We’re coming into the holiday season, and that means where’s coming into one of the most expensive seasons of the year for parents – similar to back to school and summer camp season.
On November 11, stop by your local Williams Sonoma and learn more about side dishes for Thanksgiving as part of these kids cooking classes for children 8-13.
Lace up your skates and stop by your local rec centre for a free recreational skate
Stop by your local Home Depot store and register for the free monthly kids building workshop. These hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12. Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at all The Home Depot stores. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, an achievement pin and certificate
Hit up one of the best neighbourhoods in Edmonton during the All is Bright winter festival on November 25th. There will be light dancers, s’more making, photos with Santa, axe throwing, Segway rides, puppet shows and so much more to experience, both indoor and out.
Sign up for a Christmas Tree Slime session at Michaels – it’s the best few dollars you’re going to spend all of November if you’ve got slime loving children.
Check out the rodeo kids corral for a full day of fun, farm-themed activities for kids in Edmonton
Wear your comfiest clothes, bring your stuffies and pillows, and join us for a family movie with lots of friends, with popcorn and pillow party and more on November 25th.
Don’t stop going to the playground because the weather is a little colder – there’s still plenty of fun Greenshack programming to take advantage of, well into November.
Come see/pet a live Barred Owl and a cute Saw-whet Owl! Make a donation to Beaverhill Bird Observatory
Plan to watch the Santa Clause Parade and kick off the holiday season on November 18th, 2017
Bring a donation for the food bank and take part in the Santa Clause arrival breakfast at West Edmonton Mall – it’s going to be one that you’re not going to want to miss!
Stop by McDonalds Playplace for a Magic show with Ronald McDonald and a bit of time in the indoor playground – it’s a perfect time grab a kids meal (November 4-5)
Take advantage of Servus Community Access night and get free access to the Alberta Aviation Museum – the last Thursday of every month. Tickets will be announced, here, and are free but required for the event.
Sign up at your local Michaels store to take part in a slime-ornament making session on November 11th
Spend your Saturday morning at the movies on the cheap as part of the Cineplex Family Favourites. It’s only $2.99 for a movie ticket, meaning there’s plenty left over in the entertainment budget to splurge on popcorn!
Bundle up the kids and head outside to one of the many places in Edmonton that can host a winter fire pit, like Elk Island Park, and have a marshmallow roast while you enjoy the change of scenery that fall and winter bring!
Take part in the Minecon Viewing Party at the Microsoft store on November 18th, 2017
Register for the monthly free build at the LEGO store, registration opens on the 15th for the event but there’s also plenty of other fun things to do at the LEGO store all month long like minifigure trading Mondays where you can stop by the store and trade your Minifigure with staff members, and workshops where you can stop by for building activities. It’s also a great time to do some holiday shopping, because if you spend $99, you can get a free holiday countdown calendar!
Plan a walk through the Kinnaird ravine, it’s the perfect place for a fall walk in Edmonton – you’ll feel like you’ve left the city and you’ve barely walked from downtown
Skip the cost of the traditional Oilers games and check out Star Wars Night at the Oil Kings where the team will wear specialized themed jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity.
Drop the kids off for Drop in Dodgeball at Millennium Place, there are two age options and it’s a jam packed hour of action!
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