Experience and enjoy the holiday season
in Edmonton’s favourite shopping district.
The holidays are best spent with people you adore in a place that you love. Old Strathcona welcomes you to experience the magic of the holiday season. Our shops and stores have gifts you won’t find anywhere else, our restaurants and cafes offers incredible dining and delicious treats, and you’ll find seasonal events and contests that surprise and delight all winter long.
Winter Whyte Light Up
We are kicking off the holiday and winter season with our fifth annual Winter Whyte Light Up! It all starts in McIntyre Park as we light up the gazebo and 83 Avenue. And we’re decorating the streetcar too! Check out our event page for all the details: Winter Whyte Light Up 2023
Holiday Shopping Map
With more than 100 shops and stores in Old Strathcona, there’s something for everyone on your gift list. Use our new holiday shopping map to plan your next visit to your favourite retail destinations and discover new stores and experiences. See our detailed Google map featuring businesses who’s been in the area for 30+ years as part of our 30th anniversary!
10 Days of Giveaways
We’re adding to the shop local fun this holiday season. Sign up for our newsletter – or share the link with a friend – and get yourself a chance at a daily prize from one of 10 Old Strathcona businesses. It could put $200+ dollars in your holiday shopping budget. Giveaways begin December 12, 2023. More details coming soon!
A Fabulous Journey Through Festive Traditions
Join us for a night of glitter, glamour, and pure entertainment, as we take you on a captivating journey through the magic of the holidays, hosted by the incomparable Selena Cuchina, Colin Bae, and featuring an all-star lineup of drag royalty and dazzling performers:
Selena Cuchina, Edmonton’s premiere Jewish Latina Princess, Duchess 48
Colin Bae, the non-binary babe of the 90’s, Emperor 47
Gabe Itch, the hot commodity with all the oddities, Monarch 48
Tilda WorldEnds, the sad clown of your dreams, Emprex 48
Billie Eyelash, the Saltwater Songstress, Princet 48
Ladonna Cree, the enchanting storyteller and Entertainer of the Year 2022
Stretcher Hymen (or Uncle Stretch), your favourite uncle and Grinch Impersonator
Beth Bombshelle, the scintillating sex bomb and burlesque artist, owner/artistic director of Razz Ma Berries Productions
Follow along on our social for festivities, giveaways and gifts.