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The Christmas Tree Ritual
The City of Calgary does an annual recycle program for Christmas trees and uses the trees for a free tree mulch program. This program runs from December 27, 2006 to January 14 2007. Full details can be found at the City of Calgary website.
Here are the drop off locations as per their website:
Calgarians really do enjoy their Christmas season and the wide array of Christmas lights and decorations and Christmas events are a direct result of the festive season.
One of the traditions around our house even though our kids are getting older is the annual tracking of Santa Claus by Norad.
View Santa's journey at www.noradsanta.org This is a great site for all us "kids" that know Santa is real (unlike those M&M guys)
Norad stands for North American Aerospace Defense Command. It is a joint partnership between Canadians and Americans designed to defend the airspace above Canada and the USA. For more on Norad visit www.norad.mil
The Calgary Downtown Association has put together a downtown Christmas Trail. Carriage rides, carolers, festive lights, Christmas sound and light show.
Check it out at www.downtowncalgary.com
The Calgary Zoo and Enmax and the Calgary Health Trust have their annual Zoolights program that runs from November 30th 2007 to January 5, 2008. For more details see their calendar of events at the Calgary Zoo website.
The Lions Festival of Lights located at Confederation Park (14th Street & 24th Avenue) runs from November to January
Heritage Park runs their annual 12 days of Christmas from November 24 through December 23