It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays! Welcome to a new week, Edmonton! Holiday events continue to be in full swing, and we’re loving it. Here are the best things to do and check out in and around Edmonton this week!


Showcasing over a million bulbs and fairytale displays, this unique event will dazzle and delight light-loving Edmontonians of all ages. Get glowing!

When: On now until January 1st, 2023
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Tickets: $22.99+ for GA


Luminaria has arrived, and it has transformed the already beautiful U of A Botanic Garden, with an amazing array of incredible displays, seasonal treats, and more!

When: On now until December 31st, 2022
Where: 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove
Cost: $24


From dazzling installations to entertainment and more, Zoominescence has returned and it’s going to be enchanting! Bundle up and head over to the Edmonton Valley Zoo to celebrate 10 wonderful years of Light, Love, and Animal Conservation! This weekend’s theme is Fairytale weekend!

When: On now until January 1st, 2023
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $14.95 for GA


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


BC’s The Funk Hunters are back with their annual Funk The Halls!

When: Friday, December 16th, 2022
Where: Union Hall, 6240 99 St NW
Cost: $38.46

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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: Select nights from December 9th to 23rd
Where: 148 Street between 99 Avenue to 92 Avenue
Cost: Free


This week, 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! Check it out, get dazzled and leave bright-eyed!

When: On now until January 7th, 2023
Where: 10005 102 St
Cost: FREE


Winter is here and there’s a chill in the air but if there’s one thing that we know about those who live in Wild Rose Country – it’s that even when temperatures are below freezing, you still want out and about. This frosty season, if you’re already off work, take in a mountain view from an Alberta hot spring or a year-round pool just outside the province and stay cozy-warm while you enjoy the fresh air!

Where: Check out our list here


ESO’s Holiday favourite, A Very Merry Pops, is back! This joyous program includes hits such as O Holy Night, Winter Wonderland, The Dreidel Song, selections from The Nutcracker, Carol of the Bells, What Child Is This?, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, music from Home Alone, and more!

When: Friday, December 16th, 2022 until Sunday, December 18th, 2022
Where: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $32 +


It is almost winding down, so if you haven’t been yet, be sure to check out the Edmonton Christmas Market soon. 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

Have a great week ahead!