30 Free Things to Do in Edmonton in December

A list of FREE fun things to do in Edmonton Area during December. The list includes free Christmas and holiday activities, live music, and more!

Though the events are free, donations are appreciated to the local food bank for all holiday themed events.

Window Displays

Take your date for a fun free date night! Go peer at all the spectacularly dressed up Windows of Shops. Nearly 30 Downtown businesses have decorated their windows with lights, trees, stars, candles other colourful festive creations! Don’t forget to vote for your favourite! @ Various Shops from 95 Street to 111 Street, and from 97 Avenue to the south side of 105 Avenue. Edmonton Downtown (DBA)

Christmas Markets

You don’t have to pay to admire the handiwork and talents of Edmonton based artisans. Visit free Christmas Markets held around the city and enjoy the sights and sounds of a bustling holiday market.

17 Oct

Borealis Gallery, 9820 107 Street, Edmonton

October 17, 2018 To January 13, 2019

7804277362

non ticketed

In 1918 a mysterious illness swept the globe. It struck erratically and swiftly, seeming to target otherwise healthy young adults. Its victims could be well in the morning ...  »

20 Oct

McMullen Gallery, 8440 112 Street Northwest, Edmonton

October 20, 2018 To December 9, 2018

780.407.8428

Free

Marilène Oliver works with medical imaging data to create artworks. Since 2001, Marilène has worked with MRI and CT scans to create print based sculptures and ...  »

15 Nov

Scott Gallery, 10411 124 Street, Edmonton

November 15, 2018 To December 5, 2018

780-488-3619

free

Three years ago, during a painting trip to the Bugaboos with fellow artist Jim Vest, Wendy Wacko met a turning point in her personal practice – A journey ...  »

17 Nov

Martin Deerline, 17104 118 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

November 17, 2018 To December 8, 2018

1-877-627-8468

Free

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 ...  »

30 Nov

TWP Road 492, Leduc

November 30, 2018 To December 30, 2018

Phone: 780-777-4122

Free, donations accepted

Enjoy a winter wonderland of Christmas lights. This will be the final year for the Christmas lights display. Leduc Country Lights has been a festive event that ...  »

01 Dec

Multicultural Heritage Centre, 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain

December 1, 2018

Free

! Come celebrate the holidays with us on December 1. Our Art Gallery is being transformed into a Holiday Artisan Market in the weeks leading up to Christmas and ...  »

01 Dec

Snow Valley, 119 Whitemud Dr NW, Edmonton

December 1, 2018 To December 2, 2018

Free and ticketed events

A weekend to celebrate another season on the snow at Snow Valley Ski Club. Join us for Servus Food Bank Friday. Servus will be on hand in ...  »

02 Dec

Alberta Legislature Building, Edmonton

December 2, 2018

780-993-1818

Free

27th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony You are invited with family to the 27th Annual Chabad Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Events include: Live music, Doughnuts, Latkes, Dreidels, Channukah Gelt, ...  »

02 Dec

Old Strathcona, Edmonton

December 2, 2018 To December 22, 2018

Donations

Ring in the holiday season with a festive holiday sleigh ride around Old Strathcona! Experience our unique take on a holiday hop-on hop-off shuttle while shopping and ...  »

02 Dec

Little Italy, Edmonton

December 2, 2018 To December 9, 2018

780-720-5725

$0

Join us for a free Guided horse drawn carriage tour through Little Italy! View the storied architecture of Church Street and warm up in some of our ...  »

02 Dec

St. Joseph's Basilica, 10044 113 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 2, 2018

Donation

Please join St. Joseph’s College in building community during the Advent and Christmas Season at our annual evening of Hymns and Readings. Once there, you will ...  »

03 Dec

11342 64 St NW, Edmonton

December 3, 2018

7804740907

By Donation

Join us on McLuhan Monday as Abdul Malik leads us in exploring ethics in photojournalism and provides insight into documenting the relationships that form in political spaces. ...  »

04 Dec

Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 10800 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton

December 4, 2018 To December 23, 2018

780.427.7362

Free

For over 30 years the Alberta Legislature has celebrated the holiday season with musical performances throughout December. Following the Legislature Light-Up on December 4, musical ensembles from throughout the ...  »

06 Dec

Fast Track Indoor Karting, 11771 167 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 6, 2018

780-341-0640

Free

Help put food on someone’s table, and Fast Track will put you in the driver’s seat! Join us for our 2nd annual Speed for Need ...  »

07 Dec

SPA for Life! 2821 109 Street, Edmonton

December 7, 2018 To December 9, 2018

FREE

Set in the 1940’s Frank Smith is a self-made man who understands what it takes to succeed. Somewhere in all of his efforts, he has lost sight ...  »

07 Dec

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton

December 7, 2018

(780) 973-4011, ext. 2938

Free

A Christmas Celebration with the Royal Canadian Artillery Band By Bombardier Greg Upham-Mills, The RCA Band On Friday, December 7th at 7:30 pm, join us for A Christmas ...  »

08 Dec

The Marketplace at Callingwood, 178 Street NW, Edmonton

December 8, 2018

Free

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 ...  »

