60 things to do in Edmonton in December

Nov 28 2019, 4:00 pm

Thanks for the memories, 2019. There’s still time to make some new ones with our checklist of 60 fun things to do in Edmonton in December, including Glow Christmas Festival, Cineplex Community Day, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Fun around the city

Edmonton Oil Kings Teddy Bear Toss 2019

What: Attendees of the Edmonton Oil Kings’ December 7 game versus the Calgary Hitmen are encouraged to bring a new or gently loved stuffed animal in a clear plastic bag to throw onto the ice the first time the Edmonton Oil Kings score a goal. All stuffed animals are gifted to families in need this holiday season.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Cineplex Community Day

movie day

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What: Cineplex wants you to treat yourself to a free movie day on December 7. For the ninth consecutive year, Cineplex Community Day will treat guests to a selection of popular movies. All proceeds from donations and select concession sales will go toward supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Canada. Popcorn, drinks, and select candy will be available to purchase at $2.50, a reduced price. Film this year include: A Christmas Story, Elf, Gremlins, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and The Polar Express.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 9 am
Where: Participating theatres across Canada
Price: Movies are free, concession snacks at $2.50

Dark Matters – The Science of Art & Music

What: TELUS World of Science hosts Dark Matters, where attendees can exploring colour, light, and music in new ways. Guests will also enjoy music by DJ Thomas Culture, access to permanent galleries, science experiments for grown ups, and more.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: TELUS World of Science – 11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Westview Village Night Market

What: An evening market with over 20 vendors, including knitting, soaps, jewelry, and more.

When: December 16, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Westview Village Community Hall — 10770 Winterburn Rd NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Alt After Dark: Alternative Night Market

What: Alt After Dark is a showcase of over 40 alternative vendors, including artists, makers, designers and businesses. There will also be food trucks, door prizes, and live entertainment throughout the evening.

When: December 20, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Old Strathcona Arts Centre — 8426 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
Tickets: Online, Free

The Witchery Market

What: The Witchery Market features vendors, tarot readers, crafts, presentations, and more. Plus the first five people in the door each day will receive The Witchery Swag bag filled with items from vendors.

When: December 21 and 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Acacia Hall -10433 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Admission: Free




What: CHROMA YEG is an interactive pop-up taking place this holiday season inside Kingsway Mall, featuring colourfully painted murals designed to brighten up the mall and serve as fun backgrounds for your indoor photoshoots. From now until December 31, stop by the mall to check out each of the four installations. A map of where the murals will be located in the mall can be found here. The murals were created by Hayley Wright from Edmonton, Rhys Douglas Farrell, Tyler Lemermeyer, and Michelle Hoogveld from Calgary.

When: Now until December 31, 2019
Time: Mall Hours
Where: Kingsway Mall – 109 Street and, Princess Elizabeth Ave NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

NYE After Dark at Galaxyland

What: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Galaxyland with unlimited rides, photobooth, live DJ, and a countdown at midnight. NYE After Dark tickets are 50 per cent off regular admission.

When: December 31, 2019
Time: 7 pm to midnight
Where: West Edmonton Mall – 1755, 8882 170 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

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Marvel Exhibition/telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca

What: TELUS World of Science Edmonton is featuring an epic Marvel exhibition on now that runs until February. The exhibition will feature more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props, chronicling the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture while exploring the narratives of individual characters such as Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS World of Science – 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Square Dance at the Hall

What: Square dancers of all skill levels are invited to do-si-do every Monday at the Hall. Solo and couple dancers are welcome, with new dancers and mainstream dancers from 7 to 8:30 pm, and mainstream dancers from 8:30 to 10 pm.

When: Every Monday until May 4, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Queen Mary Park Community League – 10844 – 117 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: $7

Remembering the First World War

What: Remembering the First World War spotlights items that evokes memories from Royal Alberta Museum’s Military and Political History collection.

When: Now until October 17, 2020 (closed Mondays)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Royal Alberta Museum – 9810 103a Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Holiday and Christmas Events

Edmonton Christmas Market

Christmas market

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What: Edmonton Christmas Market will be open every week from Thursday to Saturday, and will feature delicious food and traditional drinks, festive light displays, games, activities, vendors, workshops, and more.

