What to do in Edmonton this Weekend || January 13 to 15

The weekend is here again and the weather is *supposed to* be warmer than it has been this past week, so it is a great time to get your gear on and head outside for some winter fun! There are great events and activities happening both inside and out and you can find our family friendly picks here:


Aladdin: “A traditional British panto with Widow Twankey leading the good guys against Abanazer who wants to find the magic lamp for his own nefarious purposes. We expect you, the audience, to help by booing the bad guy and cheering on the good ones. Come along and see the real story of the peasant boy and the princess! ”

When: January 13 to 15
Where: Weatbury Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns
Cost: $15 Children | $25 Adults

Week of Welcome | Skating Under the Stars

The Business Exchange Association is inviting everyone to join them in welcoming incoming exchange students by skating under the stars.

When: January 13 | 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Hawrelak Park
Cost: Free to attend | $9 for skate rentals

Ice Castles

The Ice Castles are back and bigger than ever; this makes for a great family activity or for a night out for Mom and Dad.

When: On now | Friday: 3 pm to 10 pm | Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm | Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Hawrelak Park
Cost: General Admission: $16.95 online or $20 at the door | Children: $12.95 online or $15 at the door | Toddlers (3 and under): FREE

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

Deep Freeze Festival

The Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival is a free family event that brings together Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, Franco-African, Indigenous, and Acadian/East Coast communities to revel in the magic and beauty of winter.

When: January 14 (12 pm to 10 pm) | January 15 (12 pm to 6 pm)
Where: four closed blocks of Alberta (118) Avenue between 90 and 94 Streets.
Cost: FREE

Southeast Winter Fun Festival

Celebrate everything winter at the Southeast Winter Fun Festival, there will be curling, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, snow shoeing, skating on the family ice trail, family fun zone and more!!

When: January 14 | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 7104-87 th Avenue
Cost: FREE

Fire & Ice: Snowshoeing & S’Mores

Explore Edmonton’s beautiful river valley through the sport of snowshoeing, a traditional indigenous method of travel. Following a snowshoeing lesson there will be hot chocolate, marshmallows and more! Find the details here.

When: January 14 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: John Janzen Nature Centre
Cost: $10 per snowshoe-er

Reel Family Cinema

Metro Cinema invites you to enjoy a film that is captivating to the whole family, this week they are showing: Paddington.

When: January 14 | 2 pm
Where: Metro Cinema
Cost: Kids 12 and under are FREE | Adults: regular admission

Cineplex Family Favorites

Did you know that every Saturday there is a “Family Favorites” movie showing at various Cineplex Theatres; this week features: Long Way North.

When: January 14 | 11 am
Where: Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas | Cineplex Cinemas Sherwood Park | Cineplex Odeon Windermere Cinemas and VIP
Cost: FREE

Sunday Brunch

Take a stroll through the past at Fort Edmonton Park and enjoy a scrumptious brunch with your fam jam! After you’re done eating you are free to explore the park.

When: January 15 | 10:30 + 11:00 + 11:30
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $36 Adults | $23 Youth | Free for Children under 4

Swing and Skate

Grab your skates and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend, all while listening to live entertainment! There will be skate rentals available on a first come, first served basis.

When: January 15 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: City Hall
Cost: FREE

Skate with the Oil Kings

Brookfield Residential Edmonton invites you to skate with the Oil Kings! There will be opportunities to win prizes, skate on the lake, get autographs, enjoy hot chocolate and more.

When: January 15 | 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Lake Summerside
Cost: FREE


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