It’s the last week before Christmas! If you need a break from shopping, grab your loved one/s, and head out to the events around the city all week! Here are the best things to do in and around Edmonton this week.

Magic of Lights

The Rad Torque Raceway is once again host to 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 6th, 2024
Where: 50342 Range Rd 253, Edmonton International Airport
Cost: $33+ per car

Nutcracker Afternoon Tea

Tis the season for festive dining. You can experience the Grandest of Holidays at Edmonton’s river valley castle. As part of the holiday culinary programming, there is a Nutcracker Afternoon Tea featuring holiday faves.

When: Throughout December
Where: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100th Street
Cost: $89

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+

Laser Holiday Magic

Here’s another way to celebrate the season! Check out Laser Holiday Magic.

This show at the Zeidler Dome features a selection of holiday tunes, brought to life with gorgeous laser choreography.

When: Daily until December 24th, 2023
Where: Telus World of Science, 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Cost:  $14.95

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+

A Very Merry Pops

A Holiday favourite returns! Check out Stuart Chafetz  and the ESO as they take you on a jolly sleigh ride through the iconic holiday songs you’ll remember from your childhood.

When: Friday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 23rd, 2023
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost: $33.50+

Alberta Avenue Night Market

Need more holiday shopping? The Alberta Avenue Night Market is hosting a holiday edition, rounding up its year with winter activities, carollers, and a celebration of the Alberta Avenue district.

Our gift to the neighbourhood! Join us as we host the final Night Market of the year and finish 2023 with good cheer, winter activities and a celebration of the Alberta Avenue district.

When: Friday, December 22nd to Sunday, December 24th, 2023
Where: Grassy Space on the corner of 118 Ave & 92 Street
Cost: Free

Tube at the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

Hit the winter hills – even if you don’t ski or snowboard! Rabbit Hill’s tubing experience opened over the weekend, and is ready for the season.

Spend a fun day tubing with the whole family! It’s going to be wild.

Where: 20715 57 Avenue SW, Edmonton
Cost: $22

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 is on now until January 1st.

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

Go Skating

From Castle Downs to City Hall, Edmonton has a ton of stunning outdoor skating rinks that you and yours can enjoy this week. Not sure where to go? Check out the link above.

Have a great week!