What Happened in Edmonton: Events – December 23 – January 2, 2017

For current weekend activities: See Things to Do this Weekend in Edmonton

I. Family Events & Activities

1. Family Theatre

1. Robin Hood: A Pantomime in the British Tradition: Robin Hood and his merry men ambush the Capitol Theatre this holiday season in Jocelyn Ahlf’s pantomime adaptation of this classic tale. Details

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December 14 – 31, 2016 @Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park |Adult: $19.95
Child: $15.23

 

2. Anne Of Green Gables:The Musical: In it’s 50 year celebration, Anne of Green Gables: The Musical tells the beloved tale of Anne Shirley – That’s Anne with an “E” mind you. Set in the turn-of-the-century Maritime world of Avonlea, the musical is a charming look in to the nostalgic world and colourful characters of the treasured novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Details

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December 16 – 23 & 27 – 30, 2016 | 07:30 PM @ Festival Place – 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park | Child: $23.50 – Adults: $38.50 + charges

 

2. Noon Year’s Eve

We’ll ring in the “noon year” with a countdown and never-before-seen Noon Year’s Eve science demonstration, featuring TWOSE’s own version of fireworks! (Hint: this demo involves 12 coloured hydrogen balloons). Details

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December 31 & January 1, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Noon Year’s Eve activities at 12:00 p.m.

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TELUS World of Science – Edmonton 11211 142 Street

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Regular Admission

 

3. New Years Day in the park

New Year’s Eve Celebrations & Fireworks

Join us for an afternoon of sleigh rides, skating, firepit’s and fireworks at sundown

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Sunday, January 1, 2017 | 03:00 PM – 05:30 PM

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Glastonbury Community League, 1101 Grantham Dr, Edmonton

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Free

 

4. New Year’s Day at the Wilderness Centre

Dress warmly, bring a mug and head to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre for a day of winter fun. Enjoy a blazing campfire, hot chocolate, and tasty treats for the whole family. You can also join us for the Toonie Snowshoe Ramble at 2 p.m.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017 | 03:00 PM – 05:30 PM

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 Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Township Road 530 and Range Road 212

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Trail passes and rental fees apply.

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Christmas Concerts

1. Candy Cane Family Christmas: This exciting, fun-filled holiday show for families features some of the most popular songs and carols of the season. Dancers, singers and some surprising guests will make the holiday brighter during this ESO show, presented with no intermission and an earlier start time to accommodate younger patrons. Details

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December 19 & 20, 2016 | 7:00 PM @ Winspear centre, Edmonton | $30 Adult, $17 Youth




2. A Lightly Classical Christmas:  We’re told a multitude of angels sang at the first Christmas and music has been a part of the tradition ever since. This year, our annual Lighter Classics version of holiday music beloved traditional songs and carols of the season. Details

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 8 PM @ Winspear centre, Edmonton | $29-$79

 

3. Borrowed and Blue Christmas Show:  Bandies Jamie Philp, Freddi MacDougall, Harold Wollin and Josh McHann bring a bunch of great instrumentation and beautiful harmonies in a wide repertoire of tunes you will recognize and love.  Details

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Friday, December 23, 2016 | 8:30 PM @ Blue Chair Cafe, Edmonton | $15

2. Get Together 2016

Don’t miss this holiday massive featuring Flume, Griz, Shaun Frank and more! By Live Nation, Blueprint Alberta and Boodang.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | 8 PM – 2 AM

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Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton

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$69.50 – $115.50

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3. Submerge Techno w/ Eidolon, Huck, Jay & Ash

Throwback to Vinyl!
//A Night of Deep Pulsing Techno & House// New Year Warmup featuring DJ’s Jay & Ash with special guests Huck & Eidolon! A very special vinyl showcase – be prepared for some SOLID SOUND & great atmosphere! Details

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Friday, December 30, 2016 | 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

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Bohemia
10217 97 Street NW, Edmonton

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$7

 

4. End of 2016 Comedy
Spectacular

Featuring comedians Chris Craddock, Ron Pederson, Danny Martinello and more! Plus prizes and surprises! 2016 is not over until we laugh the night away one last time!
Grab your tickets now as seating is limited.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 8:00PM

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Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave, Edmonton

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$20 plus applicable fees.

 

5. Clara’s Dream…Edmonton’s Ukrainian Nutcracker!

Joining Shumka are guest artists from Edmonton’s Citie Ballet and Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir, and Ukraine’s Virsky and Kyiv Ballet companies. Not only is Clara’s Dream a luxurious production loved by all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities, it is a true “Edmonton Nutcracker.” Reflective of the city and its ethnic vitality, the production features ballet, folk dance, and character dance in a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Christmas classic.  Details

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Friday, December 30, 2016 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

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Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton

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$25.00 – $80.00 + charges

 

6. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

More celebratory than a glass of champagne, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert is a delight for the eyes and the ears. Welcome 2017 with this elegant concert—celebrating a 20-year tradition in Edmonton! This January 2, a stunning new program featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from operettas will be performed by a full orchestra, acclaimed European singers, ballet and ballroom dancers. Fall for the Blue Danube Waltz all over again!  Details

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Monday, January 2, 2017 | 2:30 PM

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Winspear Centre, Edmonton

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$49.50 – $89.50

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Edmonton Oilers

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vs. Los Angeles Kings – Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 07:00 PM
vs. Vancouver Canucks – Saturday, December 31, 2016 | 08:00 PM

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Rogers Place – 10220 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton

 

2. Edmonton Oil Kings

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vs. Red Deer Rebels – Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM
vs. Calgary Hitmen – January 1, 2016 | 2:00 PM

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Rogers Place – 10220 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton

 

3. The 30th Annual Resolution Run

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5K Run/Walk
Sunday, January 1, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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William Lutsky YMCA, 1975 111 Street, Edmonton

 

4. Harness Racing

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November 18 – December 31, 2016
Fridays | 06:30 PM & Saturdays | 01:00 PM

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Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino
7410 Borden Park Road NW Edmonton

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Drop-In Paintball

Need to get yourself (or your kids) out of the house this holiday season? Drop-In and play some paintball! Details

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December 26, 27, 31, January 1, 3, 8, 2017

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Edmonton Paintball Centre, 10010 107A Ave

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$35 for all the gear and 200 paintballs
$25 Paintball – Boxing Day & New Years

2. Chanukah Celebration 2016

25th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony: You are invited with family to the 25th Annual Chabad Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Events include: Live music, Doughnuts, Latkes, Dreidels, Channukah Gelt, and a Fantastic Childrens’ Program!  Details

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Tuesday December 27th, 2016 | 4:30 PM

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Alberta Legislature Grounds Pedway Building Indoors (Next to the Menorah)

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Free

 

3. Laser Shows

LASER Daft Punk : We’re bringing some of Daft Punk’s greatest hits to life, such as: Face to Face, Around the World, Aerodynamic and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

LASER Floyd: Whether it’s your first time seeing this classic laser show, or your tenth – we can guarantee you’ll enjoy the sonic experimentation that is one of Pink Floyd’s greatest albums: Dark Side of the Moon.

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LASER Daft Punk:Dec. 29, 2016, – Jan. 7, 2017 |  Showtimes 7:00 PM
LASER Floyd: Dec. 29, 2016, – Jan. 7, 2017 | Showtimes 8:15 PM. daily

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Telus World of Science Edmonton

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Regular Admission

 

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