Calgary Arts & Culture Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of arts and culture experience this holiday season such as the 'whodunnit' murder mystery shows at Vertigo Theatre.
Give the gift of arts and culture experience this holiday season such as the ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery shows at Vertigo Theatre.

Calgary is blessed with an amazing arts and culture scene filled with music, drama, dance and more! If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, why not give an amazing experience for your friends and families to enjoy? Many local arts companies have put together special holiday packages which will make the perfect additions underneath the Christmas tree. Check out these options and support the arts!

High Performance Rodeo Flex Passes
$120 for a four-ticket bundle
It’s the 30th anniversary of the High Performance Rodeo in 2016! The International Festival of the Arts runs through most of January with plenty of plays to choose from. That’s why the Rodeo Flex Passes is a great option for lots of flexibility. Choose one ticket to four productions, four tickets to one production, or any combination that suits you.

Calgary Folk Music Festival Christmas Sale
Music lovers can rejoice with advanced weekend passes for the annual summer music festival. If you have a tarpie in your life, these tickets are a must. Sale runs until midnight on December 21.

Vertigo Mystery Theatre and Y Stage Gift Cards
Vertigo Mystery Theatre does great murder mystery productions filled with suspense, thrills and a little dark humour. Pick up ticket packages for any of the upcoming shows, a 3-play pack or a family pack to take the kids to one of the Y Stage shows.

Stage West Christmas sale
Dinner and a show! Stage West is a super fun time for the musical fan (and the eats are pretty good too). Their Christmas sale is offering gift certificate discounts for brunch/matinee, evening, and complete evening packages.

Calgary International Blues Festival Holiday Sale
Give the gift of the blues! The four-day pass is transferable and will make for a great stocking stuffer.

Calgary Opera gift certificates
Calgary Opera has been making its mark in the #yyc culture scene with signature events like Opera in the Village and productions that continually pack in the Jubilee Auditorium. The upcoming 2016 shows are sure to be a crowd pleaser and a great gift for the lady in your life.

Gift certificates can be purchased by calling 403-262-7286. Pick up and mail options available.

Theatre Junction Christmas packages and passports

For the contemporary arts fan, the Theatre Junction Christmas package is offering up two tickets for $75.  The TJ season passport is also great way to get into the rest of the 2015-2016 shows. The passport also includes a 50% discount on show nights at the tasty Workshop Kitchen + Culture.

Glenbow Museum gift memberships
Give the gift of arts and culture all year long with a gift membership to the Glenbow Museum. Tons of options are available ranging from $20 for an annual student membership, $50 for adults, $75 for couples, and $90 for family.

Calgary Underground Film Festival 5-Film Punch Pass
The CUFF punch pass can be used all year-round at any regular CUFF event, or at the annual film festival. You can share your punches with others or use them all for yourself.

Lunchbox Theatre Christmas package
2 tickets, 2 lunches, and a special holiday treat all wrapped up in a Christmas box for only $85! Pick up at the Lunchbox box office.


Irene Seto is a Calgary lifestyle influencer supporting local from all angles.

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