WYD YYC! January 20-26, 2020
Monday, January 20
All Sport One City
What: Calling all adults! Get in shape with over 100 FREE activities you can explore and have fun over nine days. This is an inclusive event with adaptable sessions for people with cognitive or physical disabilities. Get active, have fun and make new friends! Register in advance to save your spot.
When: January 18-26, 2020
Where: Over 14 different locations
Additional information: Click Here to register
Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk
What: Watch the king penguins waddle through the zoo for a daily enrichment walk.
When: 11:00am (Monday – Sunday) with weather permitting
Where: The Calgary Zoo (outside Penguin Plunge), 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Admission: Regular admission applies. Purchase tickets HERE
Joso’s $5 Family Monday’s
What: Donate a non-perishable item and you and your kiddos (up to 3 children) can let loose in their indoor playground.
When: Monday, January 20 at 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: Joso’s Play and Learn Centre, Unit 505, 722-85 Street SW, Calgary
Admission: $5.00 plus a non-perishable food item.
Last Call $3 Swim
What: For only $3 you can swim from 9-10 PM on select days at various leisure centres.
When: Southland Leisure Centre (Monday and Wednesday at 9-10 PM) and Village Square Leisure Centre (Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays at 9-10 PM).
Where: Southland Leisure Centre (200 Southland Drive SW, Calgary) and Village Square Leisure Centre (2623-56 Street NE, Calgary)
SnowDays in Banff & Lake Louise
What: Start your winter right and venture out to Banff and Lake Louise to celebrate SnowDays. Come to life and enjoy the festivities from ice carving competitions, snow sculpture exhibitions, culinary experiences, ski culture, skijoring and the SnowDays play zone and more.
When: January 15-26, 2020
Where: Multiple locations in Banff & Lake Louis
Additional information: Click Here for additional information
Tuesday, January 21
Active Toddlers at Genesis Centre
What: Get active and have fun with your kiddos as they play with numerous toys and bounce around in the bouncy house. Your children will have loads of fun while they develop gross motor and social skills.
When: Every Tuesday & Thursday
Where: Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE, Calgary
Additional information: FREE for children ages 5 and under
Cirque Flip Fabrique: Blizzard
What: Check out this thrilling performance with acrobatics, juggling, aerial hoops, humour, music and more as they unveil their adventurous story. Family fun for all ages!
When: January 21 at 6:30 PM
Where: Art Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 – 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: $39 – $69 Buy Tickets Online Now
Wednesday, January 22
The Beach YYC
What: It’s winter and we are inviting you to have fun at the beach! Bring your kids (5 years and under) to Calgary’s indoor sandy beach and watch your child explore, dig and have fun. All beach toys are supplied.
When: On Monday and Wednesday mornings form 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Where: The Beach YYC, 3030 – 2600 Portland Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: $8 per child and adults are free for the “Kids Play at The Beach” drop-in
Thursday, January 23
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
What: The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is in Calgary! Check out a variety of captivating mountain and adventure films. Please note most films are suitable for children 12 years and older however please do check the film’s classification.
When: January 15-26, 2020
Where: Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary, 206 University Ct NW, Calgary
Tickets: Adults $29 & Senior/Child $25 Buy Tickets Online Now
Inflatables at Southland Leisure Centre
What: Enjoy an evening of playing with inflatable toys such as the inflatable 2 – meter balls, or an obstacle course floating on the water and more during your swim at Southland Leisure Centre.
When: Every Thursday evening from 7 – 9 PM
Where: Southland Leisure Centre, 2000 Southland Drive SW, Calgary
Admission: Regular admission applies
Friday, January 24
Chinese Lunar New Year Festival
What: Celebrate with the Chinese Cultural Centre as we welcome the 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Year of the Rat. Check out performances from the lion dances and enjoy the firecrackers, marketplace, food stalls, lantern displays, and more.
When: January 24 (4 -9 PM) and January 25 – 26 (10 AM – 6 PM)
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1st St SW, Calgary
Comedy Night at the Cider House
What: Get ready for bellyaching laughter at SunnyCider’s first comedy night with appearances by Austin Lonneberg, Sam Benty and Amy Edgar.
When: January 24 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Where: SunnyCider, #1, 3300 – 14 Ave NE, Calgary
What: Calling all basketball lovers. Who knew that basketball and comedy could wind up all in one mix. Bring your family to an unforgettable experience of astonishing basketball tricks, mind-blowing dunks, and comedy all in one.
When: Jan 24 at 7:00 PM
Where: Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Buy Tickets Online Now
Story Time & Crafts at Deerfoot City
What: Ready, set and learn! Join in for story time and crafts for kids hosted by the Calgary Public Library at Deerfoot City. Every Friday morning your kiddos can engage in a series of stories, singing, crafts and more.
When: Every Friday from January 17 – March 27 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Deerfoot City (Food Lodge), 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Additional Information: FREE! Recommended for children ages 2 – 5, however, all are welcome.
Saturday, January 25
Sensory Friendly Screening: The Addams Family, Playmobil & Abominable
What: Big thanks to Canyon Meadows Cinemas for making sensory-friendly screening possible for anyone with sensitivities to noise or dislike total darkness. Choose to watch The Adams Family, Playmobil or the Abominable. With dimmed lights and lowered sound, this is family fun for everyone
When: January 25 at 11:00 AM
Where: Canyon Meadows Cinemas, 110 – 13226 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Additional Information: $5
Share the Warmth
What: If you are a fanatic of warm and fresh donuts then this event is for you. Bring a new winter clothing item/accessory or a $5 cash donation and you will receive a voucher to decorate a 3-bite Jelly Modern Doughnut. Your kiddos will have the chance to meet, greet and take selfies with Olaf and Princess Anna. End off your day with Christopher Cool, one of Calgary’s favourite magicians.
When: January 25 from 10:00 AM – 2:45 PM
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 – 77 Ave SE, Calgary
Additional Information: Don’t forget to bring a new winter clothing item/accessory or a $5 cash donation
Sunday, January 26
Sunday Funday at Devonian Gardens
What: Come out to Calgary’s indoor garden for some family fun activities. Check out the Family Fun Room while visiting the Devonian Gardens and partake in activities such as puzzles, colouring, games, and books.
When: Sundays at 12 – 3 PM
Where: Devonian Gardens – 8 Ave & 2 St SW, Calgary
Additional Information: FREE
What: Meet & greet your favourite Frozen Ice Princess! Check out this family fun outdoor skating event. Roast marshmallows and make smores and join in some snow activities.
When: January 26, 2020 from 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Where: Across from St. Jerome School, 400 Panamount Blvd. NW, Calgary
Additional Information: FREE