2017 Holiday Festivities at YYC


Despite the extra hustle and bustle this December, whether you’re dropping someone off or travelling to visit your family and friends, YYC has a little something to help make your holidays even brighter. 

From December 15 to 23, be sure check out the seasonal melodies being performed on the Arrivals Level of the International Terminal by multicultural choirs, local artists and musical school groups as part of our third annual Holiday Music Program. We also hope you’ll save some time to be amazed at the creativity within the airport community by enjoying YYC’s Festival of Trees; decorated by our numerous airport partners and businesses for an added dose of seasonal cheer.


Those who arrive with extra time to spare can take advantage of our over 170 shops and services. Whether you need to find that perfect last-minute gift, or need to re-wrap after security, we’ve got you covered. Volunteers will be wrapping presents behind security in concourses A, C D and E for those travelling from December 20 to 22.

Do you have the little ones with you on your travels? We heard Santa is especially excited to visit YYC this year. He’ll be here with a sack full of toys and to take complimentary photos with children. Santa’s sleigh will be stationed on December 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Domestic Terminal on the Departures Level, in front of Montana’s.


Santa, Mrs. Claus and other special guests, will dropping in over the course of the holidays so be sure to keep an eye out for these festive characters.

And if you’re travelling internationally this season, we hope you’ll share your favourite holiday traditions from across the globe with us. Look for the holiday traditions tree and supplies next to the InfoCentre in Concourse D. 

Guests looking for the perfect spot to snap a travel photo can take advantage of our festive YYC letters located at International Arrivals.


We’d love for you to share your photos and other YYC holiday moments with us! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #YYCFestive

We hope you’ll arrive early and enjoy our holiday festivities this year! 

Click here to view the full calendar of events.

Happy Holidays from all of us at YYC!