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Things to do this week in Edmonton – Dec 22 – 28, 2014

X -Mas Week Activities and Events in Edmonton

Monday, December 22 – Sunday, December 28, 2014

A digest of What’s On in Edmonton during the week of December 22 – 28, including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports.

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Weather Warnings – Here

I. Family Events & Activities

1. Santa on the Hill

Spot Santa skiing!!Details


 Wednesday, December 24, 2014 |  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed Dec 25.


Snow Valley Ski Club, 119 Street off the Whitemud Freeway, Edmonton

How much?

Regular Admission.


2. . Christmas Light Ups & Displays 

Go on a drive and enjoy Christmas lights across Alberta Capital Region. – Christmas lights in and around Edmonton.

Candy Cane Lane

December 12, 2014 – January 4, 2014 , midnight.

Celebrate the Season light-up @ Alberta Legislature Building

Thursday, December 4 – 23, 2014

Enchanted Forest

Friday, November 28, 2014 – Wednesday, January 7, 2015 @ Fort Saskatchewan

Country Christmas Lights

November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015 | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Leduc


3. Christmas Events

Christmas Events


Deep Freeze A Byzantine Winter Festival – Jan 10 & 11, 2015

Cinderella: A Traditional Christmas Pantomime

December 10, 2014 – January 3, 2015 – Matinee & Evening Show @ Fort Edmonton Park

Christmas Reflections

December 12 – 14, 19 – 23, 27 – 31, 2014 & Jan 2 & 3, 2014 | 03:00 PM – 07:00 PM @ Fort Edmonton Park

A Christmas Carol

November 29 – December 23, 2014 @ Maclab Theatre


4. X-Mas Day Activities

Visit WEM

Most of the West Edmonton Mall Attractions (including World Water Park & Galaxy Land) are open with varying hours (mostly noon – 05:00 PM).

Choose from any of the outdoor activities. – Winter in Edmonton


5. Other Family Activities

4. John Janzen Nature Centre Events

muttartpoinsettasKids’ Nature Nook: Monday, Thursday @ 10:30am, Sunday @ 1pm

Animal Encounters & Feedings: Monday and Thursday @ 11:15am
Saturday @ 1pm, Sunday @11am

Trail-Ventures : Saturday @ 11am and 2:15pm

Snowshoe Trail Ventures : Sunday @2:15pm

Closed Dec 25.

Edmonton Valley ZooVisit Edmonton Zoo this Week – Closed Dec 25.

Muttart Conservatory – Feature Pyramid Shows - Details

A Polar Christmas: November 29, 2014 to January 5, 2015. Closed Dec 25.


6.  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.

Closed Dec 24 & 25.


7. Events at Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : show times

The Science of Toys
Join us daily between Christmas and New Years and discover the science behind many different toys. @ESSO Skywalk from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Closed Dec 25.

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


8. Family Movies

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

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


9. 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


10. 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


11. Winter in the Square

Come on down to the Square (- Sir Winston Churchill Square – 100 Street & 102 Ave) 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. Live Music & Theatre

1. Journey of the Magi

Chamber music old & new (C’mon) will present Journey of the Magi: music and poetry of the season, a program of music for brass quintet devoted to the Christmas story of the three wise men.  Details

When & Where?

Sunday, December 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM  @St John Lutheran Church
51301 Range Road 274 (10 minutes south of Spruce Grove via Golden Spike Road)

Sunday, December 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM @ St Faith & St Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church, 11725 93 Street, Edmonton

How much?

By Donation


2.  Get Together Alberta 2014

With Zedd, Showtek, DVBBS, What So Not, Thomas Jack


Sun, Dec 28, 2014 | 08:00 PM


Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton

How much?

$79.50 – Tickets


3. Christmas Theatre

2. Christmas Theatre

Christmas Theatre

It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Show

December 18 – 23, 2014 @ Fort Edmonton Park

Cinderella: A Traditional Christmas Pantomime

December 10, 2014 – January 3, 2015 – Matinee & Evening Show @ Fort Edmonton Park

The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant…Ever!

