Cool Things to do in #YEG this December

Saturday, December 15, 2018

No to jinx it or anything but the weather in YEG has been better than usual this December. While I personally hide from the cold and instantly become a home body bordering on hermit as soon as it gets cold, this December I got out to explore Edmonton. We compiled a list of events for everyone and all kinds of different budgets, because we know saving money is important.  Here are some cool events you should check out this month - great for dates, families and sometimes just hanging on your own.

Servus Food Bank Fridays at Snow Valley Ski Club – Edmonton
What a great way to get out your skis or snowboard, save some money and make a difference for Edmonton Food Bank. Servus Credit Union and the Snow Valley Ski Club are offering discount ski nights every Friday this winter season between November 30, 2018 through March 22, 2019. Bring a donation for Edmonton's Food Bank and patrons can purchase a lift ticket for $10. Bring a second item for the Food Bank and receive your rentals for $15.
If you love pretty lights and hayrides than take a journey through Magic of Lights on a hayride pulled by trucks, courtesy of our friends at Driving Force. If you would like to experience the show on your own, you can drive in the comfort of our own vehicle as well.

A Christmas Carol – Citadel
From now until Dec 23, 2018 you can catch the FINAL season of this adaptation of  A Christmas Carol. The show is magnificent (I personally have seen it like 4 times) -Three Ghosts of Christmas show Scrooge the value of giving. A heart-warming family classic to put you in the holiday spirit. A Christmas Carol, now in its 19th (and final) season, is universally beloved for its dynamic themes and uplifting message.

Candy Cane Lane

Pretty lights, amazing decorations, and a great way to spend a little time outside exploring YEG and what it has to offer. This wonderful event is run by volunteers and residents there's a special kind of magic that brings YEG Candy Cane Lane to life year after year. Nestled within the canopied trees of the Crestwood community lies the wholly committed neighbourhood that decorates the exterior of their homes in celebration of the holiday season. There are sleigh rides ($17) and they are also accepting donations for the Food Bank!

Ice Castles
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Ice Castles – its exactly what it means – it is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter castle built with hundreds of thousands of icicles that brings fairy tales to life. With slides, fire pits and a throne (because what would a castle be with no icicle throne?). Dress warm and get exploring. There are 6 locations FYI.
Christmas Glow Edmonton

Great for kids with playgrounds and awesome for adults who want a good photo op and a couple of drinks. Glow Edmonton features  a Christmas Market showcasing the best local artisans and boutique businesses, offering up unique gift ideas for loved ones.

The Night Before, The Night BeforeChristmas– Stony Plane Dec 23rd

What a fun and free even for families. An over-the-top, larger than life, Christmas Experience for the whole family... with a very special, extra Christmasy appearance by The Grinch himself!

Leduc County Lights
This is the FINAL year for the lights exhibit- so check it out before Dec 30th. Bundle up and visit the gorgeous decorated trees, plus I hear Santa is there.They are accepting donations to the Leduc Food Bank as well.

What are you getting up to this month?