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

Serena Ryder

Love Serena Ryder? This week, you can celebrate both cherished and contemporary Christmas classics performed by Serena, and re-discover the magic of the holidays!

When: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
Where: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Cost: $39+

Alberta Ballet – The Nutcracker

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

When: Wednesday, December 6th to Sunday, December 10th, 2023
Where: 11455 87 Avenue NW
Cost: $69+

Sponsored Pick: A Christmas Carol

Get ready for a holiday heart-melter! Can a trio of spirited sidekicks thaw Scrooge’s icy heart in the nick of time? ‘A Christmas Carol’, an adaptation by David van Belle, is bringing its festive fiesta to Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre this winter season and mark our words, you’ll exit with your Christmas spirit cranked up to 11.

When: Friday, November 25 – Saturday, December 23, 2023
Where: Citadel Theatre | 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3C6
Cost: $100+

Winter Wagon Rides

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling? This season, you can head to Ford Edmonton Park to discover the magic of winter, admire twinkling lights while bundled up for a festive horse-drawn wagon ride.

There will be a hot chocolate stop, and a toasty bonfire in the end!

When: Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
Where: Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 Street Northwest
Cost: $25 per adult, $10 per youth

Christmas Carol Sing-Along

It’s back for the 22nd year! The annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along will definitely put you in the festive spirit.

Admission at the door by donation to the Christmas Bureau, providing festive meals to Edmontonians in need since 1940.

When: Friday, December 8th, 2023
Where: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: By donation at the door


From dazzling installations to entertainment and more, Zoominescence is returning and it’s going to be enchanting!

Bundle up and head over to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for Edmonton’s Favourite Winter Festival, celebrating light, artistry, imagination, and the strong spirit of our community in the winter.

When: Starts Friday, December 1st until January 3rd, 2024
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $15.95

Candy Cane Lane

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! If you want a sleigh ride, those are ticketed and available online.

When: Select nights from Friday, December 8th to January 1st, 2024
Where: 148 Street between 99 Avenue to 92 Avenue
Cost: Free, accepting donations for the food bank

Borealis Lights

Borealis Lights Drive Thru Christmas Lights Display returns to The St. Albert Kinsmen RV Park for another year, and it is open for the season.

The experience is estimated to take 25 to 30 minutes to complete.

When: On now until January 7, 2024
Where:  Borealis Lights Light Park – Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display, 47 Riel Dr
Cost:  $32+


Check out the free magical glow of canopy lights, strung over the City Hall ice rink, and bask in the ambience of a new interactive art installation, moonGARDEN.

Then watch as the lights on the holiday tree in Sir Winston Churchill Square switch from white to festival holiday colours!

When: Friday, December 1, 2023 to January 7, 2024
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

Magic of Lights

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 6th, 2024
Where: 50342 Range Rd 253, Edmonton International Airport
Cost: $33+ per car

Have a great week!