This Christmas, give yourself a gift – the gift of a calmer, happier, more peaceful shopping experience. Skip the parking pandemonium of the power centres and giant malls, and enjoy an Edmonton classic – Christmas at Bonnie Doon Centre!
Santa will arrive at Bonnie Doon Centre, with lots of friends in tow, on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Join the fun between 11 am and 5:30 pm. Kids can write letters to Santa, make crafts, have Santa photos taken, and meet Santa’s amazing entourage, which includes Little Mermaid, Snow Queen, Cinderella, Beauty Princess, Spider Guy, carolers and a stilt walker.
Santa will be at Bonnie Doon Centre for photos with all his friends right up to Christmas Eve. A Sensitive Santa program will also be offered for families of children with special needs. These sessions will happen before the mall is open to the general public, and will offer dimmed lighting, soft music and smaller crowds. Sessions can be booked online here.
Santa’s hours for November and December are:
- Monday to Friday: 12 pm – 7 pm
- Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
- Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
- Christmas Eve: 11 am – 3 pm
Santa isn’t the only special guest you’ll see at the mall this season – keep your eyes peeled for these characters popping in to photo sessions!
- Snow Queen: Saturday, November 30 (11 am – 3 pm)
- Beauty Princess: Saturday, December 7 (11 am – 3 pm)
- Spider Guy: Saturday, December 14 (11 am – 3 pm)
Have a cat, dog or hamster that made Santa’s nice list this year? Bring your furry friend to Bonnie Doon Centre on November 23 & 24! That’s when the mall is offering Pet Photos with Santa! (Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 11:30 am to 5 pm.)
Bonus! While you’re at Bonnie Doon, have your Christmas purchases wrapped – it cuts down your to-do list, and money raised at the gift wrapping station benefits organizations like Autism Edmonton and Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society. Wrapping is offered Fridays 12 pm to 7:30 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 5:30 pm, and Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm.
There’s one more way to make magical winter memories at Bonnie Doon Centre! The pop up ice rink is back for a second winter! Starting in December, bring your skates and go for a spin on the outdoor skating ice located on the north west side of the mall. Enjoy music, lights, fire pits and stay cozy in the warming trailer. Skating hours are Thursdays & Fridays 2 pm to 9 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm to 8 pm.
Christmas at Bonnie Doon Centre:
Where: Bonnie Doon Centre, 82 Avenue & 83 Street, Edmonton
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.