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What to do in Edmonton this weekend December 2 to 4, 2022

With so many things to do in Edmonton, there’s certainly an event for everyone.

I. Family Events & Activities

West Edmonton Mall, 1755-8882 170 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

November 25 – December 24, 2022 

Fri-Sat 11 am to 8 pm

Sun, Noon to 5 pm

The magical experience includes: a 6 minute interaction with Santa to take photos and video; two Mini Attraction Passes per booking that will be valid Jan 1-Feb 15, 2023; up to 6 digital photos will be emailed; a sweet treat of cotton candy snow from the North Pole for all guests.

3414 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton, AB

December 2-4, 2022 (multiple dates)

We offer ten-pin bowling at its finest with 30 league sanctioned lanes and computerized scoring.

9718 – 12 AVE SW, Edmonton, Alberta

Multiple dates

Clip ‘n Climb is an indoor climbing experience like no other! Visually stunning, action-packed entertainment that provides oodles of healthy challenging fun for everyone.

H9PM+5G Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Fri & Sat: 11am – midnight (Multiple dates)

Speeders is an indoor karting and entertainment center that is on a mission to transform the karting experience.

1949 98 St NW, Edmonton T6N 1L5

Fri, Sat, 9:30am – 11:30pm (Multiple dates)

Ready to enter the game? Activate is the world’s first active gaming facility, where you’ll play arcade-style games by actually jumping, climbing, and dodging. You and your group of 3-5 will move freely between eleven interactive rooms, choosing games that challenge your agility, problem solving, and speed. Dive through lasers. Climb glowing walls. Only the best can conquer them all.

7000 143 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

Multiple dates

Since 1976, the John Janzen Nature Centre’s interactive exhibits, educational programming and special events have encouraged visitors towards a greater awareness of and engagement with the wonders of nature that surround us.

St. Albert Kinsmen RV Park, 47 Riel Drive, Edmonton, Canada

Fri, November 18 2022, at 3:00 pm to Jan 8 2023, 8:00 pm

Borealis Lights is the new premiere drive-thru holiday event located in St. Albert at the Kinsmen RV Park. For the low cost of $25.00 an entire family will experience the fun festive joy of the holidays from the comfort of their car!

Hairsine Community League, 3120 139 Ave, Edmonton

Sat, December 3 2022,  at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come meet Santa, go on a hayride, skating, warm up by the fire, maple toffee on a stick, play video games in the game truck, face painting, coloring and Xmas movies ! Free to all other than concession will be open if you like to buy snacks!

Twice Cream, 127 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sun, December 4 2022,  at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

There will be free hot chocolate sleigh rides and you can take your own picture with Santa! We ask everyone to bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank. We hope to see you there!

50342 Range Rd, 253 Edmonton International Airport, Alberta T9E 0V6, Canada

November 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Festive and vibrant LED illuminated displays create a magical 2 km route! Enjoy the spectacular light displays and animations from the comfort of your own vehicle.

University of Alberta Botanic Garden, 51227 AB-60, Located in Parkland County, 5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60 Alberta T7Y 1C5, Canada

November 23 – December 31, 2022

The Northern Light Dining Experience includes a three-course fondue served in a unique, private dining dome. You and your group of up to six will have exclusive access to your charming dining space for the evening.

II. Live Music & Concerts

The Starlite Room – Temple, 10030 – 102 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0V6

Fri, December 2 2022,  8:00 pm

The Starlite Room, 10030 – 102, Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0V6

Fri, December 2 2022, 10:00 pm

Midway, 6107 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 2K8

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:00 pm (doors 6:00 pm)

Dear Rouge − alternative rock, Hotel Mira − alternative rock

The Starlite Room, 10030 – 102 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0V6

Sat, December 3 2022, 9:00 pm

It’s a little pop-up Midnights: Taylor Swift Dance Party and we would absolutely love it if you could come join us. We’re spinning bangers, deep cuts and tracks from the incredible new album. Can’t wait to see you there!!

