Nov 17

A Taste of Christmas Under the Lights!

by Downtown Calgary · 1 comment


Next Wednesday, November 23rd, the Christmas lights on Stephen Avenue will shine for all to see and enjoy this holiday season! To mark this merry and bright occasion, Downtown Calgary and KiSS 95.9 invite you to celebrate the season with A Taste of Christmas Under the Lights from 4pm – 6pm.

It’s the perfect time to gather with friends, family or co-workers to celebrate under the lights and enjoy tasty specials offered by many of Downtown’s finest restaurants and favourite hot spots.

  • Enjoy delicious specials offered by participating restaurants on Wednesday evening only (4pm – 6pm). Check out tasty offers below.
  • Santa’s helpful elves will be out on Stephen Avenue, along with caroling from Fresh Blend A Capella and Holiday Harmony to spread some Christmas Cheer!
  • Be sure to check out our life-size ice sculpture located in front of SportChek (100 West block). It’s a great place for that perfect Christmas snapshot!
  • KiSS 95.9 team will be on location with KiSS Music Download cards*, perfect for that Christmas stocking (*while quantities last).

Snap and share your pictures of our downtown celebration under the lights on November 23rd, and be sure to use #IAMDOWNTOWN to be eligible to win a downtown shopping experience (value of $100).

If you’re a downtown business wishing to get involved in this event, please email Lindsay by November 18th at [email protected]

Make sure to RSVP on Facebook!

Special offers during A Taste of Christmas Under the Lights:

Bank and Baron

  • Captain Nog – eggnog ice cream, 2oz spiced rum, cinnamon cookie - $9.50
  • Warm winter spiced pecan butter tart, vanilla bean gelato, crème anglaise - $9


Cactus Club Stephen Avenue 

  • The Perfect Storm - A refreshing drink with black spiced rum, falernum, and ginger beer. This will warm you from the inside and remind you of grandma’s baking! - $6

Catch & the Oyster Bar

  • Oysters - $2/each
  • Tempura prawns - $2/each
  • $6 glass of Prosecco or $6 any draft beer



  • Tempura Haricot Vert - $5
  • Langlois Chateau Rose of Cabernet Franc - $10


  • Rum and egg nog for $4


James Joyce

  • Chocolate mint coffee with kahlua, peppermint schnapps and topped with Whipped Cream - $6.00
  • Full winter menu (see below)


Klein / Harris

  • Spiced cranberry & mint sour - $9
  • $5 feature red and white by the glass
  • $5 Bomber Pilsner


  • Santa’s Little Helper - A frosty cinnamint-infused cocktail with a delicious blend of Goldschlager, Kahlua and Peppermint liqueur; paired well with ganache torte or white chocolate cheesecake! - $6

Sandstone Lounge at The Hyatt

  • $5 select beer
  • $5 select glasses of wine
  • Christmas cocktail (liqueur with coffee) - $5
  • Baked brie cranberry bites - $6


  • Bailey’s & coffee - $5

More specials to come!

Other specials from retailers include:

David’s Tea

  • Sampling out on Stephen Avenue
  • Chance to enter to win a gift basket

Cafe Rosso

  • Peppermint hot chocolate - $3

Cococo Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

  • Chocolate wafer samples & coupons

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