A list of Christmas Santa Claus Parades, Activities, Holiday Theatre and other fun holiday events happening in & around Edmonton 2019.
Note: Santa Claus Parades might be cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather. Please confirm before travelling.
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I. Santa Claus Parades & Santa Events
1. Gibbons Parade of Lights
Town of Gibbons is hosting its second annual Parade of Lights as part of Home Town Weekend. Details
51st St & 48 Ave, Gibbons
2. Santa Claus Parade – Wetaskiwin
Firefighters’ Santa Claus Parade. Details
Main Street, Wetaskiwin
3. Santa Claus Parade – Fort Saskatchewan
By Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. Details
Downtown Fort Saskatchewan – from the corner of 99th Ave, it will travel down 99th Ave and right again on 100th Street, Fort Saskatchewan
4. Leduc Santa Claus Parade
Annual parade & family festivities. Details
Route starts at Bank of Montreal, goes West, turns North on 50th Street, and ends at 52 Ave.
II. Christmas / Holiday Events & Theatre
Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents the rootin’ tootin’, down home country music parody… Country Star! Ellie works at the Wildcat Saloon. She is a young and talented country singer with a gift for writing amazing country music. Details
Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Class of ’63: A Rockin’ Reunion
Join the high school class of 1963 as they celebrate their 25 year reunion, spending an unforgettable night reliving their old stomping grounds, old romances and the music of their youth. 1960-1963 was a time that brought us hot rods, the prom, the beach party and the drive-in. This was truly a golden age with new styles, new found freedoms and most importantly this crazy new thing called rock ‘n roll!! Details
Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615, 109 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
All is Bright on 124
All is Bright is a FREE festival celebrating the coming of the winter season. With light installations and ice sculptures, we will welcome the season with open arms and festive spirits! Event include Live music, DJ dance party, Food trucks, Street performers, Fire dancers, Light installations, Ice sculptures, Horse-drawn sleigh rides along 124 Street. Carolers, Drop-in street hockey & more! Details
centered at 124 Street at 108 Avenue; throughout the 124 Street district.
Great Russian Nutcracker
Patrons of all ages are invited to Moscow Ballet’s classic Christmas story the Great Russian Nutcracker. The performance features up to 40 Russian dancers and stunning choreography. There are playful 10 foot tall puppets, and sets and 200 costumes hand-made in Russia. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the holiday tradition for 24 years! New York Times raves, “Hot Ticket!” and Los Angeles Times, “Bravura expertise!” Details
Myer Horowitz Theatre – 8900 114 Street NW, Edmonton
For Christmas Lights and decorations: Christmas Lights and Decorations in Edmonton
For all Christmas Carols: Christmas Carols and Concerts in Edmonton
Homes for the Holidays
Annual Homes for the Holidays Tour – Beautifully Decorated Homes That Will Inspire! Details
Various decorated Homes, Edmonton, Tour begins at Westmount Community Hall
Home Town Weekend
Markets, Horse Drawn Carriage rides, Santa’s Store, Children’s Crafts, Hot Chocolate and Carolers, Pictures with Santa, and more!Details
Martin Deerline’s Green Christmas
Join Martin Deerline for a free family event full of Christmas fun! Come out to Green Christmas to have your picture taken with Santa on a John Deere tractor, build Christmas crafts, enjoy Christmas treats and save some money on John Deere gifts!
Saturday November 23, 2019 | 9:30am – 3:30pm @ Martin Deerline South Edmonton
Martin Deerline West & South, Edmonton
Christmas Around the World
Experience Christmas around the world through dance. Timothy J Anderson returns to guide you through centuries of culture, costume, traditions and stunning choreography. Details
Chateau Louis Conference Centre 11727 Kingsway NW, Edmonton
Celebration of Lights
Kick off the holiday season at Strathcona County’s Celebration of Lights Festival and Information and the Volunteer’s Festival of Trees. Enjoy a FREE afternoon full of magical and unforgettable activities including: Cookie decorating and hot chocolate, Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s reindeer, Sleigh rides, Petting zoo & more. Details.
Festival of Trees
Enjoy entertainment, activities and displays in support of art programming for youth and children in Strathcona County. Events include – ticketed gala event that will provide an opportunity for recognition of the sponsors, tree donors and an opportunity for guests to place bids on a one-of-kind tree of their choice and a Saturday event will be open to the general public to view the trees, enjoy local musical entertainment and celebrate with a children’s art and craft area. Details.
