Silver Skate Festival

Silver Skate Festival

The Silver Skate Festival has been a hidden gem in the city for years, and thanks to social media, this event finally receives the attention it deserves. Even in winter city, it’s hard to have an annual winter event last 27 years. In fact, it is the oldest running winter festival in the city. No other winter festival in Edmonton brings together drama, art, sports, fire, ice, and fun like Silver Skate. The 2017 festival…

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Ice On Whyte Festival Back for Canada 150

Ice On Whyte Festival Back for Canada 150

Ice On Whyte is Edmonton’s premier winter festival and hosts the only International Ice Carving Competition in the city. This year, the competition was moved up a day so that visitors can enjoy completed sculptures both Saturday and Sunday. Instead of completing Saturday at noon, competitions on both weekends will be completed Saturday at noon. After last year’s successful change in days of operation opening Thursdays through Sundays, the Ice On Whyte Festival returns this…

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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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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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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

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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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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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Green & Glow Winter Fest

Green & Glow Winter Fest

As a one time event, the University of Alberta Alumni Association organized the Green and Glow Festival to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Too bad it’s not an annual event because this was one of the best run winter festivals to hit the city in a very long time.

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