Christmas holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to have some quality family time. Here are some activities that your family can do that won't break the bank.
Calgary Public Library is offering free programs during the holidays.
Crowfoot is also offering Winter Break Activities. School's out, snow and cold are in, but not at the Library. Join us for a variety of fun indoor activities. Ages 6 to 12 Wednesday, Jan 02, Thursday, Jan 03, Friday, Jan 04 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main floor - Open Area. No registration required.
Signal Hill is offering Game-a-palooza, an extravaganza of games: giant chess, checkers, Snakes 'n Ladders, and more! Ages 6 to 12 with a parent/caregiver. No registration required.
On Thursdays, December 27th and January 3rd from 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Country Hills Library will be offering a Family Wii Party (ages 7 and up with a parent/caregiver). Bring the whole family and enjoy some video game fun with the Nintendo Wii. No registration is required.
Don't forget that your public library is a great place to find books, ebooks audiobooks and DVDs for everyone in the family. I think some of my favourite memories are browsing through the children's books looking for my kids' favourites.
The Olympic Oval’s Christmas Family Skate, invites you and your family to skate with Santa on Sunday December 23rd, from 12:00- 4:00 pm. The admission is $2:00/person.
City of Calgary is offering a Free Public Skate on Boxing Day at various arenas.
As well, there are many outdoor rinks, run either by the City of Calgary or by the various community associations.
The city also has designated parks for tobogganing and sledding.
Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.50 at Cineplex, on Saturday mornings at 11 am. A portion of proceeds go towards supporting Starlight Children's Foundation.
If you are looking for Christmas light displays, check out the Airdrie Festival of Lights and the Lion's Festival of Lights.
There is lots to see and do with your family in Calgary without having to spend a lot of money.
Have a Happy Holiday Season!!