Free Winnipeg Events & Activities This Weekend December 16-18

Winnipeg Christmas Map 2022

Go for a drive and enjoy something together this holiday by using this map of decorated homes. This map was created by Winnipeger Carol Cassell.

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Linden Lights 2022 @ Linden Woods

An annual event held by residents of Linden woods. Linden Lights is back to brightly close out 2022 and help light up Linden Woods through the holiday season. Judging will be done from December 12-18. Go before judging starts as the traffic gets really busy.

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Winter in the Village @ Osborne Village

Date: December 16-18

Friday December 16, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday December 17, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday December 18, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Osborne Village

A new outdoor holiday experience is coming to the Village December 16, 17 and 18! The Osborne Village Biz is delighted to partner with Gas Station Arts Centre aka ‘Holiday Hub’ and local Village businesses to create a magical experience in the heart of the city inspired by European Christmas Markets.. ❄️ More Info: Click Here

Free Admission to Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Date: Every Day until December

Friday – 10a.m.-6p.m.
Saturday – 10a.m.-6p.m.
Sunday – 10a.m.-6p.m.

Venue: St Boniface Museum, 494 Taché Ave

Come and explore the rich history of Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum. More Info: Click Here

Let it Glow 2022 | Christmas Light Show Drive Thru

Let it Glow is Winnipeg’s newest drive-thru light and music show, hosting the province’s biggest LED Christmas Tree, and it will return for a second edition this year with more lights, hot chocolate and snacks, all for FREE!

Date: December 9-19
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Venue: Grant Memorial Church, 877 Wilkes Ave
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IKEA + MCC Holiday Market

Date: December 16-18

Friday, December 16, 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, December 17, 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, December 18, 10 am – 6 pm

Venue: IKEA, 500 Sterling Lyon Pkwy
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Join us at IKEA Winnipeg for this “Vinterfest” Market featuring twenty of your favourite Manitoba Craft Council members


Free Admission to Winnipeg Police Museum

The Winnipeg Police Museum displays many artifacts related to the history of the Winnipeg Police Force, dating from its beginning in 1874.

Date: Open Tuesday to Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street
Free Admission
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Free Admission to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Date: Open Tuesday to Saturday
Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Venue: Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, 145 Pacific Avenue
Free Admission
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Recognizing and honouring those who have made their mark on Manitoba’s rich sports history by way of their activities and achievements, athletic and otherwise.

Free Admission to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Date: Every Friday
Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Venue: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way

“Explore the subject of human rights with a special but not exclusive reference to Canada, to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue.” More Info: Click Here

Ladies Free Until 10 PM @ The Palomino Club

TGIF! It’s Ladies’ Night at the #PalominoClub! They also got Buns of Steel going down tonight. Don’t miss out!

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9 PM
Venue: Palomino Club, 436 Main St
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Holiday Music At CF Polo Park

Date: December 16-18

Friday, December 16 (4:00pm – 6:00pm) – Rockalypso
Saturday, December 17 (1:00pm – 3:00pm) – Steve Kiz
Sunday, December 18 (1:00pm – 3:00pm) – Rosemarie Todaschuk

Venue: CF Polo Park, 1485 Portage Ave

CF Polo Park is thrilled to continue the Music at CF program this holiday season. Join them and enjoy your favourite holiday songs performed by local artists from the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg/Folklorama. More Info: Click Here

Inaugural Indigenous Handmade Winter Market

Date: December 16-17

December 16 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December 17 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venue: Sargeant Tommy Prince Place, 90 Sinclair Street
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Winter Concert, Brass, With Pipes & Drums

Date: December 16
Time: 7:00 pm-8:15 pm
Venue: Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, 135 Anderson Avenue

Featuring The Regimental Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and The Pipes and Drums of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Free Admission, freewill offering to support Military Family Resource Centre.

Live Music @ Silver Spike Fridays & Saturdays

Date: Every Friday and Saturday
Time: 9:45 pm-1:00 am
Venue: Silver Spike Saloon, 202 Bond St

No Cover Charge. Live band at Silver Spike every Friday and Saturday
Band On stage at 9:45 PM
At Winnipeg’s best live music destination

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Ethereal Art Tattoo Grand Opening!

