As we all relax and take in the togetherness and comfort to be found in this holiday season, there are even more opportunities to seek out moments of joy with our households while we celebrate the year’s end! This weekend in Edmonton promises exciting events to celebrate New Years Day, or to just bask in what the city has to offer before winter break season runs out. From segway tours to ways to spend the evening outdoors, make this YEG weekend look however you like it!
1) Studio Theatre Presents Chrysothemis | Jan 1
Come experience the dazzling stage phenomena that is Chrysothemis by Meg Braem, as it closes out the last weekend of its online run of digital performances. Following the story of a mythical woman seeking to heal her damaged family through cooking, immerse yourself in the heartbreak, tension, and artistic flair of Braem’s newest work.
2) Virtual Noon Year’s Eve | Jan 1
Fetch all the science enthusiasts and gather around as the Telus World of Science brings in the New Year with a literal bang! You or a little one can suggest items to be apart of this destructive farewell to 2020, and let everyone on the virtual event know what you’re looking forward to in the New Year. An experiment consisting of smashing stuff? Science just got cool.
3) Winter Freeze Fest | Until Jan 3
Sherwood Park is home to multiple ways to wave goodbye to 2020 this weekend, brought to you by the Winter Freeze Fest! The events span venues all across Sherwood Park, from free snowman making kits at Broadmoor Public Golf Course to snowshoeing at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex! Gather the household or have a romantic date night with a partner, because fun awaits!
4) Legislature Lights Segway | dates available throughout Jan
Tour the beautiful Legislature Grounds in style: segway style. Twinkling lights, amazing scenery, and the peace of a winter night work together to make these tours a great way to spend the first days of 2021! So join the River Valley Adventure Co. as they guide you through a magical journey of the landmark we all know and love.
5) Last Weekend of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship | until Jan 5
Uphold an age-old Canadian tradition and relive the feeling of celebrating alongside a roaring room of fans with the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship! Grab some snacks, a brew, your household, and hunker down to enjoy this head-to-head battle between teams for the gold.
6) The Running Room Annual Resolution Run | Jan 1
Kick-off your 2021 New Year’s resolution to stay active at the Running Room Annual Resolution run! It doesn’t matter where you may be in the city: this 36 annual charity run can be done anywhere, any time of day, and at your own pace in Edmonton on Jan 1. So beckon in the New Year with an act of giving by joining runners across the country in an effort to raise funds for charitable organizations like the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation!
Check out our online Events Calendar for even more upcoming events.