5 Things To Do: December 24 to 28
This Christmas, walk, dance, sing, drive and volunteer!
December 21, 2018
A truly Edmonton Nutcracker, this holiday classic is produced and performed by local artists. This luxurious and uniquely powerful production features ballet, folk and character dance in a celebration of Tchaikovsky's beloved score, and runs on December 22 and 23.
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, 780-427-2760, shumka.com
Watch the "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the Rain, until December 30, at Festival Place.
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780-449-3378, festivalplace.ab.ca
Experience magic as you walk through the Temperate Pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory. There will be a variety of light installations that will light up the space and transform it into a winter wonderland. Check out the illuminated sights until December 27.
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A St., 780-496-8755, edmonton.ca
Go for a 2 km “drive through” in your own car on Castrol raceway under hundreds of thousands of vibrant LED lights and animations (with an appearance from Santa himself!) A portion of proceeds goes to 630 Santa's Anonymous and Canadian Tire Jump Start, and engines run until January 5.
Castrol Raceway, Highway 19 & Highway 2 (2 km west of Nisku), 780-461-5801, castrolraceway.com
Edmonton has a great group of charities that need help year round, but what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than volunteering over the holidays? From soup kitchens to food packing and delivery, help make sure no one in our city has an empty stomach over the holidays.
Edmonton Food Bank, 11508 120 Street NW, 780-425-2133, edmontonsfoodbank.com
Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, 12122 68 St NW, 780-421-XMAS (9627), christmasbureau.ca
Hope Mission, 9908 106 Ave, 780-422-2018, hopemission.com
Meals on Wheels, 11111 103 Ave, 780-429-2020, mealsonwheelsedmonton.org