7 Fun Things to Do Around Symphony Tower This Christmas

The snow has fallen and winter’s in the air, bringing along with it the holiday spirit and wanting to spend time with loved ones. If you’re looking for fun things to do this Christmas season, we have a list for you of some of the best activities and hot spots around downtown Edmonton and the Symphony Tower.

Legislature Lights Segway Adventure

River Valley Adventure Co. offers a guided Segway tour of the Legislature Grounds, a unique way to take in the spectacular display of over 100,000 Christmas lights, the beautiful landscape, skating rinks, and everything the Grounds has to offer. And the best part is, seeing these sights by Segway means you have energy left over for more activities afterwards.

Enjoy this tour from now until January 31, 2022. 

A Christmas Carol at the Citadel Theatre

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been a long-running production at the Citadel Theatre for over 20 years. From now through December 23, 2021, enjoy the inspirational story of a miser who learns to change his ways through the Ghosts of Christmas through some of your favourite classic Christmas tunes.

Hollywood for the Holidays at the Winspear Centre

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra brings you a star-studded lineup of music from the big screen, including Star Wars, The Sound of Music, Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast, and many more! Choose performances from December 28-30, 2021, with physically distanced seating available on select dates. But don’t delay, tickets are selling quickly!

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IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships

For all the hockey lovers, the World Juniors are a tradition each year for many sports fans in Edmonton. From December 26, 2021, to January 5, 2022, Rogers Place is host to some of the best young talent on ice in the world. Team Canada meets the Czech Republic on Boxing Day at Rogers Place.

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Local Love Holiday Market

On weekends from now until December 19, and one more time on December 22, get that last-minute holiday shopping done at the Downtown Farmer’s Market’s Local Love Holiday Market. Featuring dozens of local makers, live entertainment, colouring contests, Christmas crafts, and visits with Santa, this event is a great way to spend time with loved ones and support local businesses.

Located at 103 Avenue and 97 Street on the second floor. 

Holiday Light Up

Winston Churchill Square lights up the downtown core from now until January 2, 2022, with a massive tree decorated with hundreds of twinkling lights. On December 18th, make your way to the Square to enjoy live entertainment, art, movies, hot beverages, and maple taffy on sparkling snow. Take the family and loved ones to make great holiday memories in front of one of Edmonton’s traditional, massive holiday trees.

Power, Peace + Presence

While you’re at Winston Churchill Square, enjoy local art organized by The Works International Visual Arts Society. A beautiful, massive gateway arch currently welcomes you to the Square, created by Rebecca Pickard, a Métis mixed media artist and educator from amiskwaciy-wâskahikan in treaty 6 territory.

But these Square activities don’t stop with the daylight. From 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm, enjoy the live entertainment of DJs After Dark Party with DJ Creeasian, All About Light, and Hula Hoop Circus.

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These are just a taste of the variety of events and activities taking place in Downtown Edmonton during the holiday season. If you’re looking for something to do, whether you love sports, arts, or shopping, there is plenty to see and do around Symphony Tower this holiday season.

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