Happy first full week of December, Edmonton! Let’s get bundled up, and get festive! From ballet to sing-a-longs, here are the best things to do in Edmonton this week!


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

When: December 7th to 11th, 2022
Where: 11455 87 Avenue NW
Cost: $65+


Showcasing over a million bulbs and fairytale displays, this unique event will dazzle and delight light-loving Edmontonians of all ages. The best part? You’ll actually be able to do so without freezing your butt off!

When: On now until January 1st, 2023
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Tickets: $22.99+ for GA


It’s back for the 21st year! The annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along will definitely put you in the festive spirit. The event is by donation, and raises funds for holiday food hampers and Adopt-A-Teen programs.

When: Friday, December 9th, 2022
Where: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: By cash donation at the door


This December, 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: On now until January 7th, 2023
Where: 10005 102 St
Cost: FREE


Featuring local vendors, artists, food, crafts and more – this month, you have got to check out our last and final shopping event – the Edmonton Christmas Market. 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. Don’t miss it, friends, and have fun!

When: On now until December 18th, 2022
Where: 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $15


The CP Holiday Train is hitting cities from coast to coast for its 24th year, supporting food banks and food shelves by raising money, food, and awareness for food insecurity issues. It will be in Edmonton this week.

When:  Friday, December 9th, 2022
Where: South of the old Edmonton CP Station, 7935 Gateway Blvd.
Cost: Free, but attendees encouraged to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation

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Get ready, because one of Edmonton’s most iconic holiday experiences returns this holiday season! An event that’s been around for years, Candy Cane Lane is a Christmas extravaganza that features incredible decorations, lights and fun – plus, it’s free to check out!

When: Select nights starting December 9th
Where: 148 Street between 99 Avenue to 92 Avenue
Cost: Free


Luminaria has arrived, and it has transformed the already beautiful U of A Botanic Garden, with an insane array of incredible displays, seasonal treats, and more!

When: On now until December 31st, 2022
Where: 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove
Cost: $24


From dazzling installations to entertainment and more, Zoominescence has returned and it’s going to be enchanting! Bundle up and head over to the Edmonton Valley Zoo to celebrate 10 wonderful years of Light, Love, and Animal Conservation! This weekend’s theme is Fairytale weekend!

When: On now until January 1st, 2023
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $14.95 for GA


It’s back, Edmonton! The Rad Torque Raceway will once again host one of the city’s most magical holiday experiences, The Magic Of Lights Drive-thru. Stretched across its massive track, those who check it out will be able to see over 1 million lights, animations, and a variety of stunning displays, so crank the Bublé and enjoy!

When: On now until January 1st, 2023
Where: 50342 Range Rd 253, Edmonton International Airport
Cost: $30+ per car