Best Places to Meet Santa in Calgary & Other Events- Christmas in Calgary.
Christmas in Calgary is as good as it gets. Most years there will be snow on the ground, so a white Christmas is almost guaranteed. If there is not snow on Christmas Eve, it is because it has melted as we get snow as early as October some years. Regardless, chances are, there will be some snow before New Year’s Eve!
There are a variety of cultures represented in Calgary, out of the cultures that do celebrate Christmas, there are many different ways to celebrate. Some celebrate on Christmas Eve, while most will celebrate Christmas Day. Some celebrate both!
Food is another varied factor, the traditional turkey is the choice for most, but because of Calgary’s multiculturalism, you can find an indefinite variety of traditional food from so many countries. Whether made at home or made to order, you can make Christmas what you want for your own family!
There are a number of Christmas events and things happening in and around Calgary, be sure to check them out and you can create some new traditions to go along side of your own! If you grew up in Canada and don’t know any other traditions, this is your opportunity to learn about some really neat Christmas traditions here in Calgary! Within the Latin and Spanish cultures, we will list some Family Christmas events, from the traditional Posadas to Mexican and Latin dance parties and more on our Events listings. So be sure to check back regularly as events are added daily!
As far as Santa Claus is concerned, don’t miss the opportunity to take a photo with your family every year, that way you can see the kids grow up year after year at the exact same time and while creating great memories, you can take a photo with Santa in Calgary for free or pay only for the photos you want, either way plan ahead as some have a reservation system so you don’t have to wait in long lines, press here for a complete list of 10 places to meet Santa!
If you are looking for something unique, visit Heritage Park for their anual “Once Upon a Christmas”
Also, don’t miss the “Spruce Meadows Christmas Market” it is magical!