How to Make the Most of the Holiday Season in Calgary

‘Tis the season to indulge in too much sugar, spend time with family, and help those in need. With Christmas just around the corner, there’s so much happening in and around the city to help you embrace the magic of the season. This year, get out and make the most of the holiday season in Calgary with these suggestions.

Shop Early

We all know that the holidays bring a flurry of activity in malls, stores, and markets across the city. Leaving the shopping list to the last minute is always a regretful situation when you have to endure the crowds and long line-ups. To avoid the chaos, get out as early as possible to get a jumpstart on your shopping. Not only will there be more selection, but there will also be more parking and fewer crowds to navigate!

Make Time for Family

Life gets busy, which means we don’t always have as much time as we’d like to spend with our loved ones. That’s why the holidays are an ideal opportunity to rest, recharge, and spend some quality time with family and friends. Meet up for brunch dates, host an app and cocktail party, or cook Christmas dinner to carve out time and catch up with everyone.

Support Local Markets

The holidays are all about embracing the magical, light-strewn settings, the nostalgia from our childhood, and the quaint, cozy markets that pop up across Calgary during this time of year. With so many Christmas markets to explore, you and the family can sip on hot cocoa, find one-of-a-kind, hand-made goods, and support local artisans while creating new memories together.

Give Back

Though giving back is essential any time of the year, the holidays are always a healthy reminder of how lucky we are, and how other families and people within our city aren’t so fortunate. Giving back to support your community, whether it’s through charitable donations, volunteering, or inviting your neighbour over to join you for Christmas dinner, are simple ways to help those who are less fortunate.

With our busy schedules and fast-paced lives, it’s essential to learn how to slow down once in a while and appreciate the special moments with family and friends. Merry Christmas and happy holidays from us at The Beacon Group of Assante Financial Management Ltd.!