Weekend Guide: November 24 - 27

Diversions, events and jolly happenings - this weekend is jam-packed with moustache celebrations, opera underground and ofcourse, festive affairs including snowflakes, craft shows and holiday shopping. 

Shop: Loft 82 and Umi & Co Holiday Party
Listen: Krystle Dos Santos at Nola Creole Kitchen & Music House
Celebrate: The final weekend of the Mo

Buy these tickets now:
Fort Edmonton Park Christmas Reflections
Alberta Ballet The Nutcracker
A Christmas Carol
The Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree

Mercury Opera 104 Underground
What: Designer costumes, amazing talent and opera’s greatest hits in a most unconventional spot – underground at the LRT station on the corner of Jasper & 104 Street.
Why: Local businesses host a reception complete with wine, beer and local fare.
Tickets: $25 each. Tickets are available at Devine Wines and Spirits, Eyecare Group, Coup and Armstrong 29 (cash only) with $2.85 from each ticket sale benefiting the ETS Donate-a-Ride program.
Where: Bay/Enterprise Square LRT Station platform (Jasper Ave at 104th Street)
When: Friday, November 25. Reception starts at 6pm.

The Artsy Type
Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair
What: Over 70 of Edmonton’s most gifted artists, crafters and creative talent sell their wares.
Why: A locals-only focus and a careful vendor selection that gravitates towards what hasn’t been given a shot elsewhere.
Where: 8426 Gateway Blvd. $2 entrance fee.
Saturday, November 26 from 10am-5pm to Sunday, November 27 12pm-5pm. 

Festive Decor
Homes for the Holidays

What: Tour six beautiful homes decorated for the holidays by Edmonton’s top design talent.
Why: Be inspired to bring the holiday magic home and raise money for the Kids Help Phone and Junior League of Edmonton.
Where: Tours begin at the Glenora Community League (10426 136 Street). Tickets $40 each.
Thursday, November 24 to Sunday, November 27.

Glitter & Snowflakes
Snowflake Festival

What: Light up the holidays with the city of St. Albert .
Why: The whole downtown core comes alive with cookie decorating, pick up shinny hockey game, horse and wagon rides, live reindeers, and snowflakes everywhere!
St. Albert Place, Perron Street and Community Hall.
Friday, November 25 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Movember Gala
Gala Partés

What: A partés to celebrate your Mo while toasting the achievements and fundraising efforts of Movember.
Why: Meet your fellow Mo Bros and dress-up in your best Movember costume for the coveted titles of Best Mo in Character, Miss Movember and Man of Movember 2011.
Where: Cook County Saloon (8010 Gateway Boulevard). Buy Tickets ($20 each).
When: Friday, November 25

Fashion Party
Dollhouse Fashion Show & Pop-up Store
What: Parlour Magazine returns to the scene with a stylish party in the pedway.
Why: A night music, treats by Duchess Bakeshop and fashion by local designers (Sig Neigum, Genette Salgado & Malorie Urbanovitch)
Where: City Centre Mall Pedway. Tickets ($20) are available at Coup Garmet Boutique.
When: Saturday, November 26 from 8pm-11pm.

Image via {this is glamorous}: fashion editorial by paolo leone for Glamour Italy