Whether you don’t celebrate Christmas or you’re just tuckered out from all the festivities, here are some options for great, holiday-free activities in Edmonton.
See a new film. Most movie theatres in Edmonton will be open for the holiday as December 25 has become a significant release day for blockbuster films. This Christmas, four features will hit the big screen: Concussion, Daddy’s Home, Joy, and Point Break. If you’re kid-free that day, visit one of the deluxe VIP theatres at Cineplex Odeon Windermere and lean back in one of their extra-wide, comfy seats! (Please note: Due to AGLC restrictions, the theatre will not be able to serve alcohol that day, but it still will serve many tasty alcohol-free beverages!)
Cineplex Odeon Windermere and VIP Cinemas | 6151 Currents Dr. | 780-822-4250
Share a coffee with a friend. Some of Starbucks’ downtown locations will be open on the 25th, but consider calling ahead to see if any coffee shops closer to you will be open!
Starbucks | 10387-112 St. | 780-424-2455
Enjoy a meal out. Take some work out of planning a holiday meal or just enjoy a night out at a great restaurant. Some good options are King Noodle House, where you can order a delicious bowl of homemade pho, or Golden Rice Bowl for some fine Chinese dining, including the local favourite peking duck!
Golden Rice Bowl | 5365 Gateway Blvd. | 780-435-3388
King Noodle House | 10613-97 St. | 780-428-8983