Ice skating and hot cocoa in Bowness, walks through the Festival of Lights at Confederation Park, the freshly fallen snow crunching beneath your fat-bike tires along the Nose Hill trails – what’s not to love about winter in Calgary?
There are ample quintessential winter activities in NW Calgary. But there is one winter event not to be missed.
Northwestival is December 9 from 1 pm to 6 pm and all are welcome.
At University District, we’re excited to share another winter season with our community, neighbours and Calgarians, and ready to take on the festive holidays in the crisp white snow.
Join us for an afternoon full of holiday surprises that will delight all ages and give Calgarians a winter experience unlike any other. The feel-good annual community festival will feature a wide range of unique local artisans, performers and vendors, such as BATL, Heritage Roasting Co., Dumpling Hero, Family Fry Guy and Indigo Circus.
This winter warm-up event is a Calgary first and expresses U/D’s signature community style and people-first philosophy. We love bringing everyone together to build a community with true relationships, connections, experiences and beautiful memories at heart.
Together, let’s take traditional holiday giving one step further to warm hearts and minds by making a difference. Our charity for Northwestival 2018 is I Can for Kids, a local charity that’s helping end child hunger in Calgary. Admission is by donation, so get into the spirit of giving and donate a jar of peanut butter! Not only is it a great cause, it’s a wonderful way to give back to the community and youths in need.
Bring family, friends, neighbours and four-legged loved ones to Northwestival and create some new winter memories together! A lively lineup of holiday surprises are planned for this year’s event. Check out our list of what you can expect at Northwestival 2018;
Meanwhile, take a peek at photos from last year’s event.
Family. Friends. Holidays. They go together like marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate! What better time to get together with your nearest and dearest than the upcoming season filled with cozy fires, family meals, holiday traditions and creating special memories.
This holiday season, get into the spirit and share a photo or video that shows your fondest and warmest winter memories. Whether it’s a family tradition passed on from one generation to the next like baking great-great grandma’s holiday sugar cookies and confectionaries (with plenty of eating to go with it!), or the warm feelings of roasting marshmallows over the fireplace, share them with us and be entered into our Northwestival contest.
How to enter:
Interested in being part of Northwestival? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Complete our volunteer registration form and our team will follow up with all the details!
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