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Once Upon a Christmas” at Heritage Park starts November 26!

“Once Upon a Christmas” at Heritage Park starts November 26!

Calgarians, mark your calendars for some well-deserved holiday cheer. November 26 is the start of Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park! 

The Christmas event is one of the city’s most iconic holiday events with a lot of hands-on activities and entertainment for the whole family. Once Upon A Christmas will take place at Heritage Park Historical Village, Heritage Town Square, and Gasoline Alley Museum. 

Starting on November 26, the event will start at 10 in the morning and end around 4 in the afternoon. For the specific dates, check out our list below. 

  • Nov. 26
  • Nov. 27
  • Dec. 3
  • Dec. 4
  • Dec. 10
  • Dec. 11
  • Dec. 17
  • Dec. 18

To give you an overview of what to expect, you’ll get to experience wagon rides, snow paintings, photo opportunities with Santa, a reindeer scavenger hunt, gingerbread decorating, and different fun family activities like snowshoe races and children’s mazes. 

Check out the time slots and locations for these activities below so you can plan ahead of time:  

Wagon Rides10 AM – 4 PMAcross from the Wainwright Hotel
Snow Painting10 AM – 4 PMPromenade
Santa Visits10 AM – 12:30 PM; 1 PM – 3:30 PMFamous 5 Centre of Canadian Women
*NEW* Model Train Display10 AM – 4 PMGasoline Alley Museum
A Storybook Christmas10 AM – 4 PMGasoline Alley Museum
Letters to Santa10 AM – 4 PMGasoline Alley Museum
Reindeer Scavenger Hunt10 AM – 4 PMGasoline Alley Museum
Holiday Storytime10:30 AM; 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 12 PM, 1:30 PM, 2 PM, 2:30 PM and 3 PMGasoline Alley Museum classrooms (Located in Lower Showroom)
Family Activities10 AM – 4 PMDidsbury Bandstand
*NEW* Christmas Village Display10 AM – 4 PMSnooker Parlour
Gingerbread Decorating10 AM – 4 PMFamous 5 Centre of Canadian Women
Children’s Crafts10 AM – 4 PMGasoline Alley Museum
Family Photos10 AM – 4 PMPark Lane Antique Portrait Studio

You’ll also get the chance to see unique performances from the Kinnect Alumni Choir and watch the Constable’s Christmas Caper: A Christmas Musical Melodrama show. See the details in the table below: 

Kinnect Alumni Choir PerformancesSundays only – 11 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2 PM (30-minute performances)Gasoline Alley Museum
Constable’s Christmas Caper: A Christmas Musical MelodramaNov. 26 – Dec. 18
12 PM – 12:40 PM; 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM; 3 PM – 3:40 PM
Canmore Opera House

As for tickets, children from 3 to 15 years of age will have to pay $14.95 per person. General admission costs $19.95 per ticket. 

You can buy your tickets here. Do note that annual membership holders of Heritage Park get unlimited free admission to this event. 

Parking is not included in the ticket prices, unfortunately, but they are available at the park. Parking kiosks are found in the parking lot and in Heritage Town Square, so it’s convenient and easy to find. 

Wondering what else you can do at Heritage Park besides Once Upon a Christmas? Try these suggestions from our staff!

  • Do your holiday shopping at Heritage Park. They will have a Christmas market and some stores open where you can buy merchandise and other things. 
  • Enjoy a buffet breakfast at Wainwright Hotel or Gunn’s Dairy Barn. 
  • Eat at the different restaurants and concession stands at Heritage Park.

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