It's a huddling weekend - huddling at craft fairs, huddling with football fans at Churchill Square or gleefully huddling the Edmonton Public Library who will waive up to $25 in fines in exchange for a food donation to the Edmonton Food Bank this Saturday, Nov. 26.
Here's your weekend guide to getting your huddle on!
Hot to Huddle
Grey Cup Festival
What: Down. Set. Hut. It’s a Grey Cup blitz in Edmonton.
Why: Understanding football is optional. This festival is about family games, parties, outdoor pubs, CFL players, cheerleaders – and more good cheer from the Edmonton community.
Where: Most activities take place at Huddle Town (Churchill Square) and surrounding streets.
When: Wednesday, Nov 24 – Sunday, Nov 28
Giving you the Craft
Craft Sales Report
What: Cash registers ring. Are you listening? In Edmonton, gifts are glistening. A beautiful sight – a weekend dedicated to handmade wares and locally-made gifts.
Why: One weekend - this many shopping events to attend: Make It, The Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair, Handmade Mafia and Shop Til You Drop Expo. Yup, we’re happy tonight!
Where: Visit our Holiday Shopping Events for all the goods.
Print Affair: The Magic Factory
What: A silent art auction and exhibition for SNAP.
Why: SNAP wants you to fall in love with printmaking. One visit to this gallery and you’ll be smitten. Want to try printing, register for upcoming workshops to print your own wrapping paper, tag and bow.
Where: SNAP Gallery (10123 0 121 Street). Tickets $20 in-advance, $25 at the door. Students $10 in-advance, $15 at the door.
When: Saturday, Nov 27 from 7-11pm
What: Global Market Place for quality arts, handmade crafts and other goods/
Why: The gifts for sale come from non-profit and charitable organizations. You buy a gift and your money goes to building healthy communities around the world.
Even better: Live music and a sampling of global food.
Where: Alberta Avenue Community Centre (9210 - 118 Avenue)
When: Friday Nov. 26 from 5:30 - 9:00pm and Saturday Nov. 27 from 9:30 - 4 pm
Don’t be a Scrooge
A Christmas Carol
What: Get into the spirit with this classic holiday play.
Why: Don't bah, humbug a tail of Christmas ghosts and Tiny Tim.
Where: Citadel Theatre. Purchase tickets.
When: Saturday, Nov 27 – December 23. View full schedule.
At the very least, spend this weekend huddled on the couch with a good book, or huddle yourself in beautiful winter clothing!
** Image via Coco+Kelly