It’s the last weekend of November, and the holiday spirit is getting into full swing in our city. Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Edmonton: November 26 to 28.
From holiday markets to dazzling displays of Christmas lights, check out these things to do over the weekend.
Glow Christmas Festival
What: Ready to be dazzled by a million Christmas lights, including a light tunnel and a visit from Santa Claus himself? The Glow Christmas Festival returns to the Edmonton Expo Centre, providing the perfect spots for that holiday selfie, a gift from the Christmas market, or delicious food. It’ll surely get you into the holiday spirit this week in Edmonton.
When: November 24 to January 2, 2022
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
Cost: $16.99- $22.99; tickets can be found here
Edmonton Christmas Market
What: One of Edmonton’s most prominent holiday markets returns this weekend with more than 40 vendors, as well as winter rides, culinary experiences, a pop-up food hall, a cocktail bar, light instillations, and live entertainment.
When: November 26 to 28, 2021
Where: 10411 82 Avenue NW
Cost: $5, tickets can be found here
Magic of Lights
What: Immerse yourself in the dazzling display of thousands of Christmas lights at RAD Torque Raceway as the Magic of Lights returns for another season. The 2.5-kilometre stretch boasts more than one million lights using LED technology and digital animations to depict holiday scenes and characters of the season. Pure holiday magic right there!
When: Now until January 8, 2022
Address: RAD Torque Raceway (50342 Range Road 253, Leduc County)
Cost: $30-$120. Tickets can be found here
What: A classic holiday event is returning to the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, as Luminaria returns this Friday. Explore candle-lit pathways, light displays, and warm fires around which you can enjoy a warm cup of apple cider.
When: November 27 to January 9, 2022 (excluding Christmas Day)
Address: University of Alberta Botanical Gardens — 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove
Cost: $21 for adults, child, student, and senior discounts apply, available online
Winter Wonder Forest
What: A winter forest just outside of Edmonton has a seven-acre dazzling display of Christmas lights, a snow maze, delicious food, and more. It’s the perfect spot for some holiday cheer!
When: Now until January 9, 2022
Address: 23136 Secondary Highway 643, Gibbons
Cost: Tickets start at $17.50 and can be purchased here
Winter Whyte Light Up
What: Light up Whyte Avenue for the holidays with the Winter Whyte Light Up at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park. Take in light displays, including the gazebo and mega-trees and a light tunnel at the 83rd Avenue back street, perfect for some holiday Instagram content. There’s also farmers’ market vendors selling treats and goodies, and drinks are available to purchase while you gather around some firepits to keep you warm and cozy.
When: November 27, 2021
Address: Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park (8331 104 Street NW, Edmonton)
Check out an Edmonton Oil Kings game
What: Take in some hockey this weekend as the Edmonton Oil Kings welcome the Saskatoon Blades to Rogers Place for some Sunday night action.
When: November 28, 2021
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $23.50-$39.50; tickets can be found here
Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
What: Enjoy one of the most iconic albums of all time with a laser show of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at the Zeidler Dome at Telus World of Science. Good tunes and flashy, vibrant lights — now that’s a good Friday night and one of the greatest things to do this weekend in Edmonton.
When: November 26 and 27, 2021
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: $14.95, tickets can be found here
Visit the Muttart Conservatory
What: Be amazed at the stunning Muttart Conservatory, with each glass pyramid showcasing a different environment for plants from around the globe. It’s a relaxing, insightful and beautiful experience and a lovely thing to do on a November day this week in Edmonton.
When: Open year-round
Time: From Monday to Wednesday, 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 10 am to 10 pm, Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A Street, Edmonton)
Cost: $7.75-$14.95, purchase online
Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park
What: For the first time in its history, Fort Edmonton Park is keeping its doors open into the fall season. Explore life through the diversity of First Nations and Métis peoples at Fort Edmonton Park’s new signature exhibit: The Indigenous Peoples Experience.
When: November 27 and 28, 2021
Time: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 pm
Where: Fort Edmonton Park (11455 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton)
Cost: $12-$20, purchase online