Happy weekend, Edmonton! If you’re looking for activities in and around the city, look no further. And if you’re looking to shop for some gifts, you can check out these deals this week, or our gift guide. Have a great weekend checking out these things to do in and around Edmonton!


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 weekend.

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


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: On now until December 11th, 2022
Where: 11455 87 Avenue NW
Cost: $65+


Head to Elk Island National Park and check out two unique experiences: snowshoeing and stargazing! According to the park, “a short guided snowshoe hike around the shore of Astotin Lake takes you atop the snow like a snowshoe hare while stars twinkle overhead. With a park interpreter and Orion as your guide, settle in next to a campfire and gaze up into a sky full of stars and learn to navigate the night sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve. Without the glow of city lights you’ll see more than you knew existed!”

When: Saturday, December 10th, 2022
Where: Elk Island National Park
Cost: $29.50


Looking for a space to dance on a Saturday night? Look no further than Morgan Page, who is bound to make that happen. Best part? It’s free before 10:30 pm.

When: Saturday, December 10th, 2022
Where: Union Hall, 6240 99 St NW
Cost: Free before 10:30 pm, $31.31 after


Little Italy celebrates winter and the holiday season with lots of fun activities taking place on December 11 and 18. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with horse sleigh rides, chestnuts on an open fire, marshmallow roasting, fire pit, free hot chocolate, ice sculptures, and lots more. 

When: Sunday, December 11th, 2022
Where:Little Italy Edmonton, 95 Street and 108a Avenue
Cost: Free

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Luminaria will be transforming 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


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.

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


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: December 9th to 11th
Where: 148 Street between 99 Avenue to 92 Avenue
Cost: Free


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


Get your winter activities on! The Edmonton Ski Club offers classic skiing options plus a snowtube park, making it one of the most versatile local attractions in the city.

When: Open throughout December
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
Cost: Varies

Have a great weekend!