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6 Places to Burn Off Some Pre-Christmas Steam

If the buzz and excitement of the holidays have you tightly wound, we recommend a good night of dancing and/or general shenanigans to help you blow off some pre-Christmas steam. Here are ten high-energy things to do in Calgary this month.

WERK: LA Takeover

WERK is Calgary’s hottest new LGBTQ+ pop-up party starring Morgan McMichaels of Rupaul’s All Stars, Mayhem Miller, Biblegirl666, and DJ Ryan Skyy! #seeyouatwerk

Where: The Palace Theatre
When: December 9

Freehold Launch Party

National 10 will be hosting Freehold’s tap launch on December 7th to give beer lovers a chance to get to know these up-and-comers, so come on down, pull up a stool, and show your support to the new kids on the block.

Where: National on 10th, 341 10 Ave. SW
When: December 7

Funk the Halls

Get ready to Funk the Halls this year! Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip-hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Get ready for one funky Christmas party.

Where: The Palace Theatre
When: December 15th

Wild Rose Christmas Shoebox Party

Bring your family and friends to National Westhills on December 17th to help fill shoeboxes for The Shoebox Project! $15 at the door gets you a box, enough donations to fill and decorate it, and one pint of Wildrose beer to enjoy while you pack. Each shoebox will be filled with donations adding up to $50, ensuring that women in need or living in crisis will feel the love this season. Ugly Christmas sweaters are encouraged!

Where: National Westhills
When: December 17

One Big Jam: Holiday Special

Hit the stage with the city’s most soulful and talented musicians and dancers. Witness an incredible night of spontaneous collaboration that combines artists from various styles and disciplines to create Curated Chaos at its finest.

Where: The Palace Theatre
When: December 20

The Dudes Annual Christmas Special

This celebration happens once a year, thanks to The Dudes. It’s festive, amazing and fills the holiday with joy. Family and friends, ’tis the season.

Where: The Palace Theatre
When: December 22

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