The holiday lights and decorations are officially put away for the season, which means the new year is officially off to a fresh start! And if exploring Edmonton was one of your resolutions this year, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are 10 things to do in Edmonton this week that’ll have you ticking resolutions off your list in no time.

ACC Ice Wall

Always wanted to take a stab at winter climbing? Well, this is the place to do it! Experience the thrills of ice climbing without the fear of snow storms and well you know – falling off a mountain. No experience? No problem! You can take an intro to climbing course with all of your equipment included.

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

Made in Italy at the Citadel

Enjoy disco dancing, live singing and a hilarious cast of characters at the award-winning show — Made in Italy. This heartfelt story is playing at the Citadel Theatre until January 28th, so grab your tickets while you can!

When: Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at  1:30pm and 7:30pm
Where: Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton
Cost: $80 per person plus tax

Mean Girls the Musical

You most definitely can sit with us at Edmonton’s premier of Mean Girls the Musical. Take a trip down memory lane with this 2000s classic with a musical twist and the brilliant humor of Tina Fey.

When: January 12th – 14th, 2024 at 8:00pm daily or 2:00pm on weekends
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: Starting at $45

Winter Wagon Rides

Experience Edmonton’s scenic winter landscapes during a Winter Wagon Ride through the River Valley! Enjoy twinkling lights strung up around Fort Edmonton Park’s historic streets and follow your ride up with a cozy hot chocolate and toasty bonfire. How dreamy does that sound?

When: Select dates throughout January
Where: 7000 143 St NW
Cost: $25 per adult

Go Snowshoeing at Elk River National Park

There’s nothing like fresh air and the scenic trails of Elk Island National Park. Checkout one of the city’s local rental spots to explore the beautiful park by snowshoe!

When: 7 days a week
Where: All around Edmonton 
Cost: $9 per hour or $30 per day

Ice Grooves

Swing by City Hall Plaza Ice Grooves this weekend to dance and skate with live DJs all evening long. This Friday, DJ Chu The Producer will be spinning beats on the ice, and on Saturday, DJ Diamond. 

No skates? No problem! You can enjoy free skate rentals thanks to the Edmonton Art Council.

When: Friday January 12th & 13th 2024, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

Riverside Skating at Métis Crossing

After a short hour and a half drive from Edmonton, you’ll find yourself at Métis Crossing! Here, you can lace up your skates and head to the scenic riverside skating rink, explore nearby trails by snowshoe and immerse yourself in the centre’s cultural exhibits — the perfect winter destination for all ages.

When: 10:00am to 6:00pm daily
Where: 17339 Victoria Trail, Smoky Lake, Alberta
Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for children

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

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Tri-City Americans

Cheer on your local WHL hockey team at Rogers Place! You won’t want to miss the puck drop — the Oil Kings face off against the Tri-City Americans at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 11th. Go Kings!

When: Thursday, January 11th, 2024
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $24+

Go Skating at Edmonton’s Outdoor Rinks

Itching to get some fresh air? What better way to get outside in Edmonton than at one of the city’s renowned ODRs (outdoor skating rinks). Get into a spirited game of ice hockey on Canada’s original ice rink or round up the kids for an activity friendly for the whole family.

When: Open throughout January
Where: All around Edmonton