Things To Do

8 things to do in Edmonton this weekend (December 6-8)

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Dang, are we really only a few weeks out from Christmas? Well, hopefully we can slow things down a little bit with our list of things to do this weekend in Edmonton. Either get Christmas shopping out of the way early or ignore the season completely, it’s up to you!

Here are 8 things to do this weekend in Edmonton.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers have their second home game of the week tomorrow. Will they take down LA after a disappointing loss to Ottawa? We sure think so.

When: Friday, December 6
Where: Rogers Place
Cost: $46.80 and up

Holiday Wine and Cheese Pairings

Tired of bringing Franzia and Cheez Whiz to Christmas parties? We’re sure the hosts are as well. Step your game up by trying 6 different wines alongside an assortment of cheeses to determine the best pairing for the office Christmas party.

When: Friday, December 6
Where: 6284 Currents Drive Northwest
Cost: $30

The Nutcracker

The iconic Christmas play will be performed by the Alberta Ballet this year. It’s a staple, but it’s easily one of the best things to do in Edmonton this December. When’s the last time you saw the Nutcracker?

When: Shows throughout the weekend
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Cost: $82 and up

Edmonton Christmas Market

This ongoing Christmas market is perfect for gift shopping this season. Not only will some of Edmonton’s best vendors be around, but guests can also experience light displays, live entertainment, and delicious food and drink options.

When: Thursday to Saturday weekly until December 21
Where: ATB Place
Cost: $5

Krampusnacht Fire Show

Sure, you’ve heard of Krampus, but have you ever seen it breathe fire? We’re actually more jacked about the weird mask and bell ritual, the Kramuslauf, going down after. We’ve got some serious bad vibes that need to be cleansed.

When: Saturday, December 7
Where: Ritchie Community League


The Edmonton Valley Zoo is being taken over by artistic light installations and holiday cheer this month. Head down for an evening of light, hot chocolate, skating and of course, some adorable furry friends. Or cool snakes.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cost: $30

Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair

This fair is perfect for getting holiday shopping done early, so we’re recommending you check it out if you missed the first instalment. Tons of vendors will be selling everything from prints to zines to woodworking projects. Yeah, it’s a mixed bag, and we’re here for it.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: 8426 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: $3

Glow Gardens

This massive holiday light festival is the perfect opportunity to get your photos out of the way early. Explore light installations and enjoy a variety of themes throughout the festival.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Tickets: $19.99

We’re definitely sold on the Krampusnacht as the best option from our list of things to do in Edmonton this weekend. Maybe we’ll go check out the Nutcracker to even things out, too… Have a great weekend, folks!