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.

The Butter Dish
16 Nov

Alberta Craft Gallery, 10186 106 Street, Edmonton

November 16, 2019 To December 14, 2019

7804885900

Free public gallery

The Butter Dish, the unsung hero of the kitchen, its possibilities are limitless, as object d\’art it can be an expression of refined elegance, minimalism or ...  »

Enchanted Forest
22 Nov

Various Locations, Fort Saskatchewan

November 22, 2019 To January 7, 2020

780-912-2157

Free

The Enchanted Forest is a favourite holiday tradition in the City of Fort Saskatchewan. Local organizations and business create unique, beautiful, fun Christmas trees that reflect the ...  »

Dickens Fest Edmonton
27 Nov

Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton

November 27, 2019 To December 8, 2019

780.425.1820.

Free & Ticketed Events

Visit the Citadel Theatre this holiday season for the second annual Dickens Fest! Featuring the Pavilion of Lights (beginning Nov. 14), a holiday market, Christmas teas, and long ...  »

Winterfest
29 Nov

Snow Valley, 119 Whitemud Dr NW, Edmonton

November 29, 2019 To December 1, 2019

Free and ticketed events

Winterfest is a weekend to celebrate another season of skiing and snowboarding at Snow Valley Ski Club. Join us Friday after 3:30 for Servus Food Bank Friday, where $10 ...  »

Family Fun Sunday
01 Dec

Education Gym, 11210 87 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

December 1, 2019

Free

Join Campus & Community Recreation for a free, family-friendly holiday event. Come down to the Education Gym at the University of Alberta between 1-3 PM on Sunday, December 1...  »

CHROMA YEG
01 Dec

Kingsway Mall, 109 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 1, 2019 To December 24, 2019

Free to attend

Kingsway Mall is proud to announce the launch of Edmonton’s first CHROMA pop-up, a massive art installation that spans across the mall’s lower level! Curated ...  »

Holiday Magic
02 Dec

Edmonton City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

December 2, 2019 To December 6, 2019

Free

Ring in the holiday season at City Hall with choral and hand bell performances by elementary and junior high school classes from across Edmonton.  »

The Art of Charity
02 Dec

Good Earth Coffeehouse Scotia Place, 10060 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

December 2, 2019 To December 31, 2019

Free entry

Edmonton artists Sandra Wong and Yvonne Valdemarca have a wide selection of art on display and for sale at the Good Earth Coffeehouse Scotia Place. All pieces ...  »

Minecraft Monday
02 Dec

Microsoft Store West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton

December 2, 2019 To December 30, 2019

7808014200

Free with RSVP

Join us for a Minecraft Build Challenge at your local Microsoft Store. Players will be put their creativity, teamwork, and Minecraft skills to the test in this ...  »

Movies for Mental Health
04 Dec

Indigenous Knowledge Resource Centre, 7128 Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton

December 4, 2019

FREE

See how art can raise awareness and reduce stigma about mental health! Movies for Mental Health uses winning short films about mental health topics to initiate meaningful ...  »

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
05 Dec

Provost to Wetaskawin, AB

December 5, 2019 To December 6, 2019

Free, Donation to local Food Bank

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 ...  »

Celebrate the Season at the Alberta Legislature
05 Dec

Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 10800 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton

December 5, 2019 To December 23, 2019

7804277362

Free

For more than 30 years the Legislative Assembly has celebrated the holiday season by inviting musical ensembles from all over the province to perform festive music in the ...  »

Edmonton Christmas
06 Dec

Southside Pentecostal Assembly, 2821 109 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 6, 2019 To December 8, 2019

Free

WELCOME TO AN EDMONTON CHRISTMAS! SPA FOR LIFE IS EXCITED TO PRESENT AN EDMONTON CHRISTMAS 2019. “NOEL: NIGHT OF EVERLASTING LOVE” Come experience the heart of the Christmas ...  »

