It’s the weekend, and date night ideas are just a little easier to swing when you don’t have to get up early the next day for work (unless you do). Here’s a bit of inspiration to get you started on planning those weekend date nights in Edmonton.

Food Trucks and Holiday Lights 

There’s a Santa Clause Parade of lights this weekend, so if you want to reminisce back to your childhood you can watch the parade – or go to Churchill Square for the food. Food Trucks in the square, holiday lights, and mild-ish weather? That sounds like a recipe for fun with an excuse to head to your one of your favorite downtown hotspots to warm up when you’re finished. Also – check out the All is Bright festival on 124 Street.
When: November 21, 5 pm
Where: Churchill Square

Try a New Board Game 

Boldly go where no one has gone before as you trek through the stars in the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, a cooperative multiplayer video game that lets players experience the thrill of controlling an interstellar vessel. Join a crew and help pilot your vessel through your neighbourhood galaxy quadrant! [Uniforms not required] Can’t make it to this event? Check out one of the local board game cafes!
When: November 20, 6-9  pm
Where: Stanley Milner Library

See Everest in Imax 

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
When: Showtimes here
Where: Imax, Telus World of Science

Watch: She Loves Me

She Loves Me is a classic Broadway musical from the 1960s, with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. This show is sure to get everyone into a holiday spirit, with a heartwarming story, tuneful songs, and funny moments await you! The plot of She Loves Me revolves around Budapest shop employees Amalia Balash and Georg Nowack, who work together at modest Hungarian parfumerie. Despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, they are unaware that each is the others secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads.
When: Showtimes here
Where: Campus Saint Jean Auditorium, 8406 91 St

DIY Dessert Crawl a la Baconhound

You’re speaking my langauge now. Local food blogger, Baconhound has done a round up of the Edmonton desserts worth saving room for – and we agree. Check out this top five desserts in this post and cross a few of them off of the list of things you’ve tried this weekend. It’s a perfect way to warm up that cold start we’re getting to the season.
Where: various locations
When: on your schedule