Holiday Extravaganza


December 6, 2023

Words by: Brandy Belitsky

A Season of festive delights and enchantment in YEG

Alberta Ballet – The Nutcracker
Dec. 6 – 10 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Every year, the Alberta Ballet stages a mesmerizing rendition of The Nutcracker, a cherished holiday classic that weaves magic into the festive season. This enchanting performance unfolds a timeless tale with graceful choreography, set against the backdrop of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. From stunning costumes to intricate dance sequences, The Nutcracker delights audiences, bringing Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to life in a world of wonder and fantasy.

Edmonton Christmas Market
Nov. 30 – Dec. 17 – Fort Edmonton Park

The Edmonton Christmas Market is a glorious fusion of local charm and festive cheer. With a diverse mix of over 100 rotating vendors, Fort Edmonton Park becomes a treasure trove set amidst a winter wonderland, making it the ideal destination for checking off your holiday shopping list. Bring the whole family and enjoy shopping, food, entertainment, and holiday-themed activities. You might even spot the jolly man in red himself!

Candy Cane Lane
Dec 8. – Jan. 1 – 148th Street in between 99 Avenue and 92 Avenue.

Each year, at this time, local residents of the Crestwood area adorn their homes with a variety of Christmas displays, creating a magical journey for visitors of all ages. Stroll along the sidewalks or take a sleigh ride and marvel at the creativity and artistry showcased in these captivating outdoor displays. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Edmonton Food Bank. Donation bins are located along the route for your convenience.

A Christmas Carol
Nov. 25 – Dec. 23 – The Citadel Theatre

Experience the timeless magic of redemption as “A Christmas Carol” returns to The Citadel. David van Belle’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale brings Scrooge’s transformative journey to life once more. This cherished holiday tradition, enriched with the nostalgic melodies of beloved Christmas tunes, adds a delightful 1950’s ambiance, evoking the warmth and spirit of the season.

Cirque Du Soleil – Corteo
Dec. 27 – 31 – Roger’s Place

Delve into a surreal world of wonder and spectacle with Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo. This breathtaking theatrical extravaganza unveils a vibrant parade of acrobatic feats, whimsical characters, and stunning visuals that transport audiences into a dreamlike realm where the joyous and the unexpected collide. Corteo is a celebration of life’s extraordinary moments. Set within a mesmerizing carnival atmosphere, this awe-inspiring performance promises an immersive experience, blending gravity-defying acts with theatrical storytelling that captivates hearts of all ages.

NYE In Edmonton
Dec. 31 – City Hall Plaza

Join the jubilant festivities at City Hall Plaza and Churchill Square this New Year’s Eve for an unforgettable celebration. Family-friendly, holiday-themed activities include entertainment, live music, local food, ice skating, and not just one, but two spectacular fireworks displays! Families with little ones can enjoy an early show at 9 p.m., while the traditional midnight showcase will illuminate the sky, marking the joyous arrival of 2024 in dazzling bursts of colour.

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