Ah, the holidays… A time when it’s acceptable to drink eggnog, when the shopping centres become a warzone, and the kids are bursting with excitement at the thought of catching a glimpse of old Saint Nick. If you’re a typical Edmontonian, the holidays can also get expensive. And since the days are shorter, you may feel the pressure to pack in as much weekend action as possible to make the most of the season.
We’ve got you covered. Here are five things to in Edmonton this holiday season:
1 - Check Out Luminaria
For a small admission fee, head to the University of Alberta to check out this amazing spectacle. Thousands of candles are lit along the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. The ambiance is further elevated with ice sculptures, carolers, bonfires, and hot apple cider. Taking place during the entire month of December, you’ll want to get your tickets fast because this event sells out every year.
2 - Take a Stroll Down Candy Cane Lane
This impressive 10-block stretch of residential street is home to some of the most impressive displays of Christmas decorations around. Candy Cane Lane is running from December 8 – January 2, this spectacle is best enjoyed with a hot chocolate in hand or on a festive sleigh ride!
3 - Enjoy a Family-Friendly Version of The Nutcracker (In a Nutshell)
If you have young kids who aren’t able to sit through an extensive performance, this abridged 30-minute rendition of the popular play is perfect. With crafting before the show and an interactive workshop afterwards, your little ones will gain an appreciation for the Christmas classic while also enjoying the beautiful melodies of Tchaikovsky.
4 - Make Special Memories at The Metro
In the month of December, The Metro Cinema will be hosting a variety of classic Christmas movies. From classics like A Christmas Story, Home Alone, and National Lampoon’s Christmas to unconventional holiday-themed movies like Scrooged, Batman Returns, and Die Hard, there is definitely something for everyone at The Metro.
5 - Winterfest
This free-to-browse event is perfect for lovers of winter sports. Just off Whitemud Dr. at the Snow Valley Ski Club, visitors can enjoy ski demos, a snowy obstacle course, and more. The event is on December 1-3 and kicks off with a tasty pancake breakfast!
With no shortage of free and inexpensive activities happening in Edmonton this season, you won’t run out of fun for the family anytime soon. Trying to sell your home during the holidays? The experts at Ryan Dutka Real Estate Solutions can take away some of the hassles so you can enjoy your time off with the family. For more information call us today at 1-780-988-0001.