Things To Do in December in Edmonton

Nov 22, 2021

December in Edmonton is packed with winter lights and starry nights - so get ready to make this month one for the books. We're welcoming the holiday season with events like Luminaria, Glow, The Edmonton Christmas Market, A Christmas Carol, Alberta Ballet's Nutcracker and more!

No matter how you explore, be sure to continue practicing safe spatial distancing, frequent hand washing and following the guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe.

Support a Local Restaurant

Winter Patios

The Festival of Trees

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

A Christmas Carol

Stargaze at Elk Island National Park

Take a Yule Tide Segway Tour

IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship

The Zoo Lights Up!

A Drive-Thru Holiday Celebration

Let it Glow!

Holiday Markets Galore

Your holiday shopping just got a whole lot easier! The first annual Holiday Market at the River Cree (December 3-5), presented by Enoch Cree Nation, will showcase First Nation & local artisans, vendors & much more. This is the perfect time to check some essential items off your gift-giving list!

Shopping, live entertainment, carnival games and more await - the iconic Edmonton Christmas Market is coming to two venues this holiday season. On Nov 26-28 and Dec 3-5, you'll find the market at the Army & Navy Department store in Old Strathcona (10411 82 Avenue NW). From Dec 8-12, it will be continuing the festivities at Fort Edmonton Park (7000 143 Street NW).

Join ACUA for the 7th annual Christmas Market (December 4)! Here you'll find several vendors selling art, crafts, food, and Ukrainian goods. ACUA is also offering a curated menu of Ukrainian food and other culinary offerings for Christmas. Note, many items are only available by pre-ordering


Downtown Lights Up!

Nutcracker Traditions

Explore the Winter Wonder Forest

The Best Shoe is a Snowshoe