See the award-winning frozen fortress as Ice Castles return to Hawrelak Park from January until the snow melts (so probably March). Venture through the stunning display, take selfies in the throne room and in front of the waterfall, and find your way through the ice maze.
Take a guided snowshoe hike around Astotin Lake, then relax by the fire under a starry night sky at Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, at another Snowshoe and Stargaze at Elk Island park on January 4, 11, 18 and 25.
The Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum is hosting an exhibition on the life of Anne Frank, the history of the Holocaust and the experience of Canadian soldiers during the Second World War. It’s a sombre but sadly relevant display, on until the end of January.
The Winspear welcomes Winnipeg’s Symphony Music Director Daniel Raiskin to conduct Beethoven’s Eroica, and pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin returns for Chopin’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1 January 10 and 11.
Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival is a two day, cold climate celebration of the Russian/Ukrainian “Olde New Year.” Throw a rock in some Old Tyme curling, take a snow wagon ride, play winter mini golf and zip down a giant ice slide, with some delicious Canadian food in between.
The Citadel Theatre has the Canadian premiere of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama,The Cost of Living, a story that explores the space where abled and disabled bodies meet, January 11 to February 2.
ESO Chief Conductor Alexander Prior brings Russian and American masterpieces to life with Tchaikovsky and Bernstein, and is joined by violinist Alice Lee and cellist Rafael Hoekman to perform Nicole Lizée’s Zeiss After Dark, January 19.
The Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival is a wicked winter festival that never runs out of ice (assuming 96,000 pounds is enough). Check out the ice carving competition and all the food and festivities January 23 to 26, and January 28 to February 2.
The first annual Winterruption YEG festival is a multi-venue music and arts festival running January 23 to 26, across multiple downtown venues. Bring your dancing boots to move along with great musical acts and laugh along with comedians Brian Posehn and Edmonton’s own Kathleen McGee during the four-day affair.
Harlem’s best spinners, passers and pants-ers will try to keep their undefeated streak alive when the Globetrotters come to Rogers Place January 25, along with the Flying Globies trampoline dunk team, back by popular demand.
National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Alexander Shelley conducts three dynamic and contrasting works in Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, a January 25 concert featuring Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and JUNO-winning My Name is Amanda Todd.
Biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott and wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman use innovative techniques and new technologies to give you a closer look at the secret world of orangutans in Adventures among Orangutans, January 27.
One of Edmonton’s best winter festivals returns as The Flying Canoë Volant paddles in January 30 to February 1. Loosely based on French-Canadian, First Nation and Métis traditions, it’s a creative, interactive and cultural event that celebrates local history and living in a winter city.
Mill Creek Ravine and La Cité francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street), 780-463-1144, flyingcanoevolant.ca
Hear (and see) tributes to to The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and more in Legends of Motown, a cast of 16 singers and musicians taking you back to the Motown era January 31.