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Rebecca IsbisterDrink, Eat & Shop, East of Edmonton, Events, Northeast of Edmonton, Shopping, Southeast of Edmonton, Winter Adventures

We all know that snow and cooler temperatures will be coming, but there will also be plenty of fun winter events and adventures to enjoy!

Whether you’re shopping or looking for fantastic events and adventures, we’ll help you discover the best places to visit East of Edmonton.

Shop & Save on our Shopping Trails!

Shopping local not only helps our communities, but it also will save you time and money!

Be sure to browse our shopping page and find deals by region. There are also many more shops featured on our shopping trails, so you can find the perfect gift (even if it’s for yourself).

Discover December Wondrous Winter Events & Adventures

There are dozens of events happening in December to get you into the holiday spirit. You can find everything from Christmas Markets, Family Skates, Parade of Lights, and many more in our events calendar.

Here are just a few featured events you will find:

Plan Ahead for Winter Adventures

Have even more fun with some of the great adventures featured on our Winter Adventures page. Plan ahead for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and Dark Sky Viewing!

There are also many fun activities and experiences available at Métis Crossing near Smoky Lake:

Geminid Meteor Shower Gazing Event

December 13th and 14th 2023 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Join us to observe one of the strongest meteor showers of the year! Away from city lights and within a dark sky preserve, it’s an experience that brings families and friends together, with the occasional ‘there’s one!’ as the icing on the stargazing cake.

Event Program

  • Guided meteor shower viewing experience with telescopes and binoculars. Facilitated by volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
  • Indigenous storytelling and craft stations where you can create keepsakes, all facilitated by the cultural team at Métis Crossing.
  • Mobile Planetarium Theater presentation on dark skies and stars, hosted by TELUS World of Science – Edmonton.
  • Hot chocolate and marshmallows by the fire.

*Enhance your experience with dinner at the Cultural Gathering Centre Restaurant.

Come rain or shine! We recommend dressing in layers as if it was 15 degrees colder than forecasted. For more information please contact 780-626-2229 or email

You can even stay at one of their amazing sky-watching domes to fully immerse yourself in beautiful night skies.  The domes feature a king bed, running water, bathroom, and even heated concrete floors.  The transparent ceiling provides an unobstructed view of the night sky, making it an ideal setting for a romantic getaway. And be sure to check out their other Signature Experiences this winter.

Exploring more of our region is always a good idea, and you can find more fantastic adventure ideas on our Videos page.

And before we get too caught up in winter, let’s not forget to send our…

Congratulations to the WINNERS of the Roadtrip Adventure Game!

With over 600 entries of Gameboards for the Roadtrip Adventure Game and over 1000 Scans at Sticker Stations to win Bonus Prizes, we are excited to finally announce the WINNERS from the 2023 Go East of Edmonton Roadtrip Adventure Game!  2023 was an AWESOME year for the Game!

𝐔𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Cecile Cyr-Greyson, Edmonton

Blackjack Prize Winner: Lyndsay Sommerfeldt, Edmonton
𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟔 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Jenn Leskow, Sherwood Park
𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟓/𝟒𝟓 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Tunde Holca, Bonnyville
𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟒 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Nicole Werbicki, Sherwood Park
𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟑 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Rebekah Srochenski, Edmonton
𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝟐/𝟓𝟓 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Dominic Rudyk, Vegreville
𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟖 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Pat Van Meer, Edmonton

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the Full List of Winners and THANK YOU to EVERYONE who played the Game!

And YES…we are already planning for the 2024 Roadtrip Adventure Game with MORE PRIZE MONEY and MORE FUN!  Sign up for the 2024 Game here.

Thank you also to all 43 Communities for partnering with us and to our Major Sponsors: MCSnet, Canalta Hotels, 840 CFCW.

Need more inspiration for the season? We’ve got you covered!

  • Follow us on Facebook where we’re sharing all the last-minute Christmas Shopping Deals every week!
  • Looking for more Events?  There’s plenty of unique, fun experiences!
  •  Videos – Be inspired to Go East of Edmonton.