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    Week 49. This week in Calgary! December 2 – 8.

    The magic of the holidays is all around us!…Including all the twinkling Zoolights! The Zoo reopened on November 29 after being closed down due to the June floods. The Zoolights are a yealy Calgary tradition enjoyed by the young and young at heart! Have fun!


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    Christmas Events

    Reindeer Day at the Market. 7711 Macleod Trail SW (Kingsland Farmers’ Market) Friday, December 6, 2013 – 1:00-5:00pm Price: FREE. Digital Photos available for purchase

    Friday December 6th is the 2nd Annual Reindeer Day at Kingsland Farmers’ Market. Wrangle up the family and bring them down to The Market to get a family picture taken with one of the Herd. Digital Photo Copies will be available for purchase as well as Hot Chocolate, Baked Goods and other Treats!

    Handel’s Messiah. Jack Singer Concert Hall 205 – 8th Avenue SE Starts:Friday, December 6, 2013 – 7:30-9:30 Price:Adults: $25-$90 Students: $25-$90 Seniors: $25-$90

    Ivars Taurins returns to conduct holiday favourite Handel’s Messiah. Featuring an amazing cast of soloists and Chorus, this festive concert will leave you singing “Hallelujah!” For more information and to purchase tickets click, CPO

    Green Calgary Presents: Holiday Toy Swap! 1227 Kensington Close NW. Hillhurst United Church. Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 10:00-12:00 Price:$10 in advance / $15 at the door

    Save money and resources by swapping toys this holiday season! Find those forgotten, gently used items in your home and trade them for new-to-you toys, board games or books. This toy swap is a fundraiser for Green Calgary’s Healthy Homes program, helping individuals and families create safer and more sustainable homes since 2009. The process is simple: drop off your clean, functional, gently used toys at the Green Calgary office by December 5th, 2013 and we will give you tokens to trade for “new” toys at the swap on December 7th, 2013. *Toys will not be accepted December 7th, please drop them off by December 5th!  Green Calgary: #100, 301 14th St. NW Drop-off hours: Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 3pm (closed Sundays and Mondays)

    A Chiver Christmas – #yycmeetup2 The Libertine Public House – 223 8th Avenue SW Starts:Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 5:00pm. Price:Dinner Included: $60.00, General:$25.00

    Let’s do this again YYC!

    Time to make a difference in our community for the holiday season with your fellow Chivers by helping out The Magic of Christmas. A not for profit organization that provides gifts and cheer for deserving families. Bring an unwrapped toy, gift or household item for raffle tickets. A silent AND live auction will be held as well as a new tshirt design will be available (limited quantities). All profits from tshirt sales will be going to Chive Charities. There will be prizes for best outfits so dress to impress! This time around we will be featuring a tasty Turducken dinner with all the fixings for a limited number of tickets before the main event begins. 5:00pm Dinner Cocktails, 5:30pm Dinner Buffet Service, 7:00pm Door Open to General Ticketholders

    If you have anything to donate for the silent auction and raffle it would be greatly appreciated! Please get in touch with us at Chive on Calgary!

    Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo (Opening Friday, Nov. 29) November 29 – January 4th, 2014  (Excluding Christmas Day and December 31).  6:00pm – 9:00pm nightly
    The flood didn’t wash away the lights display. The Calgary Zoo has dried off and will be completely reopened for the first time since the flood. It’s the start of another Calgary holiday tradition: Zoolights. This weekend features ice-carving demonstrations and a station where kids can connect with Santa via Skype. Check out all the fun activities on the zoo’s website!


    Arts & Entertainment

    Pearl Jam. Scotiabank Saddledome. Monday, December 2, 2013 – 7:30pm. Price:Tickets are $69.50, plus convenience charge and order processing fee.

    To date, the band has sold over 31.5 million records in the U.S, and an estimated 60 million worldwide. Pearl Jam has outlasted and outsold many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the alternative rock genre. For tickets go to Pearl Jam


    Unforgettable – The Songs of Nat King Cole. 64 Deer Park Avenue. Thursday, December 5, 2013 – 8:00pm. Price:$25 to $35 plus service charge.

    The Kootenay Performing Arts Company, in association with Ocean Entertainment Worldwide, presents Alberta’s very own Tenaj Williams in this incredibly exciting new concert revue featuring the smooth jazz standards and ballads of the legendary Nat King Cole. An intimate look at the man and his music with one of Alberta’s finest young actors/singers centre stage this December. Visit Unforgettable for tickets.

    Monster Truck. 219 17 Ave SW, Calgary, The Rebublik. Sunday, December 8, 2013 – 8:00pm Price:$25.00

    Juno award-winning hard rockers MONSTER TRUCK have just announced an extensive Canadian headlining tour this winter. The tour kicks off at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on December 4th and wraps up at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton on December 22nd. All dates are in support of their critically acclaimed debut album Furiosity, available now through Dine Alone Records in Canada. To purchase tickets click, Monster Truck

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