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Things to do in Edmonton in January

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by Edmonton Tourism Team

Welcome to 2017! Yes, we have hit a bit of a cold snap but we see it as more of a challenge to get outside and stick it to Mother Nature once and for all. Here’s a quick overview of the great stuff happening in January:

Ice Castles at Hawrelak Park
For the second time in forever, there is a glistening acre-sized castle made of ice in Hawrelak Park! It's brought to us by the folks at Silver Skate Festival (Feb 10-20) and it's a castle you'll want to visit many times over the winter as it changes shape.
Late December - early March (weather permitting)

Broadway Across Canada Presents: Stomp
From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, Stomp has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, it has been performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. You can literally feel the rhythm in your bones!
January 10-11

Deep Freeze Festival: A Byzantine Winter Festival
Curling? Check. Ice skating? Check. Giant deep freezer race? Wait hang on a sec... yes! Deep Freeze Festival is a wicked winter festival that brings all the best snow driven activities into one weekend. And they have a famous deep freezer race that is one of the most hilarious spectacles you will take in this winter in Edmonton!
January 14-15

Angry Birds Universe- Telus World of Science
Have you ever wanted to "be the bird" in Angry Birds? Well now's your chance. Head to the Telus World of Science and embark on a wild adventure where technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics are taught in an immersive, engaging environment!
Now until April 4

Charlie Chaplin's City Lights
Impress your blind date with an artsy outing to see the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Charlie Chaplin defied the times in 1931 when he made City Lights, a silent film in an age when “talkies” dominated. The film will be projected above the stage while the orchestra performs Chaplin's own score.
January 19

Ice On Whyte
Grab Canadian winter by the snowballs and hit up Ice on Whyte this January! Pick your favourite at the International Ice Carving Competition, slip your way down a massive ice slide, or sip on some hot chocolate and devour s’mores!
January 26-29 and February 2-5

Telus World of Science- Mysteries of China in IMAX
Take a break from the cold and check out the IMAX theatre at Telus World of Science. Mysteries of Ancient China captures one of the great archaeological events in modern times, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the foundation of the China we know today.
Opening January 27

Fortune Falls at the Citadel Theatre
We all need a little more theatre in our lives, better yet, more musical theatre. Fortune Falls is the allegorical tale of the rise, fall and reinvention of a prosperous town, once home to the world’s largest candy factory. This is the newest musical from Edmonton’s celebrated Catalyst Theatre, and is a great example of the city's awesome theatre scene.
January 17-February 5