Events & Activities in Saskatoon During Winter – Christmas Break
Friday, December 20, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020
Things to do in Saskatoon during Christmas – Winter Break including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.
I. Family & Kids Activities during Christmas Break
Eaton’s Once Upon a Christmas Exhibit
Capturing the magic and make-believe of the season! Since 1987, the Eaton’s Once Upon a Christmas exhibit has delighted visitors, young and old. The exhibit continues to be a major attraction for those who visit the WDM during the holiday season. It offers an opportunity for parents to share with their children memories of their childhood and it allows children to enter to a world of make-believe and magic.Details
November 1, 2019 – January 12, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Western Development Museum (WDM) – Saskatoon, 2610 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon
Saskatoon Boxing Day Bird Count
You are invited to participate in the annual Saskatoon Boxing Day Bird Count. At this time every winter, birders across the world spend a day counting the wild birds in their neighbourhood. The results of these annual surveys help establish trends in bird populations. Such data are valuable for bird conservation initiatives. Details
Thursday, December 26, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
President Murray Park, 1318 Colony Street, Saskatoon
Storyscapes – Campfire Stories and Songs
Join us at Nutrien Wonderhub with local musician and storyteller, Maygen Kardash, to hear stories and sing songs that we hear around the campfire. Participants will play games, explore constellations and create their very own constellation story. Details
Thursday, December 28, 2019 | 1:300 PM – 3:30 PM
Nutrien Wonderhub, 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon
Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour
Hike through the best bird-rich city parks with our experienced local guide looking for winter songbirds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, jays, crossbills, finches and Bohemian Waxwings. Visit Hangouts for wintering ducks and geese. Details
November 27 – December 31, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Bird Count for Kids
The Young Naturalists are hosting our 6th annual CBC4Kids – A Christmas Bird Count for Kids. Christmas Bird Count and CBC4Kids is a great way for people to get into bird watching. Whether you are a curious beginner who wants to learn more about birds, or an experienced bird watcher, this is the event for you. Details
Thursday, January 2, 2020 | 9:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive, Saskatoon
Winter Break Puppet ShowJoin us for memorable shadow puppetry show during winter break. Details
December 27 – 28, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM & 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Frances Morrison Central Library – Pooh Corner
RBC Creative Space over Winter Break
Head to Remai Modern during the winter break! Creative Space is a drop-in art studio for all ages with materials linked to exhibitions. Join the fun by heading to the Cameco Learning Studio on the ground floor of Remai Modern.Details
December 24, 26 – 27, 31, 2019 & January 1 – 3, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Remai Modern, 102 Spadina Cres East, Saskatoon
Free with membership or museum admission, no registration required.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Nutana community association is happy to host a free movie at the Broadway Theater. We will be playing the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Everyone is welcome! Details
Sunday, January 5, 2020 | 2:00 PM
The Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon
Free. Any donations received will be given to the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery.
Holiday Hours at Attractions
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday | Closed
The Museum is closed on Christmas Day
Daily | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Museum Closes at 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day | Closed
Meewasin Valley: Weekends & Holidays | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday | 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM & and 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Weekends & Holidays | Closed
Daily | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed on Christmas Day
All Library locations will be closed on December 25-26, 2019 & January 1, 2020
Closed from December 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Facility hours of operation vary during stat holidays. Refer to Drop-in Online for program information and schedules.
Adjusted holiday hours & civic services including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, & New Year’s Day.
- Enjoy the many free activities offered at City of Saskatoon’s Leisure centres.
- Saskatoon Public library offers plenty of free 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
- Who said there is nothing to do at Provincial Parks in winter? Enjoy ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, tobogganing and more at the parks.
- Winter Camping can be challenging, but fun. Check out individual parksite to see which National/Provincial park is open for winter camping. Take necessary arrangements before you head out!
- Plan a trip to neighbouring cities/town this winter.
Wipe away those winter blues! Grab your skates and join us throughout the winter season at Saskatoon’s skating rinks.
- Drop in for public skate at one of theindoor skating rinks or at theoutdoor icerinks.
- Enjoy Skating @ Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink.
