Festive Melodies at Your Doorstep

Christmas in Edmonton is a time of enchantment, and living at The HAT at Five Corners puts you in the heart of it all. Amidst the hustle of holiday shopping and festive planning, take a moment to immerse yourself in the joyful spirit of the season with a variety of Christmas and holiday concerts happening just minutes away. Let’s explore these musical treasures that are sure to add extra sparkle to your holiday celebrations.


1. Celebrate the Season at the Alberta Legislature

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The Alberta Legislature has been a focal point of holiday festivities for over three decades. From December 7 to 23, visitors can enjoy free musical performances in the grand Legislature Building Rotunda, a perfect blend of historical elegance and festive spirit. Located just 6 minutes from The HAT at Five Corners, it’s a holiday experience not to be missed.


2. Candlelight Christmas at the Muttart Conservatory



Just 7 minutes away, the Muttart Conservatory hosts the enchanting Candlelight Christmas. Enjoy The McDades’ performances amidst botanical beauty, with seasonal beverages during intermission.

  • Dates & Time: December 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2023 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Venue: Muttart Conservatory


3. Handel’s Messiah at the Winspear Centre

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Experience the iconic “Hallelujah” chorus and more just 3 minutes from your home at The HAT. Handel’s Messiah at the Winspear Centre is a timeless tradition that’s sure to uplift your holiday spirit.

  • Dates: December 8 & 9, 2023 | 7:30 PM
  • Tickets: $33.50 to $112.50
  • Venue: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton, AB


4. A Christmas Carol



Immerse yourself in a musical rendition of Charles Dickens’s classic tale, only 6 minutes away. This engaging performance at the First Presbyterian Church is a holiday must-see.

  • Date: December 9, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission – $35.00 Advance / $40.00 Door, Student – $10.00
  • Venue: First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB


5. Home for the Holidays with Edmonton Opera

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Join the Edmonton Opera now, in its third year at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11 minutes from The HAT At Five Corners, for an evening of sing-alongs and the heartwarming story of “Amahl and the Night Visitor.”


6. Candlelight Christmas at John Walter Museum



Enjoy two 45-minute performances by the McDades, a group that has been enchanting audiences at this event for over 20 years. The performances occur in the oldest John Walter houses, adding a touch of historical charm. During the intermission, visitors can savour seasonal, family-friendly beverages at the Visitor Centre,  just 8 minutes from HAT At Five Corners. 

  • Dates & Time: December 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 | 7:30-9:30 pm, December 16, 17 | 2-4 pm
  • Tickets: $45
  • Venue: John Walter Museum, 9180 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton, AB


7. Secret Pop-up Acoustic Holiday Concert & Cocktails



Surprise performances and cozy vibes await at The Greenhouse at Victoria Golf Course, a mere 9 minutes from The HAT At Five Corners. Enjoy acoustic music and custom cocktails for a memorable winter date night.

  • Date: December 14, 2023 | 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Tickets: $50
  • Venue: The Greenhouse at Victoria Golf Course, 12130 River Valley Road Northwest, Edmonton, AB


8. A Cozy Cafe Christmas

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Seeking a unique Christmas cafe experience? Head to The Naked Cyber Cafe, just 6 minutes from The HAT at Five Corners. Indulge in a soul-warming evening filled with rosewood music, delicious hot chocolate, and other tasty treats from the menu. Enjoy the lively performances of Jayden Beaudoin on the vibrant blue vibraphone, Tristan LaHue rocking the drums, and Stephen Stone on the marimba, also known as “the piano of the jungle.” They’ll be jazzing up your favourite holiday tunes and more, creating a festive atmosphere perfect for a fun night out with friends.

  • Date: December 15, 2023 | Doors open 7 pm, Music 8-10 pm
  • Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 on the day
  • Venue: Naked Cafe, 10303-108St, Edmonton


9. A Lightly Classical Christmas at the Winspear Centre

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Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with the Cantillon Chamber Choir, Edmonton’s award-winning children’s choir, performing alongside the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. This concert will showcase a beautiful blend of classical and holiday music. Enjoy timeless carols like “O Holy Night,” “Deck The Halls,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Silent Night,” alongside contemporary pieces by John Rutter. This event promises to be a perfect way to embrace the joy of the season, and it’s conveniently located just a 3-minute from The HAT at Five Corners.

  • Dates: December 15 & 16, 2023 | 7:30 PM
  • Tickets: $33.50 – $117.50
  • Venue: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton, AB


10. Tunes for the Holidays

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Join the festive celebration with the Mill Creek Colliery Band, just a 5-minute from The HAT at Five Corners. Their concert showcases holiday cheer, bringing the rich tradition of British brass bands to Western Canada. The band, featuring a full range of traditional brass instruments, honours the historical roots of 19th-century working-class northern England, where brass bands were a significant part of the culture. This concert perfectly blends historical homage and festive spirit, ideal for a joyful evening out.


11. Hollywood For The Holidays

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Experience the magic of cinema through music with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s “Hollywood For The Holidays.” This spectacular concert features live performances of your favourite tunes from iconic movies like “Toy Story,” “Star Wars,” “The Lion King,” “Harry Potter,” “Aladdin,” “Wonder Woman,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and many more. Located just a 3-minute from The HAT at Five Corners, the Winspear Centre is the perfect venue for this family-friendly event. It’s an ideal outing for movie enthusiasts and families looking to enjoy some of the most memorable film scores performed live.

  • Dates: December 28 & 29, 2023 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Tickets: $33.50 – $97.50
  • Venue: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq Edmonton, AB


12. Salute To Vienna New Year’s Concert

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Experience the grandeur of the “Salute To Vienna New Year’s Concert” at the Winspear Centre, conveniently located just 3 minutes away from The HAT at Five Corners. This elegant New Year’s celebration showcases European singers, dancers, and a full orchestra, bringing the charm of Vienna to Edmonton. Revel in an evening filled with timeless music, dazzling costumes, and breathtaking dance, all set against stunning floral designs. It’s a perfect way to ring in 2024, offering a beautiful blend of music, beauty, and human connection. This event promises to enchant and delight audiences of all ages, making it an unforgettable start to the New Year.

  • Date: December 30, 2023 | 2:30 PM
  • Tickets: $59.50 – $120.00
  • Venue: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq Edmonton, AB


Embrace Festivity, Embrace Life at The HAT


Embrace the festive season with the vibrant array of concerts and events just moments away from The HAT at Five Corners. Here, luxury living blends seamlessly with the joyous rhythms of downtown Edmonton. As each melody and performance unfolds nearby, residents of The HAT find themselves at the heart of the best our neighbourhood has to offer, adding to the holiday cheer. This season, let the spirit of music enrich your days and nights, highlighting the unique pleasure of life at The HAT at Five Corners – where every day is a reason to celebrate.