Things To Do in December in Edmonton

Nov 28, 2023

In Edmonton, we send off the year in style! December is packed with winter lights, starry nights, and joyful festivals like Glow, the Edmonton Christmas Market, Zoominescence, and more! Check out our event calendar for a full list of holiday happenings.

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Downtown Winterval

Explore the historic 104 Street and embrace the festive spirit at the Downtown Winterval! Local establishments will offer delightful giveaways, ensuring your stockings are brimming and your appetite is satisfied. Put on your coziest attire and take part in the lively atmosphere featuring live music, dazzling lights, inviting beer gardens, and much more!

December 1-2

The Zoo is Lit

Zoominescence sets the stage for a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo! The festival celebrates light, artistry, imagination, and the essential strong spirit of community in the winter. Join us for an evening of holiday fun for the whole family!

December 1-17 (open Friday to Sunday)
December 18 - January 1 (open all week except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)

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The Royal Bison

This eclectic and tightly curated art and design fair showcases some of the best of Edmonton's art! This Winter 2023 season is the final season for Royal Bison, who has been hosting the fair to Edmontonians for 16 years. Stop by and say thank the vendors and organizers while getting one last experience at the beloved fair. Admission is $5, and kids under 12 get in free!

December 1-3

A Very Indigenous Holiday Market

I.A.M. Collective is proud to present A Very Indigenous Holiday Market at the iconic Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market! This event features 75+ Indigenous vendors/artists sharing their holiday gift ideas with you. With free admission and free prize draws, you can't go wrong adding this market to your holiday bucket list!

December 3-4

Outdoor Adventures

Take a Yule Tide Segway Tour

Why explore the Alberta Legislature on foot when you can ride a Segway? Enjoy the beautiful sights of the Legislature grounds, lit up with over 100,000 Christmas lights this holiday season with River Valley Adventure Co. Learn about the rich history of Edmonton's capital while taking in the magical feeling of the holiday spirit, all onboard your very own Segway. Bundle up and enjoy all the beauty that our city has to offer.

December 2-January 7

Plays, Performances, and Productions

Sashay Your Way Through the Holiday

The ISCWR Winter Holiday Pageant is back, more enchanting than ever before! Come and be a part of an extraordinary night filled with fierce competition as drag performers vie to represent their chosen winter holiday. The holiday joy is bound to be in abundance!

December 2, 2023

Symphonic Magic at the Winspear

Give the gift of music with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra! Catch these December performances:

Die Harsh

The hilarious musical hit, Die Harsh, returns this December to give you a good laugh during this holiday season. Based on a favourite Christmas classic, the ridiculously funny Die-Hard-Christmas-Carol comedy is packed with action, tap dancing FBI agents, and even more excitement. Catch this show at the Varscona Theatre!

December 14-23

Get Together is Back

The celebrations don't have to stop once the holiday season wraps up! The Edmonton Convention Centre plays host to Get Together, featuring two days of incredible electronic music. This year's lineup is stacked with amazing artists, including ZEDD, Dabin, MAU P, and more.

December 27-28

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