Christmas in the Country
07 Dec

Various Venues, Strathcona County

December 7, 2019

Free

Get in the Christmas spirit with country markets and activities for the whole family in south Strathcona County. Come and enjoy sleigh rides, fun activities, delicious food ...  »

Krampusnacht
07 Dec

Ritchie Community League, 7727 98 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 7, 2019

Free

Join for Krampusnacht Fire Show Performers: Demon Sisu van Hell Zennos – rope dart At the conclusion of the fire show we will have a Kramuslauf, which is ...  »

Bright Lights Christmas Festival
07 Dec

Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, 10603 Ellerslie Road Southwest, Edmonton

December 7, 2019

780-437-5433

Free

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 ...  »

Adorn with Art Group Exhibition
07 Dec

West End Gallery, 10337 124 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 7, 2019 To December 21, 2019

780-488-4892

Free

The West End Gallery joyously presents “Adorn with Art”, our annual holiday exhibition! Showcasing a variety of colours, techniques, and inspiration to celebrate the season; landscape, still ...  »

Free Spirit Market
07 Dec

Acacia Masonic Hall, 10433 83 Ave NW, Edmonton

December 7, 2019

Free

A local market with 20+ metaphysical and free spirited vendors, makers, artists and healers.  »

Jingle All The Way
07 Dec

Town Square at Currents of Windermere, 6004 Currents Drive Northwest, Edmonton

December 7, 2019

Free

Santa Claus is coming to Town (Square)! Jingle down to Currents of Windermere for a free holiday celebration. This event is fun for the whole family and ...  »

EKO Christmas Concert
08 Dec

City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

December 8, 2019

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 ...  »

Winter in Little Italy
08 Dec

Little Italy, Edmonton

December 8, 2019

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 ...  »

Lessons and Carols
08 Dec

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

December 8, 2019

780-482-1587

Freewill offering

Words and Music for Christmas. A lovely, gentle candlelight service to celebrate the season. This service is a classic tradition, with a series of nine scripture readings ...  »

Santa Cares
08 Dec

Mill Woods Town Centre, 2331 66 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 8, 2019

Free

Santa Cares: A Sensory-friendly Santa Photo Experience Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the ...  »

Enrich Your Kids | Free Financial Class
11 Dec

Sandman Inn West Edmonton, 17635 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton

December 11, 2019

Free

Are you a parent wishing to enhance your child’s financial literacy? If so, this FREE Financial Fitness Class is for you! What you’ll learn: • Teachable ...  »

Family Yoga at CHROMA YEG
11 Dec

Kingsway Mall, 109 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 11, 2019

Free to attend

A pop up Yoga & Baby class will be taking place on Wednesday, December 11 from 9-11am in the CHROMA Kidspace room on the main level of ...  »

Candy Cane Lane 2019
12 Dec

9915 148 St, Edmonton

December 12, 2019 To January 1, 2020

Free

Visit Candy Cane Lane and enjoy this 50 year Edmonton Christmas tradition and revel in the spectacle of colourful light displays and unique decorations installed at the Candy ...  »

22nd Annual Nativity Set Display
13 Dec

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

December 13, 2019 To December 15, 2019

7804548151

Free

Come enjoy the true meaning of Christmas as you view hundreds of beautifully displayed Nativity sets from around the world. Free admission. Free hot chocolate or apple ...  »

Pavana
13 Dec

La Cité Francophone, Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, Edmonton

December 13, 2019

7804691944

Free admission

“Projet Espoir” in collaboration with Edmonton area amateur orchestras invite you to “Noël à la Cité”. This is an orchestral concert featuring an all Christmas program. Informal, ...  »

Christmas in Mill Woods
13 Dec

Calvary Community Church, 8704 Mill Woods Rd NW, Edmonton

December 13, 2019

(780) 462-8444.

