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 is ready to welcome you back to experience the magic of the holiday season in real life. 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 fourth annual Winter Whyte Light Up! It all starts in McIntyre Park as we light up the gazebo and District Whyte with some of the brightest displays yet! Check out our event page for all the details.

A woman wearing a Santa hat holds a gift box with a string of glowing lights wrapped around her and draping the box

#WhyteWishes Holiday Contest

It just wouldn’t be the holidays for us without helping you put some gifts under the tree. We are bringing back our Whyte Wishes gift contest for 2021! Share your #WhyteWishes and tag us on social media for a chance to win the perfect gift for your someone special. Contest opens November 26.

The Mrs. Claus Holiday Spectacular

Mrs. Claus is back in Old Strathcona! Join Mrs. Claus for a campy evening of holiday drag and burlesque that is sure to make your Yuletide as gay as ever. This is a ticketed show for 18+ audiences.

Mrs. Claus in drag smiles and holds candy canes, text reads Photos and Story time with Mrs. Claus

Family events with Mrs. Claus

Join Mrs. Claus for two family-friendly events at the ATB Financial Arts Bars. Mrs. Claus will be reading holiday stories at 4pm and back for a photobooth at 5:15pm. Both events have a limited number of pay-what-you-will tickets available.

Two chairs and table sit under falling snow, text reads YEG Winter Patio Festival December 3 to 5

YEG Winter Patio Festival

Patio season doesn’t end in Edmonton! Watch for special promotions and WinterCity Edmonton swag available at restaurants keeping their patios open this winter. Stop by December 3-5 for something to eat or drink and tag us in your photos to win gift cards at winter patio restaurants.

Holiday Markets in Old Strathcona

We know you love a good holiday market! Lucky for you, Old Strathcona is home to many on Edmonton’s Christmas calendar. Shop multiple markets every weekend during the holidays, and don’t forget to leave room in your bags for a few stops at shops along the way. You’re going to want to grab lunch too!

Gazebo and trees decorated in holiday lights

Winter Whyte Weekends

Every weekend will bring something new to experience and enjoy across District Whyte. It all begins with our Winter Whyte Light Up on November 27, and continues with holiday lights, family-friendly programming, carols and – of course – the best shopping and dining in Edmonton. Watch our website and social media for all the details.

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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