November has no shortage of activities that ease us into winter and the holiday spirit! Remember to take time on the 11th to reflect upon lives lost for our freedom. Formal ceremonies will take place at Edmonton City Hall and at the University of Alberta Butter Dome on November 11th.
Hold on tight! Rodeo Week is buckin’ into town for ten party-packed days filled with western themed events, food, and country music. There’s something for everyone, from the urban cowboys to diehard rodeo fans. Rodeo Week brings together the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Farmfair International and many exciting events throughout the week. Don't miss a second–or eight–of the excitement!
Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival
The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is back for two days of indulgence, offering a little something for everyone. The festival offers the opportunity to sample a variety of world-class wine, scotch, premium spirits, import and micro-brewed beer along with gourmet culinary creations from local restaurants, hotels and other vendors.
Angry Birds at Telus World of Science
Experience Angry Birds in real life and embark on a wild adventure where science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are taught in an immersive environment. You'll get to build structures, use sling-shot-launched Angry Birds to test construction and explore the principals of vortexes, lasers, and more!
Now until April
Celtic Thunder at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium
Celtic Thunder is back in Edmonton with their new production, Legacy! The Irish singing group showcases music that celebrates a common Celtic heritage, and have performed for thousands fans worldwide. Known for dramatic lighting and choreography, as well as realistic Irish stage sets with authentic Irish instruments, the performances entertain and delight audiences of all ages.
DBA Holiday Light Up
To mark the beginning of the season, Downtown Business Association will be lighting the giant 72-ft Christmas tree in Churchill Square as part of a celebration including mascots, carolers, music, and fireworks. Bring the whole family and a donation for the Food Bank. Mayor Don Iveson will even welcome Santa from the North Pole!
All is Bright Festival
Silent Night? Not even close. 124 Street is anything but silent for All is Bright. Lose yourself in the sizzle of fire dancers, warm up your vocals with some caroling, find yourself chillin’ with the ice sculptures, or try your hand at fat tire biking or axe throwing. Enjoy indoor and outdoor live music, food trucks, street performers, patio parties, Santa, sleigh rides, cookie decorating and more.
Festival of Trees
For over 30 years (and a great cause!), the Festival of Trees has been getting Edmontonians geared up for the holidays. Hundreds of trees and lights, live music, shopping, and crafts are all waiting for you at the Shaw Conference Centre. It's like stepping into a life-sized snow globe!