Holiday Events & Activities in Edmonton (2014)

Photo credit: City of Edmonton

Photo credit: City of Edmonton

You always hear people moaning about the cold winters in Edmonton but I’m of the mind that there is always something fun going on – even in the bitter cold – and if you’re bundled up then you should head out and take part in the winter activities! I love going to different holiday/festive events and activities with Mike and so I thought a compilation of some of the great (and really affordable/mostly free) winter activities coming up in the Edmonton area would make for a great blog post! I was also inspired by a Where Edmonton listing that’s being shared on social media – but everyone’s been sharing an old (last year)’s version!

So if you’re looking for fun winter events for 2014, you’ve come to the right place! :) Check out some of the great holiday events coming up (and some winter fun that continues into January) below:

20 Holiday/Festive Events & Activities in Edmonton (2014)

Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-up
Date: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Churchill Square
Cost: Free
Details: Kick off the holiday season at the Christmas on the Sqaure Holiday Light Up! Enjoy an afternoon of free family activities, delicious treats from local food trucks, and live entertainment to celebrate the holidays in Downtown Edmonton. Join Santa and his helpers in a countdown at 6:30 pm to light up the massive Christmas tree and launch a spectacular fireworks display.
Website: Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-up

Santa’s Arrival (West Edmonton Mall)
Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: Activities start at 10 a.m. Photos from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: West Edmonton Mall North Pole Place
Cost: Free
Details: Join us as we welcome Santa Claus to West Edmonton Mall’s North Pole Place, his home away from home during the holiday season. Enjoy a variety of entertainment, including a special improv performance of Disney’s Frozen, by Rapid Fire Theatre, while awaiting the jolly man in red’s arrival. The first 100 families to have their photo taken with Santa will receive a free holiday gift.
Website: Santa’s Arrival (West Edmonton Mall)

#YEGSNOWFIGHT
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: Free
Details: Join us for Edmonton’s biggest snowball fight! Connect with us on twitter @chase_jeff / @RobinMazumder, send us your digits at yegsnowfight@gmail.com for a text announcement, watch #yegsnowfight, and join us for THE snowball fight of all Edmonton snowball fights! Snowballs. Community. Edmonton. Winter. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Website: #YEGSNOWFIGHT

Snowflake Festival Light-up St. Albert
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: In the Perron District
Cost: Free
Details: Light up the holidays with a traditional Christmas celebration you won’t want to miss! Food vendors, Christmas treats, hot chocolate, Christmas music, storytelling, cookie decorating, Gingerbread Lane, Ice craving, visit Santa, and more!
Website: Snowflake Festival Light-up St. Albert

All is Bright (124 Street)
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (6 p.m. is the light-up!)
Location: 124 Street and 102 Avenue
Cost: Free
Details: All is Bright is a FREE festival celebrating the coming of the winter season. Taking advantage of the bridge closure, we’ll be playing all day in High Street, with activities for the kids during the day, and fun for the grownups at night! With light installations and ice scupltures, we will welcome the season with open arms and festive spirits!
Website: All is Bright

Festival of Trees
Date: Thursday, November 27 to Sunday November 30
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (except Sunday it’s 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Location: Shaw Conference Centre
Cost: $10 (adult), $5 (youth aged 13-17 an seniors), $2 (children aged 2-12), free for infants under 2.
Details: Check out over 100 decorated trees and seasonal displays. It’s a unique holiday shopping opportunity in the gift shop and sweets, treats, and entertaining shop. There’s a variety of children’s activites in Children’s Christmas Lane. Great local entertainment and more! All supporting the University Hospital Foundation.
Website: Festival of Trees

Royal Bison (Holiday) Art + Craft Fair
Date: Nov. 28-30 & Dec. 5-7, 2014
Time: Fridays 5-9 p.m., Saturdays 10-5 p.m., and Sundays 10-4 p.m.
Location: 8426 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: Free
Details: The Royal Bison is an Edmonton-based, twice-a-year festival of the best and quirkiest art, craft and design this city has to offer. Two rooms of neat and sweet prints, books, apparel, toys, and more! While its roots are local, in 2014 it added a Canada-wide holiday edition to its roster.
Website: Royal Bison (Holiday) Art + Craft Fair

