Indoor Activities


Need to warm up? These area businesses and community members are hosting fun indoor activities to keep you charged up!


  • 4 - 5 pm: Enjoy a live performance by Kate Blechinger in Ascendant Books
  • 4 - 8 pm: Visit SNAP at Table Top Café, and choose one of SNAP’s hand-carved holiday linoleum relief blocks or a letterpress design and then learn how to ink it up and print it on a table top press or platen letterpress. Take home your very own holiday ornament!
  • 4 - 6 pm: The Front Gallery hosts Rebecca Lappa, Canadian Folk Music Awards recipient and Edmonton Music Awards winner in the gallery for a special live performance. 
  • 4 - 7 pm: “Pop Up Art Studio” hosted by the Robertson-Wesley United Church
  • Glenora Family Pet Clinic hosts Woodcroft (Westmount) Branch - Edmonton Public Library from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm with “Stories and Songs with Shadow” puppet shows and shadow screen performances.
  • Shift Psychological will be treating festival go-ers and spreading holiday cheer with classic Christmas movies and popcorn!

In-store promotions

  • Bling Gifts & Décor: offering everyone that comes in complimentary Christmas Bling Punchl. You can also get a bonus gift (with purchase), and all of the Tree Bling Bobbles will be on sale for 50-70% off.
  • Fox & Tux Pet Boutique: giving out cat and dog samples, and will also have Paws in Need in-store from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with some of their adoptable animals. Paws in Need is a non-profit, volunteer-based Animal Rescue in Edmonton.
  • Tiramisu Bistro: straight from the streets of New York and the first to offer it in Canada, Tiramisu Bistro is debuting five different types of spaghetti served in the "Spaghetti Cone"! “Spaghetti, it turns out, is a truly wonderful thing to be eating on a sidewalk, out of a cone.” – The Guardian
  • LUX Beauty Boutique: welcomes everyone into their beauty lounge to DIY their very own custom holiday bath salt sachets that make beautiful stocking stuffers (or a relaxing night in for yourself)!
  • Henry’s Purveyor of Fine Things: offering 50% off all Christmas ornaments and décor as well as many other discounts throughout the store.
  • Black Tusk Athletics: will be offering hot chocolate and tea, and doing a draw to win one Fundamentals package, valued at $300.
  • Glenora Family Pet Clinic: will be hosting their Open House, featuring raffle prizes, hot chocolate and marshmallows, tasty treats, and face painting.
  • Heart of the Home: there will be kitchen demos and contests to kick start your seasonal baking!
  • Duchess Bake Shop: offering complimentary hot chocolate from 4-6 pm, with all donations going to the Bissell Center today!


...And these are just the ones we know about! Do you have a favourite local business who's not on this list? They may also have something special going on, to get in the spirit!