Top Things To Do This January in YYC

Here are the top things to do this January to make sure your year starts off on the right track.

New Year, New You. This month, welcome 2020 with intention setting, working on your fitness goals, and checking out some of the city’s best new date night spots. Here are the top things to do this January to make sure your year starts off on the right track.

New Year’s Day Brunch
January 1st from 10am-12pm
Craft Beer Market,

Kickstart the new year with a delicious brunch prepared by Craft Beer Market.  Dishes being served include Steak and Eggs, Maple Chili Glazed Fried Chicken on Waffle, Braised Beef Short Rib and Honey Butter French Toast.

Mama Mia!
January 2nd at 8pm
Stage West

The iconic hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Best of Brunch
January 5th from 10:30am-1:30pm
Cuisine and Chateau 


Start the day with mimosas and learn some secret twists on eggs Benedict, some unique savoury tarts, creative Pavlova and more…Hands-On class includes customized kitchen utensil, recipe booklet, wine, coffee or tea and a full brunch!

Shelter’s Cocktail Making Class
January 7th at 5:30pm
Shelter Cocktail Lounge

A fun date night, at Shelter that’s worth attending. A 90 minute class focused on  techniques, all culminating a class competition. Each guest gets three cocktails and a takeaway cocktail survival guide. A great way to start the New Year.

2020 Vision Boarding Workshop
January 9th from 6pm-9pm
Work Nicer Coworking (Roxbury


Join The Ace Class for their next meet-up of setting your goals and intentions for the year.  The first step towards getting shit done is having a constant reminder in front of you of your goals and aspirations.

Body Worlds
January 2nd from 6pm-10pm
TELUS Spark, 220 St. George’s Dr NE

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT features more than 100 plastinates including translucent slices, blood vessel configurations, organ configurations and whole-body plastinates displaying the intricate biology and physiology of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures both mammals and in the aquatic realm.

Calgary Renovation Show
January 11th-13th at Various Times
BMO Centre, Halls D & E, 20 Roundup Way SW

Looking to tackle a home renovation project soon? The Calgary Renovation Show can help. Join hundreds of exhibitors as they offer their advice and insight in lighting, plumbing, construction, flooring, and more. There will also be a main stage presentation with Bryan Baeumler from hit shows Disaster DIY, Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan, and more on HGTV Canada.

Vision & Goals
January 13th at 7:00pm
Barre West Studio

A 50-minute sweat lead by lululemon ambassador Adriana Britton followed by a gathering of movers, shakers & dream makers. Practicing simple exercises for creating (AND achieving) goals. Guest speakers will share real + raw experiences of setting goals and offer insight into the windy road toward accomplishment. You’ll leave feeling inspired, connected and motivated to elevate your life.

The Wedding Fair
January 13th from 9:30am-5pm
BMO Centre (Halls A, B & C), Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE

If you’re planning a wedding or know anyone getting hitched, you’ll likely want to be at The Wedding Fair. With over 250 wedding specialists, the one-day event covers everything from planning your dream wedding to your perfect honeymoon. Come get inspired, see the latest trends, sample delicious foods, and enjoy the photo booths. Don’t miss the two fashion shows featuring bridal and menswear fashions.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
January 15th-26th at Various Times
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

Calling all film lovers – this is your opportunity to check out some of the best new films from the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival back in November 2018. Celebrating their 40th anniversary The festival runs from January 15th to 18th, 20th and 22nd to 27th and will feature 1:00 pm matinees on January 20th, 26th, and 27th.

Ace Women, Wealth & Wine!
January 16th from 4:30pm-6:30pm

On January 15th,  An interactive session led by industry thought leaders to empower a dynamic conversation on knowing your worth, and stepping into a power position when it comes to your money. You’ll connect with a community of women on the rise like yourself, and walk away ready to put your learnings to action. 

Ice Magic
January 15th-26th
Banff Lake Louise

This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the world’s best ice festivals – The Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival. Bring your boo to the majestic surroundings of Lake Louise as you watch talented ice artists from around the world sculpt masterpieces in an effort to win the ultimate ice carving competition. Sip on hot cocoa, vote on your favourite sculptures, and watch the winter magic in action.

Coffee  Talks
January 21st 7:30am
Community Natural Foods

As soon as you walk in the door, you will be served refreshments to help nourish your mind, body and soul, as you get ready for an impactful conversation. Mingle with the women sitting next to you. Expect a panel discussion packed with all the takeaways you need to live your best life.


Calgary Ace Brunch
January 25th from 1:00-3:00pm
Waalflower Kitchen & Cocktails

The ACE Brunch (formerly Babes Who Brunch) is not your average brunch. This experience is a platform for inspiration through our speakers’ vulnerable storytelling, learnings, and practical tips to inspire you to take action in your life, business or career. Meet your new best friend, business partner, hire, or anything in between here.

The Bash
January 25th from 6pm-9pm
The Hudson, 6th Floor, 200 8 Ave SW

Created by three local women who love weddings, The Bash is a modern wedding expo that aims to showcase the best in the industry. Whether you’re in search of ideas for photography, florals, food, or stationary, this is the show to be at. 

Alberta Spotlight: Caleb Hart & Roca Roots with Infamous Ray
January 24th at 8pm
King Eddy, 438 9 Ave SE

The National Music Centre presents Caleb Hart & Roca Roots with Infamous Rayon January 24th as part of their Alberta Spotlight series. Caleb Hart & Roca Roots  based in Grande Prairie, Caleb Hart seamlessly blends gospel, soul, reggae and toured extensively throughout Canada, and the Caribbean with his former reggae outfit, Tasman Jude.


Friends Seasons 6-10 Trivia Night
January 21st 7:00-9:00PM
Wurst Beerhall


Get your friends together, brush up on Friends seasons 7-10 and bring your ‘A’ game! Sign up with a team of 4-6 people and or come on down as a single and meet some new friends. If you don’t have a team we’ll make sure you do.


Revv52: Everything New is Old Again
January 24th-26th at 8pm with an additional 2pm matinee on January 26th
Bella Concert Hall, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

Revv52 will be performing at the Bella Concert Hall over three days from January 24th. Taking the music of the greats and reimagining it with a unique Revv52 twist, this is a show you’ll definitely want to be at. Expect to hear covers from legends like The Beatles, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, Bowie, Prince, and more.

Aussie Wine Festival
January 24h from 7pm-9pm
Willow Park Wines Mainstore

Take a date night Down Under to enjoy Australia’s summertime sips! Join Willow Park Wines for a taste to iconic wine regions of Australia, such as Margaret River, Adelaide Hills and the Barossa and Yarra Valleys. Their kitchen team has prepared some authentic Australian tucker, including delicious meat pies and puffy pavlova!


Calgary Sport and Social Club Ski/Snowboard Trip OH CANADA!
January 24th-26th, Activities at Various Times
Whitefish Montana

The Calgary Sport and Social Club are hosting their 8th annual Ski Trip. The party starts on the bus as it heads out to the stunning Whitefish Montana. From there, you’ll be whisked away to the hills where you can ski to your heart’s content. The theme this year is OH CANADA! so make sure you come dressed in your favourite Canadian Swag!


Beer & Breads Essential Oils Workshop
January 29th from 7pm-9pm
Pinnovate DIY Workshop

Come get crafty with Pinnovate as you learn how to create your own bread essential oils and enjoy a few craft brews whilel you’re at it. All materials and instruction are included to help you make your best fragrance yet!


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