A Christmas Carol at the Citadel
Date: November 29 – December 23, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location: Citadel Theatre 9828 101A Avenue
Cost: $30-$85
Details: Edmonton’s favourite holiday tradition continues to delight audiences young and old. Now in our 15th consecutive year of performance, our audiences are larger and more enthusiastic than ever. With an unforgettable story, rich characters, and dazzling special effects, A Christmas Carol is exceptional entertainment for the whole family. Once again, we will be taking donations after each performance to give to the Edmonton Food Bank.
Website: A Christmas Carol at the Citadel

Legislature Light-up
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: Starts at 4 p.m.
Location: Alberta Legislature
Cost: Free
Details: December 4 signals the start of the holiday season at the Legislature. Light-up festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with a free choral performance by the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus. The evening will conclude with the ceremonial lighting of the grounds, which will boast over 300 sparkling trees.
Website: Legislature Light-up

Celebrate the Season (Alberta Legislature)
Date: December 5-23, 2014
Time: Noon and 6 p.m.
Location: Alberta Legislature
Cost: Free
Details: Following the Light-up the seasonal fun will continue through to December 23 with daily choral performances at noon and 6 p.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season set against the charming backdrop of our historic Alberta Legislature.
Website: Celebrate the Season

Festival of Light
Date: December 5 – 14, 2014
Time: Noon and 6 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cost: Valley Zoo Admission
Details: Light is inviting. Light is vibrant. Light is energizing. The Festival of Light will spread light and illuminate the spirit of Edmonton again December 2014. Join us this winter, as we stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Winter crafts, scavenguner hints, skating rinks, photo booths and more!
Website: Festival of Light

Luminaria at the Devonian Botanic Gardens
Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Devonian Botanic Garden
Cost: $9.50 (Adult), $7.50 (Senior or FOG Member), $4.25 (Children aged 7-12), Free (Children 6 and under)
Details: Thousands of candles light the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display – a quiet oasis of peace and light. In addition to a stroll through the candle-lit pathways, visitors can sip hot apple cider beside the bonfires, enjoy the seasonal sounds of strolling a capella singers and catch a glimpse of the magical “snow sprites” and glittering ice sculptures. A special Memory Lane will be available for visitors who would like to light a candle in memory of a loved one.
Website: Luminaria at the Devonian Botanic Gardens

Sleigh Ride through Candy Cane Lane
Date: Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 18-23, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
Location: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue
Cost: $16 (Adults), $14 (seniors & teens aged 13-19), $10 (children up to age 12), free for infants – free if you visit with no sleigh ride.
Details: Edmonton’s Candy Cane Lane is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors every Christmas season and it has become traditional for Edmontonians to flock to this West End Christmas Light and Decoration display every year. The sights and sounds of Candy Cane Lane instill the spirit of Christmas in all of us. The colourful light displays and unique decorations bring out the magic of the season for young and old alike. Christmas in Edmonton is not complete without a walk down Candy Cane Lane.
Website: Sleigh Ride through Candy Cane Lane

Christmas Reflections at Fort Edmonton Park
Date: Dec. 12, 2014 – Jan. 3, 2015
Time: 5 to 9 p.m. or 2 to 6 p.m.
Location: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $18 (Adult), $16 (Student or Senior), $13 (Child)
Details: Feel the magic of a Christmas past. Step back in time and be part of a heritage Christmas. Gather your friends and family for some quality time in celebration of the season and unwind at the Park’s winter wonderland.
Website: Christmas Reflections at Fort Edmonton Park

A Prairie Christmas Weekend
Date: Saturday & Sunday Dec. 13-14, 2014
Time: Fridays 5-9 p.m., Saturdays 10-5 p.m., and Sundays 10-4 p.m.
Location: 56311 Lily Lake Road Bon Accord, AB
Cost: $12 (Individual Ticket), $24 (Family of 2), $36 (Family of 3), $43.80 (Family of 4)
Details: Head to Prairie Gardens for A Prairie Christmas – a cheery bonfire to warm you in the crisp country air with free marshmallows to roast, Christmas magic shows, Mrs. Claus Christmas sing-along, puppet shows, Christmas Bluegrass Folk Music, Make & Take a Christmas Craft, Festive lunches, free family photos with Santa, Polar Express Train Rides with Santa, and more!
Website: A Prairie Christmas Weekend

