Well, folks, it’s almost the end of October! And instead of focusing on summer really and truly being over, we’re turning towards things to do this November in Edmonton. Lucky for us, the city has more than enough options for you, ranging from gearing up for the holidays (already) to taking your time with fall.
Here are some great things to do this November in Edmonton.
ENJOY A FREE CONCERT
Edmonton’s ‘Downtown Live’ concert series has been extended through the fall! From singer/songwriters to jazz bands and everything in between, this November is a great chance to see what Edmonton’s local talent has going on.
When: Concerts throughout November
Where: Venues around Edmonton
AVOID PUTTING YOURSELF IN A SPORTS PICKLE
The end of summer does not mean the end of safe sport options. Luckily for Edmonton, a massive new volleyball and pickleball centre is supposed to open this November. So, keep tabs on this new spot on social media, and get ready to dive into some great winter sports!
When: Scheduled to open this November
Where: 9455 45 Ave NW
GET BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS
2020 was the summer of golf, there’s no doubt about it. If you started out this year, or want to hone your skills for next summer, then keep in mind that Edmonton has a few high-quality simulators to check. What’s more, a trip to these is actually cheaper than real golf. We’re recommending Golfzon, but you’ve got options.
When: Open daily
Where: 15354 – 111 Avenue NW
Cost: $45/hour per room (up to 4 players)
FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED
The new go-kart track at West Edmonton Mall has officially opened! Fun fact- it’s the only three-level indoor go-kart track in all of North America. Plus, it brought in state-of-the-art electric karts for you to race around in. Sounds like an hour well spent to us.
When: Open daily, 12 PM-9 PM
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $27 per race, reserve tickets online
GET A HEAD START ON HOLIDAY FUN
The first holiday light display this winter actually kicks off at the end of November. This drive-thru option sprawls across a whopping 115,000 square feet and promises to bring some incredible displays to the city. Plus, a late-November opening date means you won’t immediately get sick of festive cheer.
When: Starts November 27th
Where: 13204 Rainbow Valley Road
Cost: $30 per car
SUPPORT LOCAL WHILE GIFT SHOPPING
The Market Off Whyte is returning for a holiday edition this November. There will be up to 25 vendors this year, and you’re sure to find something fun here and there. Whether it’s for a loved one or a coworker, a nice little artisanal gift is always a good choice.
When: November 14
Where: 8426 Gateway Blvd
DEADMONTON IN THE DARK
If you didn’t get enough scares leading up to Halloween, have no fear (or plenty) because Deadmonton isn’t done! In fact, it’ll be turning the lights out for some special haunted experiences in the dark. As if it wasn’t spooky enough…
When: November 6-8
Where: 7031 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: $34.99 – $49.99
PINK FLOYD LASER SHOW
Let’s take a trip, shall we? This is a pretty unique opportunity to listen to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon while taking in a laser show. Is it how Pink Floyd imagined you’d listen to this timeless classic? Probably, actually. Pro tip: maybe toss an edible into the mix to really get into the show.
When: Fridays & Saturdays until November 14th
Where: Zeidler Dome – TELUS World of Science
OR DIVE INTO YOUR NERDIER HOBBIES
Let’s say a piece of burned wood isn’t your cup of tea this year. Hey, no problem, because a Geeky Gift Market is also popping up in Edmonton next month. The organizers are promising everything from ‘Star Wars to steampunk’ will be available here, and vendor slots have already filled up!
When: November 28
Where: 11410 Kingsway Avenue
Cost: Donation to Edmonton Food Bank (food or money)
EXPLORE THE NEW LIBRARY
Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card! And, it becomes super easy when there’s a new library with a whole bunch of amenities to explore as well. Head down to the Stanley A. Milner library this month, and see what years of renovation has brought.
When: Open daily
Where: 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
WATCH A MOVIE
The Metro Cinema has reopened! Head down and enjoy a great film under new social distancing protocols. Finally, safe popcorn enjoyed in a safe way at the movie theatre. Plus, it’s a great way to support local businesses hit by the pandemic.
When: Check website for showtimes
Where: 8712 109 St NW
Cost: Varies per movie
ENJOY A TRIP TO THE ART GALLERY
If we do end up having a less than stellar weekend of weather, you should spend a few hours at the Art Gallery of Alberta one afternoon. Plus, the exhibitions range from early Rembrandt works to up and coming contemporary artists. It’s got something artistic for everyone!
When: Open Thursday to Sunday
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
LEARN AT THE TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE
The Telus World of Science has reopened, and is waiting for you to visit! Head down there to check out an exhibition on the science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Or, skip that and just go watch an IMAX show about crocodiles in Australia.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM
Where: 11211 142 St NW
LE MOULIN ROUGE DINNER & A SHOW
Why not add a little cabaret to the mix to really heat things up while the weather gets colder? At Spotlight Cabaret, you could be treated to a fantastic dinner & a show featuring the one and only Le Moulin Rouge.
When: Check November Showtimes Here
Where: Spotlight Cabaret, 8217 104th Street
WATCH SOME NEW SHOWS AND MOVIES
There’s a bunch of new content coming to Netflix and Disney+. So, we suggest checking out our lists for both to see what’s out there. As for us, we’re just waiting until we can binge-watch The Mandalorian and The Matrix trilogy.
Where: Click the links above for the lists
And that’s our round-up of things to do in Edmonton this November! We hope that you make the most of it, folks!
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