Union Hall, 6240 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6C7

Sat, December 3 2022, 9:00 pm (doors 9:00 pm)

Dance

Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5N 1N3 Canada

Sun, December 4 2022, 3:00 pm MST

Featuring Da Camera Singers, Laura Hawley – Artistic Director; Dawn Bailey Soprano; Celia Lee Mezzo-soprano.

The Chvrch of John, 10260 103 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5J0Y8, Canada

Fri, December 2 2022, 21:00 – Sat, December 3 2022, 02:00 MST, doors at 21:00

The Chvrch of John presents OFFAIAH (UK, Defected/Solotoko). Back at the Chvrch of John!

First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 St NW Edmonton, AB T5J 1C8, Canada

Fri, December 2 2022, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm MST

Joy to the world! Get into the festive spirit and hear the voices of our choirs. Experience The King’s University Chamber Singers, Cantorum, and Community & Alumni Chorus on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pm in concert at First Presbyterian Church. Join conductors’ Dr. Melanie Turgeon and Dr. Joy Berg in-person as they perform music of Manz, Raney, Behnke, and more.

ANVIL Coffee House, 6148 90 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T6B 0P2

Sat, December 3 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm MST

Arts Council present Ben Sures! Sures is a troubadour of the old-stripe, the Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, Eric Andersen, storytelling singer who can always turn a simple part of life into an entire song. Rich in characters, personality & detail his songs faithfully utilize colorful lyrics many songwriters don’t have in their vocabulary.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T6E 2G6

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:30 pm MST

Subscribe to attend all 3 concerts in i Coristi’s Concert Season for 2022-2023.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T6E 2G6

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:30 pm MST

Double your pleasure with two major works for double chorus in one sublime concert!

The Art of Cake, 11811 105 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T5H 0L9, Canada

Fri, December 2 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

talented multi-instrumental songwriting duo Stevon & Kayla return to The Art of Cake. They perform music that speaks to fans across the musical spectrum crossing genres of Folk, Rock, Reggae, Blues, and more.

Elements Outfitters Edmonton – Patagonia & Filson, 8222 Gateway Boulevard Northwest Edmonton, AB T6E 4B2, Canada

Fri, December 2 2022, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm MST

Come and ring in the holiday season with us and Alberta’s hottest three-piece country western trio – Boots and the Hoots!

10732 82 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T6E, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:00 pm MST

An evening of 0Stella songs sprinkled with your favourite Christmas ones. 0Stella is performing as a duo. Best served with a Rooster Kitchen dinner.

First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 ST NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1C8

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Festival City Winds Music Society is pleased to welcome audiences back to enjoy its Winter Follies concert under the direction of Wendy J. Grasdahl. Three of the Festival City Winds bands (Intermediate 2, Intermediate 1, and Advanced) will perform a variety of seasonal selections.

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

Workshop West’s Gateway Theatre, Edmonton

December 2-3, 2022

You know the story, you know the rhymes. You’ve seen the tale a million times. But here’s the twist that no one will know… there’s a different villain in every show!

Workshop West’s Gateway Theatre, Edmonton

December 2-3, 2022

This high-energy, fast-paced show pits teams of improvisers against each other in a fierce, no-holds-barred battle of wits and laughs! 

Westbury Theatre, Edmonton

Sun, December 4 2022, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm MST

GRIT is partnering with Rapid Fire Theatre to bring you our 40th Anniversary “Kidding Around” fundraiser! Rapid Fire Theatre’s hilarious performers create this entire show right off the top of their heads.

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Edmonton 2061, 8882 170 Street Edmonton, AB, Canada T5T 3J7, West Edmonton Mall Level Two, Phase 1

Sat, December 3 2022, 11 am

A production written for kids, and a meal designed with kids in mind! Join us for a fun-filled morning of laughter, music and food!

Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Edmonton 2061, 8882 170 Street Edmonton, AB, Canada T5T 3J7, West Edmonton Mall Level Two, Phase 1

November 4, 2022 – January 29, 2023

Everyone knows “where” it is. It’s “down at the end of lonely street”, and Elvis has been dwelling there since his baby left him. The legend never dies and his music lives on, as we have some fun imagining Elvis and his gang all rocking and rolling at the Heartbreak Hotel!

