It’s another TGI Friday in December, and that means there’s only 3 more weekends until Christmas! While it’s not time to bust out the matching family jammies just yet, you can still get into the holiday spirit with the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend!

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

Alberta Ballet – The Nutcracker

This iconic Christmas ballet is touching down in Edmonton for a few days this month, and it ends on Sunday. 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+

Holiday Movies at Cineplex for $2.99

Cineplex’s $2.99 family favourites are back in December, with holiday movies! You can check out The Polar Express, as well as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.

When: Saturday, December 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2023
Where: Cineplex locations
Cost: $2.99

Sponsored Pick: Take A Roadtrip With Communauto

If you’re planning a road trip in the next few weeks for your winter break, why not book a ride that has everything included? Communauto offers vehicle rentals in Aberta by minute, hour, day, or week. The price includes everything you need, like insurance, gas, and even free parking! Take the stress out of planning your next adventure and know EXACTLY how much your trip will cost you.

When: Whenever
Where: Wherever
Cost: Starting at 41¢/min, $3.95/hour, $28.65/day, or $159.75/week

Edmonton Christmas Market

‘Tis the season! The holidays are here, and the Edmonton Christmas Market is back at Fort Edmonton Park. Head over to Fort Edmonton Park to experience holiday magic, do a little shopping, and enjoy some food and drinks.

When: November 29th to December 17th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $19.03 for General Admission

Sponsored Pick:  Style Experience Big Air World Cup

The Style Experience FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup is coming to Edmonton and it’s a snowboarding showcase you won’t want to miss. The Big Air Snowboarding competition in the stadium will be bringing Olympic-calibre athletes like Canada’s own Mark McMorris to the city! Musical performances from Grandson, SkiiTour, and Calling All Captains, as well as a snowboard Rail Jam and a tube park in the stands! There is something for everyone at The Style Experience. Plus, there’s free admissions for kids under 12! Even though there’s no snow in the city, it’s snow problem for this event as Canada Snowboard is bringing the snow (and mountain) to the stadium! ❄️ Get your tickets to see all the action firsthand!

When: Saturday, December 9, from 11 AM to 8 PM
Where: Commonwealth Stadium, 11000 Stadium Road
Cost: Tickets start at $50, free admissions for kids under 12!


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 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

Glow Edmonton 

If you like celebrating the season among sparkling light, Glow is back in Edmonton. A spectacular indoor display that will keep you, your date or your whole family amazed and super toasty, Glow will take place at the Edmonton Expo Centre from December 1st and January 1st.

When: Friday, December 1st and January 1st, 2023
Where: 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $22.99


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

Have a great (and festive) weekend!