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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton – Nov 28 – 30, 2014

Weekend Activities and Events in Edmonton

 Friday, November 28- Sunday, November 30, 2014

A  digest of What’s On in Edmonton  during  the weekend of November 28 – November 30 including  free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports.

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I. Family Activities

1. Christmas Light Ups, Displays & Related Events

For most of the Christmas lights & display events including the events on this weekend, see Christmas lights in and around Edmonton.

a. Festival of Trees – November 27 – 30 @ Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton

b. Festival of Trees – November 28 to 30, 2014 @ Heritage Park Pavilion, Stony Plain

c. Brighten Up Beaumont – Friday, November 28, 2014 & Fireworks at 08:30 PM

d. Lights Up – Fort Saskatchewan – Friday, November 28, 2014 | 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

e. Enchanted Forest – Fort Saskatchewan – Friday, November 28, 2014 – Wednesday, January 7, 2015

f. Christmas in Central Park – Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Spruce Grove

g. Country Christmas Lights – November 28, 2014 4:00 PM – January 4, 2015 10:00 PM – Leduc

 

2. Christmas / Winter Events This Weekend

Christmas Events

Leduc Santa Claus Parade

November 28, 2014 | 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM @ Main Street Leduc | 52 Ave and 50th St (City Centre Mall lot) Travels South on 50th St, then East on 50th Ave. and Disperses at 47th St

Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM @  from the corner of 99th Ave, it will travel down 99th Ave and right again on 100th Street, Fort Saskatchewan

AChristmasStoryChristmas in the Heartland

A great opportunity to explore Strathcona County & experience X-mas Cheer – November 29 -30, 2014

A Christmas Carol

November 29 – December 23, 2014 @ Maclab Theatre

Christmas in the Park

Sat. November 29, 2014 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Devon Lions park

Fireworks @ 07:30 PM

Christmas Story a Musical

 By St. Albert Children’s Theatre

November 27 to December 7, 2014 @ Arden Theatre, St Albert.

Horizon Players present: Doctor Dolittle, Jr. – November 26, 27, 28 & 29 | 7:30 PM & November 29 | 02:00 PM @ Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, Spruce Grove – See Performing Arts for more details

3. The Nutcracker Skating Party

Join Alberta Ballet for The Nutcracker Skating Party! This free, public event will include skating, crafts, hot chocolate, and a chance to skate with a ballerina. Alberta Ballet will also be offering a 10% discount card for tickets to The Nutcracker in Edmonton to all those who attend. Details

Nutcracker Ballet

When?

Sunday, November 30, 2014 | 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Where?

Ice Palace (Level One, Phase II), WEM

How much?

Free

 

John Janzen Nature Centre Events

Kids’ Nature Nook: Sun, Mon & Thurs & Sat @ 10:30 AM
Animal Encounters & Feedings: Sun & Sat @ 1:00 PM, Mon, Thurs @ 11:00 PM
Trail-Ventures : Sat & Sun @ 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM

 Edmonton Valley Zoo – Visit Edmonton Zoo this weekend.

Drop – in (free) at John Walter Museum, this Sunday (Last day  for this season is Nov 30, 2014for a grand old time in Edmonton’s river valley.

Muttart Conservatory – Feature Pyramid Shows - Details

A Polar Christmas: November 29, 2014  to January 5, 2015

 

5. Drop – in Programs by City Recreation

Edmonton Recreation

There is always something you can do as family (provided by Edmonton Recreation) with the advantage of not having to plan early or register. Check these links below.

a. Public Skating (free of charge) – When & Where
b. Drop – in Swim – When & Where
c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where

St Albert – Servus Place – Drop in Schedule

  Activities by Edmonton Recreation

There are many affordable, high-quality inclusive programs, camps and activities throughout the year for all ages and abilities including Toddler time, puppet show, story time and more!Spend time exploring the river valley, trying a new sport, discovering your creative side and experiencing the outdoors. – See the above link for details and register.