Free admission

Christmas in Mill Woods: a tradition your family will love. Have yourself a merry little Christmas by joining us for sleigh rides, hot chocolate, games, door prizes, ...  »

Photos with Police Pups
13 Dec

Kingsway Mall, 109 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 13, 2019

Free to attend

Meet and Greet the RCMP and their beautiful retired Police dogs on December 13 from 1 – 4 pm, inside the Chroma Room – main level across from H & M. Enjoy ...  »

Hay Rides & Santa Photos
14 Dec

The Marketplace at Callingwood, 178 Street NW, Edmonton

December 14, 2019

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 ...  »

Holiday Spectacular
14 Dec

Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 14, 2019

Free

Beginner skaters to veteran performers will take to the ice at the Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace on Saturday, December 14, to entertain West Edmonton Mall guests at the ...  »

Christmas Cabaret
14 Dec

PERC Building, 5413 51 Street, Stony Plain

December 14, 2019

Free

Join us for an evening of holiday frivolity as we celebrate the dedicated work of our performers, musicians, and artists.  »

Family Christmas Party
14 Dec

Maier West, 17451 103 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

December 14, 2019

Free

Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton encourages families to attend their annual Family Christmas Party. Kids can decorate cookies, have their photo taken with Santa, and meet ...  »

South Pole Holiday Workshop
14 Dec

South Edmonton Common, 1408 99 Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 14, 2019 To December 22, 2019

FREE

Experience holiday magic at South Edmonton Common’s the South Pole! On December 14 at 12pm, Santa and his elves will be welcoming you and your family for ...  »

Carols and Bells - Handbell Concerts
15 Dec

St. Andrew's United Church, 1a Fieldstone Dr, Spruce Grove

December 15, 2019

Free will offering

Ring in your Christmas season with this concert featuring a wide range of Christmas music via the unique expression of English handbells. Parkland Bells, the two handbell ...  »

Merry at Manning
15 Dec

Manning Town Centre,15526 37th Street Northwest, Edmonton

December 15, 2019

Free

Take a break from your hectic December schedule and join us for a FREE holiday event: the 2nd annual Merry at Manning! On Sunday, December 15 between 12pm-3...  »

Disney+ Trivia Nights
18 Dec

Microsoft Store West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton

December 18, 2019

7808014200

Free with RSVP

Join us at the Microsoft Store for Disney+ Trivia Nights! Think you know all there is to know about Star Wars, Marvel and more?   »

Vinai
19 Dec

Union Hall, 99 Street NW, Edmonton

December 19, 2019

FREE BEFORE 10:30pm

Vinai is an EDM production and Italian DJ duo, formed in 2011 consisting of brothers Alessandro Vinai and Andrea Vinai. HOW MUCH Tickets : FREE BEFORE 10:30pm $20 & up ...  »

Yule Ave
21 Dec

Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Avenue, Edmonton

December 21, 2019 To December 22, 2019

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! ...  »

Chanukah Celebration 2019
22 Dec

Alberta Legislature Building, Edmonton

December 22, 2019

780-993-1818

Free

28th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony Chabad of Edmonton will once again be hosting our 28th annual Candle Lighting Ceremony at the Alberta legislature on Sunday night December 22, 2019. ...  »

Christmas in St. Albert
22 Dec

The Arden Theatre, 5 Saint Anne Street, St. Albert

December 22, 2019

Free

Join us for an evening of beautiful music and special performances at the first Christmas in St. Albert, hosted by Kingdom Church. The first annual Christmas in ...  »

Christmas with The Willows on Candy Cane Lane
22 Dec

St. Andrew's United Church, 9915 148 St NW, Edmonton

December 22, 2019

FREE with non-perishable food or cash donations

YEG Candy Cane Lane welcomes back the celebrated Canadian vocal jazz trio, The Willows, for a holiday benefit concert featuring their original tunes and holiday classics! The ...  »

Welcome 2019

Say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 with a bang. Free New Year’s events and Fireworks at various places in Alberta Capital region.

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