Calgary Game Plan for Winter 2022

The 10 best things to do in Calgary this season



Big Winter Classic is one ice cold party!

Thurs., Jan. 26 – Sun., Jan. 29 4 pm – midnight
$82 – $117 festival pass
613 11 Ave. SW

Over 90 bands showcase at this Calgary winter classic for a one-venue club crawl that’s a regular winter highlight. Confirmed acts include Fucked Up, Holy Fuck, Shame, Jasmyn, Zoon and dozens more.


Don’t touch the door knobs!

Home Alone in Concert
Fri., Dec. 9, 7:30 pm; Sat., Dec. 10, 2:30 pm
$49.50 – $220
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave. NW

Watch the wily li’l wunderkind battle bad guys in the Home Alone film to a live score performed by the Calgary Philharmonic.

Big day promised at “miniFEST”

Calgary miniFEST
Thurs., Dec. 15, 3:45 pm – 10:00 pm / $20
The Trop Bar & Grill, 1501 34 Ave. SW

The Trop is promising a “festival style” day of emerging music and community events, featuring Kim Szabo among other acts.

Sparkle, sparkle meet Twinkle, twinkle

Sparkle Sparkle
Now until Mon., Jan. 2, 9 am – 9 pm
$26 adults, $22 students, $19 children
Telus Spark Science Centre

Sparkle Sparkle transforms the TELUS Spark Science Centre into a spectacular indoor holiday light experience, with thousands of LED lights and Instagram-worthy photo ops. For those who like their holiday glitter with a roof!


Gotta have Hart on comedy beat

Kevin Hart: Reality Check
Thurs., Dec. 8, 8 pm
$80 – $384
Scotiabank Saddledome

He got bounced from Oscars but you can see one of the hottest comedy stars in the world in Calgary. From standup to silver screen, Hart beats with the best.

Night market always on the rise

Inglewood Night Market
Quonset @ the Crossroads Farmers Market 1235 26 Ave. SE
Fri., Nov. 25 – Sat., Nov. 26, 5 pm – 10 pm
$5 proceeds to local charities, 12 and under free

This neighbourhood holiday tradition, features an indoor night market showcasing great locally sourced vendors, live music, beer wine and more in a great community event.


Dad jokes among Gaffigan’s gags

Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale Tour
Thursday., Jan. 12 ,7:30 pm
$70 – $282
Scotiabank Saddledome

Often-perplexed, largely loveable everyman comic finds the funny in everyday foibles.

Zoo, light up my life

Now until Fri., Jan. 8, 5 – 9 pm
Adults $22, children 3 – 15, $15
Calgary Zoo

Over two million lights and 200 displays light up the night with fire pits and activity zones in this winter wonderland on the zoo grounds. A very cool holiday tradition.

Comedy Cave Gets all Huff-y

Stewart Huff
Mon., Nov. 28 – Sat., Dec. 3, 7:30 pm
Comedy Cave 1020 8th Ave. SW

9 This Tennessee comic settles in for an extended run at Calgary’s Comedy Cave.


Indigenous version of beloved ’70s

Bear Grease
Thursday., Dec. 1 – Sun., Dec. 4, 7 pm
$15 – $75, also PWYC options

An Indigenous take on the beloved ’70s musical with plenty of Indigenous cultural humour and pride. Written on the Enoch Cree Nation in Treaty 6 near Edmonton, AB, by hip hop duo LightningCloud.

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