Mayfield Dinner Theatre, 16615 109 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

November 1, 2022 – January 22, 2023

This brand new production is stacked with the hits of today’s top artists, along with some great “retro acts” that are still performing in Sin City. The music, laughter and excitement of Vegas LIVE is something you don’t want to miss.

Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB, T6E 2C6

November 18 – December 4, 2022

An electrifying comedy thriller! Playwright Sidney Bruhl sees an opportunity to revive his flagging career when a young protégé arrives at his isolated country home with a new script. What follows is an ever escalating series of deceptions, revelations, and bad-faith negotiations in which who gets writing credit is is as important as who takes the blame for murder.

Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB, T6E 2C6

December 2-3 2022, after Deathtrap

Stick around after the show and join us for an effervescent hour of delightful melodies featuring Jason Hardwick, Sue Goberdhan and Spencer Lang. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted in support of a local charity (artists choice!).

Theatre Network, 10708 124 Street Edmonton, Alberta

November 22 – December 11, 2022

Beloved painter Agnes Martin enters a theatre. A play is written for her about a meeting with her younger self, a girl aching to go towards something new. Beauty. Truth. Innocence. The voices in her head lead her to paint.

Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope, ON Canada L1A 2Y7

November 25 2022 − December 23 2022 , 8:00 pm

“A Holiday Tradition turned on its head!” This World Premiere panto is guaranteed holiday fun!

Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3C6

November 26, 2022- December 23, 2022

Back for another year, Christmas isn’t the same without the beautiful Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Coming to Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre’s stage this winter, the heartwarming tale that depicts the magical power that Christmas has to uplift and inspire people is a must-see this time of year.

La Cité Francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, Edmonton, AB T6C 3N1

December 2-3 2022, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm MST

Foote in the Door Productions is excited to present their fall 2022 production, Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate!

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro, 10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Fri, December 2 2022, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sun, December 4 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Singer-comedian duo Ron Long and Clint Hagel are back, this time bringing Christmas cheer and chuckles to the stage in a spoof on the holiday season. Il Duo: The Christmas Special features carol parodies, popular songs spiked with holiday humour, tree-trimming, and yes, even festive ugly sweaters.

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro, 10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Fri, December 2 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Stand Up Show brings Canada’s top comics to the fabulous Grindstone Theatre every Friday night. Special guest Harshaun Gill and host Adam Dyck (as seen at the Bermuda Music Festival).

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro, 10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Sat, December 3 2022, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 11 O’clock Number is Grindstone’s award winning improvised musical comedy! Based on suggestions from the audience the cast improvises a brand new musical comedy on the spot, complete with twisting plots and showstopping numbers. Laughs are guaranteed. You have to see it to believe it. 

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro, 10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Toronto’s hottest show hits the road, making stops in Alberta and Saskatchewan. This Raw, Uncensored, Standup Comedy show is one you won’t want to miss.

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro, 10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Sat, December 3 2022, 10:30 pm – 2:00 am

Thysa presents: Underworld. A show to ignite the inner demon. We all have that force inside us. It wants to allure someone. To bring out our seduction. Tonight will be that night.

The Comic Strip, 1646 Bourbon Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2

December 1-4, 2022

Michael Malone is an award-winning stand-up comedian, film director and writer based in Los Angeles. His blistering humor focuses on breaking down the idiotic ways we deal with life, death, love and sex.

Spotlight Cabaret, 8217 104th Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E7

Sun, December 4 2022, 10:30 am

Onika Extravaganza, Godiva and CEDAR T, glide on the stage, and the show is hosted by the naughty and nice, Santa-approved: Ruby Hymen!  Join us for a tasty & caffeinated brunch with festive, gift-wrapped divas.

West Edmonton Mall  8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2. 

December 3-4 2022, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cocomelon will be having their first appearance in Canada! Meet JJ and Cody.

Lacombe Performing Arts Centre, 5227 Calgary Edmonton Trail Lacombe, AB T4L 1J7, Canada

Sun, December 4 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

Enjoy a night out with friends and family with the Elvis Christmas Show! Signature cocktail, Elvis – it’s going to be a great night!

