5 Things To Do: December 18 to 22

An old-fashioned Christmas, outdoor festivities and more.

December 17, 2017

Listen to Christmas classics performed live by a symphony orchestra

Can’t get enough of your Christmas favourites? Well, on December 21, you have the opportunity to see countless Christmas classics performed live by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by the Richard Eaton Singers, soprano Mela Dailey, and conducted by Robert Bernhardt at A Lightly Classical Christmas.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com

Stop by the Legislature grounds for some holiday cheer

Until December 23, if you stop by the Legislature grounds in the evening, you’ll be treated to some live performances in the Legislature Rotunda. Enjoy the festive music and walk the beautifully lit Legislature grounds.

Legislature Building, 10800 97 Ave., assembly.ab.ca

Support the local theatre scene at an open house

The First Annual Old Strathcona Theatre District Holiday Open House is taking place on December 18. Join Walterdale Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Theatre Network, Grindstone, Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, Fringe Theatre Adventures and more for an evening of mingling and cheer.

Edmonton Fringe Theatre, 10330 84 Ave., facebook.com/events

Get to know a new generation of playwrights

On December 18, stop by NewPrideNow: Queer Voices From A New Generation of Playwrights, a reading event from the Alberta Playwrights Network and the Edmonton Public Library. Seven playwrights will present excerpts of their work, read by professional actors.

The Almanac, 10351 82 Ave., facebook.com/events

Experience an old-fashioned Christmas

You’ve likely visited Fort Edmonton Park during the summer months at some point, but have you ever seen it as a winter wonderland? Stop by their Christmas Reflections event to get a glimpse into an old-fashioned Christmas experience, including caroling, seasonal performances, warm cookies from a wood stove and more. The event runs from December 16 to 23.

Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St., 780-496-7381, fortedmontonpark.ca


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