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What to Do This Weekend in Edmonton with Kids: January 27 - 29

Story Walks

Mill Creek Adventure Walk
A FREE festival adventure! Follow the animated, glowing paths to find Aurora, Queen of the Northern Lights in a winter meadow. Along the way meet characters from the story, played by 12 local actors.
Enjoy a winter’s eve as a family. Make a lantern, warm up beside a fire and sip hot chocolate. Follow-up by colouring in this downloadable book.
Mill Creek Ravine Park. Trail starts just north of Mill Creek Pool, 82nd Avenue and 95A Street, and continues for a one-kilometre loop. {Map}
When: Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 7 – 11 pm 

TIP: There will be two paths to follow. One that will be stroller friendly and a second one that will be perfect for pulling a sled. Or better yet you can wear your babe and not be limited as to where you can roam.

Year of the Dragon

Lunar New Year Firecrackers Parade
 A Chinese New Year celebration featuring lion dances, dragon dance, and firecrackers.
Why: Everyone loves a parade. Especially kids.
Chinatown, 97 Street from 105 Avenue to 107A Avenue
When: Sunday, January 29. 12 – 3pm

Shop and Support

The PPDA Mommy Event
What: A shopping tradeshow to bring awareness to and raise funds for postpartum depression.
Why: At the very least, go and show other moms that you care about them and their mental health.
Where: West Edmonton Mall, Phase 1. Hallway and Centre Stage near The Bay.
Saturday, January 28. 12 – 6pm

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. Recommended for children 5 years of age and up

Why: This is the last weekend to catch this popular show.
Where: Citadel Theatre, Shoctor Theatre

When: January 14 – 29, 2012 

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Reader Comments (2)

When I click on the link for Metropolis it takes me to the Deep Freeze festival that was earlier in January. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks for another great weekend guide.
January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan
Thanks so much Meghan for taking the time to let me know.
January 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterCityandBaby

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