YEG Food Events

YEG Food Events

Zoominescence 2019 @ Valley Zoo Development Society
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 10:00 pm


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. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. 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!

We will be posting our event calendar, along with the Artist Installations you can expect to see at this year’s festival and advanced ticket purchasing very soon!

Zoominescence is a fundraiser in partnership with our charity and the Edmonton Valley Zoo and therefore annual zoo passes will not work for entry to the festival. But not too worry, admission is very nominal & funds will help build our zoo!

Bountiful Christmas Market @ Bountiful Farmers' Market
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Check off your Christmas list with local vendors this season!

Come see the transformation of Bountiful Farmers’ Market into a holiday wonderland! We’ve packed the stage area with additional holiday vendors to bring you a Christmas Market that has something for everyone.

With extended hours on Friday Dec 6 and 13th, we’ve made it easy for you to come do your Christmas shopping with us!

High Flying Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2019 @ High Flying Christmas
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fabulous 2 Days of Christmas Shopping with Amazing Vendors & Free Admission Free Parking Tons of Door Prizes including Christmas Dinner on Us.

Winter in Little Italy @ Viva Italia Edmonton
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour Edmonton’s Little Italy and Church Street on our FREE Horse Drawn Carriage Tours! With stops at Gems like the Italian Centre Shop, Zocalo, Mint Health and Drugs, and Studio 96 (with hosts from the McCauley Community League).

We’ve got blankets, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts, and horses! You just bring you.

Enjoy Light Festival @ The Enjoy Centre
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Enjoy Centre invites you to Alberta’s newest holiday celebration! Between November 21st and January 5th, the Enjoy Light Festival, or ELF, offers all kinds of wintery fun, such as an interactive lights garden, festive market, photos with Santa, local performers, a whimsical light tunnel and your favorite YEG food vendors to create an unforgettable experience!

12 Streets of Christmas 2019
Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come enjoy the festive spirit of Graybriar. On Dec 8 at 4:30pm, the streets of Graybriar will be lit with some beautiful displays of Christmas lights.
Come have a hot chocolate or coffee while you drive through.
It’s free, we just ask for a small donation to fill Santa’s belly for the local food bank.
Hope to see you then.

Luminaria 2019 – SOLD OUT @ University of Alberta Botanic Garden
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

December 6, 7 & 8, 2019 – SOLD OUT

Fire light. Star light. Snow light. Thousands of candles, millions of stars, and you.

This popular event ignites the festive season with thousands of candles along the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden in a beautiful display – a quiet oasis of peace and light. Stroll through candle-lit pathways, sip hot apple cider beside the bonfires, and enjoy the seasonal sounds of strolling a capella singers. Ice sculptures, delightful “snow sprites” winter displays in the Aga Khan Garden and more to delight the senses. Make a wish and hang it on a Wish-Upon-A-Star Tree, enjoy hot food and beverage options. As always, a special Memory Lane will be available for visitors who would like to light a candle in honour of a loved one, by donation.
Advance tickets required.

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Christmas Glow @ Glow Edmonton
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bring together the people you love to laugh, stroll & play under the twinkle of a million lights ✨

2019 Chartier Shopping Party @ Chartier
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the fourth annual Chartier Christmas Shopping Party on Monday, December 9th from 5pm-10pm.

We’ll be featuring over 15 local artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs who will have a huge array of incredible gifts for all the local lovers in your life 🙂

Sip on some festive cheer while you nibble on snacks, shop, and catch up with friends.

Our good friends at the Painted Door on Main will be open, so you can hop from one killer location to the next while stocking up on Christmas goodies!

We hope to see you on Monday, December 9th!

Bannock Making Workshop @ Devon Community Centre
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn how to make traditional bannock, bannock pizza, bannock dogs, bannock pockets and bannock bits (small bannock with pie filling and rolled in cinnamon sugar). This workshop is just in time to help you with your Christmas baking!

The cost is just $5 per person and you can pay at the door 🙂