Denise Clarke on stage in The Land, The Animals
One Yellow Rabbit’s The Land, The Animals makes a powerful return | Photo: Courtesy of the High Performance Rodeo

Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of arts and culture this season

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Prices Vary

The holidays are upon us and many are trying to find the perfect gifts for those we cherish. Luckily, these great offers make it easy to give the gift of arts and culture while supporting the local community. Talk about a win-win!

Alberta Ballet

Give the gift of dance this holiday season and check out what’s still to come from Alberta Ballet. You can even grab a flex pack to mix it up and pick three shows at 15% off the regular price.

Alberta Theatre Projects

With three great shows left to be staged you can’t go wrong with a gift voucher for Alberta Theatre Projects. A flexible way to experience theatre, they can be used in any combination for any show remaining in the current season.

Calgary International Blues Festival

Calgary International Blues Festival’s annual holiday sale returns and features 2020 four-day transferable passes for just $109. But make sure you hurry! Prices go up in the new year.

Calgary International Film Festival

If you have a film buff on your list, this holiday offer is sure to be a hit. With only a limited number available, grab a six-pack of tickets to the 2020 festival for $60. Tickets can be redeemed online in advance or at the box office and there are no restrictions on the number of tickets from your pack you can use per film. Or, spoil them rotten and grab a super early-bird festival pass for $240.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Tickets to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra make a great gift for music lovers young and old alike! Have someone picky to buy for? Get them a ticket voucher! Starting at $65, they can choose their own concert and redeem the vouchers for great seats (some restrictions apply).

Calgary Queer Arts Society

Looking to gift the gift of time together instead of more stuff? Then you need to check out these two offers from the Calgary Queer Arts Society. You can get special deals on passes for both the Fairy Tales Film Festival and the Coming Out Monologues if your purchase them before December 31, 2019.


If you haven’t visited the Glenbow Shop, you really should stop by. And, just in time for holiday shopping, it has curated a list of treasures available this season—check it out if you’re looking for some inspiration. You can even grab a Glenbow membership for the museum lover in your life.


GlobalFest’s annual holiday sale is always a great time to save with general admission tickets just $8.50, finale tickets $16, and GlobalPasses $31. The deal is on until December 31, 2019 and for each one purchased, GlobalFest will donate one ticket to its Individuals and Families-In-Need Program. The annual summer festival once again plays host to five magical evenings of multicultural activities and international fireworks, August 20 to 29, 2020—don’t miss it!

High Performance Rodeo

While passes to Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo make a great gift, it’s $15 Wednesdays that has us buying stocking stuffers. Each Wednesday night during the Rodeo, January 8 to 26, 2020, scoop up tickets for most shows at just $15 each (some restrictions apply). These include The Land, The Animals, Certified, Queer Blind Date, and many more. And at that price, it’s a great chance to see something new.

Leighton Art Centre

Extended until December 21, 2019, head to Leighton Art Centre and find over 2,500 pieces of fine craft and unframed artworks by local artists. It’s your chance to discover over 100 talented artists and find unique gifts for your loved ones!

Luminous Voices

If you’re looking for a gift for a music lover on your list, grab a three-concert subscription for Luminous Voices. Good for each of the remaining shows in the season including the group’s popular New Year’s Eve concert, it’s a great way to enjoy vital and fresh interpretations of great choral music.

Stage West Calgary

With dinner and a show, Stage West Calgary gift cards make awesome presents. Valid for attendance between January 2 to September 27, 2020, grab them before Christmas and save up to 20%.

Vertigo Theatre

If mysteries are more your bag, Vertigo Theatre gift cards are on sale until December 24, 2019. Available in any denomination you require, they can make great stocking stuffers or top-tier gifts. You can even grab a special package.

WP Puppet Theatre

Great for holiday gifts and dark winter night entertainment, support creativity and purchase an Eyes on You puppet glove kit for $10 each or three for $25! All funds raised support puppeteers presenting at Puppet Power 2020.

Have a deal that’s not listed above? Email us at