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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Sylvan Lake Santa Claus Parade, Yuletide Festival & Fireworks – Nov 28 & 29, 2014
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
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
Christmas 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
Sunday, November 30, 2014 | 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Ice Palace (Level One, Phase II), WEM
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, 2014) for 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
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.
The 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
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.
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
Events 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.
Events include A Christmas Carol, Flashdance, Elephant Wake, Blavatsky’s Tower, Space & more! See link above for details.
Chance of Snow
III. Sports & Related Events
1. Edmonton Oil Kings vs. Vancouver Giants
Friday, November 28, 2014 | 07:00 PM
Rexall Place, Edmonton
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
Saturdays & Sundays until Jan 30, 2015| 06:30 PM
Northlands Park, Edmonton
IV. Exhibitions & Other Events
1. Craft Fairs & Christmas Markets
See 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 PM
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
The 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
Thursday, November 27, 2014-Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
2090 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park.
Edmonton Scottish Society – St Andrews Night on Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 06:00 PM – Details
3. Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Experience the beauty, fragility, and array of life on our planet through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum.
November 28, 2014 – April 12, 2015 | 09:00 – 05:00 PM
Royal Alberta Museum
4. Art Exhibition
Come 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.
Saturday, November 29,2014 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Remedy Cafe, 10279 Jasper Ave, Edmonton.
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.
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
Every Sunday from 12 :00 PM to 4 :00 PM (ongoing throughout the year – Rain or Shine)
La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury [91 street], Edmonton Alberta T6C3N1
Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
City Hall, Edmonton
V. Dinner Theatres/Music Events
VI. Shopping Promotions & Related events at Edmonton Malls and Shopping Centres
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