25 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: December 27 to 29

Dec 26 2019, 11:30 pm

Time flies when you’re having fun! Here are 25 Edmonton events happening on Friday, December 27, Saturday, December 28, and Sunday, December 29. Get Together Holiday Massive, Oilers Skills Competition, and more.

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

Friday, December 27

Get Together Holiday Massive

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What: Headlining the festival on December 27 will be REZZ, while other performers set to take the stage include SLANDER, DESTRUCTO, BONNIE X CLYDE and more.

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


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: Now until December 30, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on December 29)
Where: Festival Place — 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames

What: The Edmonton Oilers face off with Calgary Flames on December 27 at Rogers Place.

When: December 27, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 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

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 97th Street, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Saturday, December 28

Disney Trivia & Sing Along Brunch

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What: Test your knowledge of Disney trivia and take part in two rounds of a Disney singalong. There is $1,000 in prizes up for grabs, plus each guest will take home a special souvenir and photos to commemorate the event.

When: December 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: The Canadian Brewhouse Downtown — 10338 109 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Canadian Tire 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 Road, 253 Edmonton International Airport, Leduc County
Tickets: Online

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 Avenue and 103rd Street NW (just off Whyte Avenue)
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 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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 Avenue NW, 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

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Red Deer Rebels

What: Edmonton Oil Kings face off with Red Deer Rebels on December 28 at Rogers Place.

When: December 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Ron & Wayne’s End of the Year Special


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What: Canadian Comedy Award winners and nominees Ron Pederson and Wayne Jones host their annual year-end special to support Edmonton’s Hope Mission. Featuring music by Phoenix Laurén and comedy from He Fangzhou. Complimentary appetizers are included, and clothing donations of winter wear and jackets (in new or good condition) and socks and underwear (in new condition) are being accepted.

When: December 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Varscona Theatre — 10329 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: 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 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Available online

Streetheart and Harlequin

What: Canadian classic rockers Streetheart and Harlequin team up for a show at River Cree Resort & Casino on December 28.

When: December 28, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 East Lapotac, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sunday, December 29

Oilers Skills Competition

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Photo by Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oilers

What: Bring your family and friends to Rogers Place for the annual Oilers Skills Competition, to find out which of the Oilers is fastest, strongest, or most accurate.

Proceeds from the tickets benefit the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and the NHLPA Goals and Dreams Fund.

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 12 pm
Where: Rogers Place — 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: $15-$20, available online

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

What: Say so long to 2019 with a Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, a 23-year Edmonton tradition with a European cast of singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet bringing to life Johann Strauss’ music. Backed by Strauss Symphony of Canada.

When: December 29, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Cinderella – A Christmas Pantomime

What: A British pantomime version of the classic fairytale, follow along as Cinderella tries to find her Prince Charming. The show is very audience-interactive, so come prepared to cheer, laugh, and play along.

When: Various dates until December 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Keon Polee

What: San Francisco’s Keon Polee (Battle of the Bay winner, Big Sky Comedy Festival finalist, Netflix’s Atilla) performs at The Comic Strip on December 29.

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rick Bronson’s The Comic Strip – West Edmonton Mall — 8882 170 Street Northwest, Bourbon Street Unit #1646, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

YEG Candy Cane Lane

What: YEG Candy Cane Lane is a holiday tradition where the neighbourhood 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: Now until January 1, 2020
Time: Sunset to midnight
Where: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free



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, going ice skating, drinking hot chocolate, and more.

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

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

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 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Enjoy Light Festival

What: Enjoy Light Festival sees The Enjoy Centre turn into a winter wonderland with an interactive lights garden, photos with Santa, live performers, a festive market, a 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

Christmas Bird Count for Families

What: Learn about common Edmonton birds and help count them for the Christmas Bird Count citizen science project. Discover bird artifacts, check bird feeders for current residents, and create a simple bird feeder to bring home.

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Where: John Janzen Nature Centre — 7000 143 Street NW, Edmonton
Register: Online. One complimentary adult admission is included with child admission.

A Very Merry Schmoozy Boozy Singy Thingy Sing-Along Holiday Slay

What: The Schmoozy Boozy Singy Thingy is a weekly musical theatre open mic hosted and produced by Twin Flames Theatrical Productions at Grindstone Theatre. Attendees are welcome to bring sheet music, and accompanist Simon will sight read and accompany on piano.

When: December 29, 2019 and every Sunday
Time: Doors 8:30 pm, signup 9 pm, show 9:30 pm
Where: Grindstone Theatre – 10019 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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