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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (With Kids) | Dec 13-15
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WHAT TO DO ON FRIDAY Take a Family Yoga Class  Practice yoga together as a family to cherish and nurture your body, mind and spirit. Yoga relieves tension, creates stability, increases balance, increases body awareness, and garners self-acceptance. You will explore various yoga postures, breathin...
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Tickets for the Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition Go on Sale December 13
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  The Oilers Skills Competition is back on December 29, 2019 and you’re going to want to mark your calendar for this great experience-gift idea for local kids. Reserved Seating is only $20 in the lower bowl and $15 in the upper bowl, with net proceeds benefiting the Edmonton Oilers Com...
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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (With Kids) | Dec 6-8
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WHAT TO DO ON FRIDAY Zoominescence – lights at the Zoo Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world-renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Soc...
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Your Guide to Every Family-Friendly Free Holiday Activity and Event in Edmonton
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Christmas events and activities around the city don’t have to break the bank! Jus because the holidays are expensive doesn’t need that you need to spend a Lott entertaining the kids. This Christmas, find free (and fun) Christmas activities for kids in Edmonton. FREE THINGS TO DO CHRIS...
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Free Drop in Learn To Skate Programs are Back for 2020
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For parents with even one child in extracirricular activities, the costs can add up quickly. Add in a handful of kids in multiple activities and you’re looking at thousands of dollars, every single year, spent on extracirricular clubs for kids. The free learn to skate programs offered by th...
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FREE Drop-in Learn to Skate Programs are Back for Winter 2020
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FREE Drop in Skating Lessons are Back for 2020 Skating lessons can be costly! Whether you’re searching for skating lessons in Edmonton or simply looking for a way for kids to brush up on their skills, you need to know about the neighbourhood learn to skate programs, running January 6 –...
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20 Free Edmonton Holiday Events and Activities for Kids and Families
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The month of December can be expensive. Last minute Christmas shopping, Christmas concerts, dinners and events – it’s easy for the spending to get out of hand. It doesn’t have to be expensive though – there are many, many free Christmas activities and events to do in Decem...
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Edmonton Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events 2019
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NEW YEAR’S EVE Downtown Edmonton 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 st...
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Five Ways to Improve Your Kids Physical Health in 2020
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These days, only one in five children are physically fit and active. Most people don’t know why this ratio is very low? Because today’s children are more indulge in indoor games than outdoor.  Six to twelve-year-old kids need to perform physical activities to build coordination, strength, and con...
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This Edmonton Bakery is Selling Hot Chocolate and Roasted Marshmallow Bagels Until December 7
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Bagel Bar has been bringing delicious bagels to the people for some time now in Edmonton – and they’re delicious. One recent bagel caught our attention when we learned about the pairing to go along with it, and had us on the trek to get bagels that our kids are going to lose their min...
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Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree at the Fir Ever Green Tree Farm
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THIS YEAR, CUT YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE NEAR EDMONTON. There is something magical about visiting a Christmas Tree Farm to find the perfect tree for the holidays. Last year was the first year that we visited a farm to choose our tree, and it was one of those moments that we won’t soon forget;...
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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (With Kids) | November 29 – December 1
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WHAT TO DO ON FRIDAY Explore the Festival of Trees  The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is the Foundation’s flagship fundraising event, supporting the life-changing and saving care provided to patients at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institu...
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You Can Save 20% off of Ice Castles Tickets by Buying them in Advance
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Tickets are on sale now for Ice Castles 2020, and when you pre-purchase your tickets you can save 20% off of the regular price. The opening date has not been announced, but the snow on the ground and the temperature has us excited for our favourite winter activity in Edmonton. With the pre-sale t...
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Leduc Country Lights Opens This Weekend (November 30)
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Leduc Country Lights has been one of our traditions since our kids were small. Every year, we bundle up four kids in their snowsuits and make the drive to Leduc for the outdoor lights display, where we spend the hour walking through the lights, or pulling children unable to walk on a sled, sippin...
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You Can Schedule a Private Visit with Santa at West Edmonton Mall with ‘Santa by Appointment’
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  There’s something magical about visiting Santa in his ‘home away from home’ or ‘his office’ as my kids refer to it. It’s the opportunity to skip the crowds, ease apprehensive toddlers and come home with more images to choose from than you could possibly ...
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