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!

#WhyteWishes Holiday Contest

It just wouldn’t be the holidays for us without one of our most well loved holiday contests! The Old Strathcona Business Association is excited to announce #WhyteWishes 2020 – an online gift contest that keeps on giving from November 16 to December 15, 2020. Share your #WhyteWishes for someone special in Old Strathcona. Our elves are granting a wish a day, and YOU could be a lucky winner! Open to local residents only in the Edmonton area, find out how to enter here.

Text reads Take Out Tuesday, December 1,8,15, 2020, icons of food delivery containers

Take-Out Tuesdays in Old Strathcona

On Tuesdays in December, we’re asking everyone to share their favourite Old Strathcona restaurants and hospitality businesses on Twitter and Instagram. And 5 people will be getting a $100 gift card for their next meal, late night snacks or all the coffee. We’re also giving away another $100 each week if you have recently volunteered at or donated to a food-based charity. For all the delicious details, check out our post about #TakeOutTuesday.

Winter Whyte Light Up

We are kicking off the holiday and winter season with our third annual Winter Whyte Light Up! It all starts in McIntyre Park as we light up the gazebo and the avenue with some of the brightest displays yet! Warm up at the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market on Nov 28, open from 8AM-3PM, and then check out the amazing deals at participating retailers during the Shop Hop!

Winter Whyte Shop Hop

Start your holiday shopping with deals, treats, and exclusive in-store experiences from over 30 Old Strathcona businesses! From November 26-28, participating businesses are joining together to offer a 3 DAY LONG shopping extravaganza, brought to you by the Old Strathcona Business Association. Check out our blog for a full list of participating businesses, and make sure you’re following us on Instagram @oldstrathcona for sneak peeks & gift ideas!

Winter Whyte Art Bombs

Keep your eyes peeled for some winter themed art bombs between November 20-23 around the avenue! We are partnering with PARK to bring this to life with local floral artist, Cory Christopher. Be sure to snap some photos when it’s complete and tag us on social media @oldstrathona & use the hashtag #winterwhyte! Check out our blog to learn more about what an art bomb is, where you can find them & why you need to see it!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Please note that all in person festivities are subject to change in relation to evolving COVID-19 guidelines.

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