It’s that time of year! The snow is falling, the amazon boxes are piling up, and the lights are twinkling from the neighbour’s roof. Between the holiday parties and family get-togethers, see if you can find some time to get out and enjoy all Winnipeg has to offer this holiday season.
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland
$15/car if bought in advance
December 3 to January 8, 6PM–10PM (Closed on Christmas Day)
Red River Exhibition Park
This drive through light show is a great choice for the Covid conscious! Hit up a Tim Horton’s drive through and turn your radio to the festive Park Christmas Station before taking the leisurely drive through the impressive light show.
$40 on average, premium tickets can go up to $130
December 18 to 28, 6:30PM start time
Centennial Concert Hall
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet will once again put on its performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic seasonal ballet. Choreography by Galina Yordanova & Nina Menon, costumes by Paul Daigle, scene design by Brian Perchaluk, and lighting design by Michael J. Whitfield. If you’re looking for something that the kids and the grandparents will enjoy in equal measures, this is a great choice.
Die Hard Cult Movie Night at The Park Theatre
December 19, 7:00PM
698 Osborne St
Headed in a completely different direction, this untraditional Christmas movie is screening for one night at the iconic Park Theatre. Get a group of friends together and grab some drinks before taking in the film Empire once called “The Greatest Christmas Film of All Time”!
Windrift Christmas Tree Farm
Tree price will vary, starting at $30
November 28 to December 20, 9AM–5PM
3 Miles East of Tyndall on Hwy. #44
Make the purchase of your Christmas tree an experience at Windrift Christmas Tree Farm. A longstanding tradition for many Manitoba families, this farm offers sleigh rides, Santa’s workshop, fire pits, and a canteen to get some refreshments after retrieving your tree. A portion of all sales will go to support the Dream Factory, which makes dreams come true for children battling life-changing illnesses in Manitoba.
Take in a Holiday Concert
There are a number of holiday themed concerts around the city this year. Kid friendly favourite Fred Penner will be playing at the Burton Cummings Theatre on December 12 ($25 - $35), the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra will be performing A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 15 at the West End Cultural Centre ($30) as well as a Feliz Navidad Celebration at Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre on December 5 ($22 - $39), and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will be hosting WSO Holiday Pops at the Centennial Concert Hall on December 10, 11, and 12 ($23+). If you’re the type of person whose Spotify recently played list becomes dominated by Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé by mid November, you’ve got several options to get your festive music fix in!
6th Annual Craft and Gift Christmas Market Hosted by Trinity Events
November 27 and December 11, 10AM–4PM
2070 Dugald Road
Support the Manitoba Special Olympics with a ticket to this Winter Craft and Gift sale. Local businesses set up shop and sell their art, food, and merchandise to curious crowds. If you’re looking for a unique gift for a loved one or just something for yourself, come down and browse the stands.
We hope this guide is helpful to get you out and about in Winnipeg this holiday season!
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