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12 Events to Celebrate Christmas in Edson

Ho ho ho, December is here! Get ready for many merry days filled with lots of love and laughter... and all things Christmas!


Get into the Christmas spirit with these 12 exciting events coming up in Edson and area this December.


1. Santa at the Galloway Station Museum

Santa Clause sitting next to a red chair and waving in front of a Christmas tree
Photo by Michelle Buchwald from the 2021 Santa at the Galloway event.

Santa will be making a special trip out to the Galloway this year to spread his Christmas cheer!


Join the Galloway Station Museum on December 2 to get FREE, professional-quality photos taken with Santa and your family. Santa Edson has been visiting the Galloway since 2012 and we are grateful to be able to host him for this special family event every year.


Shot by local photographer Michelle Buchwald, the photos are a great keepsake and are perfect for sending out as your annual Christmas cards.


With holiday-themed snacks, games and crafts to keep you and your little ones busy while waiting in line, this free event is surely one to look forward to. We will also be accepting donations for the Kinette Christmas Hamper Project 2023, an initiative that supports local families in need during the holiday season.

Due to the success of last year's event, we have extended Santa photos for an extra hour this year.


We ho-ho-hope to see you there!

 

Galloway Station Museum

December 2 | 1-4 pm

 

2. Edson Chamber of Commerce Santa Parade

The Edson & District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Santa Parade is back for its 37th year on December 1.

With the theme of ‘Christmas Carols’, you can expect to see floats made by local businesses and non-profits that center around this Christmas classic. With prizes for most original, most colourful and more, the floats never fail to impress year after year.


The parade is always a great family-friendly event as float participants hand out candy to kids along the route. Be sure to also spot Santa, who will be spreading his Christmas cheer from one of the floats.


The parade will begin at 6 pm at the Parkland Composite High School/Pine Grove Middle School parking lot and will end at Griffiths Park on 6th Ave.

 

Parkland Composite High School/Pine Grove Middle School Parking Lot (Starting Point)

December 1 | 6 pm

 

3. Holy Redeemer High School's 'A Miracle on 34th Street'

Get into the holiday spirit with a special Christmas play performed by the Holy Redeemer High School Drama Department that will have you laughing in your seats and reveling in the Christmas spirit!


From November 29 to December 2, over 40 students from Holy Redeemer will be performing a special adaption of the 1947 Christmas classic, ‘A Miracle on 34th Street’. Although the play will be based in present-day New York, it will incorporate the same magic and belief in the Christmas spirit as is apparent the original film.


One exciting addition to the play is a special Grinch featurette!


Tickets are on sale for this family-friendly Christmas classic, which will run nightly at 7 pm between November 29 and December 2 at the Red Brick Arts Centre. There will also be a

special matinee on December 2 at 2 pm. Please call 780-723-7437 for tickets and information.


In previous years, tickets for Holy Redeemer’s main stage productions have sold out fast, so be sure to get your ticket as soon as possible!

 

Red Brick Arts Centre

November 29 | 7 pm

November 30 | 7 pm

December 1 | 7 pm

December 2 | 2 pm

December 2nd | 7 pm

 

4. Edson Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party

Celebrate the holidays with staff, family, or friends at the Edson & District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas party on December 8 at the Royal Canadian Legion.


Featuring a fun casino night, dancing, door prizes, a DJ and more, this event is one to look forward to!


Be sure to bring your empty stomachs because the event will also feature a full-course traditional Christmas dinner along with a special midnight lunch.


Tickets are available for purchase for $100, with a discounted price of $75 for existing Chamber members. For more information and tickets, please phone the Edson Chamber at 780-723-4918 or email edsonchamber@gmail.com.

 

Edson Royal Canadian Legion

December 8 | 6 pm

 

5. Ladies' Christmas Upcycling Workshop

Ladies' Night Out Upcycling Workshop poster

Ladies of all ages are invited out to a special Christmas Upcycling Workshop at the Kinsmen Shack on December 8.


Hosted by the Town of Edson, attendees will have the opportunity to craft a Christmas-themed framed piece of art using upcycled materials. With materials, snacks and refreshments provided, this event is great for ladies looking to embrace their creative side this holiday season!

 

Kinsmen Shack

December 8 | 7 pm

 

6. Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa Clause and Yellowhead Central Santa’s Anonymous for a free family pancake breakfast at the Wildwood Community Hall on December 10. Lots of scrumptious pancakes, eggs, sausages, whipped cream and strawberries will be available for everyone to celebrate the season!