If you’re in the mood for some DIY, you can get creative on site and learn how to make Christmas gifts with love in workshops for all ages and skill levels. You can also get pictures taken with Santa, or roam around with beverages from local Bent Stick Brewery, or some traditional mulled wine — the signature drink of the market — and enjoy some great music and drinks with friends and family. There will also be a variety of vendors, so you can purchase unique gifts for the special people in your life, and some delicious food on hand to make sure you don’t leave hungry.

When: Now until December 21, 2019
Time: 3 to 8 pm (Thursday to Friday), 12 to 6pm (Saturday)
Where: ATB Place — 10025 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Admission: $3 to $10, admission packages available online

Glow Christmas Festival

What: Glow Christmas Festival is back this year at Edmonton Expo Centre with stunning light displays, delicious seasonal food and drink, and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa. The festival — which is entirely indoors — will have LED Swings and Hanging Picture Frames to light up your Instagram feed, as well as a Christmas market to find unique gifts for the special people in your life.

This year, you can stroll through festive light displays and illuminated historical landmarks from China, India, Holland, Mexico, France, and England. The festival has a playground and a train for little kids, and adult beverages for the big kids, as well as live entertainment.

When: Now until January 4, 2020 (closed on Sundays)
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Available online

The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights

lights display

Castrol Raceway/Magic of Lights

What: The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is two kilometres of festive and vibrant LED-light displays that you can enjoy as a drive-through experience. At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular displays and animations, with multiple holiday themes coming to life through hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights.

A portion of proceeds from every vehicle goes to support 630 CHED Santas Anonymous and Canadian Tire Jump Start charities. You can also tune your radio to 88.7 FM to enjoy merry melodies and get in the holiday spirit with Christmas music provided by 96.3 The Breeze.

When: Daily until January 4, 2020
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Castrol Raceway – 50342 Range Rd 253 Edmonton International Airport, Leduc County
Tickets: Online


What: Valley Zoo Development Society hosts Zoominescence, stunning light installations at Edmonton Valley Zoo. Celebrate the season by exploring the light displays, visiting the animals, ice skating, hot chocolate, and more.

When: Fridays to Sundays until December 29, 2019, plus Boxing Day
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo – 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

What: Edmonton Pops Orchestra presents A Magic Christmas, with holiday songs, dancing and more at Capitol Theatre.

When: December 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Capitol Theatre – 1920 Street, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Serena Ryder – The Christmas Kisses Tour

What: Serena Ryder is a six-time JUNO Award winner, a MuchMusic Video Award winner, and a Canadian Screen Award winner. She brings The Christmas Kisses Tour to Winspear Centre on December 3.

When: December 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Winspear Centre Edmonton – 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest & Corner of 99 Street &, 102 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

What: Alberta Ballet presents the holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker” with a live orchestra, a cast of more than 120 dancers, choreography by Edmund Stripe, and stunning sets and costumes designed by Emmy-award winning designer Zack Brown. Follow Clara and The Nutcracker as they encounter The Mouse King, The Sugar Plum Fairy, and more.

When: December 4 until December 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 — 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Handel’s Messiah

What: Music Director Emeritus, Bill Eddins conducts Handel’s Messiah alongside Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Jacqueline Woodley, soprano; Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano, Andrew Haji; tenor; Andrew Mahon, bass-baritone; the i Coristi Chamber Choir; and Da Camera Singers

When: December 6 and December 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Winspear Centre Edmonton – 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest & Corner of 99 Street &, 102 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Rapid Fire Theatre – The Blank Who Stole Christmas

What: The world premiere of Rapid Fire Theatre’s new semi-scripted show to celebrate the holidays. Each performance features a happy, musical Christmas town invaded by a different guest improviser portraying a villain set on stealing Christmas.

When: December 6 and 7, December 13 and 15, December 20 and 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (2 pm on December 15)
Where: Rapid Fire Theatre — 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton
More Info: Online

CP Holiday Train



What: The 21st edition of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will travel across Canada this holiday season and will be making its annual stops in Alberta this December. Bring non-perishable donations to support your local food bank, and enjoy live performances by Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: Camrose between 1:05 to 1:45 pm, Wetaskawin between 3:25 to 4 pm, Ponoka between 5 to 5:45 pm, Lacombe between 6:50 to 7:30 pm, and BlackFalds between 8:05 to 8:45 pm
Where: Camrose – 52 Avenue and 50 Street, next to Moose Family Centre; Wetaskawin – CP ES Building, 4009 50 Street; Ponoka – 50th Street and 47 Avenue; Lacombe – Len Thompson Fish Pond; BlackFalds – CP tracks at Greg Street between Broadway Avenue and East Avenue
Admission: Free