- Clarence DowneySpeed Skating Oval is open for free Public skating from December 10 – March 1 | Monday – Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM & 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM; Saturday – Sunday | 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM
- Public indoor skating rinks fees: Family: $11.50; Adult (19+): $5.75; Child/Youth (6-18 yrs): $3.75; Preschool (0 – 5 yrs): Free;Parent & Tot skate: Free
II. Live Music
Fireside Singers Christmas
The 100-voice choir will feature many of the best loved seasonal and sacred songs representing most genres from classical to contemporary favourites. Details
December 21 – 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM
TCU Place, 22 Street East, Saskatoon
Make A Joyful Noise Meets A Charlie Brown Christmas
Join the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra this Christmas for a musical holiday medley from gospel to Guaraldi. Details
Saturday, December 21, 2019 | 7:30 PM
The Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon
$15 – $30
Winter Fantasy: A Holiday Concert
Returning to our city for the Christmas holidays, this performance will feature local Saskatoon musicians Samuel Milner – violin; Scott McKnight – cello; Godwin Friesen – piano; Ryan Davis – viola, plus Byungchan Lee (violin), one of Canada’s “Hot 30 Under 30”. Pieces include Brahms, Halvorsen, Schubert, Schumann, and Vaughn Williams.Details
Friday, December 27, 2019 | 7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 436 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon
General $20, Students $15, Children under 12 Free
III. Theatre & Performing Arts
A Christmas Carol — a holiday dinner theatre comedyIn a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren’t) and engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system. Details
December 13 – 15, 18 – 21, 2019
German Cultural Centre, 160 Cartwright Street East, Saskatoon
$40 – $50 + tax
The Fourth Wise Man
This holiday season, Dancing Sky Theatre is re-visiting one of our very first collective creations THE FOURTH WISEMAN, which is inspired by an 1895 novella by Henry Van Dyke. Many of us are familiar with the visit of the ‘three wise men’ as part of the Christmas story, and with the famous gifts that they brought. But what if there was a fourth wise man? One who started out on the journey but missed the nativity by three days and, as a result, spent the rest of his life searching for the promised King? Details
December 6 – 22, 2019
Dancing Sky Theatre, 201 Queen Street, Meacham
$30 – $56.50
Frosty the Snow Person
Songs, laughter and heaps of fun await you at Wide Open’s holiday show – Frosty the Snow Person. Details
December 13 – 23, 2019
The Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre, 609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon
$0 – $17
ELF – The Musical
ELF – The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy the Elf, who as a child mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was transported to the North Pole. Details
December 4, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Remai Arts Centre, 100 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon
$23 – $48
vs.Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday, December 28, 2019 | 07:00 PM
vs. Winnipeg Ice on Wednesday, January 01, 2020 | 2:00 PM
SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon
Resolution Run and WalkStart the New Year off on the right foot by establishing or maintaining an active lifestyle. Details
Tuesday December 31, 2019 | 6:00 PM
8th Street Running Room, 601 8th Street East, Saskatoon
$15 – $70
V. Other Events
Boxing Day Square Dance
Here is a chance for all the family to get off the sofa and away from the dining table after Christmas and get out on the dance floor! If you have never square danced, this is the time to come and learn! Details
Thursday, December 26, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue N, Saskatoon
$15.00 – $20.00
Light Up The Village @ WDM North Battleford
A colourful holiday experience for the whole family! Catch the spirit of the season as the Heritage Village lights up for the holidays. Details
Thursday through Saturday, until January 4, 2020 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
WDM North Battleford, Hwys 16 & 40 North Battleford
$5/vehicle. Maximum 6 passengers.
All proceeds in support of Heritage Village repairs and restoration. Village tours will not run in temperatures below -25 Celsius.
Holiday Downtown Social
Looking to show off Saskatoon to your friends and family this holiday season? Visit Remai Modern on December 27 for an evening of art, holiday cheer and music presented in collaboration with DTNYXE. Hop onto a museum tour, enjoy our cash bar, then dance and mingle in one of Saskatoon’s most scenic spaces until 10 PM. Details
Friday, December 27, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Remai Modern, 102 Spadina Cres East, Saskatoon
This event is included with museum admission or Remai Modern membership.
New Year’s Eve Skating Party
Ring in the New Year in the community with activities at one of the best outdoor skating spots in Canada! Meewasin and friends will have fun and free activities, skates, pretty lights, warm drinks, and tons of fun for you and your crew! Details
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza, Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon
Skating by donation
Noon Year’s Eve PartyA New Year’s Eve party for kids that won’t interfere with bedtime. Join us for a countdown with dancing, crafts and a whole lot of fun. Details
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Saskatoon Public Library- Various Branches, Saskatoon
Dakota Dunes Casino New Year Powwow
Dakota Dunes Casino New Year Powwow is a 3-day family event with over $80000 in prizes. Details
January 2 – 4, 2020
SaskTel Centre, 101-3515 Thatcher Avenue, Saskatoon
- Clinkskill Christmas Lights: Be sure to check out the beautiful christmas displays at Clinkskill Drive. Drive up and tune in to 89.7 and enjoy the dance of the christmas lights.
November 17, 2019 to January 3, 2020 @ 2706 Clinkskill Drive, Saskatoon | Free
- Saskatchewan Blue Cross Light Walk: See the BHP Enchanted Forest without vehicle traffic. Walk through the forest and enjoy all of the displays up close and personal!
Saturday, January 4, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM @ Forestry Farm Park | $5/person or $20/family
- Glow Gardens: Enjoy nearly 60,000 sq. feet of illuminated structures, interactive activities, live entertainment, food trucks, a festive Christmas market, and Santa.
November 21 – December 28, 2019 @ World Trade Center Saskatoon,
- Enchanted Forest: This Holiday Season marks the 18th anniversary of this spectacular Saskatchewan Family Christmas Tradition. A perfect place to take visiting friends and family.
November 16, 2019 to January 6, 2020 @ Forestry Farm Park | $10/Person – $33/vehicle
- Light Up The Village: A colourful holiday experience for the whole family! Catch the spirit of the season as the Heritage Village lights up for the holidays. Details
Thursday through Saturday, November 21, 2019 – January 4, 2020 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Western Development Museum, North Battleford