It’s almost the holiday season, and many people will want to reduce spending this month. Which is where this list comes in! There are things to check out around the city that won’t cost too much, which is ideal this time of year. So, here are the best free and cheap things to do in Edmonton this November!


With over 30 incredible vendors, Edmonton’s Holiday Bazaar is back! This year, browse through Christmas goodies, art, decorations and more. Shop local!

When: Saturday, November 19th to 20th
Where: 10102 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free


Need a Christmas gift for that Tele-fan, video game enthusiast, movie buff, or comic book junkie in your life? Check out Edmonton’s annual ‘Geeky Gift Market,’ a shopping experience that celebrates all things pop culture! From art to mugs, stationery and jewelry – there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll find something for that special someone!

When: Saturday, November 19th to 20th
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Avenue Northwest
Cost: By Donation

BEAUMONT 8th annual Jingle Bells Christmas Market

The Beaumont’s 8th annual Jingle Bell Christmas Market returns this month, and you can expect music, food, drinks, along with holiday vendors. They’re also giving out free swag bags to the first 50 shoppers!

When: Saturday, November 19th
Where: Beaumont Community Center, 5204 50 Ave
Cost: Free


The most expensive activity on this list is also the one we most recommend. Once again, the U of A Botanic Garden is transforming into an incredible holiday light experience, with candle-lit pathways, animated light displays, and delicious drinks and food to keep you warm.

When: Starts on November 23rd
Where: 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove
Cost: $24

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So many holiday activities! Christmas in the Park is one of them! You can visit with Santa, walk through a candlelight story walk, dash through the snow on a horse drawn hay ride, and of course, sing carols.

When: Saturday, November 26th
Where: 1 Columbia Ave W, Devon, AB
Cost: $8 per person


November is going to be the perfect month to visit the AGA, since it’s getting cold and there are a ton of exhibitions to check out. In addition to the permanent collection, there are a whopping 10 exhibitions in there right now, with 2 more landing in the coming weeks.

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


This November, 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!

When: Friday, November 25th to January 7th, 2023
Where: 10005 102 St
Cost: FREE


Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity this month? Cineplex Canada has brought back its Family Favourites deal for November, offering just $2.99 movie tickets deal.

When: Saturday mornings throughout the month
Where: At a Cineplex near you


Worried about a little brain drain as the weather gets colder? You’re in luck, because the U of A has a wealth of free-to-access courses, teaching you about everything from dinosaurs to Indigenous history.

Where: Click the link above for more info


November wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Christmas Market, which features local vendors, artists, food, crafts and more. With so many things under one roof – and in celebration of the season – you won’t regret starting your engine for this one, assuming you’ve got a good long to-buy list with some unique items on it.

When: Wednesday November 30th to December 18th
Where: 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $15

Have a great month!