Luminaria 2019

What: University of Alberta Botanic Garden hosts Luminaria, an event that features thousands of candles along Kurimoto Japanese Garden pathways. Guests are invited to light a candle by donation in honour of a loved one. The event also features a capella singers, winter displays in the Aga Khan Garden, ice sculptures, hot apple cider, and more. Bring gofts, toys and donations for Spruce Grove Kinettes’ Christmas Hamper program (no food donations).

When: December 6 to 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden – 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove
Tickets: Online

Candlelight Christmas with the McDades 

What: The McDades have performed Candlelight Christmas at John Walter Museum for over 20 years. Enjoy two 45-minute musical performances in the 19th centurey home on evenings and select afternoons throughout December.

When: December 6 until December 22, 2019 (no shows Monday)
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on December 14, 15, 21 and 22)
Where: John Walter Museum – 9180 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton
Register: Online

2019 Santa Shuffle


Santa Shuffle (StockPhotosLV/ Shutterstock)

What: A festive-focused fun run to help the less fortunate in the community. The 2019 Santa Shuffle features a 5 km fun run and 1 km Elf Walk. The coast-to-coast event raises money for the Salvation Army. Each runner will also receive a finisher medal.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 10 am (5 km run starts, with the 1 km run to follow)
Where: William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton
Register: Online

YEG Candy Cane Lane

What: YEG Candy Cane Lane is a holiday tradition where the neighborhood from 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue decorates exteriors of homes for everyone to enjoy. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Edmonton Food Bank, with green bins for donations placed all along the lane. There will also be sleigh rides on select dates in the park on 148 street and 100 avenue.

When: December 7, 2019 until January 1, 2020
Time: Sunset to midnight
Where: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue
Admission: Free

Dickens Fest

What: The Citadel Theatre in association with Downtown Business Association presents the second annual Dickens Fest. Stroll through the Pavilion of Lights, shop at the holiday market, and enjoy a variety of holiday teas and dinners.

When: Now until December 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Citadel Theatre – 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

What: JUNO Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists The Tenors bring their Wonder of Christmas tour to Edmonton on December 10. Enjoy a selection of songs from The Tenors two Christmas albums as well as other holiday classics.

When: December 10, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 — 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Be Merry 2019

What: Be Merry 2019 features seasonally-inspired scenes performed by Ballet Edmonton dancers. There will also be live musical guests to enjoy.

When: December 12 until December 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Varscona Theatre – 10329 83 Ave NW Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell “The Original Lead Singer” – Holiday Favorites & Classic Hits

What: Boney M with “The Original Lead Singer” Liz Mitchell performs a mix of holiday favourites and classic hits at River Cree Resort and Casino on December 12. Featuring special guest Morgan James.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: River Cree Resort and Casino — 300 E Lapotac Blvd, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Yule – The Original Edmonton Witches Market

What: Yule by The Original Witches Market features over 35 vendors for your holiday shopping, including handmade soaps, handmade jewelry, and more.

When: December 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: King Edward Park Community League – 7708 85 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Westland Market Mall Holiday Craft Sale

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What: Shop for your Christmas list at Westland Market Mall Holiday Craft Sale, featuring a variety of vendors and goods.

When: December 14 and December 15, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 12 to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Westland Market Mall — 70 Mcleod Avenue, Spruce Grove
Admission: Free

Paul Brandt

What: Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Paul Brandt performs three shows alongside Edmonton Symphony Orchestra this holiday season. Enjoy a mix of Brandt’s big hits with Christmas favourites.

When: December 17, 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Winspear Centre Edmonton – 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest & Corner of 99 Street &, 102 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

What: The Singing Christmas Tree is an annual fundraiser in support of John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation. The event features ballerina,s dancing Santas, holiday classics, and a 35-foot singing Christmas tree of 150 choir members.

When: December 19 until December 22, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), 1 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 — 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market

What: The 2019 St. Albert Indoor Christmas Market features over 75 vendors each Saturday from now until December 21. Shop for fresh produce, baking, Christmas gifts, home décor, and more.

