You’ve rung in the New Year, you’ve let the hangover pass, and now it’s time to get back to reality… Whether you’re back at work, or making the most of your last days off, here are the best things to do in and around Edmonton this week.

Edmonton Oilers vs Philadelphia Flyers

What could be more Canadian that celebrating the first days of 2024 with a hockey game? Cheer on the Edmonton Oilers while they battle it out with the Philadelphia Flyers at Rogers Place!

When: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024
Where: Rogers Place, 10545 106 Ave
Cost: Tickets start at $103.70

Art Gallery Of Alberta

If you don’t feel like braving the outdoors, why not spend the day taking in some art and culture? The AGA is open daily with a range of exhibits from both Alberta and international artists.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Adult general admission $14

Oilers Skills Competition

The Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition is back!

Head to Rogers Place and watch your favourite players’ test their skills. Net proceeds will benefit the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and the NHLPA Goals and Dreams fund.

When: Thursday, January 4th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 – 104 Avenue
Cost: $15+


From dazzling installations to entertainment and more, Zoominescence is here and it’s 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: On now until Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $15.95

Elk Island National Park

Elk Island National Park is a wonderland any time of year. Enjoy some hiking and exploring during the day, then kick back for some stargazing afterwards before you head home.

When: Open throughout January
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $8.50 for admissions

Tubing at Edmonton Ski Club

Have you tried tubing at the Edmonton Ski Club?

Well, it is the least expensive option in the city, and this spot offers some classic, family-friendly fun and of course, more than earns the price of admission with a magic carpet to get you up the hill.

When: Open throughout January
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
Cost: $15+ tax

Enchanted Forest

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!

When: On now until Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Where: 10005 102 St
Cost: Free

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+

Ice Grooves

Bring your cool moves to City Hall Plaza Ice Grooves! Dance and skate with live DJs on Fridays from 6 to 9 PM.

The Edmonton Arts Council will also be providing free skate rentals all week long: from Monday — Friday, free rentals from 5:00 — 9:00 PM, Saturday, free rentals from 12:00 — 9:00 PM, and Sunday, free rentals from 12:00 — 5:00 PM.

When: Fridays starting January 5th, 2024 until February 23rd, 2024
Where: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

Bluey’s Big Play: The Stage Show

This one is for the whole family. Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series.

You and the family can join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you! It will feature brilliantly created puppets, “this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life.”

When: Fridays, January 5th, 2024 to Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Cost: $30+

Have a great week!