Just because the holiday season is officially over now, that doesn’t mean that you’re stuck sitting at home with nothing to do until springtime. Remember, they don’t call Edmonton “Canada’s Festival City” for nothing!
Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival
- On: January 12 & 13, 2013
- At: Alberta Avenue between 91 and 94 streets
- This popular winter festival offers a great variety of activities and experiences for the young and old alike. Come down to Alberta Avenue to participate (for free!) in food, dancing, art displays, markets, skating & street hockey, races, and ice & snow carving.
Ice on Whyte Festival
- On: January 25 – February 3, 2013
- At: the End of Steel Park on 103 Street
- The 10th annual Ice on Whyte Festival begins with the International Ice Carving Competition from January 25-27. Over the course of the festival there will be a kid’s play area, exhibits, a giant ice slide, food, live music, and lots of great carvings.
Les Contes d’Hoffman by the Edmonton Opera
- February 1 – 7, 2013
- Billed as “a dark fairytale under the bigtop”, Les Contes d’Hoffmann will be playing at the Edmonton Opera February 1-7. This darkly melodic opera is Jacques Offenbach’s final work, first performed in 1881.
Private Lives at the Citadel Theatre
- On: February 2 – 24, 2013
- At The Citadel Theatre
- Private Lives is a romantic comedy of errors set in the 30s written by Noel Coward.
23rd annual Silver Skate Festival
- On: February 15-18
- At: Hawrelak Park
- Named for the famous story of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, The Silver Skate Festival is an annual event in Edmonton that includes a wide variety of activities and events including: snow sculptures, an “epic” ice slide, figure skating demos, and the Heritage Village.
Edmonton Symphony: The Blue Planet in Concert
- On: February 16-17
- The performance consists of film from the BBC production The Blue Planet with an accompaniment of a 16 voice choir and narration.
BMO World of Creativity: Method and Madness
- On: from February 19 to June 16, 2013
- At: the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
- The Method and Madness interactive exhibition was designed by local illustrator and designer, Gabe Wong. Kids of all ages will enjoy creating art of their own at this exciting show.