Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids | Jan 3-6

As we finish up winter break, there’s plenty to do with the kids in Edmonton and area. You can get out and explore some of our favourite trails, and hills, if you feel like bundling up – or head into our favourite indoor activities. Check out what’s going in Edmonton this weekend for families and […]

As we finish up winter break, there’s plenty to do with the kids in Edmonton and area. You can get out and explore some of our favourite trails, and hills, if you feel like bundling up – or head into our favourite indoor activities. Check out what’s going in Edmonton this weekend for families and kids, right here.

Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids

Thursday

Everyone Gets to Play Winter Play Day
Please join us at our Winter Play Day in Sherwood Park. Activities include: Skating Pathway, Snow Painting, Tic Tac Snow, Snowman Building, Ice Jewel Digging, Hot Chocolate, Sleigh Rides courtesy of ReMax Elite. Come play with us!
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Friday

Free Demo Dance Classes at the Little Gym
In each of our 1-hour classes, we focus on particular dance steps according to the curriculum & theme for that week. For thirty minutes of class the children are learning tap and ballet steps as well as experiencing creative movement associated with the curriculum. For the other thirty minutes they are working on gymnastics in the gym. This combination enables the children to build strength and balance while growing their dance skills
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Winter Freeze Fest: Hockey Circus Show
Head over to Millennium Place for a fun show that’s part of the Winter Freeze Fest. This show is a family friendly tribute that combines acrobatics, juggling and circus stunts. There are multiple shows throughout the festival!
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You can find the whole schedule for the Strathcona County Winter Freeze Fest, here. 

Saturday

Christmas Bird Count
Find yourself at a loss when you hear the question… what kind of bird is that? Join us for family learning fun as we talk about common Edmonton birds and count them for the citizen science project: Christmas Bird Count. We’ll take a close look at bird artifacts, monitor bird feeders for the current residents, and make a simple bird feeder to bring home!
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Free Kids Yoga Class
Bambini, in collaboration with Prana Yoga Studio, is hosting another community yoga session next month! This particular session is a Kid’s Yoga class and it’s intended for children 5-11 years old.
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Make a Snowman Mason Jar
There’s snow chance of this little guy melting! Make a charming snowman with a pom pom hat to add to your winter décor. Buy the jar, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
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Michaels: Make a Yarn Snowman
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a yarn snowman. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
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Winter Greenshack Program
Join in on games, sports, crafts, music, drama and special events. A complete list of activities and special events are posted on the side of Green Shacks each week. If there is a game or activity that peaks your child’s interest that you would like to have included in programming, just ask the Program Leader. There are multiple locations all around the city!
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Snowshoe and Stargaze at Elk Island Park 
Begin your experience with a short guided hike on snowshoes around the shore of Astotin Lake. Roam atop the snow like a snowshoe hare while stars twinkle overhead. As you march along, the welcoming crackling of a campfire eclipses the soft sounds of nature surrounding you. Grab some refreshments and gather around the fire. Gaze up and stare into the night sky full of stars. With a park interpreter as your guide, navigate the sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve; without the glow of city lights around you’ll see more than you knew existed.
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Sunday

Landmark Cinemas Kids Day 
Every Sunday, kids can get out of the house, a movie ticket and Snack Pack (popcorn, drink, choice of candy treat) for one great, low price. (under nine bucks!). Every movie, every Sunday. Landmark Cinemas’ Kid’s Day – turn the average Sunday into a movie-filled Funday. Check your favourite Landmark Cinemas for showtimes. Go in the morning for cheap tickets for parents too!
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Little Lantern Making and Story Telling
With rich storytelling and the incredible Lynette Maurice at the helm, you’ll aid us to build and light up the paths of the Millcreek ravine during the Flying Canoe Festival!
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How are you spending this weekend with the kids?

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