Holiday Celebration at Snow Valley Ski Club
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014
Time: TBD
Location: Snow Valley Ski Club
Cost: Snow Valley Ski Club Day Admission
Details: Join us for holiday cheer and fun on the slopes at our Annual Holiday
Celebration. Have your photo taken with Santa Simon, sing some carols
by the fireplace, and enjoy holiday crafts. Proceeds from holiday treats at
the Downhill Grill will go to the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton.
Website: Holiday Celebration at Snow Valley Ski Club

Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree
Date: December 18-21, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Cost: $35-$80
Details: The Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree is a holiday tradition in Edmonton. More than just a tree full of carolers, the show itself has evolved over the years into an event the whole family will want to experience together, year after year!
Website: Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival
Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 10 & 11, 2015
Time: Noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday (fireworks at 6 p.m.) and on Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Between 90-94 Street on 118 Avenue
Cost: $6 (Adults), $3 (Children aged 2-12), Free (Children under 2)
Details: This winter adventure celebrates the Russian/Ukrainian “Olde New Year” and embraces the cold northern climate by melding artistic panache with authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun. The Deep Freeze Winter Festival is a free family event that brings together the Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, Franco-African, First Nations, and Acadian/East Coast communities to revel in the magic and beauty of winter. This year’s theme The RETURN of the Vikings! will offer exciting opportunities for both patrons and artists creating unexpected experiences celebrating the community through its urban landscape and exceptional spaces.
Website: Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival

Ice on Whyte
Date: January 23 – February 1, 2015
Time: Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. & Weekends from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: End of Steel Park: Gateway Blvd (103 Street) and Tommy Banks Way
Cost: $6 (Adults), $3 (Children aged 2-12), Free (Children under 2)
Details: During the Festival, visitors come to experience ten days of outdoor winter fun on the Giant Ice slide and the interactive Kids Zone and enjoy the International Ice Carving Competition, outdoor games, live music, cultural exhibits, food, fashion, hot beverages, skating and much more. Ice on Whyte has been rated by Readers’ Digest as one of the top 10 winter festivals in Canada and is also the winner of the 2012 Alberta Pride Alto Award from Travel Alberta.
Website: Ice on Whyte

Winter Cities Conference (Pre & Post Conference Activities)
Date: January 23 – February 1, 2015
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Cost: $15 each
Details: As part of the Winter Cities Conference, there will be a number of pre & post-conference activities including bison tour at Elk Island National Park, skiiing and snowboarding, a starlight bike ride to the U of A Observatory, fun with snow sculpting and winterscaping, a Wacky Winter Challenge at Miquelon Lake, tour through the River Valley with Walkable Edmonton, and cross-country ski at Victoria Park Nordic Ski Loop!
Website: Winter Cities Conference (Pre & Post Conference Activities)

Linda


Review: Dog Birthday Party at the Doggy Style Deli

The Doggy Style Deli at 15131 Stony Plain Road

The Doggy Style Deli at 15131 Stony Plain Road

For months now, I’ve been wanting to take our beagle Olive to the Doggy Style Deli – a dog restaurant/grooming/store in west Edmonton (15131 Stony Plain Road).

I’ve been driving by the place for years and remember it had been a part of Dragon’s Den and the unfortunate victim to a fire. Despite the fire, and what seems like constant construction on Stony Plain Road, the Doggy Style Deli seemed to persevere.

Inside the Doggy Style Deli!

Inside the Doggy Style Deli!

Thank goodness for that! I think the Doggy Style Deli is an absolute gem for dog owners in Edmonton. When I started telling people we were planning on throwing a birthday party for Olive at a dog restaurant, everyone was so surprised that there was even such a thing here.

Doggy Style Deli also acts as a dog store and dog grooming service.

Doggy Style Deli also acts as a dog store and dog grooming service.

Along with the ‘eat-in’ dog restaurant idea (that includes hosting dog birthday parties!), the Doggy Style Deli sells their own raw dog food and acts as a dog store and dog grooming service.

