It’s the holiday season, can you feel it? Holiday cups from your favourite coffee shop are full of cheer and those Christmas vibes usually reserved for December are out in full-force. There’s plenty to do this weekend – especially if you want to kick off the holidays in Edmonton – and here’s where to start:
5 Dates to go in This Weekend in Edmonton:
When: December 1 onward
Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world-renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter.
House of Hush Burlesque Launch Party
When: December 1
House of Hush Burlesque provides an interactive, live theatrical experience that pulls inspiration from the high-kicking showgirls of the Klondike Gold Rush, sideshow vaudeville strangeness, and the glamour and opulence of the golden age of jazz. If you’re craving glittery costumes, glamour, can-can, or wild gin-soaked revelry – let the House of Hush drench you in our delightful glitter.
A Good Old Fashioned Minbid
When: Friday and Saturday
It’s time for beer, it’s time for cheer, it’s time for art for MINBID is here! Just in time for the holidays MINBID is back and happy to host one of our classic underground art auctions. Join us for some fresh underground MINBID art, local music and some hoiliday cheer in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown.
Make a Himmeli Wreath
This geometric Himmeli wreath is a change from the greenery wreath but with just as much Christmas tradition, originating in Finland and is believed to bring prosperity for the upcoming year. Join us in making your own at the beautiful Ruffington House. Where you will craft, mingle and get into the Christmas spirit with a glass of bubbly and a sweet treat. All supplies are included $60 , choose from copper, gold, or matte black.
Theatresports – Rapid Fire
When: Friday Night
Theatresports pits two teams of Rapid Fire Theatre’s best improvisors against each other for the love of the audience. Two shows at 7:30pm and 10pm. Shows run weekly September to June. No shows during our Holiday Break.