Welcome to the start of the weekend, folks! Edmonton might be a little chilly over the next few days, but ol’ Mr. Sun seems to be hanging around for them, so we’re not complaining. Bundle up and get outside, or enjoy some indoor options. Either way, we’re got you covered!

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


That’s right, this massive ice skating area has opened for the winter! Do a couple of laps around the oval, then wind through the trees on an illuminated skating trail.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 12030 River Valley Road NW
Cost: Free


One of Edmonton’s most iconic holiday experiences returns this weekend! Candy Cane Lane is a Christmas light extravaganza, featuring a whole bunch of incredible decorations that have been around for over 50 years. The best part? It’s free to check out!

When: Starts Friday, December 10th
Where: 148 Street between 99 Avenue to 92 Avenue
Cost: Free


While this is kind of a holiday experience, it’s also just a fun thing to check out downtown this month! This free option has everything from film festivals to light displays and live entertainment, making it the perfect choice for a wintry night out.

When: Saturdays throughout December
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free


The Rad Torque Raceway at the Edmonton International Airport will once again play host to this holiday experience. Stretching across some 2.5km of the track, guests will be able to see over 1 million lights, animations, and a variety of stunning displays during their tour.

When: Open Friday, December 10th and Saturday, December 11th
Where: 0342 Range Rd 253, Edmonton International Airport
Cost: $30+ per car


Ready to check out a live concert again? The Alberta-born, JUNO Award-winning country artist Tenille Townes is touching down in Edmonton this week! Check out the album, The Lemonade Stand, love it, then buy some tickets! It’s as simple as that.

When: Friday, December 10th
Where: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest
Cost: $39.77


We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again- a laser show at the Zeigler Dome is one of the best and most unique experiences Edmonton has to offer. Get immersed in songs from Pink Floyd’s classic album Dark Side of the Moon as you watch an incredible light show.

When: Friday, December 10th
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: $14.95


Still searching for a present for that special someone? One great option you can check out this week is the Royal Bison Art Fair. You can shop online anytime, but they’ll also be available for last-minute in person shopping this weekend!

When: Starts Friday, December 10th
Where: 8426 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: $4


If you’re not feeling winter’s chilly embrace, remember that the Muttart Conservatory is back in action! Take a trip to this incredible indoor garden in the city, which we admit might double as one of our favourite buildings in the city.

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


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: On throughout the weekend
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $14.95 for GA


Miss the Oilers games this week? Don’t worry, because they’ve got another one this weekend! They’ll be facing off against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, in what should be a battle of the skilled forwards. Draisatl and McDavid vs. Aho and Svechnikov? We’re in.

When: Saturday, December 11th
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
Cost: Varies

That’s what we’ve got in mind this weekend, Edmonton!