While you’re likely experiencing the cold Winter blues, that frigid air brings with it a bit of magic.
Thanks to our northerly cold temperatures, Edmontonians are lucky enough to get to experience the beauty of the Ice Castle.
Opening on January 5th, visitors can step into a real-life fairy tale and explore the thoroughfares of the icy citadel for themselves. Located in the beautifully scenic Hawrelak Park, you can pretend to be Elsa (or Olaf) and live out Frozen for a day.
Tickets for the Ice Castle are now on sale and can be purchased through Ice Castle’s website. Simply select the date and time for your arrival, bundle up warmly and get ready for a magical day of wintery exploration.
This year, Normand’s is hosting an exceptional 6 course New Years Menu set at two fixed prices: 6:00 pm seating is $90 and 9:00 pm seating is $100. Here you’ll find a tasty line-up of canapes, entrees, and desserts. I have my sights set on the AAA beef tenderloin paired with Alaskan King Crab legs!
The cozy Red Ox Inn is hosting a 4 course set New Years Eve Menu at $85/person, with the option of adding wine pairings for an additional $45. The menu sounds unreal and Red Ox Inn is known to hit the mark for awesome flavours!
If you’re craving delicious Italian food for the special night, Violino has an incredible 5-course NYE Menu at only $99/person. This cozy restaurant is set in a century-old mansion, giving guests an intimate and romantic experience.
Wildflower Grill is serving up a 6 course set-menu for the NYE Celebration at $85/person. This meal comes with welcome bubbles and an incredible line-up including lobster risotto, duck breast, and steak!
The City of Edmonton is investing in one of our greatest natural resources: the river valley. Development is finally complete and the Funicular is now open for riders!
The funicular connects the river trail system to the upper platform found near the Hotel MacDonald. This platform boasts stunning views of the gorgeous river valley.
While it makes for great Instagram shots, the new funicular is only one piece of a much larger Edmonton project designed to enhance our stunning river valley! The city is investing in additional ways to make for easier access to the river valley, such as upgrading trails and new boat launches.
Liv Carstairs created this successful shop out of her home in Calmar. Liv specializes in custom signs and gorgeous decals that are widely used for special occasions or home decor. No matter the season, this shop has trendy items available for you. Follow Once Upon a Vinyl on Facebook for information on upcoming markets or sales.
Kendyl Lauzon, the Edmonton freelance artist behind this Etsy shop, creates custom digital art from photographs. Whether you’re looking for a custom portrait of your pet or an incredibly unique and thoughtful gift for a loved one, this shop has you covered!
Their motto is simple: Love Animals, Eat Plants, Be Kind. This Edmonton-based print shop sells apparel that raises awareness about animal rights. You don’t have to be vegan to love that they donate 10% of all proceeds to farm sanctuaries and animal/human rights organizations. Follow Vegan Veins Facebook to find out what organization they’re sponsoring this month.
Pondhopper Studio specializes in upcycled fashion. Lorraine, Pondhopper Studio’s founder, crafts each design using salvaged materials. Her focus being on creating exclusive, eco-friendly and unforgettable fashion from her Edmonton home.
Keri creates highly sought after metal stamped jewelry and products focused on geekery, science & skepticism! This Edmonton shop showcases hand-made unique pieces that make great gifts or additions to your unique collection. Keri also offers local pickups.