December Events

Was 2020 a blur for anyone else? It’s December and before we say goodbye to this crazy year, let’s enjoy a little holiday festivities. There are tons of safe, socially distanced events lined-up for you and your family to enjoy this month! Use the Family Fun Edmonton calendar to find every event for every day of the month!

See Santa! (December 1 to 24) – That jolly fellow in the red suit? You can find him somewhere in our city every day leading up to Christmas! Use our handy guide to find out where and when!

Leduc Country Lights (opens December 1) – One of our region’s most popular Christmas light displays will live on this year in a new location! Check out the next phase of Leduc County Lights!

Luminaria (December 1 – 31, excluding Christmas Day) – Your chance to see the U of A Botanic Garden amid the serene glow of lights and candles! Keep an eye out for magical snow sprites!

Zoominescence (Thursday – Sunday throughout December) – See the Edmonton Valley Zoo in a whole new light! The whole family will love this fabulous evening event at the Valley Zoo. Our favourite? The light tunnel!

Christmas in Old Strathcona (open now) – Check out the beautiful light display in McIntyre Park before heading down Whyte Ave to buy Christmas gifts from popular local businesses.

YEG Candy Cane Lane (opens December 11) – During the Christmas season, this regular ole neighbourhood street gets transformed into a spectacular display of lights. Drive the lane and don’t forget a donation for the Food Bank!

Shumka’s Nutcracker (Available until January 15, 2021) – For the first time ever, you can experience the magic of Shumka’s Nutcracker right at home. Download the 2017 performance for just $25.

GLOW Edmonton (opens December 18) – Experience 90,000 sq ft of twinkling light displays including the popular LED swings and Glen the Glow-comotive.

Drive-In Christmas Special with Edmonton Opera (December 21 & 22) – Join Edmonton Opera for an old fashioned Christmas Special — performed live from the roof of the Jube with music broadcast to your car’s FM radio.

Canadian Tire Magic of Lights at Castrol Raceway (open now) – Drive thru 2.5 kilometres of raceway fully decorated with moving animations and beautiful lights.

Enchanted Forest in Fort Saskatchewan (open now) – Visit the city’s Enchanted Forest – a free, indoor Christmas tree collection located at the Dow Centennial Centre, Shell Theatre, City Hall and Fort Saskatchewan Public Library.

Winter Wonder Forest Holiday Light Drive Thru (open now) – Drive through over 115,000 sq feet of twinkling displays at Rainbow Valley Campground.

Family Amazing Race: Gold Bar Style (December 13) – Families get to travel around Gold Bar neighbourhood completing tasks and having fun together.

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