We had Olive’s birthday party at the Doggy Style Deli and I would recommend it to all dog owners! For $20 per dog, you get:

  • A dog meal (small size) for each dog
  • A dog party favour for each dog
  • A dog birthday place setting
  • Table decorated with birthday banners and balloons
  • A trivia game for dog owners (includes treats for dogs)
  • Birthday cake for each dog
  • A present for the birthday dog
Olive and friends being classy diners at the table.

Olive and friends being classy diners at the table.

We invited Olive’s friends Flynn, Milo, Fang, and Bowie. None of us knew what to expect and I think we were all pleasantly surprised. Before the food came out, the dogs just ran around sniffing each other, wagging their tails and playing.

The delicious menu at Doggy Style Deli!

The delicious menu at Doggy Style Deli!

The food options for the dogs are presented so adorably. Each dish name is a dog pun. We ordered the Pug Fried Rice for Olive and some of other dogs got Shih Tzu Stews and the Turkey Duck Lasagnage (off menu). Some other fun dishes included Maltese Meatloaf and Bulldog Spaghetti. Everything is made in-house.

Olive eats her 'hot dog wiener candle' from the birthday cake!

Olive eats her ‘hot dog wiener candle’ from the birthday cake!

The small (Yorkie Size) was enough for Olive. Normally it’s priced at $4. With the birthday package it is included for the dog meals. You can get a Mastiff Size (large) for $7 or additional dollars to upgrade within the birthday package meal.

Fantastic dog cake made out of liver, mashed potatoes and cream cheese.

Fantastic dog cake made out of liver, mashed potatoes and cream cheese.

The owners are very friendly. The space is very clean and nice. There was some loud barking and growling from some of our bigger dog guests (Bowie and Fang lol) but I imagine that’s what would be normal happenings at a doggy daycare. Overall everyone got along quite well and Olive was very social, visiting with all of her friends!

Great turnout + time for Olive's birthday!

Great turnout + time for Olive’s birthday!

In total, the birthday party for 5 dogs (with some meals upgraded to large) was $113. I think this is totally reasonable, lol. But I’m also a crazy pet parent. :) But even just the normal price for dropping in with your dog though I think is totally reasonable and plan to do it with Olive way more now that we’ve tried the Doggy Style Deli for the first time!

Happy birthday Olive!

Happy birthday Olive!

I think this is such a neat, novel thing to do for your dog in Edmonton. A couple weeks ago I googled “dog-friendly stores in Edmonton” and got things like “Rona, PetSmart, The Movie Studio” and that was almost it. If you’re looking for somewhere to take your dog beyond the dog parks and outdoor markets (which there won’t really be much of now that we’re going into the winter season), then the Doggy Style Deli is a great destination!

It’s totally cute, and honestly, the pet industry is huge right now and pet owners are looking for fun things to do and buy for their animals, this is perfect for that.

Check out the Doggy Style Deli pitch on Dragon’s Den below:

I hope this place sticks around forever! They’ve already endured quite a bit, and have come out strong so I hope that continues. It’s also a great spot for the area. Stony Plain Road is trying to revitalize (all of the construction will help with that too so we just need to be patient lol). Something a lot of people might not be aware of as well is the dog-loving family who owns Doggy Style Deli also experience a lot of dogs being abandoned at their shop. They lovingly take the dogs in, keep them for a couple of weeks to figure out their personalities, and then try to find foster homes for the animals. On the day we were there, there were two chihuahuas and a couple of German Shepherds in need of homes too. So sad! But so great that the family cares for the animals and try to find them homes. Huge hearts here!

So have you been to the Doggy Style Deli?! What did you think?

Linda


New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31, 2013 Events In Edmonton!

NYE list first posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013.
Last updated: Monday, December 30, 2013.

Fireworks at Churchill Square. Courtesy: Anthony P. Jones via www.photos.edmonton.ca.

Fireworks at Churchill Square. Courtesy: Anthony P. Jones via www.photos.edmonton.ca.

Last year I compiled a list of New Year’s Eve events in Edmonton for both my own decision-making and to help others plan out how they’d ring in the new year. I always have trouble finding good events and all-encompassing lists – so when in doubt… just make one yourself! ;) This list will be updated as I find new events and as event information becomes available. I imagine more events will be announced closer to New Years Eve so keep checking back for updates! I hope it acts as a valuable resource for you as much as it will for me!!

