It’s the holiday season, which means lights & sleigh bell jingling. And that’s all available for us here in Edmonton. So bundle up, and check out these things to do in and around Edmonton this week!

Home for the Holidays

Kick off the week and the holiday season with Edmonton Opera’s ‘Home for the Holidays.’ Now in it’s third year, this family-friendly concert promises “an evening of sing-along joy and the heartwarming story of Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

When: Monday, December 11th, 2023
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Cost: $40

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: Tuesday, December 12th, and 19th, 2023
Where: Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 Street Northwest
Cost: $25 per adult, $10 per youth

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+

Sip & Solve 

Puzzle lovers, this one is for you. Get a fun workout at Sip & Solve, and adult only night in the Mazes & Games Exhibition at TELUS World of Science.

When:  Thursday, December 14th, 2023
Where:TELUS World of Science,
Cost: $12.95

Candlelight Christmas

Candlelight concerts is exactly what it sounds like, the magic of a live show lit by candles. And this season, you can catch A Charlie Brown Christmas at Betty Andrews Recital Hall under the gentle glow of candlelight, or Candlelight: Holiday Special Featuring “The Nutcracker” & More.

When: December 14th to 16th, and December 17th, 2023
Where: Betty Andrews Recital Hall, Room 11-150, 11110 104 Avenue NW, MacEwan University
Cost: $45+

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

A Lightly Classical Christmas

Another holiday experience coming your way. Check out the ESO performing works inspired by Christmas and holiday traditions. This is the best way to get you into the Christmas spirit.

When: Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 16th, 2023
Where: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Cost: $33.50+

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: On now until December 17th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $19.03 for General Admission


Fans of Narnia: The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe can’t mis this musical, which is sure to captivate your heart & imagination.

When: Friday, December 15th to Friday, December 29th, 2023
Where: Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Cost: $28+

The Griswold House

Every year, holiday enthusiasts claim they take decorating more seriously than others – but few could outshine Jon Harringa, an Alberta man who (we can only imagine) has quite the power bill!

Located in Stony Plain about a half hour out outside of Edmonton, those who can appreciate the time it takes to put up a single strand of lights have to check out the true-to-film Griswold house – inspired by the holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Interested in checking it out for yourself? The house is free to visit.

Where: 64 Briarwood Point in Stony Plain

Have a great week!