Happy first weekend of the new year, Edmonton! It’s a chilly winter weekend, with lots to do in and around the city. So grab your coats, and head outside! Here are the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.

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+


Check out a larger-than-life Taylor Swift on Alberta’s largest screen and hear perfectly-tuned 12-speaker audio this weekend.

Taylor Swift Eras attire and friendship bracelets are strongly encouraged!

When: Thursday, January 4th, 2024 to Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Where: Telus World of Science
Cost: $13.13 to $19.89


The Ice Wall is back in Edmonton this winter!

At last, we can experience the thrills of ice climbing, without, you know, having to try and make our way up a frozen waterfall and really freaking out about it.

When: Open throughout January
Where: 10104 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $21

Winter Wagon Rides

What’s a better way to spend some outdoor time this weekend than the magical scenic Winter Wagon Rides.

Enjoy twinkling lights strung up around Fort Edmonton Park’s historic streets, while bundled up in a festive horse-drawn wagon ride throughout the entire park!

When: Saturday, January 6th, 2024
Where:7000 143 St NW
Cost: $25 per adult

Made in Italy

Looking for a theatrical experience to kick off your year? Made in Italy is at the Citadel Theatre now.

“An Italian teenager growing up in Jasper in the 1970s, caught between two worlds and determined to make his mark. This tour-de-force solo show is packed with disco, fantastic singing and a host of hilarious characters,” states the description.

When: Saturday, January 6th until Sunday, January 28th, 2023
Where: The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue
Cost: $55+

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 weekend, 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! It’s the last weekend to enjoy Enchanted Forest.

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

Borealis Lights

Borealis Lights Drive Thru Christmas Lights Display is wrapping up its season at The St. Albert Kinsmen RV Park. The experience is estimated to take 25 to 30 minutes to complete.

Check it out before it ends this Sunday!

When: On now until Sunday, January 7, 2024
Where:  Borealis Lights Light Park – Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display, 47 Riel Dr
Cost:  $32+

Have a great weekend!