16604 109 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T5P 1C2, Canada

Sun, December 4 2022, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

MIDNIGHT SOCIETY & MISFITS THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL, GREASEY THIRDS, AT ROCKIN’ ROBYN’S DINER!

Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta, 112 St. & 87 Ave., T6G 2C9

December 1 – December 10, 2022

Alfred Jarry’s infamous 1896 comedy Ubu Roi follows the ridiculous rise and fall of Père Ubu in his greedy struggle to conquer other nations by use of violence and sheer dumb luck. The play is a zany warning against the powers of an ever-hungry despot, a warning which seems ever more pressing in our modern world.

Movies

Metro Cinema, 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1E9
10200 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B7

Telus World of Science

Drop – in Programs

Edmonton Recreation:

St Albert – Schedule

Strathcona County – Schedule

IV. Sports & Related Events

Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB

Sat, December 3 2022, 5:00 pm

Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB

Sun, December 4 2022, 4:00 pm

Clare Drake Arena, Edmonton, AB

Fri, December 2 2022, 7:00 pm

Clare Drake Arena, Edmonton, AB

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:00 pm

Saville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton, AB

Fri, December 2 2022, 6:00 pm

Saville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton, AB

Sat, December 3 2022, 5:00 pm

Foote Field, 11601 68 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, 9:00 am – Sun,  December 4 2022, 4:00 pm MST

Quidditch Canada’s 2022 National Championship is taking place in Edmonton, AB at the University of Alberta Foote Field, Dec 3-4 2022.

Plaza Bowling Co.,  10418 118 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T5G 0P7

Sat, December 3 2022, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm MST

Join for an hour Yoga Class followed by some bowling at our favourite place in Edmonton. Meet new friends and have a lovely Saturday!

V. Art Masterclases and workshops

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1

March 17, 2020 – December 31, 2024

The Art Gallery of Alberta commissioned Canadian artist Damian Moppett to create an installation for long-term display in the AGA Atrium. This work is intended to be a scaled-up sketch that occupies the space in the AGA’s atrium as if it was drawn in the air.

Southgate Centre, 5015 111 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Canada

Sat, November 12 2022, at 12:00 pm to December 10 2022, 3:00 pm

Join the Breville Coffee Masterclass at Hudson’s Bay Southgate Centre & learn how to make specialty coffee from professional baristas.

Red Willow Community Church 15 Corriveau Avenue St. Albert, AB T8N 5A3, Canada

Sun, December 4 2022, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm MST

Good Goods Co., 10330 82 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z8, Canada

Sun, December 4 2022, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm MST

Evergreen Wreath Making Workshop Come join us for a fun afternoon full of holiday cheer at the beautiful Good Goods Co!

VI. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

Bay 1 Gallery, 9540–62 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T6E 0E2, Canada

November 26 – December 10, 2022

More than 7 different local artisans will be adding to our collective show this year. The simple, ornate, intricate, complex & coastal are all words and more to describe the incredible boxes Bay 1 this year. A variety of handcrafted box vessels of different sizes and designs will be displayed and available.

University of Alberta Botanic Gardens – 51227 Hwy 60, Parkland County AB, Alberta

November 23 – December 31, 2022

A charming new winter experience is coming to Alberta’s largest botanic garden. Luminaria: A Winter Garden Story is an evening festival, inspired by the atmosphere of alpine holiday markets, where guests of all ages can explore the tastes, sights, sounds and surprises that tell a magical winter story.

Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway,Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0X4, Canada

Sat, December 3, 2022

Crescent Moon Curio Market is a mini-convention that’s geared toward unique , unusual and eclectic homemade products that span the gamut from gothic and witchy to boho and new age, to dark geeky and anime… and everything in between!!

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

November 19, 2022 – January 22, 2023

For over 60 years Art Sales & Rental (ASR), a program of the Art Gallery of Alberta, has proudly represented the expanding, evolving, and ever-changing community of Alberta artists.  

