Lindork’s Lists #199 – Christmas Giveaways Part 2! 🎁 plus holiday dance parties, pizza & more!

Lindork’s Lists #199 – Christmas Giveaways Part 2! 🎁 plus holiday dance parties, pizza & more!

Newsletter for Dec. 20-26, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: It’s Christmas!!! Do all the holiday things.
  • Shop the Alberta Avenue Night Market HOLIDAY EDITION (118 Ave. & 92 St.)

    • The Alberta Avenue Night Market runs Dec. 22-24 with food and drinks from Alberta Avenue restaurants, carollers, ice skating, a Grinch & more!

  • There’s a few holiday dance parties happening this weekend!

  • Celebrate the Season at the Alberta Legislature (10800 – 97 Ave.)

    • Celebrate the Season and take a stroll through the light display at the Alberta Legislature and catch a choir, orchestra or musical ensemble. There are shows on Friday and Saturday Dec. 22 & 23 inside the Legislature rotunda.

  • Catch “Naughty and Nice” performances of The Blank Who Stole Christmas

  • Here’s some other festive activities through December! (various locations)

    • Candy Cane Lane is on until Jan 1 with the last Open Street Night on Dec 23! Be sure to book a sleigh ride before they’re sold out too.

    • Catch “Die Harsh: A Christmas Musical” — 40 Stories of Sheer Laughs running until Dec 23 at the Varscona Theatre (presented by the Grindstone Theatre Society).

    • Girl Brain’s Holiday Show is on at the Roxy Theatre until Dec. 23.

    • The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra presents A Very Merry Pops on Dec. 22 & 23 & Hollywood for the Holidays at the Winspear Centre on Dec. 28 & 29!

    • West Edmonton Mall is hosting Winter Wonder Weekends every Fri-Sun until Dec. 22, featuring live entertainment, roving performances and holiday character appearances.

    • Alberta Prairie Railway presents The Polar Express Train Ride on select dates this holiday season until Dec. 22 (many dates already sold out!) Santa will board the train at the North Pole and walk through each train car giving out gifts to children 12 and under.

    • With Bells On! the Musical presented by the Theatre Network runs at The Roxy Theatre until Dec. 23.

    • The Christmas Carol runs at The Citadel Theatre until Dec. 23.

    • The Polar Express in IMAX is back at the TELUS World of Science weekends until Dec. 24.

    • Cirque du Soleil’s festive and theatrical show CORTEO will play in Edmonton for the first time Dec. 27-31 at Rogers Place. “Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. Combining acrobatic feats, comedy and acting, the show plunges spectators into a theatrical world of fun and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.”

    • PLUS: A few Christmas light locations:

Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!

Food to Try This Week

Eats this week: Vietnamese noodle soup, sandwich, holiday treats and more!

Ate something amazing recently? Want to show some love to a struggling restaurant? Have a take-out suggestion? Let me know to include in this newsletter.

A Very Lindork Christmas Giveaways

My annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (#AVeryLindorkChristmas) is back! I gave away some awesome prizes over on my blog + social media and newsletter subscribers also got a chance to enter to win prizes in this week’s email! 

Featured Newsletter Prizes This Week: 

If you missed these holiday giveaways, my 200th email newsletter (on Dec. 27) will also feature a bunch of prizes just for newsletter subscribers! 

Congratulations to the winners of last week’s prizes:

Winners were emailed! Thank you everyone who entered / subscribed. Good luck this week!

From the Blog Vault

Although it hasn’t really been that cold out, here’s a throwback to a 10 Soups to Warm up with in Chinatown this Winter blog post I wrote around this time last year.


Edmonton Chinatown Restaurants - Soup to Warm Up With This Winter - Comfort Food 2

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