Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra, photo by Ian Staples
Catch the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra at ProArts’ final concert of the year | Photo: Ian Staples

Free This Week

Squeeze in a few last minute events this week with these free offerings

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Price Free

Calgary’s arts community is still pumping out awesome events, so if you have a spare moment over the next few weeks, why not check out these freebies? Here’s what’s on our calendar:

Northern Reflections Window Exhibition

Until December 31, 2017
Throughout Downtown Calgary

Celebrating the magic of wintertime through a series of painted windows created by local artists, this immersive experience allows visitors to use Augmented Reality to explore this urban art gallery. Just download the app AUGLE and use it to find the window locations. You’ll be amazed!

Dream Christmas Market

December 20, 2017, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Dream (Suite 220, 444 7th Ave. SW)

Hosting its first Christmas Market, join Dream on the +15 Level and check out local artisans selling jewelry, clothing, floral arrangements, baked goods, art work, woodwork, grooming products, and more. The event is free and open to the public, so swing on by.

ProArts Presents Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra

December 20, 2017, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)

Presenting selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker plus an assortment of favourite seasonal tunes, join the 50-member touring Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra for a lunch hour treat.

Christmas In Kensington

December 23, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Throughout Kensington

If you need some last minute cheer, Kensington is the place to be this Saturday. Celebrate the season with complementary coffee and hot chocolate, selfies with Santa, wagon rides, a petting zoo, and a free screening of Die Hard at The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Rd. NW).

DJ Skate Night

December 23, 2017, 5:30 – 9:30pm
Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE)

Enjoy DJ CLAUZ on the decks as he plays your favourite all-time hits and holiday tunes—just slap on a pair of skates and hit the ice. Everyone is welcome, be they naughty or nice!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

December 31, 2017, 7:00pm
Municipal Building (800 Macleod Tr. SE) & Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE)

The City of Calgary caps off the year with an evening of free music, live performances, activities for all ages, and, of course, fireworks. From the outdoor skating and music at Olympic Plaza to a family-friendly dance party at the Municipal Building, stick around as the countdown ball drops and the fireworks kick off.