If you know of a New Years Eve event in Edmonton & area, please let me know! Comment below or tweet me and I’ll add it to this list!

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

New Year’s Eve Events in Edmonton for Dec. 31, 2013



New Year’s Eve Downtown
Time: Starts at 6 p.m.
Location: Churchill Square
Cost: Free
Details: Events Edmonton’s annual New Year’s Eve festival in downtown Edmonton. The City of Edmonton will produce the fireworks. There will be various family friendly activities. Complete details on Events Edmonton website to be announced.
Website: New Year’s Eve Downtown

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Comic Strip
Time: 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Location: The Comic Strip, West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $32 per person (show only). $56 per person (buffet and show) $67 per person (show and midnight appetizer buffet).
Details: Ring the New Year in laughing at the Comic Strip! Join us December 31 , 2013 for our New Years Eve Celebration, 2 Shows, 3 great packages.
Website: New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Comic Strip

New Year’s Celebration at Fort Edmonton Park
Time: 8 p.m. dinner, show, and swing dance lessons. 11 p.m. – headliner show
Location: Blatchford Hanger, Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $150 per person (package w/ hotel + next-day brunch available for $455 per person).
Details: Time travel to a post-prohibition time of celebration and ring in the New Year at the Blatchford Hangar. This will be an evening full of live performances. Emceed by Avenue’s Top 40 under 40 jazz master Don Berner. Enjoy a scrumptious gourmet buffet dinner. The Sugar Swing dancers will show you the steps. A unique and unforgettable night not to be missed!
Website: New Year’s Celebration at Fort Edmonton Park

Edmonton International New Year’s Eve Gala
Time: Cocktails start at 7 p.m. Dinner at 8 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil-style show from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dance from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Location: Fantasyland Hotel, Beverly Hills Ballroom
Cost: $140 per person.
Details: A spectacular evening of food, fun and entertainment in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. One of the Top 10 New Years Eve Events In Canada. Our guests will experience an unforgettable evening of unparalleled entertainment at this highly exclusive event in the Fantasyland Hotel. Entertainment will include a beautiful, stylish and hypnotic circus performances and plenty of whoops and ahhhs….
Website: Edmonton International NYE Gala

14th Annual Latin New Years
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:45 p.m. Dance at 9 p.m.
Location: Delta Edmonton South (Grand Ballroom)
Cost: $89 per person (dinner and dance). $60 dance only.
Details: Latin New Year’s Eve 2014 at The Delta Edmonton South Hotel will be an extravagant NYE to remember. Sit Down and relax to the beautiful latin rhythms of International Salsa Artist “EDGAR JOEL” AND BACHATA ARTIST“JEYRO” Party this NYE away with Edmonton’s hottest Latin DJ’s, DJ Fuego, DJ Henry and A Guest DJ Playing the best in Latin, and Top 40.
Website: 14th Annual Latin New Years

European New Year’s Eve
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. Dinner & show starts at 8 p.m.
Location: Best Western Plus Westwood Inn (Ebony Ballroom)
Cost: $120 per person ($90 for children).
Details: See out the year European style! Spectacular show program includes the great Leo Gonzalez with his beautiful professional dancers, unique & talented magician Konrad Misiewicz, dance to famous hits from Rio, New York, London & Moscow, and see a magnificent human walking table and other unique surprises & activities!
Website: European New Years Eve

Jazz New Year’s Eve
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dance at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Delta Edmonton South (Top of the Inn)
Cost: $110 per person (dinner and dance)
Details: Partygoers will enjoy an evening with live jazz music and entertainment provided by Sandro Dominelli featuring Shelley Jones from The Swing Kings. This magnificent hotel offers partygoers abeautiful panoramic view of the city and the extravagant Edmonton New Year’s Eve fireworks Showcase taking place in downtown Edmonton.
Website: Jazz New Years Eve