Be sure to also bring along a food or toy donation for the Yellowhead Central Santa’s Anonymous organization, who will have a table set up during the event. The organization provides support for those in need during the Christmas season, serving the communities of Entwistle, Evansburg, Peers, Wildwood, Niton Junction and Seba Beach.

 

Wildwood Community Hall

December 10 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am

 

7. Edson Friendship Centre Christmas Activities

Celebrate the holiday season with the Edson Friendship Centre this year by participating in one of their many exciting Christmas-themed events!


On December 9, join the Friendship Centre for a special Christmas-themed dreamcatcher workshop perfect for the whole family!

Participate in the Indigenous art of beading during the Centre’s beaded Christmas ornament workshop on December 11.


On December 14, families are invited out to the Friendship Centre for a special Christmas movie screening.

Finally, create an Indigenous-inspired ornament on December 18 just in time for Christmas!


Supper or lunch will be provided at all of the Friendship Centre’s events mentioned above.

 

Edson Friendship Centre

Christmas dreamcatcher workshop: December 9 | 10 am - 3 pm

Beaded Christmas ornament: December 11 | 5 - 7 pm

Family Christmas movie: December 14 | 5 - 8:30 pm

Indigenous Christmas ornament: December 18 | 5 - 8 pm

 

8. Christmas Candle Paint Party

Christmas Candle paint party poster

Embrace your creativity this holiday season by participating in a special Christmas candle paint party at the Galloway pub on December 12!


All supplies will be provided for you to create your own holiday-inspired painting, perfect for gifting or for adding to your own Christmas décor! Food and beverages will also available for purchase during the event.


Space is limited, so be sure to get your ticket before they sell out!

 

Galloway Pub

December 12 | 6 - 9 pm

 

9. Santa's Little LEAP Gift Shop

Looking for a special and enjoyable Christmas shopping experience for your little one? Look no further than Santa’s Little LEAP Gift Shop, taking place on December 15 and 16 at the Edson LEAP Society.


This unique shopping experience includes your very own Elf shopper who can help your little one pick the perfect Christmas present for that special someone.


With a cash donation to the Edson LEAP Society, your child will then be given fake money of that value to shop through a great selection of items available for between $5 and $15. Once your child has chosen the perfect gift, they will use that money to pay for the item at a mini cashier. They will then have the chance to pick their own wrapping paper and name label and will come out with a wrapped gift!


This is event is available for children ages 1.5 and up. All proceeds will go to the Edson LEAP Society to help support local families who are raising amazing children with differing needs.


There are only a few time slots available for this event, so be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

 

Red Brick Arts Centre

December 15 & 16 | Various times

 

10. Skate with Santa

Little girl ice skating with a cartoon santa
Photo by senivpetro on Freepik.

Lace up your skates and join Santa at the Edson & District Leisure Centre on December 17 for a free family skate featuring ice sculptures, cookie kits, refreshments, and a photo booth!


Helmets and skates are required for everyone on the ice.

 

Edson & District Leisure Centre

December 17 | 3 - 6 pm

 

11. Christmas Cards & Cookies

Christmas cards and cookies poster

Spend an enjoyable afternoon creating handmade Christmas cards and gift tags for your loved ones during Yellowhead County’s Christmas Cookies and Craft event on December 7 and 9 in Peers.


All supplies and light refreshments will be supplied to attendees.


This event is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.



 

Peers Multiplex

December 7 | 1 - 2:30 pm

December 9 | 2 - 3:30 pm

 

12. Carrot Creek Christmas Market

Carrot Creek Christmas market poster

Shop unique, one-of-a-kind works from local artisans at Carrot Creek Hall’s annual Christmas market between December 5 and 10.


Featuring everything from wreaths, wood cutouts and jewelry to crocheted items, journals, knitworks, baking and more, this casual shopping experience is here just in time for Christmas and offers unique items perfect for everyone on your shopping list.

 

Carrot Creek Hall

Dec 5 | 10 am - 5 pm Dec 6 | 10 am -5 pm Dec 7 | 10 am -5 pm Dec 8 | 10 am - 8 pm Dec 10 | 10 am - 5 pm

 

How will you spend Christmas in Edson this year?

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