Budget-friendly Fall semester activities

It's important to take a break from your studies and go have some fun. Unfortunately, eating out or seeing a show often comes with costs that quickly blow through your budget. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun and affordable things to do right here in and around Edmonton!

Date Event Admission Location
Every Tuesday – Sunday Art Gallery of Alberta Free  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Ongoing Edmonton Public Library programs Free EPL locations across the city
Ongoing Drop-in skating Free Clare Drake arena, U of A
Ongoing Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory Free Astronomical Observatory, CCIS, U of A
Ongoing  Downtown arena drop-in skating Free Downtown Community Arena
Ongoing Skating at Hawrelak Park Free Hawrelak Park
Saturdays in December Whyte Wishes Sleigh Rides By donation  Old Strathcona
Friday, Dec 8 Central European Cafe Series (Wirth Institute)
Free Student Lounge, Arts & Convocation Hall, U of A
Tuesday, Dec 12 Rabbit Hill Sixes at 6 $6 Rabbit Hill Ski Resort
Thursday, Dec 14
7 – 8 p.m.
U of A Observatory Free CCIS, U of A
Saturday, Dec 16
5 p.m.
Bright Lights Festival Free Ellerslie Road Baptist Church
Tuesday, Dec 19 - Monday, Jan 1 Candy Cane Lane By donation to the Edmonton Food Bank  148 Street between 92 Avenue and 100 Avenue
Sunday, Dec 31
6 p.m. – 12:15 a.m.
New Year's Eve Edmonton  Free City Hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square