Happy holidays, everyone! Somerset is all ablaze with lights and merrymaking this time of the year. The Christmas spirit is certainly alive and kicking, and the best holiday attractions in all of Calgary are easily accessed from here. These are two of my favorites.
Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows
From 5 to 10 p.m. until January 6, be dazzled by a quarter of a million lights setting aglow the entire 360-acre Spruce Meadows equestrian facility and show jumping complex, that’s just six minutes southwest of Somerset. Go on a two-hour drive around a sea of spectacular lights in this facility that has been rated the top destination in TripAdvisor among the more than 200 in Calgary. And the best part is this dazzling lightshow is free!
If you want to go a bit further, just about 25 minutes away is Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo. There’s a small admission fee, but it’s well worth it as you bask in the glow of more than a million twinkling lights and also enjoy hot chocolate, fire pits and fun games. Or you can go to Downtown Calgary and see the office buildings all lit up, with Stephen Avenue Mall all aglow, from top to bottom!
Skating at Olympic Plaza
Of course, the holidays won’t be complete without some fun on ice. Just half an hour’s drive from Somerset is the famed Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary, where the whole family can skate for free from November to March each year without fear of being hit by hockey pucks; hockey is not allowed! So just bring your skates (no skate rentals here) and a hot thermos of cocoa and off you go! You could also go half an hour northeast to skate or shinny for a small fee at the Village Square Leisure Centre.
From Somerset, you can easily take your pick of the many spellbinding Christmas showstoppers in Calgary — Christmas caroling, musical plays, ballet performances, and many others. I might take my family to one of these myself!
As you can see, Christmas is a very special time in Somerset because it’s easy to get from here to all the fun events and places all over Calgary! Now if I can just take a break from selling Somerset real estate to enjoy the best of the season….
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About Glenn Good
Glenn Good is a Realtor® and the owner of Glenn Good Realty Inc. under RE/MAX Realty Professionals. He has nearly four decades of experience in selling homes, the last half in Calgary, where he grew his business staunchly from referrals. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, he moved to Calgary in 1995 after residing for 27 years in Edmonton. Glenn combines his “old-school” real estate expertise with the latest Internet marketing technologies to help his clients get the best results when buying or selling. He is a devoted husband and father, and is now helping his wife and daughter grow their virtual assistant business for real estate agents. He also loves walking around his neighborhood, exploring his country and the rest of the world, and capturing truth and beauty through photography.