As holiday time rolls around the corner, Edmonton puts on a special vibe and offers dozens of ways to celebrate the season. You can dive into outdoor activities like skiing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. If you prefer to stay safe from cold, indoor options include ice skating, ice fishing, and curling. Yet, the number one attraction between late November and mid-December is the Edmonton Christmas Market, aka Yeg Xmas Market, spanning Fort Edmonton Park.
As you step into the Edmonton Christmas Market, soak up festive cheer shopping from over a hundred indoor and outdoor wooden chalets. Make sure to sample local warm specialties, such as soft pretzels, spiced nuts, chili, and hot dogs. One of the main magnets at the fair must be its vibrant Christmas carousel and a host of carnival rides. Kids also love horse and wagon rides, Frosty Funhouse, and the Capital Theatre. In the meantime, adults can also have fun and try their hands at ornament or sourdough workshops and cookie decorating sessions. After all, wine and cheese pairing will always be a great idea.
Visit the artisan market with all its attractions from Thursday to Sunday. The hours of operation, other details, and updates on the Edmonton Christmas Market come first on the event's official website or Facebook, listed in the External Resources below. Besides, you can book a stay nearby from the accommodations map, suggesting the most convenient bets.