Things to Do in January in Edmonton

Jan 1, 2024

Embrace the magic of a new year! Kick off 2024 like a true Edmontonian by climbing colossal walls of ice, gliding across unique outdoor rinks (ODRs), experiencing iconic winter festivals, and much more.

Brrr-ing in the Year with a Winter Festival

The Spirit of Celebration

Whisky lovers, get ready to experience whisky drinking in a whole new light! From distillers and master blenders, to a variety of other whisky experts, the Edmonton Whisky Festival is your signature event to meet and greet experts in the field. For one night only, this event features over 175 globe-trotting varieties including selections from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the USA.

January 17

Outdoor Thrills

The Full Moon Birkie

Experience a magical evening of cross-country skiing under the light of the full moon at the Full Moon Birkie! The trails at Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area are the perfect place to enjoy a winter adventure. Whether you're a seasoned skier or new to the sport, you'll love the chance to explore Birkie-land in the heart of the beautiful outdoors.

January 27

Arts & Culture

Made in Italy

Made in Italy whisks you away to 1970s Jasper, where an Italian teenager dances through dual cultures with passion and ambition. Dive into this mesmerizing solo act, pulsating with disco beats, enchanting vocals, and a cast of unforgettable characters! Don't miss this vibrant journey of self-discovery and rhythm at the Citadel Theatre!

January 6-28

Let's Go, Oilers!

Witnessing one of Edmonton's iconic hockey teams in action is a truly Canadian experience. Catch the Edmonton Oilers or the Oil Kings as they race to win their respective leagues. Between the two teams, you'll find plenty of thunderous slapshots and gripping penalties to make for an action-packed January!

Various Dates in January

Metis Crossing