Edmonton & Area Events

activity appHoliday Outing Ideas

Christmas at Fort Edmonton Park – $13.65 each
The whole gang will prepare delicious festive treats to take home and then tour the streets of the Park. Get to know Edmonton festive traditions while having fun. What did stockings have in them during the pioneer times? Which games did children play during the Christmas season? Discover the magic of Christmas in Edmonton’s past.
•    Bake sugar cookies in an old fashioned wood stove
•    Tour 1905 Street lit up for the holidays and do some window shopping
•    Learn about Christmas stockings and traditions of the past
•    Play pioneer games
Both children and parents require a ticket. Perfect for families with children between the ages of 5 to 12 years old

Ice Castles – December 15th – March 31,2017
Pricing and Hours
Monday-Thursday, 3pm-9pm: Child (4-11): $9.95 General Admission (12+): $12.95
Closed Tuesday (Except during Mass Break and NH Break)
Friday, 3pm-10pm and Saturday, 12pm-10pm: Child (4-11): $12.95 General Admission (12+): $16.95

Greenland Garden Centre Country Christmas | Greenland Garden Centre
Visit Greenland and enter a winter wonderland of magical holiday displays. Shop for that special someone and take part in the activities by donations. Kids can get their face painted, decorate cookies, roast marshmallows and go on a sleigh ride. Bring your own camera, and get a gorgeous shot of the kids with Santa Claus, himself.

Celebrate the Season | December 1 to 23, 2016
For over 30 years the Alberta Legislature has celebrated the holiday season with musical performances throughout December. Over 70 choirs and musical ensembles will grace the Legislature Rotunda’s grand staircase during Celebrate the Season. Performances are daily at Noon, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thousands of bright lights provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday stroll on the beautiful Legislature Grounds. The centerpiece tree is a 60-foot spruce originating from the Edson area and is lit with over 5,000 lights of its own. The skating rink located on the South Grounds (behind the Legislature Building, on Fortway Drive) is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (weather permitting).

CP Holiday Train | December 7 and 8, 2016
Come see the travelling lights on the train. The stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. After that, a brief presentation takes place with local food bank officials and other dignitaries. Once complete, the band resumes performing a mix of traditional and modern holiday-themed songs.  Once the door closes, the train slips off to the next stop on the tour.

Candy Cane Lane | December 9- Jan 1
Edmonton’s Candy Cane Lane is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors every Christmas season and it has become traditional for Edmontonians to flock to this West End Christmas Light and Decoration display every year. The sights and sounds of Candy Cane Lane instill the spirit of Christmas in all of us. The colourful light displays and unique decorations bring out the magic of the season for young and old alike. Christmas in Edmonton is not complete without a walk down Candy Cane Lane.
Where: Candy Cane Lane is located at 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

ETS Christmas Light Tours
ETS will once again be running Christmas Light tours in December. Tour and ticket sale dates to be announced in the near future.

Hay Rides and Santa Photos | December 10 and 17, 2016
Get your photo taken with Santa Clause and get it printed instantly. When you’re finished, hop on a FREE horse drawn hay ride around the parking lot – the pick up point is in front of the Professional Centre doors, and finish off this magical experience.

Leduc Country Lights | All season long
Visits with Santa, holiday lights, hot cocoa and fire pits – bring the kids to one of the must-do light experiences of the season as you walk through a holiday wonderland.

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