Starthcona County - Drop in Programs

 

6. Family Movies 

Cineplex Family Favourites: Have fun with the whole family and watch a movie for $2.50 on Saturday mornings at 11am. See link for participating theatres. 

amazoncableThe LEGO Movie on Nov 29
A Christmas Story on Dec 6
The Polar Express (3D) on Dec 13
Fred Claus on Dec 20

Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema: Free Admission for children 12 and under! Details

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Nov 29 | 02:00 PM
Big – Dec 6 | 02:00 PM
Arthur Christmas – Dec 13 | 02:00 PM
The Muppet Christmas Carol – Dec 20 | 02:00 PM

Saturday Morning All-You- Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party on Saturday December 27 at 10:00AM - Details
Adults $12, Students & Seniors $10, Children 12 & under $8.

Harry Porter Marathon : December 20-26, 2014 – Details
Adult $10; Student/Senior/Child $6 – Single Film; Marathon Pass: Adult pass $65 Student/Senior/Child pass $35

 

7. Free activities at the local library

Edmonton Public library offers plenty of  free drop in  activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends : Details and link for registration.

Strathcona County Library – Here

Spruce Grove Public Library – Here

St. Albert Public Library – Here

 

 Activities at Royal Alberta Museum

There are countless public programs aimed at children, so if you’re looking for something to do with your children during weekdays & weekends , the Museum is the perfect destination!

From Story Time Club, to Animal Buddies, the Museum has great activities for kids.

 

  Events at Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : show times

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – Exhibition on now at the museum. – Details

Drop in at University of Alberta Observatory for free Solar observing (Thursdays, 12 PM – 1:00 PM) & evening observing (Thursdays 8:00 PM – 09:00 PM). Free lecture.

10. Fall in the Square – Sir Winston Churchill Square – 100 Street & 102 Ave

Come on down to the Square for music with DJ Creeasian, cypher battles, MC battles and live art!

Free programming every day of the week. – Details

This week at City Hall

II. Adult & Youth (older kids) Activities

 Live Music & Concerts :  Nov 28 – Nov 30, 2014

JonBrooksEvents include High Valley, Jon Brooks, The Emeralds Show and Dance Band, Schubert’s Fourth Symphony, Usher & more! See the link above for more details.

Christmas Carols & Concerts on this weekend:

A Barra MacNeils Christmas, Concordia Concert Choir Christmas Concert , Creator of the Stars of Night.

Performing Arts & Theatre : November 2014

Events include  A Christmas Carol, Flashdance, Elephant Wake, Blavatsky’s Tower, Space & more! See link above for details.

 

Edmonton Weather
Today Saturday Sunday
It is forecast to be Snow at 11:00 PM MST on November 28, 2014
Snow

-16°/-26°

It is forecast to be Chance of Snow at 11:00 PM MST on November 29, 2014
Chance of Snow

-21°/-29°

It is forecast to be Fog at 11:00 PM MST on November 30, 2014
Fog

-18°/-21°

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Edmonton Oil Kings vs. Vancouver Giants

When?

Friday, November 28, 2014 | 07:00 PM

Where?

Rexall Place, Edmonton

How much?

Tickets

Cycle for a Cause

Come out and cheer on your local law enforcement officers as they support Special Olympics Alberta. Officers from several local agencies will take part in a stationary relay-type race inside West Edmonton Mall. – HMV Stage (Level One, Phase IV), Friday, November 28, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  – Details

2. Harness Racing

More details.

When?

Saturdays & Sundays until Jan 30, 2015| 06:30 PM

Where?

Northlands Park, Edmonton

How much?

Free

IV. Exhibitions & Other Events

1. Craft Fairs & Christmas Markets

bluegemSee Christmas Markets & Fairs for more details.

a. Fort Saskatchewan Christmas Marketplace : Fri & Sat, Nov 28 & 29, 2014

b. Just Christmas on Fri & Sat, November 28-29, 2014

c. DBG Crafters Christmas Sale on November 28 – 30, 2014 @ Devonian Botanical Gardens

d. Blue Gem & Friends Christmas Sale on Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 03:30 PMnov_9_2014_web1416167295

e. Christmas Bead Market on Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

f. 3rd annual Silver Bells Winter Market on Saturday November 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

g. Snowflake Festival of Arts & Crafts on Saturday, November 29, 2014 |10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

h. 6th Annual Santas Little Helpers Christmas Shopping Extravaganza on Sunday, November 30 2014 | 10 AM – 4 PM

i. The Royal Bison Fair on Nov 28 – 30 & Dec 5 – 7, 2014

High Tea at Government House on Dec 7. Tickets on sale from Nov 12 – Details

2. 18th Annual Creche Exhibit

crecheexhibitThe Sherwood Park Congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proudly present the 18th annual Creche Exhibit. Listen to live Christmas music while viewing beautiful displays of Nativities from around the world. Details

When?

