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Seven Festive Things to Do This Holiday Season

Festive events in the Downtown and Oliver area this season


DEC. 1–3 
Make A Wish Northern Alberta’s Calendar of Wishes
This larger-than-life advent calendar (full of “wish stories” supported by local businesses) will be up all month. But the opening ceremonies—including a Miracle Marketplace, ice sculptures and family-friendly beverage garden—only last three days. Abbey Glen Park, 10107 Jasper Ave., makeawishna.ca

DEC. 3
SNAP Print Affair: Après Ski
This annual fundraiser is your chance to snag an impressive piece of art at the opening of the SNAP members print sale—or to simply enjoy the seasonal cheer. 8pm, SNAP Print Studio, 10123 121 St., snapartists.com

DEC. 11
Lessons and Carols
Mark your calendar for this family favourite. Enjoy traditional carols and music surrounded by candlelight and good company. 4pm, Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St., rwuc.org

DEC. 26
Christmas Social
Have fun with holiday activities in the intimate setting of the Edmonton Seniors Centre. All are welcome. 4pm, Edmonton Seniors Centre, 11111 Jasper Ave., edmontonseniorscentre.ca

JAN. 3
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
Conductor Oliver Ostermann is your guide through this melange of Viennese music and dance. The Blue Danube Waltz is a fan favourite. 2:30pm, Winspear Centre

JAN. 15
Opera Brunch
Enjoy a delicious brunch hosted by Edmonton Opera, with enchanting music, the cast of Cinderella and a beautiful setting.  11am, Royal Glenora Club, 11160 River Valley Rd.

FEB. 2
Green Drinks with the Local Good
Talk global warming over a cold one at Green Drinks, where neophytes and experts alike come together to discuss environmental issues affecting the city and the world at large. 7pm, Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St., thelocalgood.ca

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