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Things to do in Edmonton in November

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by Edmonton Tourism Team

Old man winter might be on his way to Edmonton, but that doesn't mean that there is any shortage of things to do! On November 11, remember to take time to reflect on the sacrifices made on our behalf. Formal Remembrance Day Ceremonies will be taking place at Edmonton City Hall and at the University of Alberta Butter Dome on November 11.

Western Week
Bust out your best cowboy boots and hat when Western Week bucks into town this November. Events include the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Farmfair International and PBR Global Cup, plus many other cowboy curated activities taking place around the city. Round up your posse and take in 10 days of country fun. Can I get a yeehaw?
November 3-12

Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival
Now in its 20th year, you can be sure that the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival knows how to perfectly pair wine, beer and spirits with local savoury snacks and sweet treats. Wineries from around the world, plus a huge selection of distilled spirits, make this festival a must for those looking for a new favourite or to develop their palette. Pro tip: wear your stretchy pants.
November 10-11

The Science Behind Pixar
Just keep swimming to the Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at Telus World of Science! By participating in over 40 interactive elements, you'll get an unparalleled inside look at the processes that Pixar uses to bring your favourite characters to life. Learn all about the science, technology, engineering and math skills that are essential to the creation of Pixar's animated masterpieces.
Now until January 7, 2018

Hadestown
Greek myth meets the music of American folk and New Orleans jazz in this musical interpretation of Orpheus' quest to save his one true love, Eurydice. See the Canadian premiere of the Rachel Chavkin directed steam-punk musical based on the songs of Anais Mitchell at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre.
November 11 - December 3

Hockey, Hockey and More Hockey
Hockey legends are born in Edmonton! The Oilers take on some of the NHL's best in November when the Pittsburg Penguins visit on November 1. Plus, you’ll want to be there in person for the first visit from the league's newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights on November 14. And if you want a sneak peek at the future of hockey, catch the Oil Kings as they take on their WHL rivals at Roger's Place.
Various Dates

Light Walk at the Muttart Conservatory
Explore nature in the warmth and beauty of the Muttart Conservatory Pyramids! Experience the magic of glimmering lights as you walk through the Temperate Pyramid surrounded by plant life and other breathtaking wonders. Just when you thought the pyramids at the Muttart couldn't get more beautiful...
Every Thursday in November, 5:00pm-9:00pm

The Music of Star Wars
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is playing the greatest hits from a galaxy far, far away. Hear Star Wars' classic score played by the ESO as conducted by Robert Bernhardt. Don't be surprised if you see a few Storm Troopers taking in the tunes too.
November 28-29

The holiday season kicks off towards the end of the month!

All is Bright Festival
One of Edmonton's hippest neighborhoods flips the switch on its holiday lights at the All is Bright Festival. Live music, Sleigh Rides, Light-Up Street Performers, food trucks, beer gardens and much more will keep this outdoor party bumpin' no matter the cold—the real fun starts when temperatures drop! Find all the excitement on 124 Street between 102 Ave and Jasper Ave.
4:00pm-8:00 pm, November 25

Festival of Trees
Now in its 33rd year, the University Hospital Festival of Trees kicks off Edmonton's holiday season. Enjoy hundreds of trees, live music, and shopping, all meant to get you in the holiday spirit. Kids can meet Santa, visit the North Pole post office or shop for their parents in the "children only" Secret Shop!
November 30 - December 3