Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Another year has ended for the annual Nativity Show at West End Christian Reformed Church. The 19th annual event concluded Saturday for a 3 day event. 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 year, there are…

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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Bazaar at Roxy Theatre

Holiday Bazaar at Roxy Theatre

The 124 Street Grand Market held a one night Holiday Bazaar event at at The Roxy Theatre. Sadly it was the first and last time Yegventures would be visiting the Roxy because the building burned to the ground weeks later. On top of this lovely Christmas market, you’ll be able to see a part of Theatre Network history. Goodbye Roxy, we’ll see a new you on the flip side.

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Maisie’s Magical Christmas House (and more)

Maisie’s Magical Christmas House (and more)

Maisie’s Magical Christmas House was everything the name suggested. The residence of a home renovation store owner, the house took months to set up on the North end of Edmonton. Sadly, complaints from neighbours made this part of Deadmonton history. In addition to Maisie’s Magical Christmas House, you’ll find in this video a Nativity scene at City Hall, a display at the General Hospital, and a lit up teepee to name a few. Of course,…

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