Here are 10 YEG & area events to help you get in the Holiday Spirit!
With December just a few days away and as decorations and Christmas songs linger in the air – it’s time to get in to the holiday cheer! There are a ton of events happening around Edmonton and the Edmonton area guaranteed to help you get in the spirit of the season.
When: On now till January 6th
Where: Castrol Raceway
The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is 2kms of festive and vibrant LED displays celebrating the holidays! Drive through from the comfort of your vehicle and enjoy all the different light displays and sparkling lights!
VIA Magic of Lights at Castrol Raceway
When: Nov 27th – Dec 1st
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre
The 35th annual Festival of Trees. A weekend of fun and festivities including the Gala, Luncheon & Fashion Show (which our own Morning Show host Cruise will be emceeing), Silver Bell Soiree for adults only and Santa’s Breakfast. There’s definitely an event that will fit your needs! Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser for the University of Alberta’s Hospital Foundation.
When: November 28th – Jan 4th
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Experience the indoor winter wonderland as you “Glow Around the World.” A family-friendly indoor event where you follow Santa on his journey to deliver presents in 6 different countries. There’s the interactive light gardens to check out, illuminated structures, festive drinks, food and daily live entertainment all under millions of twinkling lights.
When: Friday, November 29th 6 to 9pm
Where: Town of Beaumont – Beaumont Composite High school – Four Seasons Park & Fireworks over Don Sparrow Lake.
Lot’s of family fun activities happening this Friday night in Beaumont. Horse drawn sleigh rides, hot chocolate, crafts, skating, live entertainment and a visit from Santa all included this night. It’s free to attend but they are asking you bring a donation for the Beaumont Christmas Elves. Fireworks start at 9pm.
When: November 30th to January 1st
Where: New location this year – Leduc West Antique Society
After 14 years, Leduc Country lights was set to be retired by Dog and Yvonne Ruel last year. The Leduc Kinsmen & Leduc West society teamed up to make sure that the Leduc Country Lights would continue to be on display. There will be a fantastic display of Christmas decorations and lights set up for charity. It’s $2 to get in and the money goes towards maintaining the event and they ask that you bring a donation for the Leduc Food Bank.
Leduc Country Lights
When: Saturday, November 30th from 4 – 8pm
Where: Lions Campground, 1140 Saskatchewan Avenue
Cost: $15 for a family of 4, $5 per person, kids under 3 get in for free
Every year at this time Lions Park will be transformed in to a winter wonderland, featuring family fun activities like horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice sculpture carving, bonfires and Christmas Carols. There’s a Kids Zone and delicious treats to be enjoyed. Santa is scheduled to make a visit.
No parking available on-site other than handicap parking. Park and Ride service is available from 17th Athabasca Ave. Tickets can be purchased on site.
VIA Town of Devon
When: November 30th
Where: Central Park – 450 King Street
Bundle up and enjoy a great afternoon of family activities like Christmas crafts, get a photo with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, maple syrup on a stick and public skating. Tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5pm and end with a mini fireworks show.
Via City of Spruce Grove
When: November 30th 6 – 8pm
Where: Main Street Leduc. Route starts at the Bank of Montreal, goes West, turns North on 50th street and ends at 52nd avenue.
What: Santa Claus is coming to town! Parade starts at 7pm. DBA Activities running before hand from 6-7pm. Parking available at the end of the parade route at Willow Park School.
When: Running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December + the 26th from 5 – 9pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, Zoominescene is a festival of light! A spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations in the unique setting of our Zoo. An evening of light, animals, skating, hot chocolate and family fun.
When: Opens Dec 7th – Jan 1st
Where: 148th street between 100th Ave to 92nd Ave
The committed neighborhood of the Crestwood community decorates the exterior of their homes in celebration of the holiday season. Aside from seeing the beautiful displayed decorations and getting in the holiday spirit, Candy Cane Lane is also the second largest contributor to the Edmonton Food Bank.
- Katie Stanners