Your Guide to Every Family-Friendly Free Holiday Activity and Event in Edmonton

Christmas events and activities around the city don’t have to break the bank! Jus because the holidays are expensive doesn’t need that you need to spend a Lott entertaining the kids. This Christmas, find free (and fun) Christmas activities for kids in Edmonton.


Canada Pacific Holiday Train 
An incredible show of music and lights, with a live concert at train stops throughout the city!
When: December 4 and 5, 2019
Where: Provost, Hardisty, Camrose

Meet Santa at Riverside Motorsports
Stop into Riverside Motorsports for a a free photo with Santa, and a gift for the kids!
When: December 7, 2019
Where: Riverside Motorsports

Have Milk and Cookies with Santa 
Enjoy story time with Santa while eating milk and cookies at a cozy Christmas experience you’re not going to want to miss.
When: December 7 and 8, 14 and 15, 2019
Where: Fort Saskatchewan Historial Society

Free Holiday Movies at Cineplex
Enjoy free holiday movies at Cineplex – and reduced prices for popcorn and snacks. You’ll find these free holiday movies showing at your local Cineplex theatre.
When: December 7, 2019
Where: Cineplex Theatres

Have Pancakes with Santa
Santa joins us for pictures, crafts, music and of course pancakes with toppings. Free with membership or $2/person without. Registration required.
When: December 7
Where: Millhurst Community League

Jingle All the Way Holiday Event
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,
When: December 7, 2019
Where: Currents of Windermere

Oak Hills Family Fun Festival 
Join Oak Hills Community League for some winter fun! Outdoor winter games & activities, food, sleigh rides, music & entertainment, pictures with Santa, cultural celebrations, indoor fun activities & bouncy castles! We hope to see you and your friends/family there.
Where: Lillian Osborne High School
When: December 7, 2019

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!
Where: Ellerslie Road Baptist Church 
When: December 7, 2019

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).
Where: Little Italy
When: December 8, 2019

Skate with Santa in Spruce Grove 
As a part of our 12 Days of Giving this Christmas Season we would like to invite you and your family to Skate With Santa!!!
Where: Tri-Leisure Arena
When: December 8, 2019

Make a Gingerbread House Night
Come and decorate a Gingerbread house! Build simple or get creative and build an architectural masterpiece! Please bring candy, cereal, or another nut-free edible decoration to share with other families. We’ll provide the icing.
Where: West Meadows Baptist Church
When: December 11, 2019

DIY Ornament Night at the Reuse Centre 
Join us for our last free drop-in crafting session of 2019. We’ll be creating festive ornaments out of everyday reusable items.No registration required, drop in between 5:30-7:30pm. Ages 6 years and older recommended. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult.
Where: The Reuse Centre
When: December 12, 2019

Free Festive Family Fun in the Meadows 
Come and enjoy cookie decorating, crafts, hot chocolate! Meet and mingle with your neighbours.
Where: The Meadows Recreation Centre
When: December 12, 2019

Candy Cane Lane Car Free Night
Enjoy Candy Cane Lane for FREE as usual, but for the first time ever you can explore the Christmas spot, car-free! Enjoy the lights – and don’t forgot your food bank donations.
Where: Candy Cane Lane
When: December 12, 2019

Skate with Santa 
Our annual Skate with Santa event! Join us for some Hot Cocoa and get out on the ice with Jolly St. Nick! There are extra skates available at the hall on a first come first served basis.
Where: Lorelei Beaumaris Community League
When: December 14, 2019

Hay Rides and Santa Photos
On Saturday, December 14 from 11am-3pm, the Marketplace at Callingwood invites you to bring the family to meet Santa Claus who’ll be visiting us in the lobby of the Professional Centre, 6650-177 Street. Get your photo taken with him and get it printed instantly.* Then hop on a FREE horse drawn hay ride around the parking lot (pick up point is in front of the Professional Centre doors.)
Where: Callingwood Centre
When: December 14, 2019

Make a Gingerbread House at Northgate Centre
Celebrate the holidays with free, fun, drop-in events for kids and families at Northgate Centre. The gingerbread house ki is provided while supplies last, and designed for kids under twelve.
Where: Northgate Centre
When: December 14, 2019

Terwillegar Community League Christmas Spectacular 
The TCL Holiday Spectacular is back for another year! We will have free photos with Santa, crafts for kids, cookie decorating and many more details to follow! A
Where: Terwillegar Community League
When: December 14, 2019

Make Your Own Christmas Stuffed Animals
Children under twelve can visit Northgate Centre to build a Christmas themed Stuffed animal. Kits are while supplies last – so get there early!
Where: Northgate Centre
When: December 21, 2019