Between the opening of the Mechanized Access Project (River Valley funicular), the run up to the holidays, some frigidly cold downtown landscapes, and New Year’s celebrations, it was a heavy month for taking photos around the city! Here’s your look back at December in #YEG.
For more December photos, see the Alberta Legislature Lookbook, Holiday Lights Lookbook, and Festival of Trees Lookbook.
Edmonton has a number of areas with residents that decorate their properties with gorgeous holiday lights. Here’s a look at three: Candy Cane Lane, Leduc Country Lights, and Christmas at Bob’s.
Candy Cane Lane
Leduc Country Lights
Christmas at Bob’s
For more festive posts, take a look at the Festival of Trees Lookbook or the Alberta Legislature Lookbook.
It’s the most magical time of the year to visit the Alberta Legislature! The grounds and building are festively decorated during each holiday season, and this year the atmosphere is made complete by the addition of Christmas music playing over the sounds system (which I hadn’t noticed in previous years). Here’s a look at what you’ll see during an evening walk in the area (highly recommended!).
The inside of the Legislature makes for a nice visit as well. Multiple choirs and other musical ensembles have put on noon hour and evening shows for the past 30+ years that are open for free to the public. Keep it on your radar for next year if you want to hear some holiday tunes (the programming this year finished on December 23).
The often overlooked Federal Building on the north side of the Leg Grounds is worth a stop for their gift shop called “Alberta Branded”. It’s stocked with all sorts of art made by Albertans from across the province.
Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone out there who helped support me in my photographic endeavours this year, which included setting up my own Etsy shop!
For some more festive photos, have a look at my Festival of Trees Lookbook here.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Festival of Trees kicks off the holiday season this weekend at the Shaw Conference Centre, getting young and old alike into the festive spirit.
Fun fact: since the festival’s inception in 1985, 1675+ trees have been decorated and 83 750+ Christmas ornaments have been hung!