The kids are off school and it is time to relax and have some Christmas break fun! Since kids aren’t always the best at simply relaxing, we have come up with a list of great family activities to get out and enjoy when the kids (or you!) start to get a bit too stir-crazy over the Holiday break.

Christmas Break Fun in Edmonton:

Go Skating at Bonnie Doon Centre

The mall’s skating rink opens on December 15, 2022. It will then be open to the public every Thursday to Sunday for the remainder of the winter (weather dependent). For more information, click here.

Get lost in the Snow Way Out Snow Maze in ICE District

Get lost this winter in Edmonton’s first snow maze being built right next to Rogers Place in Fan Park! This impressive 75 ‘x 75’ Oilers themed maze will include a slide, locker room, and multiple photo opportunities. Don’t forget your skates to enjoy time on the outdoor rink while you are there! For more information, click here.

Play in the SportZone Inflatables at Millennium Place or Ardrossan Recreation Centre

During December 21 to January 4 you can enjoy all the usual fun in the SportZone, with the added bonus of large scale inflatable mazes and bouncy castles to jump in! Entrance into the SportZone is included with your regular recreation centre admission. For more information, click here.

Re-discover the John Janzen Nature Centre

Parents of younger kids will be particularly pleased to learn that the John Janzen Nature Centre is open again. The Tegler Discovery Zone indoor playground is the perfect spot for kids 10 and under to play, discover and pretend to be part of nature. For more information, click here.

Explore Millions of Years of History at the Royal Alberta Museum

The Royal Alberta Museum is open year-round, making the perfect escape from our frigid winters, or a fun spot to beat the summer heat. From the expansive Natural and Human history halls to the Live Bug Gallery and interactive Children’s Gallery, there is something for everyone to enjoy within this bright and modern museum. For more information, click here.

Try Snow Mini Golf at Cattail Crossing Golf & Winter Club

Experience the joy of winter with a wide variety of snowy activities at Cattail Crossing. Come enjoy a round on the all new Northern Lights Mini golf course carved in the snow, see life-sized animal ice sculptures, skate, play jam pail curling, book a family sleigh ride, and finish it all off with some s’mores by the bonfire. For more information, click here.

Take a Drive to see all the Merry & Bright Christmas Light Displays

The Christmas Break is the perfect time to load the family in the car and go check out some of the amazing outdoor light displays around the city!  See our list of recommendations to find some of the best and brightest in Edmonton and the surrounding communities. For more information, click here.

Go for a slide down one of these Edmonton Tobogganing Hills

Tobogganing is the perfect free activity at this time of year! Hit up your nearest hill, or visit our guide to discover a new spot to race down the hill with the family! For more information, click here.

Enjoy a leisurely Skate on an Outdoor Rink

Our Winter City is full of great locations to skate from neighbourhood rinks to unique experiences like ice trails, IceWays, and freezeways surrounded by festive lights. For more information, click here.

Try Snow Tubing at a local Ski Hill

Snow tubing seems to be gaining in popularity and we have found 3 great places in Edmonton to give it a try with your family. Everyone will love sliding down the groomed chutes on these three ski hills, and there should be no complaining as the different specialized lifts bring you and your tubes right back up to the top of the hill!

Have Fun at the West Edmonton Mall Attractions

When the weather turns cold, West Edmonton Mall is the perfect spot to find family fun! Treat the kids to a trip to the World Waterpark or Galaxyland, enjoy a round of minigolf or a game of bowling, or have a blast playing all the games at the Rec Room. For more information, click here.