These Edmonton Date Ideas Can Help You Stay on Track for Dry January


Now that the holidays have winded down, we often feel like we need a break and a reset. January is a time for setting goals, wellness, focusing on you, and taking your time starting anew.

Edmonton is buzzing with exciting events for those participating in Dry January. There’s something for everyone to enjoy without the need for a drink in hand. Let’s explore the vibrant and alcohol-free side of Edmonton this January!

Check out these events all around Edmonton happening this January and February!

Mean Girls on Broadway

Featuring from January 9-14 at The Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Ave NW)

That’s so fetch! You can now see the plastics live on broadway. In celebration of its 25th anniversary Broadway Across Canada will present their adaptation of the 2004 teen film Mean Girls.

Get together with your besties for a nostalgic night filled with laughs!

Get tickets here. – $65 + fees

Paint With Baby Goats

January 13, 3:00 – 5:00pm at Color Cafe (West Edmonton Mall)

Get creative and head over to Color Cafe West Edmonton Mall on Saturday, January the 13th at 3pm for an exclusive baby goat cuddly and creative painting experience like no other

No experience necessary. Hot/cold beverages & sweet and savoury snacks are available for purchase in studio.

Reserve your spot here $15 + price of chosen pottery + 10% service

Edmonton Wedding Fair

January 14 11:00-5:00pm at Edmonton Expo Centre (7515 118 Ave NW)

Watch your wedding Pinterest page come to life at The Wedding Fair – the most talked about wedding event in Alberta.

See a carefully curated full assortment of the best wedding professionals fitting all styles and budgets. Whether you are newly engaged or looking for finishing touches, The Wedding Fair has everything you need under one roof to plan your dream wedding and honeymoon.

Get tickets here – $35 +

YEG Ice Climbing Wall

January 15 – February 25 at Ice District Fan Park (10104 104 Ave NW)

Now that the temperatures have finally dropped below freezing in the city, anticipated construction of the ice way is underway! Promoting the sport of ice climbing to the Edmonton Area, The ACC Ice Wall offers introductions to ice climbing that are available to all and require no prior experience.

Officially back for the 2023/24 season at an all new location, for the first time ever in North America, The ACC Ice wall will be hosting the UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships & YEG Ice Fest! The competition takes place February 16-18, 2024. Tickets to the event are TBA.

The Spinsters

January 16 – 27, at Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330 84 Ave NW)

The Ugly Stepsisters cordially invite you back to the Palace. Who doesn’t everyone love a ball full of pageantry, elegance, and romance. But this time ball is in the Stepsister’s court; it’s their rules, and the world’s most infamous step-siblings are ready to dish the dirt. Ready to find out what scandals hide within the glittering facade? See behind the scenes and through their POW of what Cinderella was really like. Are the stepsisters really vapid, vindictive, maybe even victims?

Get tickets here -$25 (show rating is 14+)

Chinatown Dining Week

January 18 – 28 China Town (Restaurants in Edmonton’s Chinatown)

Edmonton’s China Town Dining Week is a celebration of the vibrant culinary scene in the heart of the city. It’s a fantastic opportunity for food enthusiasts to explore the diverse flavours and rich cultural heritage of Edmonton’s China Town while enjoying exclusive dining deals and discovering new favourite dishes. There are 24 businesses are offering special deals during this period for $10 and/or $20.

See the menu offerings here.

Chiseled Ice Sculpture Event

January 18 – 20 at Ice District Plaza (10360 102 St NW)

Immerse yourself with the best of winter watch 8 teams of internationally acclaimed carvers create 15 blocks sculptures in 34 hours. The International Ice Carving Competition is one of only three ice carving competitions in Canada.

See event details here – Free to enter!

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival 2024

January 20-21 at Alberta Avenue District (Alberta Ave)

Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures that make of Alberta Avenue District, including Ukrainian, French Canadian, Franco African, Indigenous (Métis, Inuit, Cree), Latin American, and Asian influences. Wander down Alberta Avenue to discover artistic creations, a homestead village, and musical celebrations that will delight your senses with music, art.

See event details here – Free to enter!

Fu’s/Double Dragon Date Night Mocktail Class

January 25, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at FU’s Repair Shop (10524 Jasper Avenue)

Its Dry January mocktails are allowed! Create three custom alcohol-free cocktails with the expert cocktail creation team at Fu’s Repair Shop during this interactive experience.

If you’ve ever been to FU’s you know their mocktails are the best! This would be the class to attend to master the art of alcohol-free cocktail creation.

Get tickets here. – $100 + fees

Flying Canoë Volant

January 31 – February 3 Mill Creek Ravine (8327 95A St NW)

The Flying Canoë Volant is a magical winter festival in Edmonton that celebrates French-Canadian and First Nations cultures through captivating outdoor activities, stunning light installations, and enchanting performances.

Inspired by a traditional French-Canadian legend, this event brings together the community for a weekend of outdoor fun, including snowshoeing, ice skating, and storytelling. With its unique blend of history, art, and winter festivities, Flying Canoë Volant offers an unforgettable experience for all ages in the heart of Edmonton.

See event details here – free to enter!

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