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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Festival of Trees at 31

Festival of Trees at 31

The Festival of Trees is one of the earlier events kicking off the winter festival run in the city. You’ll find hundreds of beautifully decorated trees here every year. The event proceeds go to the University Hospital Foundation, this year supporting the trauma unit and complex surgeries. With 160 trees this year, there is always something to see around the corner. This year the festival runs from Thursday, Nov 26 to Sunday, Nov 29 from 9am-9pm…

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Yeg This Weekend: Nov 20-22

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 20-22

Advent doesn’t begin until next weekend but Christmas is already in the air. We have a couple winter events and several markets to prepare you for the holiday season. Here are events happening this weekend in the Edmonton area. All Is Bright on 124 Street (Nov 21) Free All Is Bright winter festival is among the first to kick off the long list of winter festivals in Edmonton. The festival opens up local businesses along…

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All Is Bright Begins Winter Festivals

All Is Bright Begins Winter Festivals

All Is Bright winter festival is among the first to kick off the long list of winter festivals in Edmonton. It began with the WinterCities initiative and local businesses along 124 St and High Street and has been well received by the community. Being affected by delayed construction on the 102 Ave bridge, the festival has become a beacon of hope for many, drawing visitors from around the capital region. At the most recent All…

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Santa Claus Parade Returns… Outdoors

Santa Claus Parade Returns… Outdoors

The Kingsway District Association will have a float in partnership with Edmonton’s Food Bank & Santas Anonymous. The route will travel in a loop clockwise starting at Rue Hull and Jasper Avenue, to 101st, around the back of City Hall, back down to the original point of departure along Rue Hull (99st) as seen on the map. It is encouraged to bring a donation item to one of the charities when you see the revamped outdoor Santa’s…

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Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-Up

Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-Up

It’s a mouthful but it’s a whole lotta fun as the annual Christmas tree gets lit up in Churchill Square. Holiday Light Up On The Square this year is Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 from 4-7pm and is free. Organized by the Downtown Business Association, there will be family fun (including family-friendly burlesque) after the City Market closes with extended hours. Fireworks will launch as the tree is lit up. Food bank donations will also be accepted…

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Yeg This Weekend: Nov 13-15

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 13-15

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This weekend begins a long line-up of winter festivals until the end of winter. The only thing we’re missing is _____. I’ll leave that up to imagination. Here are some events this weekend. Holiday Light Up On The Square (Nov 14 4-7pm) Free It’s a mouthful but it’s a whole lotta fun as the annual Christmas tree gets lit up in Churchill Square. Organized by the Downtown…

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Yeg This Weekend: Nov 6-8

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 6-8

It’s not just all about the cowboys this weekend as Rodeo Week is in full swing. There’s so much goodness that we couldn’t fit it all on this page. There’s an extensive list for Rodeo Week compiled by Edmonton Tourism here. However, Rodeo ain’t the only thing happening. Here are a few highlights we’ve selected for this weekend. 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off (Nov 6 11:30am-130pm) $ Recap Here As part of the event launching CFR Rodeo…

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