Welcome to the end of the weekend, Edmonton! We’ve got a chilly week of weather ahead, but fear not, because we’ve got options (both inside and out) that are sure to warm your heart. That’s right folks, we’re diving into the holiday spirit early, because why not?

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


The chillier season is finally here, Edmonton, and with that so are the beautiful Christmas light displays. One of the many? The Winter Wonder Forest, a 7-acre experience with sleigh rides, Santa Claus, and more!

When: Starts Friday, November 19th
Where: 23136 Secondary Highway 643 Gibbons, AB
Cost: $17.50+


When you see that Canadian Tire has slapped its approval on it, you know you’re in for a pretty big show. This drive-through lights experience is coming back to the RAD Torque Raceway this week, offering an amazing light show that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car.

When: Starts Friday, November 19th
Where: 50342 Range Rd 253
Cost: $30+ per car


After over a week-long road trip, the Oilers are set to return to Edmonton! They’ll be facing off against the Winnipeg Jets, so get ready for some nice Canadian hockey action!.

When: Thursday, November 18th
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
Cost: $61+


Prepared to brave the elements to watch some live sports instead? Look no further than the upcoming World Cup Qualifying match between Canada and Mexico. Not only is this the first time superstar Alphonso Davies will be playing for Canada in the city, but it’s gearing up to be the single largest attendance for a sporting event this year.

When: Tuesday, November 16th
Where: 11000 Stadium Road
Cost: $20+


You’ve got a couple of shows to look forward to at the Citadel Theatre this month! The World War II-era rom-com The Fiancee kicked off last week, and will be playing until the end of the month. Expect to laugh and leave the theatre with a smile on your face.

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


Speaking of live entertainment, those looking for something a little more, uh, political can check out this musical spoof on our premier. The plot follows him as he tries to plan the ultimate year-end frat party, with pushback from other notable figues.

When: Showtimes throughout the week
Where: 8406 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury
Tickets: $30+


November is going to be the perfect month to check out the AGA, since there are a ton of exhibitions to check out. In addition to the permanent collection, there are a whopping 6 exhibitions in there right now, with 2 more that opened on November 6th!

When: Open throughout November
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $14


This ever-evolving folk/indie band from Toronto is coming to Edmonton this week! What’s more, they’ve got a new album to share with you, which fittingly is a reflection on climate change. Now that’s living up to your band name.

When: Tuesday, November 16th
Where: 10030 – 102 Street
Cost: $18+


Ready to learn something new? The Telus World of Science has got you covered. Check out the permanent exhibitions this month, or head to their IMAX Theatre for some stunning documentaries or blockbuster hits. They’re even showing the new Dune movie!

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: $31.45 for GA


Think Elk Island isn’t worth a fall trip? Think again! It’s actually the perfect time of year to enjoy one of Canada’s biggest dark sky preserves. Head out in the afternoon, then enjoy some hot cocoa for a little bit of stargazing as the evening rolls in.

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

That’s what we’ve got in mind for this week! Have some fun out there, Edmonton.