20 things to do in Edmonton this week: December 9 to 12

Dec 6 2019, 1:00 pm

A brand-new week equals new events to enjoy around Edmonton! From Johnny Reid to Edmonton Oilers, here are 20 events to check out from December 9 to 12.

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

Monday, December 9

Johnny Reid

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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

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

The Condor and The Eagle

What: The Edmonton premiere of The Condor & The Eagle, a documentary by Sophie and Clement Guerra following Indigenous leaders throughout the Americas who are taking critical actions to preserve their territories from environmental destruction.

When: December 9, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Metro Cinema — 8712 109 Street, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

A Christmas Celebration with The Royal Canadian Artillery Band

What: The Royal Canadian Artillery Band, in partnership with Edmonton Salutes, perform traditional and contemporary holiday favourites in support of the Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre, who will be accepting donations in the Winspear Centre lobby.

When: December 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Admission: Free, tickets available at the door

Grow Centre Coworking and Teaching Space 6th Annual Holiday Market

What: Shop Indigenous crafts, jewellery, skin care items, and more at Grow Centre Coworking and Teaching Space’s 6th Annual Holiday Market.

When: December 9 to December 23, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Grow Centre Coworking and Teaching Space Basement — 10516 – 82 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Tuesday, December 10

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

Bearclaw Gallery 2019 Annual Christmas Exhibition

What: Bearclaw Gallery’s annual Christmas exhibition showcases new works by Jane Ash Poitras, Jason Carter, Joseph Sanchez, Aguenus, Nancy Desjarlais, Ronnie Simon and Leo Arcand. There will also be works from Jim Logan, Maxine Noel, Jessica Desmoulin, and others to check out. A variety of gift items will also be available for sale.

When: Now until December 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Bearclaw Gallery — 10403 124 Street, Edmonton
More Info: Online

Edmonton Oilers vs Carolina Hurricanes

What: The Edmonton Oilers hit the ice versus the Carolina Hurricanes on December 10 at Rogers Place.

When: December 10, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Altar Boyz

Altar Boyz – Walterdale Theatre / Facebook

What: Altar Boyz is a high-energy musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the final night of their national tour. A show about faith, loyalty, and discovery. Presented by Walterdale Theatre.

When: December 10 until December 14, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Walterdale Theatre — 10322 83 Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Holiday Craft Party

What: Caregivers Alberta host a Holiday Craft Party with proceeds going to support caregivers across the province. Make DIY tree ornaments, enjoy yummy holiday treats, and meet caregivers in the community. Admission includes all craft supplies and refreshments.

When: December 10, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Jerry Forbes Centre — 12122 68 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, December 11

Edmonton Oil Kings vs Swift Current Broncos

What: Edmonton Oil Kings face off with Swift Current Broncos on December 11 at Rogers Place.

When: December 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Holiday Gallery Walk

What: Edmonton Gallery District welcomes art lovers to their second annual holiday gallery walk. Enjoy roaming carollers and seasonal treats at the various galleries starting at 5 pm.

When: December 11, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Food Waste in YEG

What: Edmonton Permaculture Guild brings together representatives from Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton, Leftovers YEG, Edmonton’s Dumpster Diving Community, and the City of Edmonton to give short presentations on their involvement and perspective with food waste in Edmonton.

When: December 11, 2019
Time: 6:15 to 8:30 pm
Where: Roots On Whyte (Community Building) — 8135 102 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton December Tellaround


Zach Den Adel/Flickr

What: Storytelling Alberta hosts Edmonton Tellaround at Parallen Community Hall on December 11. Storytellers share stories and pieces in progress. All skill levels are welcome, and everyone is invited to listen.

When: December 11, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Parkallen Community Hall — 11104 65 Avenue NW, Edmonton
More Info: 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 until December 14. Artwork 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.

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

Thursday, December 12

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

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 Avenue NW Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Winspear Overture Tour

What: The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre open the curtains for a free one-hour backstage tour and info session. Learn the history of the ESO and the Winspear plus the vision they have for their future. Lunch and beverages will also be provided.

When: December 12, December 18, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Winspear Centre — 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
RSVP: Online, admission free

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

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 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 6 pm (Saturday)
Where: ATB Place — 10025 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: $3 to $10, admission packages available online

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