Find Christmas Downtown is finally here! It is time to get in the holiday spirit, enjoy live music and performance, get a head start on your holiday shopping and celebrate the start of the Christmas season. There is so much to see and do while you are down at the CORE – I’ve made a bucket list of twenty-five fun and holiday-inspired things you should check out. Beyond this – so many retailers are having special offers and fun in-store activities so be sure to visit all of your favourites as you shop, shop, shop! All of the details here.
Drop off donations to CORE Guest Services for The Magic of Christmas Charity.
Pick up something sparkly at Holt Renfrew – you deserve it!
Indulge in a Frozen Hot Chocolate at Second Cup
Visit the CORE’s Gift Wrapping Station and get your gifts professionally wrapped.
Tell Santa Claus what you want for Christmas (and get a free photo).
Sniff (and buy!) a maple syrup candle from Roots.
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as they fill the CORE with holiday classics.
Grab dinner with your BFF at Double Zero Pizza. Pro-tip: their mushroom pizza is AMAZING.
Get some holiday dinner table inspo from Maison Simons Home
Browse destinations at Flight Centre and start planning your 2018 adventures.
Load up your holiday snack pantry with a tin of Christmas Cheer popcorn from Kernels.
Take a twirl through the 150 beautiful trees being decorated for The Magic of Christmas Charity.
Stock up on holiday treats and pick up a chocolate advent calendar at Purdy’s.
Fuel up with an Eggnog Latte and Cranberry Bliss Bar at Starbucks.
Pick up stocking stuffers at The Body Shop (hello face masks, bubble baths and body creams!)
Get the kids their Christmas Eve PJs at the GAP. Bonus points for big fluffy slippers!
Sing along with Canadian country singer Dan Davidson down at the mainstage.
Stock up on gift cards at Shoppers Drug Mart. Perfect for performing random acts of kindness all month long.
Watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony and watch as the CORE transforms into a winter wonderland.
Be spellbound by the incredible indoor pyrotechnic show. Hello fireworks!
Usher in 2018 with a warm welcome by picking up a brand-new calendar at Calendar Club.
Pick up Christmas favourites like The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol at Indigo. Check out this year’s new holiday bestsellers.
Catch a performance by the School of Alberta Ballet as they pirouette through the CORE.
Toast the evening with friends over festive cocktails at Cactus Club Cafe.
Share the whole thing on social media using #findchristmasdowntown and tagging @coreshopping.
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