Calgary’s Holiday Hotlist: Progressive Edge Dental Hygiene’s Top Picks for Festive Fun

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The holiday season is upon us, and Calgary is buzzing with festive spirit and joyful events that will make this time of year truly special. We at Progressive Edge Dental Hygiene have rounded up a trio of events that’ll have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree and spreading cheer like never before. Let’s dive into the good times waiting for you in the city.


“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – The Musical”


Imagine a car that not only cruises through the streets but takes to the skies and sails the seas. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – The Musical” at Beddington Theatre Arts Centre is that whimsical ride you never knew you needed. Follow Caractacus Potts and his kiddos as they restore an old race car, only to discover it’s got a sprinkle of magic. Throw in an evil Baron, a dash of teamwork, and you’ve got a family-friendly blockbuster that’ll leave you grinning ear to ear.

Event Details:

  • Dates: November 24 – December 30, 2023
  • Time: Thursdays to Saturdays at 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm, December 27th at 2 pm and 7 pm
  • Venue: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
  • Ticket Prices: General – $28 child, $33 adult; Premium – $33 child, $38 adult

This is the perfect event for your family, grab some tickets today!

Sippin’ Santa at Ricardo’s Hideaway


For those who like their holidays with a splash of spirits, head over to Ricardo’s Hideaway for “Sippin’ Santa.” This pop-up bar turns into a winter wonderland, offering Christmas tiki cocktails that are as festive as they are flavorful. With limited reservations until December 31, Ricardo’s is the place to be for a laid-back, adult-friendly celebration. Check out the festive cocktail list here!

Event Details:

  • Dates: Until December 31, 2023
  • Time: Open 7 days a week from November 16th – December 31, 2023
  • Venue: Ricardo’s Hideaway

ZOOLIGHTS at Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo


Let’s face it, no Calgary holiday season is complete without a trip to ZOOLIGHTS at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. Over 2 million lights, 200 displays, fire pits, and even axe throwing – it’s the winter wonderland dreams are made of. This year, they’ve got a Sunlight to ZOOLIGHTS package that promises an extra dose of sparkle and themed areas that’ll transport you to a magical forest and beyond.

Event Details:

  • Dates: Until January 7, 2024
  • Venue: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
  • Special Package: Sunlight to ZOOLIGHTS

New Themed Areas and Activities:

  • Polar Nights in Prehistoric Park
  • Dorothy Harvie Gardens: A magical garden experience
  • ENMAX Conservatory: An arctic twilight with polar bears
  • Boreal Forest Trek through Exploration Asia

Sounds fun right!? Grab tickets here!


There you have it, Calgary! We will be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd, our team will be taking a well-deserved break to enjoy the holiday season. We encourage you to immerse yourself in the festive cheer by attending some of Calgary’s top events, such as ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – The Musical,’ ‘Sippin’ Santa’ at Ricardo’s Hideaway, and the enchanting ZOOLIGHTS at Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. 

From our family at Progressive Edge Dental Hygiene to yours, here’s to a season filled with laughter, joy, and unforgettable moments. Cheers to a Calgary Christmas like no other!

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