When: Every Saturday until December 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Albert Place — 5 St. Anne Street, St Albert
Admission: Free

A Christmas Carol

What: The 20th anniversary of Citadel Theatre annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol. This brand new adaptation features the classic story accompanied by classic Christmas music.

When: Various dates until December 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Citadel Theatre – 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Enjoy Light Festival

What: Enjoy Light Festival sees The Enjoy Centre turn into a winter wonderland with interactive lights garden, photos with Santa, live performers, festive market, light tunnel, and local food vendors.

When: Now until January 5, 2020
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: The Enjoy Centre – 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert
Tickets: Online

Eat fresh at farmers’ markets

Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market

What: The longest-running farmers market in Edmonton. Shop over 60 vendors at Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market indoor location, including fruit and vegetables, crafts and more. There will also be entertainment and live music for the whole family to enjoy.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market — 10305 97 St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market

What: Edmonton’s first indoor farmer’s market. The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market showcases over 130 vendors every Saturday, including vendors with locally grown produce, arts and crafts, specialty foods, clothing, and more.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 8 am to 3 pm
Where: 83rd Ave and 103 St NW (just off Whyte Ave)
Admission: Free

Salisbury Farmers’ Market

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What: Shop for local fresh foods and arts and crafts every Thursday at Salisbury Farmers’ Market. Every week there is a new Feature Vendor. The first 20 customers to make a minimum $5 purchase at the Feature Vendor of the week will each receive $5 in Salisbury Market Bucks towards their next vendor purchase at the market that Thursday.

When: Every Thursday year-round
Time: 4 to 7:30 pm
Where: Salisbury Greenhouse — 52337 Range Rd 232, one mile South of Wye Road, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Bountiful Farmers’ Market

What: Bountiful Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of fresh goods, including local vegetables and meat, coffee roasters, and beer and wine. There is also an ethnic food hall, a children’s play area, live entertainment, and more!

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday year-round
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 3696 97 St, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Cheer on the home teams

Edmonton Oilers

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What: The Edmonton Oilers continue their NHL season this December at Rogers Place. Matchups include Ottawa Senators on December 4, Toronto Maple Leafs on December 14, and Calgary Flames on December 27

When: December 4, December 6, December 8, December 10, December 14, December 20, December 21, December 27 and December 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oil Kings

What: Edmonton Oil Kings continue their WHL season at Rogers Place in December. Matchups include Regina Pats on December 1, Swift Current Broncos on December 11, and Red Deer Rebels on December 28, 2019

When: December 1, December 3, December 7, December 11, December 13, and December 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Unified MMA 39

What: Unified MMA host Unified 39 at River Cree Resort and Casino on December 6. Featuring main events of Teddy Ash versus Alex Polizzi in a light-heavy weight bout, and Shane Campbell versus Dawond Pickney in a super-light weight bout.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: River Cree Resort and Casino — 300 E Lapotac Blvd, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Concerts and Performances

Danny Bhoy


Just For Laughs

What: Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is a Gemini-nominated performer and has appeared at Just For Laughs Festival, on Live at the Apollo, and on The Late Show with David Letterman. He brings his new show Age of Fools to Edmonton on December 1.

When: December 1, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winspear Centre Edmonton – 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest & Corner of 99 Street &, 102 Ave, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Broadway Across Canada – Waitress

What: Broadway Across Canada presents the Tony-award nominated Waitress. Brought to the stage by an all-female creative team, Waitress features original music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, and original direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

When: Now until December 1, 2019
Time: 8 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 — 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

St. Albert Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid

What: St. Albert Children’s Theatre presents a production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, based on the timeless tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

When: November 29 until December 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (2 pm on Sunday)
Address: The Arden Theatre – 5 St.Anne Street, St. Albert
Tickets: Online

Art-O-Rama 2019 Christmas Art Sale Fundraiser + Bohemian Extravaganza

What: Harcourt House Artist Run Centre presents their 2019 Christmas Art Sale Fundraiser and Bohemian Extravaganza from December 6 to December 14. Artworks from Canadian artists from Edmonton, Calgary, Mississauga and Ottawa will be showcased, including paintings, ceramics, photography, sculptures and more. All original, small format creations will be available for $500 or less. The official opening on December 6 from 7 to 10 pm features a martini, wine and cheese reception with live jazz. There is also a Art-O-Rama Brunch on December 7 from 12 to 6 pm with treats, live music, and more.

