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“Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” — The Grinch
You don’t have to be a toy-hating Grinch to appreciate having less “stuff” wrapped up under the Christmas tree. This holiday season we are encouraging you to re-think the way you do your holiday shopping with the Family Fun Edmonton guide to Experience Gift Ideas. Show the same love and spirit of giving when you give the gift of a memorable activity or outing they can look forward to after the holidays.
While a gift card may not seem quite as impressive to unwrap, we think all of the great Experience Gift Ideas on our list will bring double the joy. Your recipient will get the surprise and excitement when they first open the gift and the second wave of excitement when they actually go on the experience. Plus there is something to be said for the anticipation and excitement of waiting!
Edmonton & Area Experience Gift Ideas:
This unique indoor climbing gym is a feast for the eyes, screaming fun with its selection of visually stunning climbing walls in a rainbow of bright hues and interesting shapes. Your gift of a Clip N’ Climb gift card will let climbers of all ages experience healthy, challenging fun with the choice of 29 epic climbing walls all under one roof! For more information, click here.
Offering a choice of creative (and sometimes messy!) artistic mediums, there is no better place to unleash your inner artist and experience the joy of FUN art! Whether it is an activity they have done before, or something new they are wanting to try, the instructors at Color Cafe are ready to guide them through the process to create a keepsake art project they will be proud of! For more information, click here.
Give them something to cheer about this holiday season! Edmonton Oil Kings Holiday Packs are just $99 each and include four Oil Kings ticket vouchers (good for any regular season game), plus a holiday card and team toque. It truly is the best of everything, with team-branded merchandise to open and enjoy right away, plus an exciting experience to plan and look forward to after the holidays! For more information, click here.
You don’t need to venture any further than Edmonton’s river valley to discover fun on the slopes. Edmonton Ski Club is proudly located in the heart of the city, offering a convenient local skiing and snowboarding destination since 1911. It is open to the public and features all levels of ski runs, a challenging terrain park, ice climbing wall and all ages Snow Tube Park. For more information, click here.
Give your child the gift of music with The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Symphony for Kids! These weekend afternoon concerts feature music chosen to appeal to young ears, and are offered in a convenient one-hour format with no intermission. Plus there are family-friendly activities and delicious popcorn in the lobby before the show! For more information, click here.
Give warm thoughts of summer and the promise of Endless Adventure when you give the gift of a Fort Edmonton Park 2023 Admission Voucher. This expansive living history museum offers the chance to ride an authentic steam train or streetcar, see a menagerie of farm animals, explore heritage buildings and homes, watch a movie in a vintage theatre, ride and play at a full 1920’s midway, and more! For more information, click here.
Give all the adventure seekers on your list a fun escape from reality with Game OVR. With dozens of games, experiences, and adVentuRes to choose from, everyone can have a blast at this world-class Virtual Reality Arcade! Wrap up a Game OVR gift card, or send it electronically, and give your loved ones a fun and memorable experience this holiday season! For more information, click here.
Jump into LaunchPad Trampoline Park this holiday season to find the perfect experience gift idea for all the kids on your list! LaunchPad Trampoline offers up all-ages fun at the choice of two great Edmonton locations. Instead of having the kids bouncing off YOUR walls, bring them in to bounce, jump and run all over Launchpad’s 24,000+ square feet of trampoline covered floors and walls! For more information, click here.
Give the gift of fun and fitness this holiday season with a Leduc Recreation Centre Membership or Flex Pass! This impressive 309,000 sq. ft. multi-use recreation facility houses an aquatic centre, fitness centre, indoor track, two fieldhouses and three NHL sized ice arenas. It is the perfect spot to gather with family and friends and spend active time together enjoying a favourite sport or leisure activity. For more information, click here.
Come sing, dance and POP to all your favorite songs as the Mini Pop Kids Live! return in concert to Edmonton this February. The concert will feature kid-friendly versions of all of the year’s biggest hits including Lizzo, Justin Beiber, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo and more. Tickets are on sale now and we can’t think of a better gift to slip under the tree for all the pop-loving kids, tweens and teens on your list! For more information, click here.
Giving the gift of mini golf is easy! The Monster Mini Golf Stocking of Fun is on sale now for just $29.99 and offers an entertaining option for family, friends, or neighbours. It is one-size-fits-all affordable fun for all ages, including 5 mini golf passes, a $5 arcade card, plus a few small toys to play with right away. For more information, click here.
Give the Gift of Historic Proportions this Christmas by slipping a Mammoth Pass under the tree. This tiny card grants the bearer a full year of access to millions of years of Alberta’s history, and pays for itself in just two visits! 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! For more information, click here.
Give the gift of discovery this Christmas with a membership to Your New Science Centre. Where else can you ride a dog sled, look under your own skin, see a real Moon rock, and fire rockets, all under one roof? No two visits are ever the same with a changing line-up of exhibits to explore, feature IMAX movies to see, and fascinating live science demonstrations to watch. For more information, click here.
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden makes a wonderful escape for all ages, offering a new and changing experience each time you visit! A Garden Pass will let you explore the Garden in all seasons, from the first sprouts of spring and the full bloom of summer, to the changing leaves of fall and the quiet blanket of snow in the winter. Plus enjoy access to special events and savings! For more information, click here.
Imagine receiving the gift of unlimited access to West Edmonton Mall attractions! With a Multi-Play Pass, your loved ones will enjoy exclusive offers and use of these fun West Edmonton Mall attractions: Galaxyland | World Waterpark | Sea Life Caverns | Skating at the Ice Palace | The Ship | Ed’s Bowling | Professor WEM’s Adventure Mini Golf | Dragon’s Tale Glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf | Crystal Labyrinth Mirror Maze. For more information, click here.
Whether you are looking for something to entertain them over the Christmas Break, or a new and exciting activity to try out in the New Year, we have it all right here! There is something to appeal to every child and their unique interests, including sports, science, cooking, drama, art and technology. For more information, click here.
This Christmas you can give your loved ones a fun escape from reality with Game OVR! Proud to be one of the largest virtual reality entertainment centres in Canada, Game OVR features the latest in VR technology, and offers over dozens of games, VR escape rooms, and exciting free roam experiences to ensure a new and thrilling adVentuRe each time you visit!
No previous experience with VR is necessary to have a blast at Game OVR! The extensive library of games is suited to all ages and interests, whether you want to work up a sweat, unleash your inner artist, explore new worlds, or team up with friends on an action-packed adventure.
Wrap up a Game OVR gift card, or send it electronically, to give your loved ones a fun and memorable experience with some of the latest in VR technology. An adVentuRe with Game OVR is as unique as they are, and can be just as exciting to give as it is to receive!
Family Fun Edmonton wants to help you make more memories and gift less “stuff” this holiday season! We are looking beyond the store shelves to find the best Experience Gift Ideas to wrap up and stuff those stockings with. Give your loved ones the opportunity to try a new activity, find new passions, and discover joy through the gift of interesting new experiences. Your non-conventional gift could be the perfect way to encourage time together during the holidays and bring added closeness throughout the year!