Hello, new week in Edmonton! We’ve got a real mixed bag of a forecast this week, with everything from sun to rain (in December!) potentially on the horizon. Luckily, you’ll be prepared for anything with our mix of options.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.


You’ll get to see the zoo transformed by dazzling light installations, ranging from ‘Aurora Animals’ to a ‘Carnivore Canopy’. With dozens of different installations stretching practically across the entire zoo, the experience is a great way to deal with those early sundown blues we all know and love.

When: Starts Friday, December 3rd
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $14.95 for GA


Fort Edmonton Park is has been hosting guided ‘Paranormal Tours’ that explore the creepiest parts of the historic park. The 3-hour long tour is meant for adults and is guaranteed to give you some goosebumps. Heads up though- this is the last week to enjoy it!

When: Wednesday, December 1st
Where: 7000 143 Street Northwest
Cost: $80


A new month means new opportunities to watch the Edmonton Oilers keep playing some great hockey. This week, they’ll be facing off against the Pittsburgh Penguins and another Canadian hockey icon- Sidney Crosby.

When: Wednesday, December 1st
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
Cost: $75+


The wondrous Luminaria experience at the U of A Botanic Garden has kicked off as well! The stunning attraction will be transforming some of the best parts of the garden- so you can expect seasonal treats, live entertainment, and of course, some amazing displays.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove
Tickets: $21 for GA


The classic holiday option A Christmas Carol has arrived at the Citadel Theatre! If you’re looking to get in the Christmas spirit in a particularly artsy way, then this is a great option.

When: Showtimes throughout the week
Where: 9828 101 A Avenue
Cost: $34.65+


It’s nice to know that Edmonton has its own slice of summer, thanks to the Muttart Conservatory. This indoor botanical garden is the perfect place to unwind after a long day, or relax with a friend during the weekend. Either way, it’s sure to get more and more popular as temperatures drop.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Tickets: $14.95 for GA


With over a million twinkling lights, Edmonton’s stunning indoor Glow festival will have you in total awe. This event honestly will have something for everyone including live entertainment, an artisan market, family-friendly activities and tasty food in addition to a stunning display – so check it out and enjoy.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $16+


This week, you can wander through the ‘Enchanted Forest’ a Christmas tree festival where Edmontonians from all walks of life have purchased and decorated Firs with tinsel, beads, lights and love – for your enjoyment! Check it out, get dazzled and leave bright-eyed! Check out the link above for more information!

When: Opens throughout the week
Where: 10005 102 St
Cost: FREE


Feeling a little cooped up in the city? Maybe this is the weekend to get out of it! We’re here to help, with a roundup of some of the best hidden gem adventures you can have in Alberta this winter. Check out a planetarium, visit some ice caves… the list goes on.

Where: Click the link above for our picks


Feel like staying a little closer to home? One great option is a quick drive to Elk Island National Park to do some stargazing. Bring a Thermos of you favourite hot drink, bundle up, and kick back to see the night sky in all its glory.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90

Those are our ideas for this week, Edmonton!