Your Guide to Winter 2014/2015 Festivals & Events in Edmonton

Here’s my listing of winter festivals & events for 2014/2015, powered by ShareEdmonton. Below you’ll find dozens of events with a website, dates, and links to social media for each. You’ll also find a link to the event at ShareEdmonton and a link to an iCal for the event. I hope you find this listing as useful as I do.

Alberta Legislature

Festivals & Events

For my summer festival & event listing, I included events from June through August. For winter, I’m generally looking at December through March. Here’s the listing:

Event Dates Links
Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up November 15 SE 
All is Bright on 124 Street November 22 SE    
Festival of Trees November 27-30 SE    
A Christmas Story, The Musical Nov 27 – Dec 7 SE    
Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair Nov 28-30 & Dec 5-7 SE    
Snow Valley’s Winterfest November 28-30 SE    
It’s a Wonderful Whyte Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20 SE     
A Christmas Carol Nov 29 – Dec 23 SE     
Butterdome Craft Sale December 4-7 SE    
The Legislature Light-up December 4 SE    
Celebrate the Season December 5-23 SE    
Festival of Light December 5-14 SE    
Luminaria December 6-7 SE   
Frostival in McCauley December 6-28 SE 
Candy Cane Lane Dec 12 – Jan 4 SE    
Southeast Winter Fun Festival December 13 SE   
Christmas Reflections Dec 13 – Jan 3 SE    
Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree December 18-21 SE   
New Year’s Eve Downtown December 31 SE    
Deep Freeze: Byzantine Winter Festival January 10-11 SE   
Edmonton Whiskey Festival January 14 SE 
World Snow Day January 18 SE     
Ice on Whyte Jan 23 – Feb 1 SE    
Winter Cities Shake-Up 2015 January 27-30 SE  
illumiNITE January 29-31 SE 
Green & Glow Winterfest January 29-31 SE    
Winter Walk Day February 4 SE   
The Flying Canoe Adventure February 6-7 SE 
Edmonton Resilience Festival February 7-8 SE    
Winefest Edmonton February 13-14 SE   
Silver Skate Festival February 13-22 SE   
winterfĂȘte: Family Day at the Alberta Legislature February 16 SE    
Expanse Festival March 12-15 SE 
Farewell to Winter Patio Party March 13-15 SE    
Red Bull Crashed Ice March 14 SE     
Northern Lights Music Festival March 2015  
Downtown Dining Week March 20-29 SE   
Western Canada Fashion Week March 26 – April 4 SE   

You can check out a calendar view of festivals here or you can download the iCal feed for your own apps.

Winter in Edmonton

Edmonton is a winter city, and we’re working hard to reclaim the joy of winter and embrace the season! You can learn all about the WinterCity strategy and associated events and ideas here. Stay tuned for a new Winter Signature Drink contest and the For the Love of Winter Fashion Design Competition.

There are some great outdoor events taking place this season if you’re looking to take advantage of the hills and rinks around the city, such as Sip & Slide Sundays, Swing ‘n Skate Sundays, and Servus Free Ski Fridays. You can check out a full listing of winter events here or you can download the iCal feed for your own apps. If you’d rather download a PDF, the WinterCity folks have put together this handy winter excitement guide.

There are of course many more events listed in the ShareEdmonton calendar, so check it out! Have I missed something that should be included? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it.

Happy winter!