The Christmas dinner, that cornerstone of the holiday season where family and friends spread cheer in the cozy abodes of a home in winter, is moving out.
A traditional Christmas dinner doesn't have to be made in house anymore, unless you mean the Fairmont Palliser's kitchen. And the demand for a cozy dinner out is growing.
The proof is in the fact that more and more restaurants are offering a Christmas meal and that Calgary's opulent hotel's Christmas Eve and Christmas turkey dinner buffet is fully sold out this year. It wasn't always like that but it's not the first time in recent years the Palliser has sold out Christmas Eve and Day dinners.
Whether its because people want to spend more time with family than in the kitchen, or a someone like Reddit user WyldeKat who doesn't want to cook a large meal for two, there are many options to eat out or order in, in Calgary.
From free-range turkey and pecan pie from River Cafe to takeout food from Sunterra, the options are many, provided you order in time.
Does your family have a Christmas tradition of eating out? Have any suggestions to add to the list? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @HuffPostAlberta.
Also keep an eye out for our restaurants open around Christmas list for Edmonton, coming out soon.