It’s time to shine, Calgary, with a beautiful, brand-new festival in town this year! It’s a twinkling indoor winter wonderland with children’s activities, special events and live entertainment, and a Merry Makers Market. The whole family will enjoy the holiday season as Glow Calgary presents Christmas Around the World!

Glow Calgary is here for the first time and your family is invited to begin a new Christmas tradition. It’s about the twinkle and shimmer of the Christmas lights, but it’s also a place for families and friends to enjoy some time together, get a little shopping done at the market, and celebrate the holidays. Add some sparkle to your day this Christmas!

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Christmas Around The World Light Gardens

There might be more to Glow Calgary than lights, but the Christmas Around the World Light Gardens will enchant you! Santa crosses the globe to bring gifts to the children of the world and you can celebrate Christmas magic in China, India, The Netherlands, Mexico, France, and England, all in one night, and all under the glow of a million twinkle lights. It’s an indoor winter wonderland, but don’t forget a visit to the North Pole to meet the man himself–Saint Nick! You’ll also find a light tunnel, hanging lights, and loads of photo opportunities.

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While you’re travelling the world, all explorers and adventurers can join the scavenger hunt. Children will receive a special passport when they enter the show and they’ll get a stamp when they find each of the countries in the magical light displays.

Children’s Activities

The whole family will enjoy Christmas Around the World and the passport scavenger hunt, but there’s even more for the little ones. See the magic of the holidays through the eyes of a child. Kids will love visiting the Bouncy Farm, the Play Park, and Glen the Glow-comotive.  You’ll also enjoy photo ops, special characters, and of course, a visit with Santa Claus, himself!

There will be special events and entertainment at certain times, as well, like Super Hero Day or the Princess Ball.

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Merry Maker’s Market

While you’re visiting Glow Calgary, be sure to stop by the Merry Maker’s Market for extra-special holiday shopping. You’ll find one-of-a-kind items from over 65 local vendors, including jewelry, personalized tumblers, face masks, candles, unique wood signs, homemade cakes, essential oils and much more. You’ll discover an amazing assortment of holiday gifts, many made by hand and all produced locally.

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Plan a sparkling, twinkling, wonderful family day out, with Glow Calgary! With a magical atmosphere, special treats, and a chance to get some shopping done and have fun with the kids, it’s Calgary’s holiday destination this season, no matter the weather. It’s time for that Christmas glow!

Glow Calgary:

When: November 25 – December 30, 2022 (Monday and Tuesday closed until December 19, 2022)
Time: Weekdays, 4 – 10 pm; Saturdays, 1 – 10 pm, Sundays, 1 – 9 pm, Christmas Eve, 1 – 7 pm
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre
Address: 1800 Stampede Trail SE, Calgary, AB