The kids are officially done 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.
Christmas Break Fun in Edmonton:
At Fitset Ninja, your kids definitely won’t be bored running, leaping and racing through this series of obstacles straight out of American Ninja Warrior! You have your choice of two different weeks of four-day Winter Break Camps at the end of December. Choose from morning, afternoon, or full day Ninja holiday fun on December 20 – 23 or December 27 – 30. For more information, click here.
The mall’s skating rink opens on December 21 with a special Skate with Santa Event (1-3pm). 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.
It’s impossible not to have fun at the trampoline park! With enhanced safety measures and cleaning protocols, plus special Winter Warm-up pricing, Launchpad Trampoline Park is the perfect place to meet up with friends and bounce off excess energy. For more information, click here.
Free kids admission is just one of the great reasons to book a visit to the Art Gallery of Alberta! While downtown, pair it with a visit to the newly renovated Stanley A. Milner library. Our school aged kids were excited to discover all kinds of interactive activities throughout both unique buildings. For more information, click here.
For those video game loving kids, laser tag is a great option to enjoy some activity away from the screens! At just $6 a game (now through January 4), it is easy to treat the kids to a bit of fun at Edmonton’s newest laser tag location. For more information, click here.
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.
Experience the joy of winter with a wide variety of snowy activities at Cattail Crossing. Try snow-shoeing or cross country skiing on the freshly groomed trails, book a spot on a horse-drawn sleigh ride, strap on the skates for a leisurely glide or game of pond hockey, and finish it all off with some s’mores by the bonfire. For more information, click here.
A visit to the science centre is always a great way to spend a day as a family! With a schedule of Holiday Fun events and many recently refurbished exhibits, now is a great time to check out TWOSE. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
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.