Holy moly, Edmonton! If this week doesn’t scream “let’s get into the holiday spirit”, then we don’t know what does. Practically all of the city’s festive events will be open by the end of the week, which means tons of options for you. Of course, if you’d rather wait another week or two, we’ve got some mainstay options as well.

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


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: Opens Wednesday, November 24th
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 Friday, November 26th
Where: 10005 102 St
Cost: FREE


With so many things under one roof – and in celebration of the season – you won’t regret starting your engine for this massive Christmas market in the city, assuming you’ve got a good long to-buy list with some unique items on it. Don’t miss it, friends, and have fun!

When: Opens Friday, November 26th
Where: 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $5


Say hello to the Winter Wonder Forest, a 7-acre experience with sleigh rides, Santa Claus, and more! If you’re willing to take quick drive out of the city this week, this could be a great option for you, your friends and your family!

When: Open throughout the week
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: Open throughout the week
Where: 50342 Range Rd 253
Cost: $30+ per car


This week you can check out a soulful performance by Canadian musician City and Colour (Dallas Green of Alexisonfire). For more information or to purchase your tickets visit the link above!

When: Wednesday, November 24th-25th
Where: 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $52+


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


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


For those looking for some extra sporty excitement this week, keep in mind that Marmot Basin in Jasper has officially opened for the season! Whether you’re being an absolute trooper for an overnight trip, or taking a couple of impromptu days off work, this is more than worth the journey.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 1 Marmot Rd, Jasper
Cost: Varies


Feel like this week is one for just hanging out? One mainstay option is checking out what’s showing at the Metro Cinema. Our top pick is a new David Lynch’s super-weird and super iconic movie Mulholland Drive, but there are a few others showing as well.

When: Showtimes throughout the week
Where: 8712 109 Street
Cost: $13

That’s the week as we see it, Edmonton! Now get out there and have some fun for us.