Thursday, November 27, 2014-Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where?

2090 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park.

How much?

Free

Edmonton Scottish Society – St Andrews Night on Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 06:00 PM – Details

3. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

WPY-RAMExperience the beauty, fragility, and array of life on our planet through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum.

When?

November 28, 2014 – April 12, 2015 | 09:00 – 05:00 PM

Where?

Royal Alberta Museum

How much?

Regular Admission

 

4. Art Exhibition

TylerEnfield_BurqaCome down to Remedy Cafe (downtown) for Tyler Enfield’s opening of “Ghosts of Jerusalem”, a photographic exhibition. This series captures the essence and energy of Jerusalem’s old quarter, utilizing a new photographic technique developed by the artist while in Israel. Exhibition.

When?

Saturday, November 29,2014 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where?

Remedy Cafe, 10279 Jasper Ave, Edmonton.

How much?

Free

 

5. Events at Fort Edmonton Park

Sunday Brunch – Gather your clan for Sunday Brunch at Johnson’s Cafe at the historic Hotel Selkirk in Fort Edmonton Park. Enjoy a scrumptious meal then take a stroll around the park.

Sundays, All year long. | Brunch is served from 10am to 1pm. Cafe closes at 2pm.

Tickets: Adults (13 yr old+) :$29.95 , Seniors (65+):$24.95, Youth (4 -12) :$19.95 Kids (under 4): Free

Get tickets for Christmas events at Fort Edmonton Park.

 

Exhibitions at Art Gallery of Alberta

BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–April 16, 2015
Jill Stanton: Strange Dream | March 5–December 31, 2014
A Moving Image | October 4–January 4, 2015

 

7. Le Marché agricole du quartier francophone/French Quarter Farmers Market

A boutique Farmers Market. Come discover quality local vendors, with gourmet/artisan foods available for you and your family’s pleasure & health! Fun for the entire family. Details

When?

Every Sunday from 12 :00 PM to 4 :00 PM (ongoing throughout the year – Rain or Shine)

Where?

La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury [91 street], Edmonton Alberta T6C3N1

 

City Market Downtown 

When?

Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where?

City Hall, Edmonton

V. Dinner Theatres/Music Events

1. Fort Edmonton Park - Events

2. The Hat - Events

3. River Cree Resort & Casino - Events

4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Events

5. The Red Piano - Events

6. Blues on Whyte - Events

7. The comic strip - Events

8. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events

9. The Comedy Factory - Events

VI. Shopping Promotions & Related events at Edmonton Malls and Shopping Centres

1. Old Strathacona - Events

2. West Edmonton Mall - Events & Promotions

3. Edmonton City Centre – Sales and Events

4. Kings way mall – Events

5. South Gate Centre – Events

6. Sherwood Park Mall – Events

7. Millwoods Town Centre – Events

8. Northgate Centre – Events

9. Londonderry Mall – Events

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8 Comments

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  7. Tracy
    Tracy

    So basically nothing happens in Edmonton. So disappointed with this “city”.

    November 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM Reply
    1. Tara Simon
      Tara Simon

      Your comment made me do a bit of research.
      1. I compared tourist attractions in Calgary listed in this site – http://www.todocanada.ca/things-to-do-incalgary/ to that in ours – http://www.todocanada.ca/Things+to+do+Attractions+in+Edmonton/. If you see objectively, there is nothing more in Calgary, that is not there in Edmonton.

      2. I did the same with weekend activities – compared Toronto activities with Edmonton. I believe there are enough cultural events & other activities [with respect to the population that Edmonton/capital region has ] to keep the event and activity seekers happy. You should keep in mind that Toronto/GTA has ~7 times the population of our capital region.

      IMHO each place is unique in its own way and grass is always greener on the other side.
      Enjoy your weekend in Edmonton!

      November 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM Reply

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