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

October 22, 2022 – January 29, 2023

This exhibition features almost 100 works of art from the AGA collection that represent some of the most iconic images of the road trip: vehicles, highways, hotels, landscape vistas and popular destinations. Including work in all media, the exhibition takes us on a drive through scenes from both our past and present. The works are both representational and fantastical, with artists documenting the world around us and creating new landscapes and imaginary vistas.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

October 22, 2022 – January 29, 2023

This exhibition is a tribute to Riaz Mehmood’s homeland in Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa, along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. In video, photography, painting and textile, Mehmood present moments of memory, joy, syncretism and resilience through an exploration of poetry, song, dance and the landscape. 

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

September 17 – December 31, 2022

Artworks, like fragrances, reveal themselves over time; the longer you stay with them, the more nuanced ideas are uncovered. Perfumes are described by their top notes, what confronts you immediately but then fades; middle notes, the core of the scent that you perceive next; and base notes, what gradually reveals itself over time. While experiencing this exhibition it is useful to think of it as a perfume.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

August 20, 2022 – March 12, 2023

Be sure to see this remarkable selection of works that have been added to the AGA’s collection over the last several years.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

August 20, 2022 – March 12, 2023

This exhibition features early examples of photos that feature “extras” or ghostly apparitions who photographers and sitters claim were not physically present in the room when the photos were taken.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2C1

November 25, 2022 – April 16, 2023

Dean Drever’s Pass the Hat is a 16 ft. totem pole made of 10,686 pieces of paper. It is a documentation of the strength of the Haida First Nation while addressing its fragility due to colonial practices of oppression.

Rutherford House, Edmonton

Fri, November 25, 2022

A historical and haunted walk throughout the UofA campus to hear all the stories of ghosts, hauntings, murders and mysteries. A little education can be a ghastly …  »

Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103a Ave NW, Edmonton

ONGOING THROUGH SUNDAY, APR 30, 2023, 4PM

See creative adaptations of vehicles of years past, from the solar-powered Nanook, to an amphicar that slides from land to sea and back again, to the stylish Bricklin SV-1 sportscar that inspired the famous DeLorean. Learn what a hearse, a tractor, and a sports car have in common. Let your imagination roam in the hands-on Tinker Garage. Race into RAM to check out DRIVE: Reimagining the Ride!

Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton, AB

October 2 – December 18 2022, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This fall, Fort Edmonton Park invites you to gather and explore life through the diversity of First Nations and Métis peoples. The award-winning exhibit explores the rich and beautiful cultures of First Nations and Métis Peoples while encouraging visitors to seek out the truths as lived by Indigenous Peoples in Treaty 6. 

  

Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103a Ave NW, Edmonton

ONGOING THROUGH SUNDAY, APR 30, 2023, 4PM

See creative adaptations of vehicles of years past, from the solar-powered Nanook, to an amphicar that slides from land to sea and back again, to the stylish Bricklin SV-1 sportscar that inspired the famous DeLorean. Learn what a hearse, a tractor, and a sports car have in common. Let your imagination roam in the hands-on Tinker Garage. Race into RAM to check out DRIVE: Reimagining the Ride!

Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0X4

June 11, 2022 – June 11, 2023

Amiskwaciy Academy, in collaboration with the Alberta Aviation Museum, is pleased to present a new year-long art installation on exhibit display, entitled:  ê-pimihâyahk (we are all flying together) .

This new art installation comes to fruition through the artistry of the students of amiskwaciy Academy, with guidance from Stephanie Sakkab, kanihtâwisimot maskwa onîmihitow & kêhtêyah Darlene Johnson.

TELUS World of Science—Edmonton, 11211-142 St. Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1

AUGUST 1, 2021 – DECEMBER 21, 2022

Price: included with Science Centre Admission

The Copernicus Exhibit: Where Art Meets Science, showcases spectacular satellite images of Canada and Europe using advanced satellite technology to present Earth as a piece of art. It’s a wonderful opportunity for guests to see unique portraits of our extraordinary planet.

Peter Robertson Gallery, 12323 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0V4

November 19 – December 10, 2022

Caulfield initiated his recent series of mixed media works in the Found Anatomies series by drawing on imagery from Andreas Vesalius’s well known 16th-century anatomy work, De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (On the Fabric of the Human Body).

Peter Robertson Gallery, 12323 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0V4

November 19 – December 10, 2022

This exhibition presents a number of pieces from several series, each representing a work method that allows me to sort, arrange, and compile, these images, objects, and riffs, with a freedom that I haven’t experienced in some time.

Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A Street, Edmonton

November 19, 2022 − January 8, 2023

Visit the feature pyramid of Muttart Conservatory adorned with unique themed displays and fabulous seasonal celebrations that highlight the creativity of the Muttart staff. The pyramids feature more than 700 species of plants in 3 climate-regulated biomes.

11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5M 4A1

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Holiday market

The Secret Garden, 10550 115 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6, Canada

Sat, December 2022, 10:00 am – Sun, December 4 2022, 6:00 pm MST

Join us for Brew+Bloom’s first Holiday Market featuring local Edmonton vendors!

11150 82 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 2V1, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, at 11:00 am to Sun, December 4 2022, 4:00 pm

Vendor & Craft Market

Alberta Avenue Community Centre, 9210 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, at 11:00 am to Sun, December 4 2022, 4:00 pm

Come support local black, indigenous, and people of colour’s small businesses at our holiday craft market!

ACUA Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, 9534 – 87 Street NW, Edmonton

Sat, December 3 2022, at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join ACUA for our 8th annual Christmas Market! In addition to our regular gallery and boutique offerings, we will host several vendors in our large gallery who will be selling art, crafts, food, and Ukrainian goods.

Métis Crossing Cultural Heritage Gathering Centre, 17339 Victoria Trail, Smoky Lake, AB T0A 3C0, Edmonton, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022,  at 10:00 am to Sun, December 4 2022, 12:00 pm

2 Day Event with live entertainment, free skating, free horse, drawn sleigh rides, free tobogganing, door prizes. Silent Auction Indigenous Marketplace and more!

8426 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4B4, Canada

Fri, November 25 2022, at 5:00 pm to December 4 2022, 4:00 pm

The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair is back for Winter 2022! Catch the best art+design+craft in Edmonton for two weekends over the holidays, right in the heart of Old Strathcona!

15 Grand Meadow Crescent NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 1A3

Sat, December 3 2022, at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mill Woods United Church is inviting you to its 23rd Annual Christmas Craft Market. There will be over 40 vendors spanning two levels. Live music will be played throughout the day along with yummy food available at our concession and door prizes being given out. 

Leefield Hall, 7910-36 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Sat, December 3 2022, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

36 local vendors & artists. Come and support local businesses this Christmas season! Free parking & admission!

Other Events

Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit, 12122 68 Street, Edmonton, AB T5B 1R1

Mon, November 14  2022 to Thu, December 22 2022

The mission of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous is simple: to see every child receive a new toy at Christmas. Relying on thousands of volunteers and donors, 630 CHED SantasAnonymous now collects, sorts, packages, and delivers toys to over 20,000 children every year.

2710 – 8882 170 ST NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4J2

Sat, Oct 1 to Sat, Dec 31, from 11 am to midnight

Book the Learn to Play: Blackjack package at Starlight Casino and learn the basics of the game.

Strathcona Community League, 10139 87 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T6E 2P3

Sun, December 4 2022, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm MST

Edmonton’s Comfort Food Cookbook Launch Party! Join us in celebrating the stories & recipes that kept our city resilient during the pandemic.

Whiskeyjack Art House, 11051 97 Street Northwest, ##102 Edmonton, AB T5H 2N2, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, 6:00 pm MST

Taste and learn about authentic Mezcal varieties and Oaxacan Indigneous culture, along with a four course dinner by award winning Canada’s Best New restaurant Pei Pei Chei Ow . This is one-of-a-kind experience full of delicious learning and culinary adventure, all set within Whiskeyjack Art House, admission to the current Mistatim Exhibit is included.

Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, 8406 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, Edmonton, AB T6C 4G9, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm MST

A fun musical evening with belly-dancing!

Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220 103 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

Fri, December 2, 2022, 8:00 pm MST

The original Pageantinta winners ate back to claw their way to another crown!

Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220 103 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

Sat, December 3 2022, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm MST

A spectacular drag show benefit hosted by Tugs Cuchina, with special guest Makayla Couture, for World AIDS Day!

