Friday, 27 November 2015

What to do in Edmonton: Christmas Edition

'Tis the season folks and it's actually starting to feel like it. The snow earlier this week and the fact that I actually bought a Christmas present have certainly helped. We're also going to be putting up the Christmas tree and get the outside lights up this weekend and that'll really make it. 

Edmonton is always a great city with a ton going on and Christmas is no exception, there are so many fun activities happening over the next month that are worth checking out. We will definitely be hitting up some of the events so I thought I would put together a list of what we're hoping to get to. 

Always a classic Christmas tradition that is great for the whole family and is in support of a great cause (University Hospital Foundation). It's running from now through Sunday at The Shaw Conference Centre. 

It's not Christmas without a viewing of A Christmas Carol, whether you're watching the Muppet's version on TV or catching the live theatre show at the Citadel. If you've never seen it at the Citadel you really should, it's a great production and tickets start at only $30. Shows start on November 28th and run until December 23rd. 

Here's a free event that seems to get better and better every year. The action starts on December 11th and will go right through Christmas until January 3rd. If you've never been before you can find Candy Cane Lane on 148 Street between 100 Avenue and 92 Avenue. Make sure you bring along a donation for the Food Bank and dress warm, it's way better to walk than drive! 

The Telus World of Science is going to be bringing some of your favourite Christmas movies to the big screen. You'll be able to catch A Christmas Story, Elf, Love Actually, Polar Express, and The Grinch who Stole Christmas. Check out the link above for showtimes and to buy tickets. 

Lights at the Leg
The Alberta Legislature grounds always put on a great display of lights and music. Bundle up and grab a cup of hot chocolate and go from a stroll around the area, it's a great date night! The lights go on December 3rd and there's performances at 12pm and 6:30pm daily. 

Head on down to the zoo between December 4th and 13th and check out their Christmas light displays. Tickets are only $7.50 for the grown ups and $5 for the kiddos. They even have a family night on the 8th and then a date night on the 13th...great time with or without little ones!

Craving some great holiday tunes? Get your tickets to the annual Singing Christmas Tree at the Jubilee enjoy the great set-up and fantastic music. The show is running December 17th to 20th with afternoon and evening shows available. 

This is a bit of a side note but if you're a fan of Christmas lights you should check out this Edmonton Journal link, they're going to be updating it with the best decorated houses around the city. 

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