November 23, 2023
Edmonton Legislative Building Christmas

Borealis Lights

November 17, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Borealis Lights in St. Albert is the capital region’s newest Christmas drive-through event. Located at the Kinsmen RV Park, this 800,000+ LED light experience features numerous displays and a dazzling drive-through tunnel that’s sure to impress. Best of all, a portion of every ticket sold will be donated to the St. Albert Kinsmen Club and its associated charities. 

Where: St. Albert Kinsmen RV Park — 47 Riel Drive, St. Albert

Admission: $27 for a standard vehicle ticket

Canadian Tire Magic of Lights at RAD Torque Raceway

November 23, 2023 to January 6, 2024

Take in over a million festive lights spread across dozens of animated LED displays – all from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle. Located at the RAD Torque Raceway in Leduc County, the Canadian Tire Magic of Lights features 2.5 km of drivable track, highlighted by digital animations depicting everything from classic Christmas scenes to pop culture references. 

Where: RAD Torque Raceway — 50342 Range Road 253, Leduc County

Admission: $33 (per vehicle) to $128 (bus rate) 

Fort Edmonton Christmas Market

November 30, 2023 to December 17, 2023

Step back in time with Edmonton’s most highly anticipated Christmas market! With over 100 local vendors offering everything from handcrafted jewelry and baked goods to unique artwork and apparel, you’re sure to find the right gift for that special someone. But that’s not all! Other Fort Edmonton Christmas Market attractions include plenty of tasty treats, sleigh rides, live theatre performances, and, of course, Santa!

Where: Fort Edmonton Park – 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton 

Admission: $10.95 to $19.95 (at the door) 

Leduc Country Lights

December 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023

Leduc’s premiere Christmas tradition, Leduc Country Lights has delighted families for 15 years. This iconic attraction features eight acres of walkable winter pathways, highlighted by countless twinkling lights and illuminated displays. Ultra-affordable, entry is just $2 per person, and food donations are appreciated. P.S. Don’t forget to watch for Santa when you’re there!

Admission: $2 per person 

Where: 49541, Range Rd 260, Calmar, AB

Glow Edmonton

December 1, 2023 to January 1, 2024

The quintessential holiday event that will leave you “glowing.” Glow YEG returns for another year of children’s activities, entertainment, food, drink and awe-inspiring light gardens. Visitors can also peruse the many wares of the Merry Makers Market and help Santa decorate his Christmas tree just in time for the holidays. 

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre – 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton

Admission: $22.99 to $34.99

Zoominescence

When: December 1, 2023 to January 4, 2024

Head down to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for Zoominescence, a truly ‘paw’-some evening of lighting displays accompanied by the zoo’s many furred, finned and feathered friends. Families can also enjoy hot chocolate, live performances, animal talks, ice skating, light-up merchandise, and warming stations. Elsa and the Grinch will be on hand to meet with visitors and pose for photos.

Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo — 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton

Admission: $9.95 to $15.95

Celebrate the Season With the Legislative Assembly

December 8, 2023 to December 23, 2023

For 35 years, the Alberta Legislature Grounds have served as a holiday gathering place for all ages thanks to its festive trees, illuminated pathways and a rotating schedule of musical performances. The Assembly’s official Light Up ceremony takes place at 5 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023, after which attendees are encouraged to head to the Visitor Centre for a scavenger hunt, colouring stations, a visit from Rocky the Ram and more.

Where: Alberta Legislature — 10800 97th Avenue N.W., Edmonton

Admission: Free

Candy Cane Lane

December 8, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Come one, come all, and experience the wonder of Candy Cane Lane – a time-honoured Edmonton tradition that has run every holiday season since its inception in 1968. This beloved event, located along 148th Street between 99 Avenue and 92 Avenue, is a testament to “community” via the many committed residents who create the festive displays that light the street. Candy Cane Lane is always free to visit, but a non-perishable food donation for the Edmonton Food Bank is requested. 

Where: 148 Street from 99th to 92nd Avenue

Admission: Free

Holiday Fun at TELUS World of Science

December 23, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Find yourself immersed in a scientific wonderland that will leave you buzzing with excitement! Join the friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Telus World of Science for some mind-expanding holiday fun with the following events: 

  • Mathematically Accurate Snowflakes in Mazes and Brain Games: Discover the secrets behind the hexagonal structure of snowflakes by making your own!
  • Jingle Smells in Health Zone: Explore how our senses shape our understanding of the world by immersing yourself in the wintry sounds and smells.
  • Merry Makers in the STEAMengine: Creating unique Sliceform Winter Ornaments and Holiday Squeezies is a great way to celebrate the quiet, soothing days of winter. 
  • Winter Wonderland in STEAMengine: Help Mayor Ducky build the City of Winter Wonderland using decorations, crafting materials, and plenty of cardboard! 
  • Winter Science Storytime: Our Winter Science Storytime includes enchanting winter-themed science books. 
  • Crushed Candy Cane Ice Cream on the Syncrude Science Stage: The cool mint flavour of Crushed Candy Cane goes perfectly with our signature Liquid Nitrogen ice cream.
  • Sealskin Kamik Stocking Ornaments in Arctic Journey: Learn about Inuit traditions while creating Kamik stocking ornaments. 
  • Arctic Holiday Cards in Arctic Journey: Explore the mesmerizing Northern Lights as you create your own Arctic Holiday cards.
  • Winter Wildlife in CuriousCITY: Children investigate different insulators, discover animal tracks in the snow, and learn how their favourite animals survive the winter. 
  • New Year’s Special – Noon Year’s Eve: Celebrate the “Noon Year” at the Syncrude Science Stage on December 31 and January 1. 

Where: Telus World of Science – 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB 

Admission: $27.00 to $115.98 (family pass) 

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