5 Things To Do In Edmonton: November 25 to 29

The Christmas season is well under way this week

Courtesy Festival of Trees

High speed LED

Head to Castrol Raceway, any evening from 5 to 10 p.m. until the new year, for a 2 km high-speed holiday tradition. Take your own vehicle along hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights of Christmas displays and through the amazing 200′ light tunnel.

Castrol Raceway, AB-19, Leduc County, 780-461-5801, castrolraceway.com

Take your order?

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage when a baking contest in a nearby county (and the town’s new doctor) offers her a chance at a fresh start. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie, November 26 to December 1.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Avenue, 780-427-2760, jubileeauditorium.com

It was the best of times

Dickens Fest returns to the Citadel Theatre (in association with the Downtown Business Association) starting November 27, with the Pavilion of Lights, a holiday market, holiday teas and dinners. Don’t forget your Dickensian outfit!

Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, 780-425-1820, citadeltheatre.com

Wander through a Christmas wonder

The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees returns! From November 28 to December 1, you can stroll down Children’s Christmas Lane, meet Santa and visit the North Pole post office, surrounded by trees, lights and live music.

Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue, 780-421-9797, festivaloftrees.ca

A formidable showing

Join Jules Grison, along with five French musicians, as they transport back to the Paris of “La Bohème”, with Formidable, a tribute to Charles Aznavour’s seven-decade musical career, November 29.

Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, 780-449-3378, festivalplace.ab.ca

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