Okay, so the less said about January, the better, in my opinion. Nevertheless, here we are. This is a great month to be positive and get out and enjoy family life. We’re looking for some special events to get out of the house, while hopefully still staying warm!

Please note: things have been changing quickly, and while this guide was accurate at the time of publication, please check ahead before you make plans.

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Calgary on January 8, 2022, with their fun (and funny!) basketball show. With incredible ball-handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequalled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family and create some fantastic memories.

Jubilations Junior is wrapping up Beauty and the Grinch on January 8, 2022, and then beginning Indiana Jane and the Temple of Rock on January 29, 2022. You’ll get all the excitement of live theatre and a delicious 3-course lunch, but in a kid-friendly environment that doesn’t mean boring for the adults!

Check out skating at the Olympic Oval this month. On select Mondays, you can skate for only a toonie!

The Ski Cross World Cup is coming to Nakiska, starting on January 13, 2022. If you’re looking to ski as a family, check out our Downhill Ski Guide.

The Safari Sunday Brunch at the Calgary Zoo comes back on January 16, 2022. You and your fellow safari explorers can enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods.

Find Sunday Fundays with the Calgary Hitmen this month. You have a number of options: January 2, 16, 23, & 30, 2022.

Falling into the category of, “You can’t do anything about it, so you might as well enjoy winter,” comes Banff SnowDays and the Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival, starting on January 19, 2022. Treat your family to some winter fun.

Calgary knows how to embrace winter! The new Chinook Blast Festival is coming back for six weeks and it starts on January 21, 2022. Make a plan to check out Calgary’s art, music, theatre, sport, and recreation, and embrace the season with your family!

Kids and adults can enter the Cardboard Sled Derby at Mt Norquay on January 21, 2022! Start planning and see if you have the fastest sled, the best crash, or the best overall.

Start dreaming of summer when the RV Expo and Sale comes to town from January 27 – 30, 2022!  Explore possibilities at the BMO Centre with the best of the industry and several major RV sellers in the area.


There are lots of other events happening during the month of December. Calgary is a great place for families to enjoy activities together. Be sure to check out our calendar to find more family fun. You can also submit your family-friendly event to us; just fill out our event submission form. Don’t forget to check out the new contests we will be running! Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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