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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:

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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.

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Give a fun family outing to look forward to this Christmas break with the gift of Cirque du Soleil tickets! Corteo is a joyous parade of acrobatic feats, comedy, and spontaneity that follows a nostalgic clown who imagines his own funeral taking place in the mysterious space between heaven and earth. Take advantage of the Family Offer to enjoy all the fun, comedy, and spontaneity this December 27-31 at Rogers Place. For more information, click here.

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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.

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Jubilations Junior Dinner Theatre

The Secret Life of Christmas Trolls is the latest show from an amazing line-up of kid-friendly dinner theatre experiences! From spectacular singing and dancing on stage to lively character servers bringing the meals, it is an afternoon of non-stop entertainment. Purchase single show tickets for easy gift giving, or extend the fun with a multi-show package. For more information, click here.

Game OVR Experience Gifts

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for the dinosaur enthusiasts on your Christmas shopping list? Give them a Merry Rex-mas thanks to the Jurassic Forest Christmas Adventure Gift! This unique experience gift is the ticket to a fun Dinosaur Adventure this summer and is priced at 25% off for easy and affordable holiday gift-giving. For more information, click here.

Launchpad TrampolineLaunchpad Trampoline Park

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.

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Foster their love of theatre and give them a fun outing to remember with the gift of tickets to Matilda JR. The Festival Players will be bringing this family-friendly musical production to the Festival Place stage for six performances in February 2024 and we think it would be a perfect experience gift to slip into the stocking or wrap up under the Christmas tree! For more information, click here.

TELUS World of Science-Edmonton MembershipTELUS World of Science – Edmonton Membership

Give the gift of discovery this Christmas with a membership to the 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.

West Edmonton Mall Multi-Play PassesWEM MultiPlay Pass

Gift 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.

Winter Lessons for Kids

Art, music, drama, sports, social clubs and educational enrichment… there are a lot of extracurricular activities that your kids could take part in. Here at Family Fun Edmonton, we want to make it easier for you to find quality extracurricular programs that you AND your kids will love. It’s a great time to try something new or get back to what you love, and these fun classes and programs make great gifts, too!

Game OVR Experience GiftsThis 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!