When: December 6 until December 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Harcourt House Artist Run Centre — 3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 Street Edmonton
Admission: Free

Metal for Mutts

What: The second annual Metal for Mutts is a charity show in support of the Edmonton Humane Society. Featuring performances by Solborn, Hazzerd, Omniarch and Immunize, along with a silent auction, games and prizes, and more.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Starlite Room – 10030 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Bed and Breakfast

What: Theatre Network presents Bed and Breakfast by Mark Crawford, the story of Brett and his partner Drew starting their new life as modern B&B owners. Mathew Hulshof and Chris Pereira play over twenty characters each in the production directed by Bradley Moss.

When: Now until December 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Theatre Network Live at the Roxy – 8529 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Johnny Reid

What:  Scottish-Canadian country musician Johnny Reid brings his “My Kind Of Christmas” tour to Edmonton on December 9.

When: December 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Altitude: Next Level Festive

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

What: Set amongst the idyllic winter scenery of Banff National Park, party-goers will get to experience the beautiful snowy mountains, set to world-renowned DJs and performers — in addition to dinner, cocktails, and breakfast. To top it all off they’ll receive a night’s accommodation at none other than the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, starting at $299.

When: December 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise — 111 Lake Louise Drive
Price: Event packages start at $299 (plus fees) per double occupancy. Book online, call 1-866-540-4413, or email [email protected]


What: Festival Players presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma throughout December. Sing along to classics such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” with a cast of 30 actors, a pit orchestra of 15, and new set and costumes.

When: Various dates from December 13 until December 30, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (2 pm on December 15, 22 and 29)
Where: Festival Place — 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Story Slam

What: Edmonton Story Slam is an uncensored, competitive storytelling event. Up to 10 storytellers will take the stage to tell fiction or non-fiction tales, with five random audience members acting as judges. The winner will receive money from a hat passed around after the show.

When: December 18, 2019; January 15, 2020; February 19, 2020; March 18, 2020 (Slam Off) ​April 15, 2020
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: 9910-109 Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free, donations collected for the winner after the show.

Alberta Craft Feature Gallery – Re:consider

What: Re:consider is a curated, group exhibition that ponders ways a sustainable future can be created. The artists works explores the theme of sustainability in thoughtful and holistic ways.

When: Mondays to Saturdays until December 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (until 6 pm on Thursdays)
Where: Alberta Craft Gallery Edmonton — 10186-106 Street Edmonton
Admission: Free

Get Together Holiday Massive

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What: Headlining the festival will be Kaskade and REZZ, while other performers set to take the stage on either December 26 or 27 include SAN HOLO, SLANDER, DESTRUCTO, Said The Sky, Kompany, BONNIE X CLYDE, Dabin, Nitti Gritti, Peep This, and Atmos vs Enzeo.

When: December 26 and December 27, 2019
Time: Doors open at 8 pm
Where: Edmonton Convention Centre — 9797 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online


What: A group exhibition by artists of the non-profit arts organization PAINTER8, curated by Contact C.. Featuring artwork from Craig Talbot (Cardston), Tim Rechner (Edmonton), Beth Pederson (Edmonton), Tom Cummins (Vancouver), Chrissy Cheung (Vancouver), Rafael Sottolichio (Montreal), miss hatt (Montreal) and guest artist, Kai Chan (Toronto).

When: Now until January 11, 2020
Time: Doors 7:30 pm
Where: Galerie Cité, La Cité Francophone — 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91 Street N), Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Yvonne Mullock: Gift-Love

What: Explore ideas of intimacy, care, touch, and connection through textiles at Yvonne Mullock’s new work, Gift-Love. The glove is a representation of Mullock’s endearment for both loved ones and strangers. Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, curated by Lindsey Sharman, and presented by Capital Powered Art.

When: Now until March 20, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta — 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Admission: Online

Wide Open Mic Wednesdays

What: A weekly open mic series at Grindstone Bistro, hosted by David Dempsy and showrunners Will Hannigan and Natasha Lyn Myles.

When: Every Wednesday
Times: 10 pm to midnight
Where: The Grindstone — 10019 – 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Open Mic at Anvil

What: Anvil Coffee House hosts an Open Mic Night every Friday. Poets, musicians, comedians and more are all welcome to perform.

When: Every Friday
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Anvil Coffee House – 6148-90 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free