February 19 2019

Winter Activities in Edmonton

Winter Activities

Fun Winter Activities Near Henley Heights

With holidays just around the corner, we want you to take advantage of this beautiful winter weather and get yourself into the festive spirit! Continue reading for some ideas of winter activities to do close by to Henley Heights.

Go Skating

Lace up those skates and go to one of the city-run ice rinks! Check out this link here for rink conditions and updates. Make sure you don’t forget to bring the hot chocolate! If the outdoors isn’t for you, check out this link here to find an indoor rink nearby!

Build a Gingerbread House

Building a gingerbread house is a great way to decorate, channel your inner creativity and get into the festive spirit. Swing by the Sobey’s located in the West Henday Promenade for all your gingerbread baking needs. Once you have the ingredients, turn on some holiday carols and follow these easy steps!

Take a Stroll Down Candy Cane Lane

Located just 15 minutes from Henley Heights is YEG’s Candy Cane Lane! Each season the Crestwood community goes all out decorating the exterior of their homes in celebration of the holiday season and to raise donations for the Edmonton Food Bank. This traditional Edmonton holiday event is a must-see and is marking its 50th anniversary! See here to learn more.

Enjoy Holiday Caroling

For over 30 years, the Legislative Assembly has hosted performances by Albertan musical ensembles in celebration of the holidays. Visit the beautiful Legislature rotunda until December 23rd to enjoy daily performances. Check here for the performance schedule.

Holiday Movie Night

Snuggle in with a bowl of popcorn and treats and put on a holiday favourite movie that the whole family will love! Netflix has a great holiday movie selection, the toughest part will be having to decide on which one to watch!

Get Outdoors

Make the most of our Canadian winter! Go tobogganing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or winter picnicking! The City of Edmonton has a network of Winter Chalet’s from Terwillegar Park to Hermitage Park. These family-friendly facilities are the perfect place to take a break and warm up from your winter activities. See link here for more details.

Holiday Shopping

Get your loved ones that perfect gift this holiday season. Located just 10 minutes away from Henley Heights, West Edmonton Mall offers over 800 stores. With endless options, you will undoubtedly be able to find something for everyone on your list!

Deliver the Spirit of Christmas

With all the hussle and bussle of the holiday season, it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important. Give back this holiday season. It’s not too late to get involved with 630 CHED Santas Anonymous. Each year they deliver toys to over 25,000 children in Edmonton! They are still looking for volunteers on December 20th and 21st to help with their delivery. See link here to sign up.

We hope that you can enjoy at least one of the winter activities above. Share with us your holiday photos on the Henley Heights Facebook page. On behalf of the team at Henley Heights, we wish you and your family wonderful holiday season!

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Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in Henley Heights!