Winter Is Upon Us!

Winter is in full swing which means the Holiday season is upon us and we are knocking on the door of the New Year! It’s an exciting season!

But, once the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping has died down, once we’ve recovered from the chaos of Black Friday, holiday parties, and in-laws, what do we do with our time?

Edmonton is a winter city. We have big winters. This means we always have great options to get outdoors and have a blast with tons of family-friendly options and activities.

Here are just a few of the amazing and fun things available for family-friendly excitement in January and beyond!

Triple Down Terrain park Competition Series

A fun freestyle competition for all ages! Rabbit Hill Snow Resort (January 19), Sunridge Ski Area (February 9) and Snow Valley Ski Club (March 3) host this series to encourage riders to try different parks, each with unique features. See participating hills for full details.

FIS World Snow Day – Jan. 19, 2020 / 10am – 2pm

International Ski Federation’s ‘Bring Children to the Snow’ day. There will be giveaways, hot chocolate, an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, and plenty more!

Winterruption YEG – Jan. 23 – 26, 2020

The first annual Winterruption YEG festival! This is going to be a great multi-venue festival filled with indoor and outdoor music and arts!

YEG Hot Chocolate Fest – Jan. 31 – Feb. 16, 2020

Is there anything better than an incredible cup of hot chocolate in the middle of our coldest months? Enjoy hot chocolate treats at various cafes throughout the city with funds raised going to Easter Seals of Northern Alberta.

Front Yards in Bloom: Winterscapes! – Feb. 1 – 17, 2020

What better way to spend time outside with the family and kiddos than getting creative with our most abundant resource in winter; SNOW! Embrace your winter creativity with #FYIBwinterscapes! Brighten your neighbourhood by making a wintry wonderland with lights, plants, snow, and ice!

There is so much to do in our wonderful city in the winter! From happening at our local rec centres, to Community League functions, and outdoor skating all around Edmonton, there is truly something for everyone this winter. Now get out and enjoy this epic season!