Christmas at Fort Edmonton Park
Christmas Pantomime & Christmas Brunch – TBA
St. Albert Children’s Theatre
St. Albert Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s Little Mermaid. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is the story of Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, who longs to live in the world above. Details
Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert
Wetaskiwin Winter Warm Up
Pony rides, petting zoo, archery, axe and knife throwing, Growing in Grace huge Christmas craft sale, Christmas photo booth, traditional Indigenous Storytelling by Jerry Saddleback . Also free family skating on Sunday.Details
Drill Hall, 4519 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin
Christmas in the Heartland
Join us for a welcome to winter in a self-guided driving tour of the halls and churches of Ward 5, Strathcona County. Steeped in tradition, each stop offers a different experience. From French Canadian to Indigenous traditions, our venues offer a wide variety of interactive learning. Shopping at most venues is also offered. Artisans and crafters alike offer have a variety of ideas for the hard-to-buy for on everyone’s list. Details
Antler Lake, Ardrossan, Collingwood Cove, Half Moon Lake, Hastings Lake, Josephburg, North Cooking Lake, South Cooking Lake
Christmas in the Park
Activities include: Visiting with Santa and his reindeer, Walking through the candle luminary maze and discovering its unique design, Dashing through the snow on a horse drawn hay ride, Challenging your family to an old fashioned tea boiling contest, Singing Christmas Carols, Enjoying a warm bowl of chili and a hot dog. Details
Devon Lions park; Park n’ Ride from 17 Athabasca Ave, Devon
Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds.Details
Edmonton EXPO Centre — 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Dickens Fest Edmonton
Dickens Fest Edmonton is a festival that builds on Edmonton’s exuberant embrace of its status as a Winter City. Featuring the Pavilion of Lights (beginning Nov. 14), a holiday market, Christmas teas, and long table dinners; this year’s Dickens Fest is bound to warm even the coldest Grinch’s heart. Details
Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Leduc Festival of Trees
Annual Canadian Tire Leduc Festival of Trees and will include a full weekend of Christmas Themed Vendor Market, Children’s Activities, Christmas Tree Display and Silent Auction, Special Events and Entertainment.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Debaters Live On Tour Holiday Special
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than coming to Festival Place for The Debaters Live Christmas Show! The Debaters Live is the comedy stage show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic and the audience picks the winner. This special live Christmas event features host Steve Patterson and two of his favourite comics performing stand-up and two hilarious debates in the format made popular by the hit CBC Radio One program. Details
Winspear Centre — 9720 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton
A Christmas Carol
Join for this holiday theatre tradition in Canada and watch Ebenezer Scrooge being visited by the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Details
Maclab Theatre 9828 – 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk
This merry event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. Pledges raised for the Santa Shuffle will support people in your community who may be struggling to make ends meet. Details
Hawrelak Park, 9930 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton
Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham. As they perform their signature hits such as Rhythm In Me, The Calling, and I Believe, the Boyz question their loyalty to each other and ask whether or not faith is really holding them together. They finally deliver a message of unity, that “there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.” – Details
Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Avenue, Edmonton
Christmas in the Country
Get started on your shopping at these Christmas markets in south rural Strathcona County.
Come and enjoy sleigh rides, fun activities, delicious food and fireworks!
Light up Strathcona:
At the end of your self-guided tour, join us at Strathcona County’s South Contact Office for more holiday fun with free: Children’s activities and a fireworks display to light up the season
Multiple Venues, South Strathcona County.
Light up Strathcona:Fire Station #2, 22142 South Cooking Lake Road
Karol Wojtyla Nativity Play
Prepare for the Christmas season by coming out to an old-fashioned nativity play, the annual Karol Wojtyla Nativity Play. Bring the whole family to enjoy a one-hour matinee amateur performance featuring local children and youth. Details
Sleigh Rides in Old Strathcona
Ring in the holiday season with a festive holiday sleigh ride around Old Strathcona! Details
Bringing the traditions of our German and Austrian heritage home to Kanada. What happens to all the bad children at Xmas? Why Krampus of course! Details
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park, 8331 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Celebrate the Season
Alberta Legislature Building, 10800 – 97 Avenue, Edmonton
Candy Cane Tea
A Christmas celebration just for seniors, the perfect way to relax on a cold December day! Guests can enjoy special performances from the children of 100 Voices as well as engage in amazing educational animal encounters and talks. To wrap up a perfect afternoon, guests will enjoy complimentary tea, hot chocolate and festive baked goodies. Details
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Oil Kings – Teddy Bear Toss
vs. Calgary Hitmen
Bring your new or gently loved stuffed animal wrapped in a clear plastic bag and throw it onto the ice when the Oil Kings score their first goal of the game against the Calgary Hitmen! All donated animals are gifted to families in need in our community just in time for the holiday season, in partnership with 630 CHED Santa’s Anonymous.
