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Banff's Special Events

  1. Wagon Rides

    December 8, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Banff Trail Riders Store

    Free wagon rides between noon and 4 p.m. at the Banff Trail Riders Store, 132 Banff Avenue.

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  2. Banff Gallery Hop

    December 8, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Various venues

    We invite you to ring in the holiday season with the first of a monthly gallery series in Banff on Saturday, December 8 from 2 - 6 p.m. The Banff Gallery Hop, a self-guided tour featuring Canadian artists and historians, is a chance for locals and visitors alike to connect with our unique mountain community during the holiday season. Live music, artist demonstrations and festive refreshments are just a few things to indulge in throughout the day as you visit the participating businesses: Carter-Ryan Gallery • Willock & Sax Gallery • Canada House Gallery • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies • Buffalo Nations Museum • Mountain Galleries at Fairmont Banff Springs • Luxton Home Museum • Walter Phillips Gallery at Banff Centre

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  3. Christmas Performances

    December 8, 4:00 PM @ Banff Avenue Square

    Stop by the Banff Avenue Square for Christmas Performances on Saturdays, November 24 to December 22.

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  4. Santa's Anonymous Auction & Dance

    December 8, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Banff Legion

    Support the Santa's Anonymous campaign by bidding on items at the Legion. Featuring live music by Shane + Friends. To make a donation, call 403.763.3637.

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Community Programs, Activities & Drop-In Sports

  1. Once Upon An Alphabet

    December 8, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Banff Public Library

    Stop by the Banff Public Library every Saturday and play, sing songs and tell stories. This program is for children 0-6 years of age and their parents. Snacks are provided. No registration required.

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  2. Motoring Munchkins

    December 8, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Banff Elementary School

    Join us on Saturdays throughout the school year to provide your little ones opportunities to meet friends, have active play, and ‘motor’ around the gymnasium. Parent participation is required. For ages 1 – 3.

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  3. Try-It Tobogganing - CANCELLED

    December 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Canada’s favourite winter activity! Try tobogganing in our mountain splendour. All ages welcome. Register online at banff.ca/register or call 403.762.1251.

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  4. Drop-in Public Skating

    December 8, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

    Drop-in Public Skating is open to everyone. Helmets are required for children 12 and under and recommended for all skaters.

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  5. Super Saturday at the Library

    December 8, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Banff Public Library

    Stop by the Banff Public Library for an hour of creative crafts, exciting activities and invigorating reading materials. Ages 4-7 are welcome from 1-2 p.m. and ages 8-12 are welcome from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Spots guaranteed to the first 15 participants.

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  6. Drop-in Sketching

    December 8, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 101 Bear Street, Pioneer Room

    Sketching is a fun way to improve your drawing skills with an experienced instructor. On nice days you will head outdoors. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and eraser. For ages 13+. No registration required.

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