Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

The 21th annual Nativity Show at West End Christian Reformed Church runs from Thursday, December 13-15, 2018. Thursday and Friday hours are 6pm-9pm, Saturday hours are 3pm-9pm. The church, located on the North end of Candy Cane Lane, has stayed humble to its roots and spends next to nothing on advertising. Instead they have relied on word of mouth, a handful of posters, and repeat visitors like me to continue their unique Christmas tradition. This…

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Zoominescence 2018 Biggest Yet!

Zoominescence 2018 Biggest Yet!

Zoominescence is back at Edmonton Valley Zoo in support of the Valley Zoo Development Society. This year is the largest display of lights I’ve seen over the years. The annual event brings together local Edmonton artists with various lit art projects in a place where you can visit the animals at night when the zoo is usually closed. Pro-tip: Be sure to download the Edmonton Valley Zoo app before you go. This app will show…

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Christmas House in St Paul

Christmas House in St Paul

We have confirmed this house is lit for Christmas 2018. There is also a new space shuttle! Two hours northeast of Edmonton, Don Mudryk has lit up the night at his home in St Paul. On his property sits several hand-crafted wonders, including a carousel, ferris wheel, and a steam train. He began only 5 years ago, making a nativity scene out of Christmas lights, then the rest, like Rudolph, is history. Here’s an interview with Don…

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Leduc Country Lights Christmas House

Leduc Country Lights Christmas House

Leduc Country Lights is the biggest outdoor light up event in the Edmonton region outside the Alberta Legislature grounds. It’s bigger than ever this year both donations to the Leduc Food Bank and visitors are up. Truly the ultimate winter wonderland. Please obey signs and stay on designated paths to keep this tradition going! To get here, head West at Leduc Common (Exit 517) from QE2, turn left on Range Road 260. Keep driving til…

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Christmas At Bob’s a Hidden Gem

Christmas At Bob’s a Hidden Gem

Bob Fedina is a carpenter by trade and he hand-crafted most of the decorations at the residence, aka Christmas At Bob’s. He made mechanical waves of light, a circling cuckoo nutcracker turnstile, dancing soldier, light tunnel, and flamingos with a mechanical alligator. To top it off, he built a crane for his house in order to install a 3 storey tall snowman. His construction started after Halloween and opened on the first Saturday of December….

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Alberta Legislature Christmas Light-Up

Alberta Legislature Christmas Light-Up

Don’t miss the light up of the most extensive Christmas light display in the city. It MAY be the first time Rachel Notley will take the honour of launching this Alberta holiday tradition which began in 1985. 2016 Celebrate the Season (Dec 2-23, 2016, light up Dec 1) The December 2nd event will begin Celebrate The Season, a 3 week long festivity (Dec 2-23, 2016) at the Alberta Legislature featuring daily performances by choirs across the…

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Yeg This Weekend: Dec 17-20

Yeg This Weekend: Dec 17-20

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas And all through the city No one finished shopping Not even an MLA’s baby Ok, I’m not a poet, so here’s some of what’s happening this weekend. If you wish to add anything, comment below. Nativity Display (Dec 17 & 18 6-9pm, Dec 18 3-9pm) Free This is Yegventure’s favourite Christmas event in the city. It’s been a quiet hidden staple in Edmonton for many Christmases, which is quite fitting as…

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Yeg This Weekend: Dec 11-13

Yeg This Weekend: Dec 11-13

Holiday events are in full swing on this third weekend of Advent. There’s still retail events if you’ve missed out on some markets, displays and shows, and plenty of activities to enjoy the great outdoors as the snow is definitely here to stay. Here’s some of what’s happening this weekend. If you wish to add anything, comment below. 124 Street Cash Mob We have all heard the news of how the 102 bridge replacement delays…

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Yeg This Weekend: Dec 4-6

Yeg This Weekend: Dec 4-6

If you thought last weekend was eventful, this coming weekend is going to be mammoth! Whether you’re looking for something to do outdoors or spending time indoors to take in a little history and nostalgia, get out there to take it in before the rest of 2015 flashes by. Goodbye, Hello (Dec 4-6, open 48 hours) Free While The Beatles won’t be there, the beetles certainly will. The Royal Alberta Museum will have a final farewell party…

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Valley Zoo Festival of Light

Valley Zoo Festival of Light

The 4th annual Valley Zoo Festival of Light has its theme this year as Zoominescence. It’s already becoming an Edmonton holiday favourite. The Valley Zoo is lit up by several light installations and open to visitors for rare evening visits. The 2016 Festival of Light, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, has been extended until Friday, December 23! See full information here. Admission is less than regular price and you get to go into the zoo…

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