Rogers Place, Edmonton
The Nutcracker Ballet
Magic returns this holiday season with the classic storytelling of The Nutcracker — ushering young and old into a rich and festive holiday world.The magical tale of Klara and her Nutcracker defeating the evil Rat Tsar and his army of mice continues to dazzle audiences in our glittering production set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The Nutcracker.
Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 — 87 Avenue Edmonton
A Christmas Past
Join us for a traditional Rutherford House Christmas. Experience the unique sparkle of this elegant house with the halls decked for the holidays. Enjoy the sweet harmonies of seasonal music and taste cookies baked in a wood burning oven. Visit the historic kitchen and sample some hot apple cider. Spice up this holiday season with a visit to Rutherford House!
Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton
Traditions weave people together through a common experience. For more than twenty years, the McDades have participated in this wonderful Christmas tradition at John Walter Museum. Join us for music, good cheer and enjoy the simple beauty of these 19th century homes. You will hear two 45-minute musical performances in each of the oldest of John Walter’s homes, and during intermission, you can enjoy seasonal treats in our interpretive centre.
John Walter Museum, Edmonton
Multicultural Heritage Centre, 5411- 51 Street Stony Plain.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
Holiday Train is about 1,000 feet in length with 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of technology-leading LED lights and a modified boxcar that has been turned into a traveling stage for performers. Details
Camrose & Wetaskiwin
The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant…Ever!
The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant…Ever!” is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who has been put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. What could be so hard? It’s always the same Mary and Joseph and the same old Christmas carols. But no one was expecting the Herdmans to show up for the auditions!!! Details
Backstage Theatre, 10330 84 Ave., Edmonton
A Prairie Christmas
Come for a weekend of Christmas family fun – there’s a snowman cookies to decorate, engaging fun with an indoor snow ball fort, bale mazes, and train rides on the Prairie Polar Express, (or hay rides if it snows) free family photos with Santa Claus, and more. – Details
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm
56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
Hay Rides & Santa Photos
the Marketplace at Callingwood invite you to bring the family to meet Santa Claus who’ll be visiting us in the lobby of the Professional Centre. Get your photo taken with him and get it printed instantly. Then hop on a FREE horse drawn hay ride around the parking lot. Details
The Marketplace at Callingwood Professional Centre, Edmonton
God Is Scottish Drag Queen Christmas Special
God Is A Scottish Drag Queen parts 1 and 2 come together into a full two act comedy of biblical proportions. God, dressed in a floral power suit comes down to skewer everything from the Pope to the Holy Land Experience in an unforgettable night of comedy! – Details
Myer Horowitz Theatre – 8900 114 Street NW, Edmonton
OKLAHOMA! launched a new era in the American musical. It also began the most successful songwriting partnership (Rodgers and Hammerstein) in Broadway history. Over the musical’s run, from the original production in 1943 to a series of revivals, it has earned numerous awards including Tony, Olivier, Academy and the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. With its legendary score, OKLAHOMA! tells a tale of young love in a land of endless possibilities. This joyous celebration of America’s heartland features memorable songs “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and of course, “Oklahoma!” – Details
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
A weekend of FREE and FUN activities for you and yours aimed at CREATING YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS, not buying it! Details
118th Ave around 92nd street at the Alberta Avenue Community League, The Nina Haggerty Centre and places in between.
Come out to see over 400 beautiful Nativities from many nations, in many different sizes, colours and artistic styles. As you pause to take in the displays, there will be music and singers to enjoy as well as activities for the children. Hot chocolate and cider is available for all. Details
West End Christian Reformed Church, 10015 – 149 St., Edmonton
Clara’s Dream…Edmonton’s Ukrainian Nutcracker!
Shumka presents Clara’s Dream: A Ukrainian Folk Ballet based on Tchaikovsky’s 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. Clara’s Dream blends the grace and lyrical nature of classical movement with the strength and power of Ukrainian character dance, leaving audiences exhilarated and entertained. Details
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
We Will Rock You: The Musical On Tour 2019
We Will Rock You is an original story musical written by Ben Elton set to the songs of Queen. Welcome to the iPlanet; a distant future earth where individualism is outlawed, and the youth have all become mindless digital clones. The musical follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save Rock N’ Roll in this post-apocalyptic world where there are no musical instruments and rock has died. Details
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton