Here are my picks for the Top 5 things to do this week:
Downtown Community Arena
Come give skating a-go with free ice time as well as free helmet and skate rentals at the Downtown Community Arena. It’s located right next to Roger’s Place.
December 31 at 6-9pm
Inside the Federal Building + Alberta Legislature grounds
Join the fun inside the Federal Building for activities the whole family can enjoy, including live music, roving performers, games, lantern-making, a brand new light installation, and more!
The celebration continues outdoors on the Capital Plaza with main stage performances featuring ice carving, fire pits, and bannock-making. Fireworks run from 9-9:15pm.
January 2-4 at 11am-4pm
Little White School in St. Albert
Each day another chance to learn about winter and engage in activities that celebrate the colder weather, including making your own bonhomme de neige and finger weave a scarf to colour up your snowman.
January 3 at 7-8pm
McKernan Community League
Sweet Kula Yoga is starting 2019 with a karma class in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region (CMHA). This is an all levels yoga class. Please bring your own mat and props as well as your family and friends.
It’s free. Donations accepted for Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
January 4 at 5pm
First Presbyterian Church
Opt out of battling traffic at the end of the week, instead stay downtown to hear guest Josephine van Lier on gamba and on a 300 year old Baroque Cello accompanied on harpsichord by Marnie Giesbrecht; also hear solo harpsichord music and piano improvisations for Thanksgiving by Joachim Segger.
It’s free. Donations accepted for Refugee Fund.