Sugar Swing Dance Club NYE “Midnight Affair”
Time: Beginner dance lessons start at 8 p.m., Gala is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Location: Sugar Foot Ballroom, 10545 81 Ave.
Cost: $40 per person
Details: It’s time to step out of the shadows for a night of glamour, mystery and intrigue. Our film noir-themed party will feature live performances, food and champagne, vintage attire and cocktails, as well as Sugar Swing’s finest DJs playing your favourite tunes from the 1920s-1940s for your dancing pleasure. Fellas, don your fedora. Ladies, daub that carmine lipstick. Come dressed as a hard- boiled detective or gangster, or strut your stuff as a femme fatale. Whatever you choose, we want you to come vintage.
Website: Sugar Swing Dance Club NYE “Midnight Affair”

The Big Bang New Year’s Eve
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Event Centre (8882 170 St.)
Cost: $19.95 – $79.95
Details: Edmonton’s biggest New Year’s celebration! 3 Rooms, 2 Floors, 15 DJ’s, Thousands of People , & state of the art production & beats to make you dance all night!
Website: The Big Bang New Year’s Eve

Northlands NYE: A Mardi Gras Soiree
Time: Begins at 5 p.m.
Location: Northlands Park (7410 Borden Park Rd).
Cost: $60 per person
Details: Ring in the new year with a celebration to remember at Northlands NYE: A Mardi Gras Soiree. New Orleans-themed buffet dinner, live harness racing, thousands in cash and prizes!
Website: Northlands NYE: A Mardi Gras Soiree

World Waterpark’s Family Beach Ball
Time: 6 p.m. to midnight
Location: West Edmonton Mall Waterpark
Cost: ? Call 780-444-5321 for more info.
Details: Welcome the new year with your family at World Waterpark’s Family Beach Ball. Celebrate in a tropical indoor environment by splashing in the wave pool and speeding down the slides. This incredible evening will end with a spectacular indoor fireworks display!
Website: World Waterpark’s Family Beach Ball

The Red Piano’s Paris & Pianos NYE Party
Time: Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.
Location: The Red Piano (Bourbon St. West Edmonton Mall)
Cost: $50 per person (show only). $150 per person (dinner & a show)
Details: Please join us for our legendary New Years Eve Gala and ring in the new year with “Paris and Pianos.”
Website: The Red Piano’s Paris & Pianos NYE Party

The Red Piano’s Parios & Pianos NYE Party
Time: Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.
Location: The Red Piano (Bourbon St. West Edmonton Mall)
Cost: $50 per person (show only). $150 per person (dinner & a show)
Details: Please join us for our legendary New Years Eve Gala and ring in the new year with “Paris and Pianos.”
Website: The Red Piano’s Parios & Pianos NYE Party

The Bourbon Room Dueling Piano NYE
Time: Doors open at 6.
Location: The Bourbon Room (205 Carnegie Dr. St. Albert)
Cost: $20
Details: The Bourbon Room’s Dueling Piano New Year’s Eve Party featuring Jarod Sowan & Nevada Collins-Lee. Champagne, food & spirits, party favours.
Website: The Bourbon Room Dueling Piano NYE

New Year’s Eve Brewmaster’s Dinner (Craft)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Craft Beer Market (10013 101A Ave.)
Cost: Four course dinner & beer pairing – $75 per person, dance – $25 per person
Details: Say goodbye to 2013 and ring in 2014 with us! Four course dinner and beer pairing, champagne & party favours.
Website: New Year’s Eve Brewmaster’s Dinner (Craft)

Chive Edmonton New Year’s Eve Party
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The Pourhouse Beir Bistro (10354 Whyte Ave.)
Cost: $10 per person (dance & party), $30 per person (dinner, dance, and party)
Details: CHIVE IN your NEW YEAR’S with Chive Edmonton, The Pourhouse Beir Bistro and Russian Standard Vodka.
Website: Chive Edmonton New Year’s Eve Party

The Artery’s Kickin’ New Year’s Eve Smasher ft. Michael Rault
Time: Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Artery (9535 Jasper Ave.)
Cost: $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door
Details: The Artery’s Kickin’ New Years Eve Smasher featuring Michael Rault.
Website: The Artery’s Kickin’ New Year’s Eve Smasher ft. Michael Rault

NYE with Shout Out Out Out!
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Starlight Room (10030 – 102 St.)
Cost: $20
Details: NYE party like no other…SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT and guests, multi-room party.
Website: NYE with Shout Out Out Out!

