Nov 21

All the Christmas Feels Downtown: Santa sightings!

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Skating, selfies and photo ops, there is plenty of opportunity to see Santa and his elves this holiday season! In this blog series of All The Christmas Feels Downtown, discover where you can find, take a photo and hang out with the kids and Santa this season.

Skate with Santa - December 9, 2021

Come for the scrape and glide of the skate blades beneath your feet as you Skate with Santa on the ice at Olympic Place! Santa will be on site on December 9, 2021 from 1pm to 4pm. Holiday music will be provided by Urban Audio, free hot chocolate donated by Hudson’s Bay, and Frozen Princesses will be making an appearance!

Don’t have skates, don’t worry! The Kidsport Skate Shack will be on site with skates and helmets for you to borrow for free (limited quantities).

KISS 95.9 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.

Santa Photos at The CORE - November 23 - December 23, 2021

The CORE welcomes Santa and his Elf downtown this holiday season every Thursday through Sunday starting November 23 through December 23, 2017. Dress your kids, friends or self in your finest festive fashions get a complimentary photo with Santa. Santa will be sitting with children on a giant red chair amongst a forest of Christmas trees on level 2 of The CORE.

Photos with Santa are complimentary and are to be taken with your smart phone so you can easily share them with friends and family. If you post the photo of your child with Santa and use #FindChristmasDowntown, your photo will automatically print out at our hashtag printer. On the following Monday after your weekend visit, you will be able to download your photo from The CORE’s Facebook page.

Check The Core’s site or our Event Calendar for Santa’s full schedule and times in November and December.

Santa at the Last Minute Holiday Shopping at Hudson’s Bay - December 16, 2021

Join us at Hudson’s Bay Calgary Downtown for a last minute shopping event! With your RSVP, you will be entitled to HBC friends and family discount across the store (Some exceptions apply).

Kids can get their photo with Santa from 9am to 12pm (noon) and their face painted with a donation to The Calgary Food Bank. Hudson’s Bay will have store-wide draws and prizes, live music, complimentary gift wrapping and complimentary coat and bag check.

RSVP today!

Check back for updates on other Santa sightings this 2017 holiday season!

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