December 18 – 22, 2014 7:30 PM @ Varscona Theatre 10329 83 Avenue, Edmonton

A Christmas Carol

November 29 – December 23, 2014 @ Maclab Theatre 9828 – 101 A Avenue, Edmonton


4. West Side Story

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets of New York in what is considered one of theatre’s finest accomplishments. Based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story’s Tony Award winning choreography by Jerome Robbins and sophisticated score by Bernstein and Sondheim includes such favourites as “Maria”, “One Hand, One Heart” and “Tonight”.West Side Story


December 18 – 23, 26 – 30, 2014 | 07:30 PM
December 20, 21, 27 & 28 | 02:00 PM


Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park.

How much?

Adult: $37.00
Child: $24.00


5. Jerry Dee : ‘The Real Mr. D’ Comedy Tour

Catch Gerry Dee perform Live “The Real mr.d” 2014 Comedy Tour” where he will touch upon marriage, fatherhood and his years as a teacher. Gerry Dee is a comedian you do not want to miss. He will provide you with a night of laughter you will never forget. Jerry Dee.


Friday, Dec 26, 2014 | 07:30 PM


Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

How much?

$41.00 – $51.00 + Charges.

Edmonton Weather
Today Tuesday Wednesday
It is forecast to be Fog at 11:00 PM MST on December 22, 2014


It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 11:00 PM MST on December 23, 2014
Mostly Cloudy


It is forecast to be Fog at 11:00 PM MST on December 24, 2014


III. Sports & Related Events

1. Edmonton Oilers

vs. Arizona Coyotes


Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 06:00 PM


Rexall Place Edmonton

How much?



2. Edmonton Oil Kings

vs. Red Deer Rebels


Saturday, December 27, 2014 | 07:00 PM


Rexall Place Edmonton

How much?


3. Edmonton Oilers 2014-15 Skills Competition 

In a battle of skill, speed and accuracy, the 2014-15 Oilers Skills Competition will see players go head-to-head in competition for fastest skater, most accurate shot, hardest shot, puck control relay, king of the shootout and a 3-on-3 competition.


Sunday, December 28, 2014 | 12:00 PM


Rexall Place, Edmonton

How much?



4. Harness Racing

More details.


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


Northlands Park, Edmonton

How much?


IV. Exhibitions & Other Events


Fiesta Caliente is just one of several fundraising initiatives for the Edmonton Latin Festival (ELF). Come join us as we “fiesta” together and get “muy caliente” to the best tropical rhythms in Edmonton. We will get you warmed up with FREE Salsa and Bachata Lessons. Details


Friday December. 26, 2014  | 08:30 PM


BLVD Kitchen & Bar, 10765 Jasper Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

How much?



2. Meet the Characters of CHRYSALIS

Get your copy of Rachelle’s new memoir, ‘CHRYSALIS: A Dark and Delicious Diary of Emergence’ at any of the three Education Station locations now and then stop by to get it signed yearbook-style! Details


Sunday, December 28th, 2014 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Education Station at South Common 1653 102 Street, Edmonton

How much?



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.


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


Royal Alberta Museum

How much?

Regular Admission


4. “WHITE” Photo Exhibit by Karen H Lee

White Islands Copyright Karen Ho Fatt LeeKaren H Lee is presenting her first solo exhibition WHITE. The series explores the graphic elements and atmospheric qualities of the winter season: a season not to be dreaded but to be embraced.


November 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 | Open Daily from 10 am to 8pm


Blue Curve Gallery, Main Floor Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, 10230 11 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

How much?



5. Exhibitions at Art Gallery of Alberta


Closed Dec 25.

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

Colin Smith: Obscure Inversions | December 6–March 1, 2015

Suburbia: A Model Life (Photographs 1970s-80s) | December 6–March 1, 2015

View from a Window | December 6–March 1, 2015

SONAR: Sound Art Explorations by Edmonton Artists | November 6–December 20, 2014

A Moving Image | October 4–January 4, 2015


6. 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


7. City Market Downtown

City Market Downtown


Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


City Hall, Edmonton

V. Dinner Theatre/Music Events

1. Fort Edmonton Park - Events

2. The Hat - Events

3. River Cree Resort & Casino - Events

4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre - EventsThe Game is Afoot! untill Jan 31, 2015

5. The Red Piano - Events

6. Blues on Whyte - Events

7. The Comic Strip - Events

8. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events : Top of the Pops: A British Rock Invasion: until February 1, 2015

9. The Comedy Factory - Events


VI. Shopping Promotions & Related events 

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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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

Things to do this week in Edmonton – Dec 22 – 28, 2014 4.67/5 (93.33%) 12 votes


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  7. 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