5 festive activities to enjoy in Edmonton this holiday season

Dec 18 2019, 8:07 pm

It’s the most magical season of the year, and regardless of how you want to celebrate, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday feels right here in Edmonton.

Here’s a list of five holiday activities to enjoy in the city:

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
Where: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: Free

Magic of Lights Festival

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Castrol Raceway/Magic of Lights

What: 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.

When: Now until January 4, 2020
Where: Castrol Raceway, Edmonton
Tickets: $25 per car, available online

Edmonton Christmas Market

What: Edmonton Christmas Market is coming to ATB Place in downtown Edmonton this winter, to give Edmontonians a European-inspired Christmas market for the whole community to enjoy.

The event will feature delicious food and traditional drinks, festive light displays, games, activities, vendors, workshops, and more.

When: Now until December 21, 2019
Time: Thursday and Friday: 3 to 8 pm; Saturday: 12 to 6 pm
Where:¬†ATB Place ‚ÄĒ¬†10025 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: $3 to $10, admission packages available online

Glow Christmas Festival

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Glow Edmonton/Facebook

What: This indoor festival has stunning light displays, delicious seasonal food and drink, an opportunity to take pictures with Santa, and so much more, including 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.

When: Now until January 4, 2020
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Available online


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, even in the heart of winter.

When: Now until December 31, 2019
Where:¬†Kingsway Mall ‚ÄĒ 109 Street and Princess Elizabeth Avenue NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

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