12 Amazing Activities To Do In Edmonton This Holiday Season

Posted by Fine Edmonton Homes on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 9:43am.

Edmonton always has something going on for the people that live, work, and play in and around the city. And this 2014 holiday season is no different. Take a look at these 12 amazing activities that Edmonton is offering and get ready to be taken away by the holiday spirit.


1. Choirs, Concerts, and Carols (November 22 – December 20)

Location: Local churches, Winspear Centre, McDougall, and more

Price: Varies depending on location

The city will be filled with cheer and music this holiday season so be sure to check out the choirs and carollers.


2. Festival of Trees (November 27 – 30)

Location: Shaw Conference Centre

Price: Ages 2-12 ($2), ages 13-17 ($5), adults ($10), seniors ($5)

This event has something for every. You'll love the breathtaking decorations, including more than 100 uniquely decorated trees and displays. Kids can enjoy a number of free activities on Christmas Lane. And the whole family can take part in the family scavenger hunt. For more information, be sure to check out their website at: http://www.universityhospitalfoundation.ab.ca/fot/About


3. A Christmas Carol (November 29 – December 23)

Location: Citadel Theatre

Price: $30+ (Nov 30 is “pay what you can” night)

This timeless tale by Charles Dickens will be performed on stage. It's a story of how Ebenezer Scrooge lost the Christmas spirit and how he got it back. For more information, please visit their website at: http://www.citadeltheatre.com/show/a-christmas-carol/


4. The Legislature Light-up (December 4 @ 4pm)

Location: Alberta Legislature Grounds

Price: Free

Come see the start of the holiday season at the Legislature. Enjoy choral performances by the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus and marvel at the more than 300 decorated and twinkling trees. For more information, visit: http://www.assembly.ab.ca/visitor/WhatsNew_ListEvents.html


5. Luminaria (December 6 – 7 @ 5pm - 9pm)

Location: Devonian Botanic Garden

Price: Ages 7-12 ($4.25), ages 13+ $9.50, seniors ($7.50)

This events boasts thousands of candles throughout the Kurimoto Japanese Garden and is sure to take your breath away. You'll also find gifts, hot apple cider, music, performances, bonfires, and more. Visit their website for more information: http://www.devonian.ualberta.ca/Events/Luminaria.aspx


6. The CP Holiday Train (December 9 @ 7:45)

Location: 7935 Gateway Blvd

Price: Free (Because this event helps raise food and cash for local food banks, it is encouraged that attendees bring either a cash donation or a non-perishable food donation.)

The CP Holiday Train will travel for three weeks and perform more than 150 concerts as it raises money and food for local food banks. Among the performers this year are Roxanne Potvin and The Odds. Visit their website at: http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/holiday-train


7. The Nutcracker (December 12 - 14)

Location: Jubilee Auditorium

Price: $29+ (Discounts may be available for students and seniors)

Another holiday classic can be found in this ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s score. Come and watch this exciting performance based on the story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A Hoffman. Call 780-428-6839 for ticket information or visit their website at: https://ticket.albertaballet.com/single/EventListing.aspx


8. Singing Christmas Tree (December 18 - 21)

Location: Jubilee Auditorium

Price: $35+

This Edmonton holiday tradition continues to grow every year and features more than 150 vocalists accompanied by a live orchestra. Come see why it gets rave reviews year after year. And all profits go to those in need. For more information, visit their website: http://edmontonsingingchristmastree.com/


9. The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant... Ever! (December 18 – 22)

Location: Varscona Theatre

Price: $20 - $24

Whizgiggling Productions presents a play about a small Christmas Pageant that slowly begins to get out of hand. When everything goes wrong for this small production, it will either be the worst pageant of all time or the best... ever! Learn the true meaning of Christmas in this delightful, charming, and hilarious play written by Barbara Robinson and adapted by Petrina Bromley & Aiden Flynn. Visit the website: http://www.tixonthesquare.ca/event/run/detail/1045/


10. It's a Wonderful Life Radio Show (December 18 – 23)

Location: Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park

Price: $12.60 (matinee), $18.90 (evening)

A classic holiday tale that is a necessity for the holidays. Presented as a radio production, this adaptation tells the same story of redemption but in the style of a 1940s radio show. Enjoy the intricate set decorations and costumes in this play directed by Dana Andersen. For more information, visit their website: http://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/wonderful-life-radio-show/


11. Candy Cane Lane (December 12 – January 4)

Location: 148 Street between 100 Avenue and 92 Avenue

Price: Donation for Edmonton Food Bank

Hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy Candy Cane Lane every holiday season. Get into the Christmas spirit with the twinkling displays and unique decorations of one of Edmonton's most popular holiday events. Visit their website for more information: http://candycanelane.trav-graphics.com/about/where/


12. Ice Skating

Location: Throughout the city

Price: Free

Enjoy free skating throughout the holiday season in a number of parks throughout Edmonton. Castle Downs, Rundle Park, Victoria Oval Park, and more. Be sure to check the park or location to make sure the rinks are open. For hours, locations, and contact information, visit: http://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/outdoor-ice-rinks.aspx


With so much to do in and around Edmonton, it's hard to mention everything. Here are few more items happening around the city this holiday season.

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