Newcastle Pub & Grill, #145, 8170 – 50 Street, Edmonton 

Sun, December 4 2022,  at 1:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Our eleventh straight year of presenting the Christmas Bow for Edmonton’s Food Bank.

VII. Parties and events in clubs

Summerside Residents Association, 1720 88 Street Southwest Edmonton, AB T6X 1J7, Canada

Fri, December 2 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm MST

Ho Ho Ho! Get your holiday cheer on! Fridays are for food, fun and good friends! Our Rooftop Friday’s are a great way to get out of the house and have some fun over drinks and appetizers! Socialize by the fireplace and meet some of your Summerside neighbors!

The Canadian Brewhouse (Edmonton North), 12711 97 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5E 4C1, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, 6:00 pm MST 

32oz Cowboy Ribeye steak, served with a starter Caesar salad, a side of mac & cheese, seasonal vegetables, cheese toast, and a side of steak sauce. PLUS: each guest will receive a welcome Cowboy Dangle!

Retro, 5017 51 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1S6 Canada

Sun, December 4 2022, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm MST (Multiple Dates)

Join us on Sundays for Fish n chips and FUN! Billiards tables, arcade games, all ages welcome Retro will now open at 2pm on Sundays.

9664 106 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5H 0N4, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:00 pm – Sun, December 4 2022, 2:30 am MST

Sean Lacroix will be opening up behind the decks and warming things up for us, followed by our bellowed Serena who she’ll perform under the Psyluna project.Word has it: Psyluna is curating a techno-style mix, followed by Toky, which will join in with a techno mix. Moving on, the well-known, future-facing Mike Panic will keep the mood eclectic, getting the best of our dance moves.

Sweet Surrender Studios, 141 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5L 4N1, Canada

Fri, December 2 2022, 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm MST

Get your glow on in this beautiful and charming space! Wear white or neon or throw some glow tattoos on (one free with entry).

Bunkers Live Pub, 615 Hermitage Road Northwest Edmonton, AB T5A 4M2

Sat, December 3 2022, 7:00 pm – Sun, December 4 2022, 1:30 am MST

Rednex Bar & Grill, 10413 100 Avenue Morinville, AB T8R 1A2, Canada

Sat, December 3 2022, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm MST

The Canadian Playboyz are Canada’s premier and most popular entertainment revue.

The Workshop Eatery, 2003 91 Street Southwest Edmonton, AB T6X 0W8

Fri, December 2 2022, 6:00 pm MST

It’s about damn time for a party! Come celebrate the season with your friends and family at Workshop eatery for dinner and drinks.

The Workshop Eatery, 2003 91 Street Southwest Edmonton, AB T6X 0W8

Fri, December 2 2022, 6:00 pm MST

It’s about damn time for a party! Come celebrate the season with your friends and family at Workshop eatery for dinner and drinks.

Amaleena, 10149 34 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T6E 6J8, Canada

Fri, December 2 2022, 10:00 pm – Sat, December 3 2022, 2:30 am MST

Edmonton’s #1. Ladies night out destination. VIP Booths available. Luxurious Bottle service available. Come experience Euphoria.

VIII. Outdoor events

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB V6Z 2H7, Canada

2-4 December 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT (Multiple dates)

3Quest Challenge is an interactive scavenger hunt that allows you to explore your city to complete 3 quests using the Scavenger Hunt App.

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB V6Z 2H7, Canada

2-4 December 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT (Multiple dates)

Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone to seek out items in the city and complete challenges

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB V6Z 2H7, Canada

2-4 December 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT (Multiple dates)

Edmonton Zombie Scavenger tests your ability to survive after a zombie apocalypse. The game leads you through the city, where you will have 60 minutes to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.

10310 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5C3

Open every Saturday, 8 am – 3 pm year-round

With Edmonton’s finest assortment of vendors, we have a fantastic mix of locally grown and produced goods.  Come check out the market this Saturday – you’re sure to find something great to take home!

Brewsters Unity Square, 11620 104 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T5K 2T7

Sun, December 4 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

Tremendous Trivia hosts an entertaining general knowledge and music trivia night every Sunday at Brewsters Unity Square in Edmonton!