08 Dec

Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park, 8331 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

December 8, 2018

Free

Krampusnacht is an old German/Austrian Christmas tradition. Krampus is the Yule Lord, or Christmas Devil. The good children get a visit from Saint Nikolaus on Christmas ...  »

08 Dec

Kidco Community Fort Saskatchewan Child Care, 9907 103 Street, Fort Saskatchewan

December 8, 2018

7805892490

FREE

A fun filled morning to ring in winter and celebrate the holidays! Join us for crafts, prizes, a photo booth, cookie decorating and a hot chocolate bar ...  »

08 Dec

Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, 10603 Ellerslie Road Southwest, Edmonton

December 8, 2018

780-437-5433

0-0

The Bright Lights festival is a fun, family-friendly event with something for everyone! Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride across our beautifully-lit property, food, music, entertainment and crafts ...  »

08 Dec

West End Gallery, 10337 124 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 8, 2018 To December 22, 2018

780-488-4892

No cost

The West End Gallery is pleased to present Adorn with Art, our annual holiday exhibition, showcasing a variety of colours, techniques, and inspiration to celebrate the season; ...  »

09 Dec

City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

December 9, 2018

780-433-9910

Free

Christmas and New Year are approaching and it’s time to pick events and concerts to celebrate the season. EKOSingers hopes you will join us as we ...  »

09 Dec

Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209, 123 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 9, 2018

780-482-1587

Freewill offering

This is an afternoon of traditional congregational carols, scripture readings and music sung by the Choir of Robertson-Wesley, directed by Tammy-Jo Mortensen and accompanied by Belinda Chiang, ...  »

12 Dec

Sandman Inn West Edmonton, 17635 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton

December 12, 2018

Free

As a parent, you want to make sure your children learn the importance of money as early in life as possible. Being “good with money” is a ...  »

13 Dec

West End Christian Reformed Church, 10015 149 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 13, 2018 To December 15, 2018

7804548151

Free

Enjoy the Christmas Season looking at over 300 Nativity sets from around the world displayed throughout the church while listening to live music of the season. Enjoy free ...  »

13 Dec

Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209, 123 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 13, 2018

780-482-1587

Freewill offering

Jolaine Kerley, soprano; John Brough, organ and piano and Josephine van Lier, cello. One of Edmonton’s leading sopranos in collaboration with Holy Trinity Anglican’s Music ...  »

15 Dec

Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 15, 2018

Free

Don’t miss the annual Holiday Spectacular on the Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace. Kaetlyn Osmond – 3 time Olympic medalist and world champion will be taking the ice to ...  »

15 Dec

Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Avenue, Edmonton

December 15, 2018 To December 16, 2018

Free

Take in the Yule: Have A Blast Christmas Concert, the lighting of the Giving Tree, Santa’s Horse and Wagon Ride, Antler Dancing and so much more! ...  »

15 Dec

Manning Town Centre, 15531 37 St NW, Edmonton

December 15, 2018

FREE

Manning Town Centre happily invites you and your family to Merry at Manning, an afternoon of FREE festive fun. Enjoy holiday crafts, horse-drawn sleigh rides, carolers & ...  »

20 Dec

Bonnie Doon Centre, 8330 82 ave 83rd street, Edmonton

December 20, 2018 To March 10, 2019

Free

Take a spin in our Winter Wonderland! The rink will be open on Thursdays-Sundays until the ice melts in March. Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks sponsored by ...  »

22 Dec

Union Hall, 6240 99 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 22, 2018 To December 23, 2018

$0.00 - $20.00; Free Before 10:00pm

Morgan Page has been making electronic oriented music since the age of 12. Eventually, he mailed off a few demo cassettes to a local college radio station: WRUV 90.1 ...  »

22 Dec

Elk Island National Park, Ardrossan

December 22, 2018

780-922-5790

Free

It’s the first weekend of winter and Elk Island National Park is celebrating with free entry Saturday, December 22. Make the short drive east of Edmonton and ...  »

22 Dec

Microsoft, 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 22, 2018 To January 4, 2019

7808014200

Free

Do you have shopping to do in store? Let us teach your children something educational while you make your purchases. This free one-hour workshop introduces students eight ...  »

30 Dec

Various Venues, Strathcona County

December 30, 2018 To January 4, 2019

780-467-2211

Free

Celebrate the start of the New Year through Winter Freeze Fest activities that lead up to the Rogers Hometown Hockey weekend in Strathcona County on January 5 to 6, 2019. ...  »

31 Dec

Alberta Legislature Grounds, 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

December 31, 2018

311

Free

Join the fun inside the Federal Building for activities the whole family can enjoy, including live music, roving performers, games, lantern-making, a brand new light installation, and ...  »

31 Dec

2015 Oak St, Sherwood Park

December 31, 2018

780-467-2211

Free

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the whole family. Enjoy a variety of free indoor and outdoor activities. From remote control bobsled races, sports activities and crafts ...  »

Welcome 2019

Say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 with a bang. Free New Year’s events and Fireworks at various places in Alberta Capital region.

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