Welcome to the first weekend of December, Edmonton! It’s set to be a pretty chilly one, so we’re definitely thinking of indoor options to focus on. Of course, for those looking to get outside, we’ve got a few things to do out there as well!

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


This iconic Christmas ballet is touching down in Edmonton for one weekend only! Relive the magic of Tchaikovsky’s holiday extravaganza, is a very fun (and cultured) fashion.

When: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: 11455 87 Avenue NW
Cost: $78.91+


Another classic holiday option, A Christmas CarolI, 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 weekend
Where: 9828 101 A Avenue
Cost: $34.65+


For something a little more straightforward, there are so many good movies playing at Cineplex theatres right now it’s not even funny. James Bond, Dune, House of Gucci, Eternals… the list goes on, and caters to practically any kind of music taste. Check it out for yourself!

When: Showtimes throughout the weekend
Where: Theatres around Edmonton
Cost: Varies


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


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


Heyooo, we’ve got another Oilers home game to look forward to this weekend! They’ll be facing off against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, and we can’t wait to watch them win.

When: Sunday, December 5th
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
Cost: $56+


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 AGA has pulled out all the stops for the winter, with a whopping 8 temporary exhibits in addition to their permanent collections. If you’re looking to spend a few hours staring at pretty art, it doesn’t get much better than this.

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


One great outdoor option this weekend 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


For this weekend’s skiing option, we’re picking Sunridge, which recently opened for the season. In addition to the classic downhill runs, this spot also offers snow tubing for those who don’t really want to get fully kitted up to enjoy their time on the slopes.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: 10980 17 Street NW
Cost: Varies

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