Things to do in Edmonton This December


December is upon us and with the new month you’re probably wondering what is going on in Edmonton this month. Well not to fear, I have a list of some events happening in and around Edmonton for December!

The Festival of Trees

When: November 20th to December 20th

Where: Virtually – enjoy from the comfort of your living room

Magic of Lights

When: November 20, 2020 to January 2, 2021

Where: Castrol Raceway

Cost: $25 per car

The Winter Wonder Forest

When: November 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Where: 13204 Rainbow Valley Road, Edmonton; Rainbow Valley Campground

Cost: General car pass $30


When: December 1st to December 31st (excluding December 25th)

Where: 51227 AB-60; University of Alberta Botanical Garden

Cost: 2 and under free; Child 3-12 – $10; Student – $15; Senior – $15; Adult – $20


Winter Light Up – Town of Stony Plain

When: December 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Where: Virtual (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)


The Nutcracker at Cineplex

When: Starts December 4th

Where: Cineplex Theaters or at home!

Cost: Order online from the Cineplex Store for $29.99 OR in select theaters Adults – $14.95, Seniors – $13.95, Children – $12.95

Holiday Swing with the Mercury Five

When: December 5th, 12th, and 19th

Where: 9641 102A Ave Edmonton; Co*Lab

Cost: $26.74

*Please note that this event has been postponed – information will be updated once available.

Candy Cane Lane

When: December 11, 2020 to January 1, 2021

Where: 148th Street between 92nd and 100th Ave Edmonton; Crestwood Community League

*This year they are asking that visitors to the lane drive through to see the lights and decorations and not walk; if you do get out of your vehicle, please wear a mask. And if you can, please bring a food bank donation as there will be drop off points along the lane.


Drive In Fireworks – Town of Stony Plain

When: December 31, 2020

Where: Heritage Park, Stony Plain

There is no cost for this event; however, there will only be limited spots available – so make sure you register. Registration opens December 12th. Please note there will be no pedestrian access to the grounds – so be sure to register!


If you are looking for family fun activities this December, please be mindful and be sure to check out the websites for updated COVID-19 information as things are changing constantly.


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