It’s a new week, and there’s a lot going on in the city. We’re nearing the start of December, but let’s not get too ahead of ourselves! This week, check out a concert in town, or perhaps enjoy some holiday lights. Here are the best things to do in and around Edmonton this week.
Just like when Blink 182 announced their return, we are wondering what year it is because The Offspring is back and they’re touring with none other than Simple Plan! A little break from all the holiday activities.
When: Monday, November 21st, 2022
Where: Rogers Place
If his name is familiar, it’s because Tim Baker is the lead singer of the band Hey Rosetta! This Canadian singer-songwriter also has his solo albums, and will be in town as part of the All Hands Fall Tour.
When: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
Where: Midway, 6107 104 St NW
If you’re in the market for a new winter activity, Borealis Lights is a new Christmas Drive-thru Light Display located in the Kinsmen RV Park in St Albert! It features over 800,000 twinkling holiday lights, and it will get you into the spirit of the season!
When: On now until January 8th, 2023
Where: 47 Riel Dr., St. Albert
Cost: $25 per vehicle
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
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Aspen Crossing’s magical Polar Express train ride returns next week
Nigerian Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter, DAX makes his way to Edmonton this week. His 2022 single “Dear Alcohol” debuted in the top 10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 earlier this year.
When: Thursday, November 24th, 2022
Where: Union Hall, 6240 99 St NW
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: Thursday, November 24th to January 1st, 2023
Where: 50342 Range Rd 253, Edmonton International Airport
Cost: $30+ per car
For those craving something even more refined, the ESO has got you covered. The renowned orchestra has several performances throughout the month, including this week! Edmonton’s own JUNO award-winning folk band joins the orchestra for a long-awaited reunion.
When: Friday, November 25th, 2022
Where: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
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
On our must-hit list this winter? Alberta Prairie Railway’s Polar Express experience – a magical event taken straight from the pages of a children’s classic. Set to the acclaimed movie soundtrack, nearly everything that you’ll experience aboard this jolly train ride has been tailored with love and an appreciation for the original material.
When: Friday, November 25th, 2022, and runs throughout November and December
Where: 4611 47 Ave, Stettler, AB
This week, why not enjoy our close proximity to natural magic by embarking on a stargazing snowshoe tour through Kananaskis, Alberta – a stunning destination where the rest of the Milky Way is visible and bright? Organized by local company Kananaskis Outfitters, this one-of-a-kind tour is a must-take, especially if you think you’ve seen all there is to see in our vast backyard.
When: Friday, November 25th, 2022
Where: Kananaskis Village Centre- 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Crescent
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Have a great week, Edmonton!