Dec 21

Your downtown weekly events – December 22, 2017 to NYE 2018

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Happy Holidays everyone! We’re a bit early with our weekly events newsletter this week due to the holidays, but we’re totally on point with ideas for Boxing Day, NYE 2018 and more!

December 31, 2017

It’s been a memorable year celebrating Canada’s 150th all year long. Join us in downtown Calgary as we do one last hurrah to 2017 before we welcome in 2018! Choose events and actives for the whole family, an intimate experience, or get your party on at a bash happening in and around downtown.

Be sure to read our blogs Celebrate NYE 2018 Downtown: For the whole family or intimate party and Celebrate NYE 2018 Downtown: For the party goers! for more information on the event and where to purchase tickets or make reservations where necessary.

December 26, 2017

Boxing Day (and week) will be filled with promotions and deals to be had! Keep an eye on The CORE Shopping Centre, Hudson’s Bay Downtown and Bankers Hall for upcoming deals.

But not everyone shares the same eagerness and rigour to hunt down the city’s best Boxing Day deals. If you rather conserve your energy (and mental capacity) than fight with the shopping crowds, we have five different ways you can spend Boxing Day downtown!

Read our blog 5 Boxing Day activities…that aren’t shopping! for more details.

December 22, 2017

X92.9 presents The Dudes Annual Christmas Special with Special Guests!

This celebration happens once a year. It’s festive, amazing and fills the holiday with joy. Family and friends ’tis the season…

The Dudes are legit. They make rock songs that come from the most closely guarded vaults of the emotional banks. They sing about the triumph of good over no good. They trumpet the march of the working class lady. They tell stories of love gained and lost, knife fights, cops and kindness. The dudes want you to see them play live. They would like you to laugh and dance. After the show, they want to give you a high five. Matt will teach you a special handshake. Bob will ask you for your phone number. They used to have a brown van that took them across canada thrice. Now its paid the price. She’s sitting along the highway at a petrocan in Winnipeg and the last they checked, the doors were still unlocked. You know, if you want to go sit in it or something. Soon they will come to your town in a blue van. Will you be there? Maybe sleep on your floor?

Date: Friday, December 22
Doors: 9 PM
18+ only with valid government issued ID

Tickets: $20 General Admission

January 1, 2018

Electric Winter Nights music festival is coming to The Palace Theatre in January 2018. Enjoy a night of electronic music in the heart of downtown starting on January 1, 2018 with Feed Me

VENUE: The Palace Theatre, 219 8th Ave SW
DOORS AT: 9PM- No minors; 18+ ID Required No Exceptions! Licensed event.

Free with RSVP before 10:30PM. RSVP online by visiting:

Now through mid-March 2018

Olympic Plaza is a beautiful destination place for downtown Calgary workers during lunch hour. The plaza was built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games and has the only refridgerated outdoor ice surface in the city.

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza:

  • Open mid November to mid March – check status
  • Hours of operation: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily
  • Skating is free of charge
  • Skate rental available – rental information
  • Hockey sticks, toboggans, sleds & strollers are not permitted on the ice
  • Helmets are strongly encouraged


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