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, there’s still time and you can check out our gift guide. Have a great weekend checking out these things to do in and around Edmonton!

Holiday Movies at Cineplex for $2.99

Cineplex’s $2.99 family favourites are back this month, with holiday movies! You can check out The Polar Express, as well as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.

When: Saturday, December 16th, 2023
Where: Cineplex locations
Cost: $2.99

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. And it’s the last weekend to catch it.

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

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+

Bright Light Skate Night

Want to check out a free skate night? Bundle up and head to Sir Winston Churchill Square and the City Hall Plaza for Bright Light Skate Night on December 16. The free family-friendly event will feature skating, a DJ, fire pits, Indigenous and cultural performers and more!

When: Saturday, December 16th, 2023
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square and City Hall Plaza
Cost: Free

Sponsored Pick: Power Hour at Hudsons

If you haven’t already heard, Power Hour at Hudsons Canada Pub is legendary. Every Friday and Saturday from 10 PM to 11 PM, you can get the cheapest drinks in the city with 1oz hi balls for $2.99,  12oz Hudsons Draft for $3.99, and 1oz feature bomb shots for $5. Set that to some awesome throwback rock jams, and you’ve got yourself the best night you probably won’t remember.

When: Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM to 11 PM
Where: Whyte Ave, West Edmonton Mall, Shawnessy, and Calgary Downtown locations

miyitowin ᒥᔨᑐᐃᐧᐣ Exchange of gifts LAST MINUTE SHOP TILL YOU DROP EVENT

If you need some last-minute holiday shopping, head to Alberta’s Biggest Lill All Indigenous Experience & Market this December. Share in the authentic local Indigenous Experience, share in stories, art, products, FREE Prize Draws, and non-stop live entertainment.

While admission is free, they are asking for donations of clean, gently used winter clothing and footwear, as well as NEW UNUSED: socks, underwear, toiletries, and women’s sanitary items.

When: Saturday, December 16th, and Sunday, December 17th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market, 10305 97 St NW
Cost: Free

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

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+

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+

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

Have a great weekend!