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5 Holiday Activities in Edmonton and the Park

The holiday season is here, a time we can enjoy with our families, take some time off, rest, and recover before a new year begins. There is, of course, always that desire to hibernate over the holiday season, away from cold, holed-up in your home and away from everyone. We wanted to give you a few reasons why you should get out and enjoy this magical time of year!


1) Legislature Light-up

The holiday season at the Legislature will kick off at 4pm tomorrow with a beautiful choral performance and end with the yearly lighting of the grounds. This year, the lighting will have over 300 glowing trees.

WHEN: Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Alberta Legislature Grounds, Edmonton

COST: Free


2) CP Holiday Train

The CP Holiday Train is one of the most unique food bank fundraisers in North America. Over the three weeks of the program, musicians play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar turned into a travelling stage all across Canada.

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WHEN: Dec. 9, show starts at 8:15pm in Edmonton and 5:15pm in Josephburg

WHERE: 7935 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton OR Josephburg

COST: Attendees are encouraged to bring either a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.



Come skate with Santa on Sunday. Enjoy free hot chocolate and Christmas treats too! Included with regular admission or with your Millennium Card.

WHEN: Sunday, December 14. 2-4pm

WHERE:Glen Alan Recreation Complex, Sherwood Park

COST: Regular admission fee.


4) Candy Cane Lane

No holiday season is complete without bringing your whole family through Candy Cane Lane to enjoy the wonderfully decorated homes in West Edmonton. This staple of Edmonton’s holiday season has been running for over 40 years now!

WHEN: Dec. 14 – Jan 4th

WHERE: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue, Edmonton

COST: FREE, but bringing something for the food drive is heavily encouraged.


5) Family Yoga!

Why not try something completely different from most holiday activities, get some exercise, and connect with your family! Seek Yoga’s family yoga is open from ages 2 and up.

WHEN: Friday, December 19, 2014, 10 – 11am

WHERE: Colchester Community League, 23219 Twp Rd. 520, Sherwood Park

COST: Drop in $10.00

BONUS 6) Oil Kings Game & Dinner at Pasta Pantry!!!!!

As we’ve been telling you for the last two weeks, we’re still giving away four tickets and a pre-game meal at Pasta Pantry every Friday until Christmas. Perfect for a family outing or a holiday gift!

WHEN: whenever you want!

COST: free!

Enjoy the holidays!