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What to Do This Weekend in Edmonton with Kids: January 19 - 22

Winter activities to do with your kids in Edmonton

Hello! You may notice a some slight changes on City and Baby recently. It's not because you're sleep deprived and are seeing things. I've been making a few tweaks to make it easier for you and other Edmonton families find information on things to do, events to attend, great places to shop, local attractions to check out and other tips.

These changes were recommended to me by a fantastic SEO and web design firm here in Edmonton called Top Draw. I was given a 3 hour consult from Top Draw as a prize from winning Alberta's Best Mama Blogger. (Thanks again for voting for City and Baby!)

The first change is the name of this weekly post from Weekend Guide to What to Do This Weekend in Edmonton with Kids. Don't worry, the content is the same it just makes it easier for this information to be found.

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So, enough about that, let's get down to the real business for why you're here. What are we going to do with the kids this weekend?!

You'll be happy to know that it should be warming up this weekend, just in time to take in some of the winter festivals happening this weekend.

See you out and about! ~Jen


Paint, Paste and Create

Preschool Picasso
An art class for preschoolers and parents that fosters self-expression, art appreciation and fine motor skills. This week project is about exploring lines.
It’s held in a real art studio and kids are encouraged to get messy (bring your Bibagogo).  The biggest bonus is you don’t have to clean up.
Where: Satellite Studio #130, 15 Perron Street, St. Albert. Register by caling 780-460-4310 or email glendah@artsheritage.ca
When: Saturday, January 21. 10:30 – 11:30. $8 per class. 

North-end Families Rejoice

Grand Opening of Java Mama
A kid-friendly coffeehouse, Java Mama, is opening in St. Albert this weekend. In addition to coffee and food, there is an indoor play area and classes for parents and children.
This weekend only, kids play for only $2 when you make a donation to the food bank. Plus there will be prizes and free class demos.
 #117, 15 Circle Drive, St. Albert
Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 22.

Tikes on trikes

Kids Can Bike at Kinsmen
What: An indoor bike event for preschoolers with bike safety activities, bike decorating, races, an obstacle course, and a bike parade.
Why: Get out of the cold and get some activity as your little one pedals on the indoor track. Bring your own bike, trike or riding toy – and helmets are required.
Where: Kinsmen Sport Centre. Bike drop-off at the field house. $5.70/ child. Parents free when accompanying your child.
When: Sunday, January 22. 1:30 – 4:40 pm.

Ice, Ice Baby

Ice On Whyte Festival 
This is the last weekend of for this international ice craving competition featuring artists from the Netherlands, Russia, Armenia, Canada and China. 

Why: Slide on the giant ice slide, warm up with hot beverage with a donation in the YESS café, chill to some live entertainment and watch artist create a fantasy filled park. 
End of Steel Park (103 Street & Tommy Banks Way) Adult Admission is $5, Kids 2-12 are $2.50.
Under 2 free

When: Thursday, Jan 19 – Sun, Jan 22. Monday to Friday gates are open 2pm-10pm. On Saturday and Sunday, festival is open from 10am-10pm.

Tip: There are additional carvings at the Alberta Legislature, Legislature West Lawn. Take the High Level Street Car for free to travel between the two sites.

Cultural Friendship

Alberta-Heilongijang Celebration
A 30th anniversary celebration of the twinning of sister provinces Alberta and Heilongjiang, China. Visit the Alberta House Entertainment tent and be entertained by local talent in threatre, music, art and dance. See the full program of events.

Why: In addition to the celebration entertainment, go for a skate on the south lawns.
Where: Alberta Legislature's west lawn

When: January 19 to 22, 2012

Weekend Winter Wonderland

Metropolis Winter Festival
What: This festival runs every weekend through Family Day in mid-February. A variety of activities including winter food, music, live entertainment and interactive exhibits are offered.

Why: Slide on the 44-foot slide ($3) and make a craft in the Children’s Pavilion. Then stop into the Taste of Winter pavilion for dinner.

Where: Churchill Square 

Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 2 and every weekend until Family Day.

Did you hear a Who?

What: The world of Dr. Seuss comes alive in this colourful, musical production. Horton has heard a Who, and it’s up to him to protect an entire village from certain doom. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, a lively cast of memorable characters join Horton on his adventures through the outrageous Seussiverse. Recommended for children 5 years of age and up

Why: Seeing a favourite book come to life will delight your Kindergartener.
Where: Citadel Theatre, Shoctor Theatre

When: January 14 – 29, 2012 


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Reader Comments (2)

There is also the Pet Expo at the Edmonton EXPO Centre on Saturday and Sunday. www.petexpo.ca
January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan
Thanks Meghan!
January 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterCityandBaby

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