Join us on Whyte for a holiday
experience that will light you up!

We’ve got a jam-packed holiday season for you full of fun, shopping, and twinkling lights. With dozens of independent businesses carrying the latest in winter fashions and accessories, world-class dining, quality entertainment, and treasures of all kinds, it’s a snap to find one-of-a-kind presents for everyone on your list. Give yourself the gift of holiday shopping in Old Strathcona this year!

Winter Whyte Shop Hop

November 28-30 – Join us in Old Strathcona for three whole days of deals, treats, and experiences in participating businesses. Learn more on Facebook.


November 16 – December 15 – Give yourself the gift of shopping in Old Strathcona this year, and snag a wish for someone on your list! Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit an Old Strathcona business
  2. Find something nice for someone on your list
  3. Snap a picture of the item, storefront or interior and describe the item, service or experience you want
  4. Share your wish (and where you found it) with @oldstrathcona on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WhyteWishes

Winter Whyte Light Up

November 30, 4-7 pm, Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park – Bigger, better, and brighter! Join us as we kick off the holiday season in Old Strathcona with a night full of entertainment, s’mores, extended hours at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, a holiday speakeasy in the ATB Financial Arts Barns, and kids programming at the Strathcona branch of the Edmonton Public library. Learn more on Facebook.

Santa in Old Strathcona

December 7, 12-4 pm – Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s hanging out in Old Strathcona! Be on the lookout for Santa and his crew as they wander through the neighbourhood, stopping for photo ops and spreading holiday cheer.

Holiday Karaoke Party

December 14, 1-4 pm, The Craft & Cork Pub – Get ready to sing your heart out, holiday-style! Polish up your best holiday hit and celebrate the season with us. Take your carolling seriously? Throw your name in the ring to compete for some sweet prizes!

Santa Breakfast

December 21, 10 am, Varscona Hotel – Join us for a last-minute visit from Santa, jam-packed with entertainment and a delicious holiday spread! Get your tickets here.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

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