Top 9 Christmas Events in Edmonton
Christmas Glow Edmonton
Christmas Glow Edmonton is a wintery festival unlike any other. From November 28th to January 4th, you and your family can experience all that it has to offer! There are illuminated structures and twinkling light gardens, festive food and drinks for anyone’s tastes, and live entertainment that plays daily! A local vendor market brings all the best gifts and crafts to you, as well. Kids and families can follow Santa on a magical journey as he delivers presents to 6 countries! Whatever you want to find this holiday season, Christmas Glow Edmonton is the place to find it.
Zoominescence Festival Of Light 2019
The Edmonton Valley Zoo holds an annual celebration each winter that displays a wondrous exhibition of artistic light displays and sculptures. Stop by the zoo on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evenings in December and watch the zoo transform into a mystical place where ice sculptures and trees glow with newfound radiance. Other seasonal entertainment activities at the zoo include fired answers and an ice-skating rink that’s open to the public. Admission to all of these activities can be acquired with a flat fee, so it’s a fantastic festival for families or couples alike.
Festival of Trees
This four-day event runs from November 28 to December 1 and features over 200 dazzlingly decorated Christmas trees and displays. Stop by the Shaw Conference Center to take advantage of this toasty indoor activity that includes lots of extra activities to entertain whole families or couples. There are gift shops, play places for kids, plus plenty of eateries providing delicious Christmas-themed food and drink. It’s a wonderful alternative to spending time outside in the harsh winter cold!
The Edmonton Christmas Market is the ideal choice to get all your Christmas shopping done without having to rely on the computer. There’s a huge selection of handmade items from over 30 vendors each year, and you can form personal connections with each of them to locate the perfect gifts for everyone in your entire family. Entrance to the market is totally free and each attendee will be given a chance to win door prizes! It’s an excellent way to handle your Christmas shopping and enjoy something out of the ordinary on a day off at the same time. Be advised that this is a high-traffic event and it only runs from December 7 to December 8, so get there early if you want to guarantee a chance to buy the best stuff.
A Lightly Classical Christmas
On December 12, you can attend conductor Robert Bernhardt’s annual visit to Edmonton as he demonstrates his orchestral expertise once more. This concert features orchestrations of classic Christmas songs and carols, plus many of the best tunes created by artists across the centuries in tribute to the Christmas season. Since it only runs once per year, get your tickets early to ensure that you and your family can secure seats.
A Christmas Carol in Edmonton
Some holiday traditions simply must be upheld. A Christmas Carol is perhaps the most beloved Christmas story of all time, and the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton is hosting a performance of the story starting on December 19 at 7:30 PM. Attend this rendition of the classic Dickens tale and enjoy a masterful performance with top-tier costumes and actors, plus several original stage innovations that make each night a delight. It’s a truly enjoyable experience compared to watching A Christmas Carol in movie format or when reading the original book.
Edmonton Scandanavian Christmas Market
Stop by the Dutch Canadian Centre to check out a Christmas market that unlike all the rest. Scandinavian-borne vendors and eateries all converge during this market to provide visitors with examples of Scandinavian ethnic baking and Christmas crafts. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the holiday festivities from Scandinavian cultures around the globe. The market runs from Sunday, November 10 and lasts from 10 AM to 3 PM each day. Entry to the market is free and you’ll be sure to find several tasty snacks to keep your energy up as you browse the shops for new gifts or for charming trinkets that you can’t find anywhere else.
Christmas Make-n-Take Wreath Making
Sun and Moon Essential Oils are hosting a wreath making function on Wednesday, November 13 at 5 PM and 7 PM. When you purchase a ticket you’ll get to make your own Christmas wreath and decorated with various oils or Christmas trinkets depending on your artistic sensibilities. Skilled wreath-makers will be on hand to help you create a wreath you can be proud of, and you’ll get to sample the hosts’ essential oil collection at the same time. Space is extremely limited for this event so reserve your spot quickly if you’re interested.
Prairie Christmas Bazaar
Head north of Edmonton to the Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm to see their high-quality Christmas festival. It features several holiday-themed workshops to help you create your own gift wrapping, rugs, or sweaters, plus train rides that run around the farm. There’s an indoor petting farm with mini- goats and rabbits for kids, plus an indoor strawbale fort and snowball fight game. This prairie farm festival is fun for all ages and features a huge variety of outdoor and indoor activities, plus lots of things to eat, drink, and buy for gifts or memories. Tickets are sold by car, so it’s an economic activity for larger families.