Things to do in Edmonton with Kids this Weekend
Strathcona County Celebration of Lights
On Saturday, November 17, Festival Place will be transformed into a winter wonderland with FREE family activities at the Celebration of Lights. This event is Strathcona County’s kickoff to the holiday season. The festivities take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and include an opportunity for a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This year’s activities include wagon rides, Santa’s reindeer, bookmobile, hot chocolate, holiday crafts and more. Dress for the weather as activities are outdoors.
Santa Arrives at West Edmonton Mall
Join us for a fun filled day as we welcome Santa Claus to West Edmonton Mall’s North Pole Place, his home away from home during the holiday season! Enjoy a day of exciting holiday activities like cookie decorating, petting zoo, hot chocolate stand, letters to Santa, colouring station and much more!
Michaels Kids Club | Make a Penguin Craft
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Choose from two projects designed specifically for your little maker’s age range. $2, ages 3-8 or $5, ages 6+, supplies are included. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Sign up in store or just drop in. Parents must remain on premises during the event.
Green Christmas at Martin Deerline
Join Martin Deerline for a free family Christmas event! Have your picture taken with Santa on a John Deere tractor, build Christmas crafts, enjoy Christmas treats and save 10% on all John Deere toys and clothing! Pictures with Santa by donation to either Santa’s Anonymous or the local Food Bank.
Kids Cooking Class: Gifts from the Kitchen
Young chefs will learn how to make and package holiday gifts that friends and family will be thrilled to receive — delicious candy cane popcorn and Christmas cookie bars as well as cute pretzel reindeers, all made with real ingredients and a generous dash of love.
Family Karaoke Day
Bring the whole family out to enjoy some great songs. Have a birthday party? You can book that here too so everyone can have fun. Plus, there’s usually great prizes to giveaway and just a general good time to be had for all.
Kids Gingerbread Workshop
Join us for a fun filled day of designing and building your own gingerbread house, while enjoying refreshments, live music and the company of your neighbours. 1-4 pm at Avonmore School. Cost: $25 per kit. To register, email grants @avonmore.org or through.
Crafts, games, outdoor cooking & more! Targeted for children ages 6-12 but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. Monday 3:30 – 6:00, Wednesday 3:30 – 6:00 and Saturday 1:00 – 5:00
Makebreak: Make a Wreath
Learn how to use floral bushes, stems and picks, along with ribbon and your own special touches, to make a gorgeous wreath. Supplies are not included and may cost up to $47.