Embrace our Edmonton winter and get out to enjoy the great outdoor festivals and snow-fueled activities happening in the month of January! You can still catch the tail end of a few great holiday festivals at the beginning of the month, or plan to check out the Deep Freeze Festival or Ice on Whyte in the upcoming weeks. For those who prefer the warmth of indoors, we have also found several great indoor exhibits and shows to enjoy. Remember to check back here often as we update the guide to add any new events throughout the month.
Magic of Lights at RAD Torque Raceway
January 1 to 8, 2022 | This magical drive-through holiday light display will be available until January 8. The whole family will love the 2.5 kilometres of moving animations and twinkling LED lights!
Winter Wonderment at the Muttart Conservatory
January 1 to 9, 2022 | Visit the Muttart Conservatory during the beginning of the month to see the Feature Gallery’s fresh poinsettia-filled makeover for the Holiday Season! Plus, check back mid-month to learn what the new feature gallery is.
Luminaria at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden
January 1 to 9, 2022 | Don’t miss out on the last few days to see this spectacular winter light festival at the Botanic Garden. Enjoy the quiet beauty of thousands of glimmering candles along the pathways of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, or delight in the animated musical light display in the Aga Khan Garden.
Ice On Whyte Festival
January 27 to February 6, 2022 | Embrace the cold and see stunning works of carved ice art at Edmonton’s annual Ice on Whyte carving competition and festival. Visit Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park to see stunning works of art by international ice carving artists and try your hand at creating your own carving.
Deep Freeze Festival
January 14 to 23, 2022 | Celebrate the coming together of Ukrainian, Métis, French Canadian, Inuit, and Indigenous cultures with light installations, ice sculptures, cultural stories and artistic workshops. Experience all the beauty and enchantment of winter at this 10 day festival that takes place in 3 signature locations across the city.
Enjoy a FREE Recreational Skate every Sunday with Strathcona County
January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022 | Get out and get active this January with FREE recreational skate times courtesy of Strathcona County. There are several options this month to hit the ice with the family at absolutely no cost to you!
Into the Woods – The Musical
January 21 to 30, 2022 | Foote In the Door Productions invites you to this fun musical that brings together many of your favorite storybook characters in a modern and comical fairytale.
Edmonton Oil Kings Family Fun SUNdays
January 30, 2022 | Join the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday, January 30 as they face off against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. On Family Fun SUNdays, the games starts an earlier hour (4 pm), features a Kids’ Funzone with bouncy castles and videogames, and includes plenty of fun with Louie, the team’s lion mascot.
Snowshoe and Stargaze at Elk Island Park
January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2022 | Strap on the provided snowshoes and join a friendly park interpreter for a guided hike to experience the wonder of Elk Island’s night sky in the quiet beauty of winter.
Try Snow Tubing at one of 3 Edmonton Ski Hills
January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2022 | If your kids like tobogganing, they will love snow tubing down the ski hill! Visit our post to learn which of the three Edmonton ski hill locations will work best for your family.
Spend Time on the Land at Dreamcatcher Ranch
Saturdays & Sundays in January | Book a weekend visit with Dreamcatcher Ranch to enjoy quality time with their therapy animals and enjoy Time on the Land in the great outdoors.
Visit the Newly Re-Opened John Janzen Nature Centre
Open Daily | With an amazing indoor playground, a working beehive, live animals exhibits and plenty of other interactive displays, the John Janzen Nature Centre is the perfect spot for a fun family outing or playdate with friends.
Enjoy Outdoor Skating in the Edmonton Area
Throughout January | Our Winter City is full of great locations to skate from neighbourhood rinks to unique experiences like ice trails. Find several great options in our Guide to Outdoor Ice Skating!
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