Your 'Holi-Date' Guide!

December 19, 2022

We know it’s the busiest time of the year, so to make your holiday planning easier, we created two all-encompassing date night plans! Use our maps as a festive guide to some serious holiday fun in Calgary and Edmonton!

A Cozy Calgary Holi-Date

Total cost for 2: $90 (2 hot chocolates & 2 tickets to The Nutcracker Immersive)

Nothing screams ‘the holidays are here’ like a cozy cup of hot chocolate, and that is why we are starting our journey at Black Sheep Patisserie! This authentic French bakery transports you to Paris, with fresh croissants and tons of other elegant pastries.

But we’re here for the hot chocolate. They have three varieties to choose from, Chocolat Chaud (traditional french style hot chocolate, thick and oh so velvety), Viennese Chocolate (a decadent version of hot chocolate, perfect for dipping a pastry into), and a Blueberry White Hot Chocolate (for the unconventional hot chocolate lover in your life).

After you’ve enjoyed your drink of choice while people-watching on 17th Ave, it's time to head to your next destination, ‘The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle’ at the BMO Centre. This festive event is only a five-minute drive, or a 25-minute walk from Black Sheep! Created by the same producers at Imagine Van Gogh, The Immersive Nutcracker allows you to step right into this fairy tale classic through the use of magical projections, unbelievable special effects and more! Lose yourself in the 500,000 cubic feet of holiday wonder, while classics like “The March of The Toys” and “The Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy” play in the background.

Enjoy The Lights in Edmonton

Total cost for 2: $90.96 (2 tickets to Glow & 2 tickets to The Magic of Lights)

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the magical lights that pop up around the city, and that is exactly what this date night is all about!

We will be starting out this adventure by visiting Glow, where spectacular displays will captivate you into the holiday spirit with every step you take under their twinkling canopy of lights. Not only is there awe-inspiring light sculptures, but there is also a Merry Maker's Market! This is guaranteed to be one of the prettiest holiday shopping experiences you’ve ever had! After you’ve enjoyed their signature show “A Fairytale Christmas”, we’re jumping in the car and heading to the airport for our next event.

No no, we won’t be hopping on a plane to somewhere warmer (not today anyway...) but instead to The Magic of Lights - a breathtaking drive-through light show featuring your favourite characters from Sesame Street, The Grinch and more! At every turn, and in every direction on this magical route, you will be amazed!