From Market Collective’s 10 Year Anniversary + Holiday MC to a Christmas Show and Family Fun Skate, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.
1. Market Collective 10 Year Anniversary + Holiday MC
Friday from 4-9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm
BMO Centre, Hall C, 20 Roundup Way SW
Join Market Collective for the final weekend of their 10 Year Anniversary/Holiday Market series. They’ll be returning to the BMO Centre, Hall C, where you’ll see new and familiar artists as well as all kinds of interactive special installations, features, and activities like food trucks, DJs, live music, and shopping from the amazingly talented local creative community.
2. The Nutcracker – Alberta Ballet
December 14th-24th at Various Times
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW
Known as one of Canada’s finest renderings, Edmund Stripe’s depiction of The Nutcracker celebrates its 10th anniversary this season. This magical retelling of E.T.A. Hoffman’s famous tale is set in imperialist Russia’s majestic era, when Fresh fashion was in vogue and Tchaikovsky composed his timeless masterpiece. With a cast of over 120 performers, this ballet is sure to transform your minds into a majestic fairy tale this holiday season.
3. She [Empowers] Christmas Market
December 14th-16th at Various Times
St. Louis Hotel, 430 8 Ave SE
This unique Christmas Market will feature an all female-entrepreneur marketplace and live performances by female performers. There will also be free workshops provided throughout the day on topics ranging from building a 6-figure income and meaningful gift making to creating your own winter warmth kit and how to incorporate some self-care over the holidays. The market is free to attend but donations for women-focused charities will be accepted at the door.
4. Calgary Babes Who Brunch
December 15th from 10am-12pm
Murrieta’s Bar & Grill, #200 808 1 St SW
The December edition of Calgary Babes Who Brunch features local boss babe Morgan Craig-Broadwith, Chief Wellness Officer of Live It Active. Morgan is incredibly open about her journey, plus she’s funny as hell. Her latest creation, The Rejuvenation Retreat: Cultivating Grit & Grace, supports women of all ages as they explore what it mean to be gritty badasses while finding a little grace along the way. Along with an impactful talk, guests will also be treated to coffee, a two-course brunch, and a curated gift bag full of goodies from amazing local vendors.
5. Christmas Show and Family Fun Skate
December 16th from 4pm-530pm
Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW
Grab your date and hit the rink for Olympia Skating Club’s Christmas Show and Family Fun Skate. This will be an afternoon of skating, games, refreshments, and holiday fun. Admission is free.