December is upon us and there is no shortage of holiday activities in Edmonton for you can enjoy this month to get you into the holiday spirit. Here’s a list of some events taking place in Edmonton that you can enjoy with your loved ones:
The Festival of Trees Edmonton
Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue
November 30, 2017 to December 3, 2017
Starting this weekend, you can go and appreciate over 200 beautifully decorated trees and various seasonal displays hosted by the University Hospital Foundation. It doesn’t end there, you can also enjoy the creative gingerbreads and cake creations, do a bit of holiday shopping and start your Christmas off with some live performances from school choirs and dance groups. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $2 for youth.
A Christmas Carol
The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue
December 1 to 23, 2017
‘A Christmas Carol’ has become a Christmas tradition for many. Take a seat and enjoy this play as they take you on a journey about a bitter old miser that transitions into a gentler, kinder man as he encounters visits with the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. This heart-warming classic will make you feel that you are a part of a wonderful Christmas experience. This play runs for 145 minutes with a 15 minute intermission and tickets start at $30.
124 Grand Markets Holiday Bazaar
10004 - 103A Avenue
December 8 to 9, 2017 from 12pm to 9pm
Winter doesn’t stop the 124 Grand Market from closing their doors as they present the 5th season of their Holiday Bazaar event. Start your Christmas shopping early with over 50+ of Edmonton’s top local makers, bakers, farmers and shakers of their best handmade designs, tasty treats and home-grown goodies. Admission is only $2 and FREE for kids.
Celebrate the Season
Alberta Legislature Building, 10800 97 Avenue
December 7 to 23, 2017
Throughout the month of December, watch the Legislature light up and enjoy an evening of nearly 70 musical ensembles that will no doubt put you into the Christmas spirit. Don’t forget to bring your skates as the south ground is open to the public for ice skating, weather permitting.
Candy Cane Lane
148 street between 100 Avenue and 92 Avenue
December 12, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Candy Cane lane is known to be one of the top attractions during the holidays in Edmonton. Enjoy over 45+ years of Edmonton Christmas tradition by wandering in these neighborhoods filled with unique decorations and colorful light displays. You can either walk the lane or take a sleigh ride, make sure you bundle up! Admission is free but donations for the Edmonton Food Bank is appreciated.