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Things To Do in Edmonton This Winter

Dec 04, 2015
Photo Credit: The City of Edmonton
Photo Credit: The City of Edmonton

Hey King's!

Hope all is going well! Tis the season for snow and I'm sure there will be more coming. If you're ever tired of the snow and are looking for indoor activities or simply something to do despite the cold weather, check out some of the things happening around Edmonton this month! 

Festival of Lights

December 4 - 13

Go out and visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo and witness the numerous light displays while enjoying a free steaming cup of hot chocolate! Come out and enjoy entertainment, skating and this year's maze! For more information and event schedules, check out their website!


December 5 - 6 @ 5-9 pm

Head out to the Devonian Botanic Gardens and walk through the path filled with lit candles while sipping hot apple cider and stopping for bonfires! Along your walk, enjoy the music from the a capella singers and feast your eyes on the glittering ice sculptures.

The Muttart Conservatory

Now - Jan 3

As many of you know, the Muttart has four pyramids and in each one is a different biome. For the next month, the fourth pyramid is a wonderful winter scene filled with snowflakes and poinsettias.

Sleigh Rides!

Every Saturday until Christmas (1-5 pm). Enjoy a sleigh ride in one of Strathcona’s two-horse drawn sleighs! It’s a great way to get to your holiday shopping locations or simply to enjoy a ride!

Skating & Tobogganing!

Get a bunch of friends together and drop-in at one of the numerous arenas around town! Almost every neighbourhood as a local rink, and many of them are free! Check here for different arena locations and here for tobogganing areas.

Handel’s Messiah

December 4 - 5

Check out the Handel’s Messiah concert hosted at the Winspear Centre here in Edmonton! Check out their website for more information.

Celebrate the Season

December 3 - 23

Celebrate the Season is a month long event at the Alberta Legislature that involves lighting up hundreds of trees and over 70 choirs and music performances! Check out the schedule for a list of events.

Royal Bison Craft Fair

December 4 - 6

The Royal Bison is actually considered one of Edmonton’s festivals. You will find a variety of crafts, artwork and design from around the city! Check it out this weekend! Visit their website for more details.

The Nutcracker

December 10-13

Head out to the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton and watch the amazing performance of the Nutcracker by the Alberta Ballet! Check out their website for show times and tickets!

Candy Cane Lane

December - January 

Get some fresh air and take a walk down Candy Cane Lane (148th St) and prepared to be awed by all of the Christmas lights and the decorations.

Christmas Reflections

December 11 - 30

Step back in time and celebrate Christmas the way Edmontonians used to! Visit Fort Edmonton Park’s website for more information and event details!

Hopefully that gives you some ideas as to what you can do over the winter! There is always something to do in Edmonton and what I've listed are only a few! Hop on the internet and see what else you can find!





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