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25 Best Things To Do This December

This month, try a waffle with mint ice cream, peppermint whipped cream and crushed candy canes, decorate your own ugly Christmas sweater, meet a Cinderella from Calgary and give back to charity.
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5 Calgarians Share How They Help Make Calgary's Christmas

The people behind some of our city’s most memorable holiday happenings take time to chat with Avenue about what makes this season a special time.

5 Made-in-Calgary Christmas Albums For the Holidays

The Christmas album is a mainstay in the discography of many a recording artist. Here are five to check out if you want to listen local this holiday season.
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Calgary New Year’s Eve Events to End 2016

Whether you're looking for a foodie, family-friendly or adults-only event, there are lots of ways to celebrate this year.

Property of the Week: $348,500 Updated Beltline Condo

It has teak woodwork, a built-in cocktail bar and features art by local Calgary artists.

Work of Art: CIVIC. CENTRE. by Larissa Fassler

Calgary and its surrounding area is full of creative people and beautiful pieces of art. Here is just one piece you should know about.
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Visual Art Exhibitions and Events in December You Should Know About

This is the month to attend an art market and buy gifts for your art-loving friends, see a photography exhibition that provides you with a really close look at seed pods and learn about one artist's 20-year journey with five, huge figures.

Best Gifts For Kids

Avenue's staff writer Meredith Bailey picks her 6 favourite gifts for kids.

3 Places to Buy Holiday Gift Boxes in Calgary

These locally curated boxes, filled with delicious treats and cool products, are the perfect gift.
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Inside Dade Loft's Homey New Space

Dade has moved from its airy 9th Avenue S.E. location into a loft space just a few blocks away.

Calgary Shopping News: New Store Openings, Events and Sales

Velour Clothing Exchange opens on 17 Ave. S.W., a modern lifestyle store called Fieldstudy opens in Mission and a pop-up art gallery sets up shop in Inglewood.

Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Types

Avenue's associate editor Shelley Arnusch picks her 7 favourite gifts for outdoorsy and adventurous types.
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3 Recipes From UFA’s New Cookbook

For the first time in nearly 90 years, United Farmers of Alberta is releasing a cookbook. These recipes for glazed beets, spaghetti casserole and flourless chocolate date cake are just three collected from across Alberta.

Brasserie Kensington Offers a (Slightly) Lower Brow Take on High Tea

All you can drink tea with savoury sandwiches, scones and desserts.

20 Calgary Restaurants With Half Price Wine Deals

Grab a friend and head to one of these restaurants to get a bottle of wine for half price on select nights.
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Calgary Charities to Donate to This Christmas

Charities need support all year, but Christmas can be an especially busy time. If you're looking to give back this season, consider helping one (or more) of these local charities.

Shop Local for a Great Cause with the Calgary Gives Campaign

This season, buying from companies like Wild Rose Brewery, Midtown Kitchen and Local Laundry will help kids with the EvenStart for Children Foundation.

Best Gifts to Buy Creative Types

Avenue's senior art director Venessa Brewer picks her 6 favourite artsy-crafty gifts.
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5 Calgary-Based Cross-Country Ski Clubs

It's more fun to learn a new skill — or improve a skill you already have — when you're in a group.

Win a Pair of Tickets to see Elvis Costello

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is in Calgary for The Owen Hart Foundation fundraiser on December 10 and we have a pair of tickets to give away.

Property of the Week: $612,000 Inglewood Character Home

It was built in 1907 by former Calgary alderman Robert Suitor.
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Best Tech Gifts

Avenue's executive editor for digital content Jaelyn Molyneux picks her 6 favourite tech gifts.

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