OurYEG – Global Edmonton Featured Community Events

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Canadian Tire Magic of Lights – November 16 – January 5

The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is  2 kilometres of festive and vibrant LED lighted displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. A “drive through” experience from the comfort of your own car. At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays and animations. Multiple holiday themes come to life with hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights! A portion of proceeds from every vehicle will go towards 630 CHED Santas Anonymous and Canadian Tire Jumpstart. To purchase tickets visit CastrolRaceway.com

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Tuck Everlasting – November 22 – December 2

The St Albert Children’s Theatre is proud to present Tuck Everlasting, the musical at the Arden Theatre. Based on the bestselling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is a touching story of family, never-ending life and the realization that it is the “life in years,” not the “years in the life” that truly matter. For more information or tickets visit sact.ca.

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ETS Stuff a Bus – November 28 – December 1

Each year, in late November and early December, an ETS bus visits Save-On-Foods locations in Edmonton, where volunteers collect non-perishable food donations for Edmonton’s Food Bank. Help drive out hunger make a donation today!

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Festival of Trees – November 28 – December 2

Now in its 33rd year, the University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is firmly established as Edmonton’s signature kickoff to the holiday season. The festival showcases more than 200 innovative trees and Christmas displays, gingerbreads and cakes and holiday shopping. The kids can visit the Children’s Christmas Lane, do their own holiday shopping in the Secret Shop, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy entertainment and some sweets, treats and eats along the way.

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Butterdome Craft Sale – November 29 – December 2

The Butterdome Craft Sale is an unforgettable Canadian Handmade community gathering, returning to Edmonton to celebrate a landmark anniversary and to provide yet another weekend of the very best in holiday shopping. Now in its 28th year, the Butterdome Craft Sale is a four-day event at the University of Alberta’s iconic Butterdome building, featuring over 275 of Canada’s most talented artists, artisans, and designers who will amaze shoppers with their works and interact with them face-to-face, making this a can’t-miss experience. For more information visit Butterdome.ca.

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Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream – November 29 – December 2 

Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, November 29 – December 2 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre! Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, discover why no dream is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! For tickets visit Ticketmaster.ca

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Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out – Opens November 30

See the world’s most spectacular creatures like never before with Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, November 30 – March 31, 2019. As you explore this captivating exhibition, you will experience the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of a variety of the world’s most spectacular creatures. Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out contains more than 100 specimens that have been painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of Plastination, invented by Dr. von Hagens. Guests will be able to examine the anatomical intricacies of familiar and exotic animals like giraffes, camels and octopuses. For exhibit and ticket information, visit TelusWorldOfScienceEdmonton.ca

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A Christmas Carol – November 30 – December 23

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. Tickets are available at CitadelTheatre.com. Don’t forget your donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.

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Zoominescence – December 2018

Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world-renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Join us for an evening of light, animals, skating, hot chocolate and fun for the whole family! Running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus the 26th & 27th!

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Alberta Ballet in The Nutcracker – December 6-9

Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest renderings and celebrated as a delightfully traditional depiction, Edmund Stripe’s The Nutcracker celebrates its 10th anniversary this season.  The Nutcracker features a cast of more than 120 performers. With equally sumptuous sets and costumes designed by Emmy Award winner Zack Brown, Alberta Ballet’s incomparable The Nutcracker offers your entire family a festive and glittering evening.  Alberta Ballet’s holiday tradition of The Nutcracker will shine brighter than ever in 2018!

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The Singing Christmas Tree

The Singing Christmas Tree – December 13 – 16

The Singing Christmas Tree is Edmonton’s most inspiring and charitable Christmas event of the year. Every December, the Singing Christmas Tree raises funds in support of the John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation. This talent-studded event consists of dancing Santas, ballerinas, Christmas classics, and most impressively – a 35-foot singing Christmas tree of 150 choir members. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.ca.

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Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland – December 18

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland is an all-new concert experience featuring the cast of Cirque Musica together with your favorite holiday songs performed by a live symphony orchestra. Cirque Musica Holiday will bring audiences on a journey into a world of “Wonderland” with unforgettable visuals and amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. This is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music, LIVE, while enjoying spectacular costumes, production, and an edge of your seat circus experience. To purchase your tickets visit Ticketmaster.ca

 

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Shumka’s Nutcracker – December 22 & 23

Shumka’s Nutcracker is a new Holiday classic and a true Edmonton Nutcracker. Playing at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, December 22 & 23, this luxurious and uniquely powerful production features ballet, folk dance, and character dance in a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Shumka’s Nutcracker blends the grace and lyrical nature of classical movement with the strength of Ukrainian character dance, leaving audiences exhilarated and entertained. Given Tchaikovsky’s Ukrainian heritage, the production incorporates Ukrainian Christmas traditions, folk and character dance, a grand orchestral version of Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells), and Ukrainian symbols woven into the lavish sets and costumes. For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca.

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Ice Castles Edmonton – Late December – early March

Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. The frozen experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, and fountains. For opening information visit icecastles.com.

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The Illusionists – Live From Broadway – January 1 – 6

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. See it onstage at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium January 1 – 6. For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca.

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Kids Kottage Valentine Event – Love of Wine – February 9

Kids Kottage 10th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser begins with the VIP Reception for those who are interested in a one on one with a wine expert and high end speciality wine tasting.  This is followed by the main event which offers hundreds of wine for tasting, live music, live painter, gourmet food and huge Valentine themed silent auction including fine dining, jewellery, spa packages, experiences, and more! For tickets visit kidskottage.org.

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Cirque Du Soleil – Crystal – February 13 – 17

Crystal is not just an ice show, it’s the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations. Follow Crystal, our lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated, empowered. For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca

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