Family Friendly Activities | Dec 11 to 13

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It seems as though winter is in full swing now and with the fresh snow we have a beautiful weekend ahead of us! There is a lot to see and do in Edmonton this weekend and you can enjoy the warmth of indoor activities as well as the beauty of outdoor activities. Here is what’s happening for families this weekend:

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Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane is officially opening for the season!

When: December 12 at 5 pm (Until January 3rd)
Where: Candy Cane Lane (9915 148 St, Edmonton)
Cost: Free, however Food Bank Donations are appreciated

Festival of Light

The Festival of Light celebrates the spirit of the season with spectacular light displays, outdoor activities, hot chocolate, crafts and more!

When: December 4 to 13
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cost: $7.50 General | $5 Children

Fill Our Fleet

This year you can find Old Saint Nick at three different AMA Centers across Edmonton! From December 12 to 19 all of the AMA locations in Alberta are accepting donations to support the local Food Banks, but on Saturday, December 12th you can visit with Santa too! Find all the details here.

When: December 12 | 9 am to 4 pm
AMA Edmonton Kingsway (11220 109 St NW) | AMA Edmonton South (10310 G.A. MacDonald Ave NW) | AMA St. Albert (#200, 665 St. Albert Trail)
Cost: By donation for the Edmonton Food Bank

Hay Rides & Santa Photos

Santa will be visiting the Marketplace at Callingwood on two special evenings; families can enjoy a hay ride and get a photo with Old Saint Nick! There will also be coloring sheets to colour, hot chocolate to enjoy and cookies to decorate.

When: December 12 | 11 am to 3 pm
The Marketplace at Callingwood
Hay Rides and activities are FREE | Photo cost varies

Winter Fun Festival

Experience the fun of the winter season at the Winter Fun Festival! There will be a family fun zone, sledding, cross country skiing, skating, more outdoor activities and indoor activities as well.

When: December 12 
Ottewell Community League (5920 93a Ave NW)
Cost: FREE

A Christmas Story

This week the Metro Cinema is showing, A Christmas Story as their Reel Family Cinema feature.

When: December 12 | 1 pm
 Metro Cinema
Cost: Regular Admission for Adults | Kids 12 and under: FREE

A Prairie Christmas

Enjoy a Prairie Christmas at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm with family activities and of course family photos with Santa; more details here!

When: December 12 + 13
Prairie Gardens
Cost: Tickets are $10 per person and include a photo with Santa and winter activities, children 2 and under are FREE.


Camo Santa will be hanging out at Cabelas South Pole for a few days this year! If you stop in to visit him you can enjoy a hot beverage with his elves and write a letter to Camo Santa so that he doesn’t forget what you wished for!

When: December 12 + 13 | 11 am to 1:30 pm AND 2:15 to 4 pm
Cabelas Edmonton South
By donation

Visit with Santa Claus

Santa has landed in Edmonton and is available for a visit and a photo at various locations through Edmonton and area; you can find a full list of where he will be and when HERE.

When: Ongoing
Where: Various locations (Edmonton)
Cost: Varies

Snowflake Sunday

Experience Snowflake Sunday at the Muttart Conservatory; in addition to exploring their winter themed pyramid you will enjoy: making a snowflake craft, planting a Christmas Cactus and more!

When: December 13 | 12 to 4 pm
Where: Muttart Conservatory
Cost: Regular Admission applies

Sleigh Rides

The Lynnwood Community League is offering some free family fun with sleigh rides, hot chocolate and treats.

When: December 13 | 3 to 6 pm
Where: 15525 84 Ave, Edmonton
Cost: Free, however Food Bank Donations are appreciated

Edmonton Public Library

Every week the Edmonton Public Library offers a variety of activities suitable for the whole family at each branch; you can find what is happening near you here.

When: Ongoing
Where: Various locations (Edmonton)
Cost: FREE

Have a great weekend!





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