What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (With Kids) | Dec 6-8


Zoominescence – lights at the Zoo

Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world-renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. Join us for an evening of light, animals, skating, hot chocolate and fun for the whole family! Running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus the 26th!

Light December Lights in Capilano 

Capilano Community’s “Light December Lights” Come Celebrate with Capilano Community Neighbours & Friends! A Friday evening with horse sleigh rides, Christmas treats, crafts, a family skate and much more! FREE to all Capilano Community families, all are welcome.


Santa in Old Strathcona 

He’s makin’ a list, and checking it twice…but before he’s done, he’s going to be hanging out in our ‘hood for a bit! Santa will be roaming the neighbourhood on Saturday, December 7 between 12-4 pm. Keep an eye on our social channels (FB, Twitter, Instagram) to keep tabs on where he’s at. Psst – we also heard he might have some sweet treats from Rocket Fizz!

Queen Mary Park Winter Fest 

Come to Queen Mary Park Hall: 10844 117 St NW for – Kids Holiday Crafts – Hot Chocolate – Chili – Bring your donations of toques and mittens for the Mustard Seed! Head through the park for Fire Pits and Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Then find your way to Holland Plaza: 109 Ave and 120 St NW for At Holland Plaza: – Mini Doughnuts at Doughnut Party – Photos with Santa at Lifestyle Meditation – Candy Bar from Bridal Boutique – Wine Tasting at The Wine Gallery – Christmas concert, cookies and hot chocolate at Resonate Music School & Studio – Pizza from Artisti Pizzeria – Giveaways at Time Escape Edmonton & Modern Gravity Float Studio AND an Ice Carving demonstration in the East Parking Lot!

FREE Holiday Movies for Cineplex Community Day 

Free movies on Saturday morning! Enjoy incredible savings on popcorn, drinks and candy. Movies include: a Christmas Story, ELF, Gremlins, The Polar Express and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Bright Lights Christmas Festival 

Ellerslie’s annual Christmas festival! This event is free of charge, and is loads of fun for all ages! Come for food, music, entertainment, crafts and activities for all; including the much loved horse-drawn wagon ride around the property!

FREE: Jingle All the Way in Currents of Windermere

Jingle down to Currents of Windermere for a free holiday celebration. This event is fun for the whole family and it includes many activities such as: ? Photos With Santa! Pre-registration required. https://jingleallthewayatcurrents.eventbrite.ca ? Hay Rides! First come first served. ? Caroling! Sing along to your favorite holiday songs. ? Fundraiser for the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton! Please consider bringing a cash donation and receive a free hot chocolate.


Winter in Little Italy

Tour Edmonton’s Little Italy and Church Street on our FREE Horse Drawn Carriage Tours! With stops at Gems like the Italian Centre Shop, Zocalo, Mint Health and Drugs, and Studio 96 (with hosts from the McCauley Community League). We’ve got blankets, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts, and horses! You just bring you.

Have Milk and Cookies with Santa 

Have your child have a story time and milk & cookies with Santa in Fort Saskatchewan. Santa will bring story time to the next level, and we can’t wait to take part in this FREE event. 

See Frozen in 4DX

This weekend, Frozen 2 comes for the 4DX theatre, where the seats are like roller coasters and you’re in for a two hour ride with rain and snow and special affects that reign down on you through the movie. You’ll feel like you’re right up there, in the movie, in this one. If you collect Scene points, there’s a half off scene points promotion between December 6 and 11, and it’s only half the points required to see the movie