How to Experience the Edmonton Christmas Market at Fort Edmonton Park

The Edmonton Christmas Market is your destination for discovering regional brands and makers, food and culinary experiences, live entertainment, festive activities and more. From December 8-12, discover unique indoor and outdoor winter experiences at Fort Edmonton Park. 

Today we’re breaking down the best ways to experience the Edmonton Christmas Market. Whether you’re coming as a family, scheduling a date night, or looking for a holiday experience with a friend, there’s something for everyone at the market.

 

SIP

Indulge in a ‘’Christmas Spirits’ craft cocktail experience by Sugar Water Bar, featuring locally sourced and curated beverages perfect to warm your senses. Sea Change Brewing is generously sponsoring the Edmonton craft beer selection, including a range of their award-winning brews. 

Warm your insides with mulled wine, hot chocolate, and apple cider! Plus, enjoy samples from beloved Alberta brewers and distillers. The Edmonton Christmas Market is a fully licensed, family-friendly site for consuming purchased non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages from our beverage bars. 

 

SHOP

Come celebrate your love for all things local with over 50+ local vendors! Explore the brightly lit, outdoor market huts and our indoor vendor hall located in the blue and yellow tent. Discover the rotating vendor list here. Shop apparel, food & beverage, lifestyle & home goods, art, beauty & body, jewelry, pets, and craft beer, cider & spirits. There’s something for everyone on your list! 

Plus, you can visit the Fort Edmonton Park Gift Shop at the Front Entrance for more great stocking stuffers and gift ideas. Now open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 pm, plus extended hours during the Edmonton Christmas Market on December 8-12.  

 

EAT

This holiday season, The Public Food Hub and their partners Kindling Food Co. are bringing together a festive European-inspired menu, including chef-driven hot food options. Enjoy festive mouth-watering eats by our favourite local food trucks! Food & Beverage tickets will be available for purchase on-site or online here.

Don’t forget to stop by The Public Outpost Retail Shop which features gourmet gift options, savoury and sweet snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

TIP: Make sure to warm up near the campfire while enjoying captivating light installations or watching festive live entertainment. Don’t forget to bundle up and stay warm! 

 

PLAY

Pre-book your Edmonton Christmas experience to discover unique free and ticketed indoor and outdoor winter experiences at Fort Edmonton Park! 

 

FREE Activities:

➔ Don’t miss free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Find them both roving around Fort Edmonton Park. Dec 8, 9, & 10 (3-6 pm) & Dec 11-12 (2-5 pm, 6-8 pm)

➔ Discover family-friendly outdoor games, and visit the Christmas Maze and Candy Cane Funhouse. A great place to warm up! 

➔ Take a stroll down Lovers Lane, a stunning light installation leading you straight under the mistletoe. 

➔ Enjoy captivating light installations featuring a 20” Christmas Tree + light canopy, light archways, and various light installations throughout the site.

➔ Watch live performances from local performers, DJ’s and singer/songwriters.

TIP: There are endless Instagram-worthy photo opportunities! Don’t forget to tag @fortedmontonpark & @yegxmasmarket and hashtag #FortEdmontonPark #YegXmasMarket. Share your holiday memories with us! 

 

Ticketed Add-ons:

➔ Winter Horse Carriage Rides

Take a horse carriage ride through Fort Edmonton Park to experience captivating light installations and a tour around this historic park. Tickets

➔ Christmas Carousel Experience

The long-awaited return of the carousel is back at Fort Edmonton Park, just in time for the Edmonton Christmas Market! Tickets

➔ Rapid Fire Theatre Off Book the Christmas Musical

Join us at Fort Edmonton's Capitol Theatre for an evening of spontaneity, belly-laughs, and Christmas cheer with Rapid Fire Theatre Off Book the Christmas Musical.

Thu, Dec 9 & Sat, Dec 11

Starts at 5:00 & 7:00 PM Tickets

➔ Christmas Improv with Rapid Fire Theatre

Thu, Dec 9 & Sat, Dec 11

7:00 pm Tickets

➔ A Prairie Fairy Holiday Special Presented by Fruit Loop

Book your seat and grab a drink to A Prairie Fairy Holiday Special presented by Fruit Loop at Fort Edmonton Park's Capitol Theatre. This is a 18+ performance that showcases a jolly cast of drag and burlesque performers to get your chestnuts toasty and your bells a’ jingling!

Thu, Dec 9 & Sat, Dec 11

Starts at 8:15 PM Tickets

➔ Indigenous Peoples Experience & Fort Fall Opening

If you’re making a trip down to Fort Edmonton Park on the weekend, we invite you to gather and explore life through the diversity of First Nations and Métis peoples. In addition, learn about early settlers and the fur trade by touring the 1846 Fort. Streetcar transportation is available to and from the area. 

Sat & Sun 12:00 - 4:00 PM Tickets

 

Safety:

The market will be following the Restriction Exemption Program as outlined by Alberta Health - a QR Code with proof of double vaccination with the second dose administered at least 14 days prior to the visit date or proof of a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours is required. All attendees must wear a mask within the market and event site. Timed entry will be in effect. Learn more here.

 

Hours:

Wed, Dec 8, 3:00 - 9:00 pm
Thurs, Dec 9, 3:00 - 9:00 pm
Fri, Dec 10, 3:00 - 9:00 pm
Sat, Dec 11, Noon - 9:00 pm
Sun, Dec 12, Noon - 9:00 pm

Enjoy customizing your own #YegXmasMarket experience! For further questions contact: hello@publicfoodhub.com.

Admission is $5! Ages 12 and under Free. Grab your tickets here.

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