By: Maddy M
The Holidays are coming up, and there are some things you can do to get yourself in the spirit. Now if you’re like me, you’ll have no problem getting hyped, but why not enjoy your favorite time of the year even more with these cheap (or even free) holiday entertainments.
- Go See Some Christmas Lights!
There are plenty of options if you’re thinking about going to see Christmas lights, and most of them are free. Zoo lights is a fantastic show of different shapes and types of Christmas light displays. The cost is quite low with all ages being under $20. Next is the Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows. This activity is free, and if you bring your skates, there’s a rink to hang around on. Hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks are also served. There are also many other options os be sure to just google some options.
- Go to a Christmas Market.
One Christmas market that’s close to school is the Parkdale Christmas Fair. Located at the Parkdale Community Association Centre, enjoy handmade crafts, local vendors foods, baked goods, and much more. All for free! It is open on December 5th to 6th from 11am to 5pm! If you love the online shop “Etsy” then the next market is for you! The Etsy’s Winter of Artsy Themed Holiday market is coming to Foothills Centennial Centre. So make sure to skip the shipping fees and head down there! This will be hosted on December the 13th from 1pm to 9pm.
- Watch A Performance.
University Theatre and Vertigo Theatre will both be hosting “The Nutcracker” which is a ballet worth seeing. Tickets range from $10 to $45 and will be open on December 5th, 6th, 19th, and 20th! Now there is another Nutcracker performance in the Jack Singer Concert, or at the Jubilee Auditorium hall but these tickets range from $44.89 – $186.64!
- Have Breakfast with Santa.
Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs.Claus on December 3rd for only $10 at the Silver Springs Community Association. Pancakes, Bacon, Eggs and Fruit will be served so make sure to book your tickets!
- Get Toasty Around a Fire.
While you can do this at home, there are plenty of outside activities that include getting warm around a fire. Christmas at the Hive is a fundraising event where Christmas Donkeys will be greeting the guests and fire pits will be placed around to keep everyone warm. Fundraising activities will include S’mores, Beeswax snow candles, and Honey Taffy. Enjoy this activity on December 3rd and 10th from 10am to 5pm.
- Do Some Christmas Crafts While Enjoying A Hot Cocoa
If you feel like visiting WHCA, you won’t be disappointed! Their Winter Wonderland will include a hot cocoa bar, gingerbread decorating, Christmas themed games and a snow castle photo-op! On Friday, December 16th, from 6pm to 8pm you will only have to spend maximum 5 dollars in order to enjoy this fun game.
Now although there are many things to do at home, it’s nice to get out every once in a while and most of these are pretty cheap, so no excuses! With these activities, soon enough you will be very hyped for the holidays.