‘Tis the season for sparkling lights and festive delights! It’s one of the most magical times of the year and our team at Ideal Home Furnishings is finding inspiration for our home’s holiday décor all over our beautiful city. Here are a few spots to check out in Edmonton that will get you into the spirit of the season and inspire some Christmas cheer for your home.
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There’s no doubting that the holiday hero is the beloved Christmas tree, so where better to get inspired than to visit Edmonton’s most majestic version. Take a trip to Churchill Square to check out this season’s staple decor element. This year’s tree is standing tall at 72 feet and features over 14,000 LED lights – a definite must-see. If you’re visiting, be sure to bring your skates! Churchill square is also home to a charming outdoor public rink for visitors to enjoy.
Looking for a twist on typical Christmas holiday displays? You’ll definitely find that at the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Festival of Lights that is taking place now through December 18. This year’s Zoominescence theme is Renewable Energy, which is sure to get you thinking beyond the ordinary. This unique setting has an array of artistic installations that are sure to get your creative (Christmas) juices flowing.
West Edmonton Mall
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One of our city’s top shopping destinations is also a great place to get some holiday décor ideas. Retail outlets throughout West Edmonton Mall are dressed up for the season with world-class brands showcasing their well-manicured holiday window displays. As you stroll through mall you’ll be hearing festive songs and you might even catch an Instant Blizzard – an indoor snowfall without the chilly temperatures. So, grab a hot chocolate from one of the mall’s many coffee shops and get ready to take notes as you window-shop your way to holiday decor inspiration.
Twinkling lights mixed with beautiful architecture makes the Alberta Legislature an ideal spot to visit to get into holiday mode. Christmas lights have adorned the Legislature grounds since 1985, and from December 2-23 visitors can enjoy musical performances on the grand staircase of the stunning building. There are over 60 performances scheduled so be sure to stop by and enjoy the sights (and sounds) of the season.
Candy Cane Lane
One of our city’s most beloved Christmas traditions has been going on for over forty years and it’s still going strong! Candy Cane Lane is an Edmonton classic that is sure to stir up those nostalgic feelings. Book your visit beforehand online and explore the west-end light displays on a sleigh ride for the ultimate festive experience. P.S. Don’t forget your Food Bank donation!
Get your home ready for the holidays! Visit our team at Ideal Home Furnishings to help you find ideal furniture in Edmonton. Our expansive furniture showroom is filled with gorgeous furniture design options for your living room, bedroom, and beyond! Schedule an appointment with our professional designer team to help with all your furniture design needs – including custom furniture pieces!