CHRISTMAS IN KENSINGTON // Santa’s coming to town TOMORROW! Visit us on December 2 from noon to 3 for our annual Christmas in Kensington event! Warm up with coffee from @devillecoffee, hot chocolate from @goodtradeco and our fire pits. Go for a ride on the horse drawn sleigh, snap a pic with Santa and enjoy the musical stylings of @michelasheedy. Get in the holiday spirit as you shop local. Yule be sorry to miss it!

#yycevents #christmasincalgary #calgaryevents

DOGS OF KENSINGTON // We spotted these pups had a photoshoot today with our heart and couldn’t help but to snap a pic! We love when you share your Kensington photos with us, be sure to tag @kensingtonyyc when your out and about in Kensington 🩵💚💙 ...

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING // Join us in Kensington for Late Night Shopping November 30 from 5-8 and shop local this holiday season! Many Kensington businesses will stay open late, offering special deals! As you shop, warm up by the fire with some Hot Chocolate from @goodtradeco in front of @trappedcalgary. See if you can spot Santa and enjoy Christmas carols performed by @youthsingersofcalgary carolers! Pick up a map of participating businesses!

Participating businesses include:

#shoplocal #christmasinyyc

TOURISM CALGARY // Thank you to @tourismcalgary and @foodstrategies for organizing an amazing food tour in Kensington, familiarizing the great Calgary Tourism team with the special village within a city that we call home.

Thank you to @theplazayyc, @winebaryyc, @modernsteakca, @oxbow_yyc, @satsukicalgary and @freehouseyyc for being such great hosts and neighbourhood ambassadors!

Welcome to Kensington

With over 250 businesses, Kensington is one of Calgary’s most vibrant communities.

Whether you want to bike along the river, stroll the neighbourhood while sipping some of Calgary’s finest coffee or spend the night listening to live music – Kensington has it all! Considered Calgary’s Urban Village, Kensington offers a unique, inner-city experience. Located just off the Sunnyside LRT Station and walking distance from downtown, it’s possible to spend an entire day exploring the shops and restaurants, or an entire weekend by staying at one of the beautiful boutique hotels.

Over 250 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

Surrounding population of
 10,000+ residents

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

Christmas in
Kensington is back!

Kicking off on November 30 with late night shopping and continuing Dec 2, 9, 16 and 23 we will have live music, Santa and sleigh rides for you to enjoy as you shop local this holiday season!

Warm up with coffee from @devillecoffee and hot chocolate from @goodtradeco and the fire pits.

Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

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“One of my favourite communities in Calgary! Great for strolls, shopping, dining…you name it, Kensington’s got it!”

“It’s the perfect community for dining, shopping or just walking around. So many great local businesses!”

“Always glad
we chose Kensington to build our business.”
~ Mike, Sidestreet Pub

“I love Kensington. I’ve been visiting it for 20 years and although it keeps getting better, I love how it still has the same welcoming feel.”