November 27, 2021 - November 27, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Old Strathcona Business Association as we light up McIntyre Park to kick-off the holiday season. On Saturday, November 27, we’re turning McIntyre Park and 83 Avenue into a winter wonderland! Outdoor activities are family-friendly, FREE, and there are several buildings nearby to access washrooms. Plus there will be plenty of hot drinks and winter treats available for purchase, and firepits to keep you cozy. Start your holiday season in District Whyte!

Family Programming:

Firepits for warming up at the park, on 83 Avenue and in the Back Street 🔥

At the Event Info Tent: Spin the Wheel for prizes; OSBA tote bags & toques – Bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank and you can spin-to-win

Stage Schedule:

4:30pm Welcome and Greetings
4:45pm Jay Flair Magic
5:10pm The Great Balanzo, circus & comedy
5:35pm Twophonium, musical duo
6:00pm Jay Gilday, singer-songwriter
6:30pm Amanda Panda Hula Hoop Circus
7:00pm Thank you and closing

4:40pm Mrs. Claus visits the park

Roving Entertainment

4:00-4:40pm Winter Fairy
4:00-4:25pm Twophonium, musical duo
4:00-7:00pm Dave Jukebox Lee, musician
4:15-4:35pm Jay Flair Magic
4:25-5:00pm Amanda Panda Hula Hoop Circus
4:40-6:30pm Juggler at the farmers’ market
4:45-5:05 Twophonium, musical duo
5:00-5:40pm Winter Fairy, stilt walker
5:30-6:00pm Amanda Panda Hula Hoop Circus
5:35-5:55pm Jay Flair Magic
6:00-7:00pm The Royal Guards

Holiday Lights:

  • McIntyre Park light displays, including the gazebo and mega-trees 🎄
  • “Heartbeat” from Vignettes 💖
  • Light tunnel 🤩

Food and Drinks (for purchase):

Farmers’ market vendors are:

  • Theo’s Kouzina, baklava
  • YEG Fresh – green onion cakes, spring rolls, hot dogs, soup, hot chocolate, coffee, pop and water
  • MOBO, kombucha
  • Canadian Kettle Corn – kettle corn, mini donuts, and cotton candy
  • Fantasy Pretzels – pretzels, mini donuts, meat pies and lemonade
  • The Candyman – full concession
  • Quarter Section – cinnamon buns
  • AY CO Bakeshop – meat pies, savoury pastries and cookies

Free parking until 11 pm in farmers’ market parking lot.

Pay-What-You-Can pre-ticketed events:

Mrs. Claus will be hosting two family events, holiday drag story time and a photobooth (digital and print photo included). Find out more details and book your tickets to save your spot.

Ticketing is required to help our partner Edmonton Fringe contact trace. Indoor events will require proof of double-vaccination, medical exemption, or 72-hour negative Covid test. Children under 12 years of age also exempt from vaccination conditions. Masks are required indoors.

For the adults (pre-ticketed):

The Mrs. Claus Holiday Spectacular (18+)

Join Mrs. Claus for a drag and burlesque show to kick-off the holidays. Tickets will be available through Edmonton Fringe, with two performances scheduled on November 27 (7pm & 9pm). This one is for adults only.
(Update: 7pm show is sold out, 9pm nearly sold out)


Thank you to our sponsors and partners for helping bring Winter Whyte Light Up to life.

Lead Sponsors: Explore Edmonton, Edmonton Fringe

Supporting Sponsors: WinterCity Edmonton, Five Star Holiday Decor

Event Partners:
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market
Metterra and Varscona Hotels

Masks and social-distancing will be encouraged at all outdoor events. Indoor events require masks and proof of vaccination as public health guidelines determine. Please check our website and social media posts for updates.