today with a fun gift guide for the men in your life. With only a little bit of time left before the holidays officially kicks off (anyone else counting down until PJs, Christmas movies and snacks?) you still have a bit of time to shop for all those guys who need stuff – yet say that they don’t need a thing. [click to continue…]




Dec 16

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Another year is coming to a close, and we want you to celebrate downtown! This year, December 31st falls on a Wednesday. Many events require tickets or a reservation, so make your plans early to avoid disappointment! [click to continue…]




Dec 15

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Skating With Santa

***Weather Permitting***

Saturday, Dec. 20th – From 11am to 3pm come down to Olympic Plaza between 11 am and 3 pm for an event that won’t soon be forgotten. Skate with Santa on the ice at Olympic Plaza, courtesy of Downtown Calgary. Skates and helmets will be available to borrow (in limited quantities).

Note: in last week’s newsletter we mentioned Santa would be at Hudson’s Bay on Dec. 18th. This was in error, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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Dec 12

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Editor’s Note: thank you to everyone who joined us at this event. Join us at Olympic Plaza for Skate With Santa on December 20th, 2014.

Come to the Devonian Gardens in the CORE Shopping centre (top floor 324 8th Ave SW) and spend the afternoon with Santa Claus!

Join us from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 for some #DowntownFestiveFun as we bring Santa to Downtown Calgary. This is a free, family friendly event that is open to people of all ages. [click to continue…]




Dec 12

IMG_1541Theatre of the absurd or outrageous comedy, is what Christopher Durang creates plays about. He creates juxtapositions and often features scenarios that are completely bizarre. Theatre BSMT has created an evening featuring two plays by Christopher Durang: ‘dentity Crisis and Wanda’s Visit. [click to continue…]




Dec 11

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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and if you don’t have any plans you’ll want to check out GORO + GUN’s New Year’s Eve dinner party.

Featuring a 3 course dinner, sake specials, karaoke and a taiko drum demonstration, this event promises to be a unique and entertaining way to ring in the new year! [click to continue…]




Dec 10

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Our round-up of great holiday gifts found in Downtown Calgary continues – this time for all of the women in your life. There are so many great finds out there right now from shops in Bankers Hall, Stephen Avenue and The Core Shopping but I had to narrow it down to my absolute favourites. These lovely gifts are the perfect way to spoil the ladies of all ages. Everything from pampering to style to practical items, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list. Watch for our next gift guide coming up for men! [click to continue…]




Dec 10

With Bells On 0157 NB1_9202When the play With Bells On by Darrin Hagen premiered at Lunchbox Theatre back in 2009, it was a hit. It has since been produced in Edmonton and has been nominated for 3 Sterling Awards. The play just recently made its European premiere last year and it only seems fitting that for Lunchbox Theatre’s 40th season they would bring the play back. [click to continue…]




Dec 09

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Saturday, Dec. 13th – Santa Claus is coming to the Devonian Gardens in the CORE Shopping Centre for a one-day-only event! Featuring holiday entertainment, a photobooth, and activities for the kids. The urban oasis known as the Devonian Gardens will be transformed in to a tropical holiday paradise and welcome Jolly Old St. Nick for pictures and activities with the kids. Learn More

Thursday, Dec. 18thNote: this event was reported in error. Santa will not be at the Hudson’s Bay on Dec 18th.

Saturday, Dec. 20th – Come down to Prince’s Island Park between 11 am and 3 pm for an event that won’t soon be forgotten. Skate with Santa on the Prince’s Island Park lagoon, courtesy of Downtown Calgary. Skates and helmets will be available to borrow (in limited quantities). Weather dependent, please check back for further details. Learn More [click to continue…]