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Free This Week

A winter wonderland of free events awaits you

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

As we inch ever closer to the holidays, take some time to celebrate Calgary Public Library’s 110th year, as well as a few live music concerts to ward off winter’s chill. Read this week’s roundup and get planning!

Winter Wonderland at the Library

Until December 18, 2022
Central & Memorial Park Libraries
Free to attend

Calgary Public Library’s 110th birthday celebrations continue with Winter Wonderland at the Library. Enjoy free programs, activities and performances at Central and Memorial Park libraries throughout the week, including live music, screenings, readings, treats and more!


Until December 31, 2022
Various venues
Free to attend

DowntownVibe YYC, powered by Stagehand in partnership with the City of Calgary is working with talented local artists to bring performance and vitality to places you might not expect. Energize your day with live music for a few minutes or a whole show. Something is playing near you!

Foothills Brass Christmas Concert

December 14, 2022, 7 – 8:30pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents Foothills Brass Quintet, a group of highly accomplished and versatile musicians from across North America. A Yamaha performing ensemble, Foothills Brass presents up to 200 events each year in concert halls, universities, classrooms and cathedrals. They’re serious fun!

Christmas in Kensington

December 17, 2022
Kensington (Kensington Rd. & 10th St. NW)
Free to explore

Jingle all the way to Kensington for Kensington BIA’s annual Christmas in Kensington activations, a celebration of the holidays and all of its festivities. Santa Claus, sleigh rides, games, fire pits, live entertainment and complimentary coffee from Deville.

NMC Jam Club Gig Day

December 18, 2022, 3 – 5pm
King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Check out a showcase-style event starring the participants of National Music Centre’s after-school program, Jam Club! The event provides this year’s young musicians with the opportunity to showcase their hard work in front of a supportive audience before the holidays.

A Traditional Christmas Experience

December 18, 2022, 7 – 9pm
Centre Street Church (3900 2nd St. NE)
Free to attend, donations accepted

The Core Choir and Orchestra are excited to perform the most beautiful songs of the season along with the Centre Street Church Choir and Orchestra. Check out this traditional Christmas experience directed by Jason Erhardt and hosted by Darrel Janz.

Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or fill out this form.