Things To Do in December

Snap out of hibernation— the holidays are upon us and it's time to get festive! Clear your calendars because December in Edmonton is packed with winter lights, starry nights, and festivals worth getting a little chilly for.

The Festival of Trees
With hundreds of lights, live music and shopping, the Festival of Trees is like stepping into your own personal snow globe. From traditional to designer, from exotic to whimsical, you'll discover more than 200 innovative trees.
November 28 - December 1

Dickens Fest at The Citadel Theatre

Dress up in your finest and get ready to step back in time at Dickens Fest this holiday season! This festival features several highlights including the Pavilion of Lights, a holiday market, special holiday teas and extravagant long-table dinners. No Scrooges allowed!

November 27-December 8

Shumka's Nutcracker
Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers are excited to present Shumka's Nutcracker, Edmonton’s Ukrainian Nutcracker. In celebration of the Christmas season, the show takes to the stage of the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Joining Shumka are guest artists from Ukraine's Kyiv Ballet company.
December 14 - 15

Christmas in Old Strathcona
Celebrate the season in Old Strathcona! See the twinkling lights, explore the local shops, take a photo with Santa, and taste the world-class dining. It's a real winter wonderland!
Various dates and events throughout the month of December

Zoominescence: Festival of Light
Yep, it gets dark a little bit earlier than usual but doesn’t that just mean there's more night to party with? Or maybe you just need to lighten up? How about Zoominescence, A Festival of Light at Edmonton Valley Zoo? Pour yourself some hot chocolate and go for a skate, or mingle with your favourite creatures in the true spirit of winter.
Every weekend in December including December 26