Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids | November 27-29

We’re staying home as much as we can, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve got to be cooped up indoors. From drive through Christmas lights displays, to magic and fun that you can experience outdoors, physically distanced, there are so many things that we can do in Edmonton this Weekend.

Here are family friendly things to do in Edmonton this Weekend (and online!)


Tune in for a Live Storytime with Mrs. Claus

There’s something wonderful about reading stories, and when they’re being read by Mrs. Claus, they’re even more magical. Tune in for a storytime with Mrs. Claus, where she will be reading Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. It’s one of those magical experiences we can have at home, together as a family (tip: stream it on the big screen) and give back, supporting the Festival of Trees.

Tobogganing at Gallagher Park Hill

Tobogganing is a great way to get outside without coming into contact with anyone other than your immediate family. One of the best ways to get outside is find a big hill, and Gallagher Park Hill is just that – a large hill with easy parking nearby where you can hit up the fun tobogganing location and take advantage of the mild weather that’s in store for this weekend. 


Drive through the Magic of Lights 

Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is a drive through experience where you can visit Castrol Raceway and catch the Magic of Lights, while maybe even catching a glimpse of Santa Cause while you’re there.


Winter Wonder Forest Opening Weekend 

The Winter Wonder Forest, presented by True Start Foundation in partnership with Snow Valley, is Edmonton’s Enchanted Drive Thru Holiday Light Experience. We will be transforming over 115,000 sq feet of campground into a stunning and breathtaking Holiday light display to look at from the warmth of your own vehicle. This event is a family-friendly, socially distanced event. Fun for everyone and their dog!

Car passes are just $30 and all activities from our Winter Wonder Forest Activity Calendar are included in the cost of the car pass! Times are booked in half hour slots. Just head over to the Activities Calendar to see what is happening and then pick times that match the things you would like to see in the forest!

Drive Through Celebration of Lights

Wear your ugly holiday sweater or elf hat and join us at the Celebration of Lights drive-thru this year! This family-friendly event is entirely free and aims to entertain the whole family with an LED tree show, interactive lighting. The celebration is cancelled, but you can still pop by and see the lights beginning on Sunday!

Virtual Cooking Class: Gingerbread Bread Pudding 

Gingerbread Bread Pudding – you can bet we’ll be tuning in for this one. Virtual cooking classes are our favourite way to connect as a family and Get Coooking Edmonton has so many different classes every week for you to sharpen your skills in the kitchen as an adult, find a new pastime for kids, and engage in something new together as a family.

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