The Wicked Awesomes/Fist City at Wunderbar
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Wunderbar (8120 101 St.)
Cost: $15
Details: Our New Years party is better than your new years party. The Wicked Awesomes are alive! First City is coming to visit! And the super secret guest is nuts and will be announced soon. While you’re sipping your wine and waxing your leather bowties or whatever, we’ll be shaking our shit and screaming our throats raw at the best lo-fi noise punk in Alberta’s history.
Website: NYE with Shout Out Out Out!

Big Al’s House of Blues NYE
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Big Al’s House of Blues (12402 118 Ave.)
Cost: $50
Details: It is with great joy we announce Big Al’s House of Blues doors open this New Year’s Eve!
Website: Big Al’s House of Blues NYE

Jr. Gone Wild New Year’s Eve at the Black Dog
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Black Dog Freehouse (10425 Whyte Ave.)
Cost: $25 per person for advanced tickets
Details: NYE with Jr. Gone Wild.
Website: Jr. Gone Wild New Year’s Eve at the Black Dog

New Year’s Eve Gala at the Petroleum Club
Time: Reception 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Petroleum Club (11110 108 St.)
Cost: $125 per person five-course dinner, $175 per person includes wine pairing
Details: Take part in the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Edmonton Petroleum Club featuring a five course dinner with optional wine pairing and live entertainment by The Hoffman & Brown Band.
Website: New Year’s Eve Gala at the Petroleum Club

Club Cairo’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Dinner at 8 p.m. Show at 9:30 p.m.
Location: Fantasyland Hotel (West Edmonton Mall)
Cost: $100 per person
Details: Join Club Cairo’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at the beautiful Fantasyland Hotel! This promises to be an elegant experience to welcome 2014 with dinner. live music, belly dance performances, and a midnight celebration.
Website: Club Cairo’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Walterdale’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 Ave.)
Cost: $47.50 per person.
Details: Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at a dress up party at Walterdale Theatre.
There will be food, beverages, dancing and a plethora of events including masque making and photos.
Website: Walterdale’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

A Rock and Roll Sing a Long New Year’s Eve
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: The Empress Ale House (9912 82 Ave.)
Cost: $20 per person.
Details: Ring in 2014 with a giant party at The Empress Ale House! Amy van Keeken’s Rock and Roll Sing-a-Long will provide two sets of intense party jamz for your dancing and singing along pleasure. Enjoy hits of our past shows plus some new gems to sparkle up your night!
Website: A Rock and Roll Sing a Long New Year’s Eve

Afroquiz New Year’s Eve Gala at the AGA
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.)
Cost: $100 per person (light dinner and dance)
Details: AfroQuiz presents the inaugural New Years Eve gala at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Come join us as we network and dine in one of the most exclusive venues in downtown Edmonton. Watch the fireworks display at Churchill square as we count down to the new year.
Website: Afroquiz New Year’s Eve Gala at the AGA

Bubbly New Year’s Eve Party at the Blue Chair Cafe
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Blue Chair Cafe (9624 76 Ave.)
Cost: $120 per person (dinner and a show)
Details: We are putting on an impressive and exquisite six-course dinner. Lionel Rault is rounding up a rockin’ band; with Mike Lent on bass, Grant Stovel on drums, and Stewart MacDougall on keys!
Website: Bubbly New Year’s Eve Party at the Blue Chair Cafe

New Year’s at the Muttart
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A St.)
Cost: with admission.
Details: Welcome in 2014 early at the Muttart Conservatory! Experience hourly New Year coutdowns, crafts, and the Mad Hatter’s tea party!
Website: New Year’s at the Muttart

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Strathcona County New Year’s Eve Festival
Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Broadmoor Lake Park, Community Centre & Festival Place
Cost: $4 (adult), $2 (child), free (age 3 & under), $10 (family of 4)
Details: Ring in 2014 with a night of FREE western-themed family fun and entertainment for the whole family. Activities include ice playground, community shinny hockey, blacklight activities, aerial artists, sleigh rides, fire performer & more!
Website: Strathcona County New Year’s Eve Festival

Linda