Date: December 17
Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Venue: 200 Goulet St

Come check out the new space, enjoy some snacks and light refreshments! There will be live entertainment, which will be announced soon! You’re gonna wanna be there! More Info: Click Here

Resplendent Christmas Carol 2022

Date: December 17
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Venue: Norberry Community Centre, 26 Molgat Avenue

Let’s celebrate as we sing along. Fellowship, Fun, Songs, Food and Many More.. More Info: Click Here

Hanukkah Community wide Celebration

Date: December 18
Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Venue: Rady JCC, 123 Doncaster Street

Join us for a Community-wide Hanukkah Celebration filled with games, crafts, sufganiyot, gifts & sing-along for the entire family to enjoy. FREE admission More Info: Click Here

Bronx Park Church Kidz Rock Christmas Performance

Date: December 18
Time: 10:25 am
Venue: Church Of The Rock Bronx Park, 720 Henderson Hwy

Join us for our Annual Kidz Rock Christmas Performance at 720 Henderson Hwy. during our 10:25am Service

Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and Treats will be served after the service. More Info: Click Here

Skate with Santa

Date: December 18
Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Venue: Valley Gardens Community Club, 218 Antrim Road

Lace up your skates and grab the toboggan. It’s going to be a fun-filled afternoon. Free to attend! Hot chocolate and Timbits will be served. More Info: Click Here

River Heights Constituency Holiday Party

Date: December 18
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Venue: 887 Corydon Ave

Event by Jon Gerrard – MLA, River Heights

You are invited to the River Heights Annual Holiday Party! Light refreshments will be served and entertainment provided by Chad Celaire the Christmas Singer, accompanied by pianist Connor Derraugh! More Info: Click Here

A Carribean Holiday Celebration

Date: December 18
Time: 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
Venue: Valour Community Centre, Orioles Site, 448 Burnell Street

The celebration will feature live music and entertainment, food, raffle prizes, and more! We will also be collecting donations of new mittens and socks to be distributed to the community through the Resource Centre. More Info: Click Here

Stand Up Comedian Night

Date: December 18
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Norvilla Hotel, 1763 Henderson Hwy

Winnipeg’s most cancelled and abandoned open mic returns for a night of laughs at the Norvilla hotel. Join Co-Hosts Nelson Mayer & Clayton T. Stewart and a lineup of some of Winnipeg’s best and worst comedians for ONE NIGHT ONLY More Info: Click Here


City of Winnipeg public skating opportunities are available at 12 arenas in Winnipeg. All public skating activities are provided free of charge.

Times and dates are subject to change without notice at all locations.

Public Skating
Schedule – Fall 2022

294 Bertrand St.
Saturday, 2–3 pm, Oct 1–Dec 17

Billy Mosienko
709 Keewatin St.
Sunday, 4–5 pm, Sept 18–Dec 18

Charlie Gardiner
799 Logan Ave.
Saturday, 12:30–1:30 pm, Oct 1–Dec 17

Eric Coy
535 Oakdale Dr.
Sunday, 2:15–3:15 pm, Sept 25–Dec 18

River East
1410 Rothesay St.
Friday, 5:45–6:45 pm, Oct 7–Dec 16
Cancelled Friday, Nov 11

Sam Southern
625 Osborne St.
Sunday, 3–4 pm, Sept 18–Dec 18

Sargent Park
1111 Wall St.
Sunday, Noon–1 pm, Oct 2–Dec 18

St. James Civic Centre / Ab McDonald
2055 Ness Ave.
Saturday, 2:15–3:15 pm, Oct 1–Dec 17

St. Vital Centennial
580 St. Anne’s Rd.
Sunday, 12:30–1:30 pm, Sept 25–Dec 11

Terry Sawchuck
901 Kimberly St.
Saturday, 11:45 am–12:45 pm, Oct 1–Dec 17

Transcona East End CC
517 Pandora Ave. E
Sunday, 1:30–2:30 pm, Sept 25–Dec 11
Saturday, 6:30–7:30 pm, Oct 1–Dec 17


Stay healthy and have fun by taking a free swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools.

Schedule Effective December 11, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Taka a free swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools.

  • Free Swim: designated time for safe activities for everyone; no admission fees apply;
  • Loonie / Toonie Swim: designated time for safe activities for all people that meet admission requirements, admission fee for under 18 years is $ 1.00; admission fee for 18 years and over is $2.00;
  • Youth Swim: designated time for safe activities for swimmers 9 – 19 years of age.
  • Family Swim: designated time for safe activities for families, adults must be accompanied by children and children must be accompanied by adults;

St. James Civic Center 2055 Ness Ave
FREE SWIM Sunday 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Eldon Ross Pool 1887 Pacific Avenue
Loonie/Toonie Swim Saturday 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool 381 Sherbrook Street
Free Swim Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Swim Saturday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Elmwood Kildonans Pool 909 Concordia Avenue
Free Youth Swim & Waterslide 9 yrs – 19 yrs Friday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Public Swim Saturday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool 644 Parkdale
FREE TEEN SWIM 9-19YRS Saturday 6:00PM-8:00PM

Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive
Free Teen Swim Saturday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive
Free Swim Friday 8:30 AM – 9:25 AM
Free Teen Swim 9-19 years Friday 7:30-9:00pm

Transcona Kinsmen Centennial 1101 Wabasha Street
Loonie /Toonie Friday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Youth Swim 9 – 19 yrs. Only Friday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bonivital Pool – 1215 Archibald Street
Free Teen Swim 9-19 years Saturday 7:00pm-8:30pm

#AlmostFree All That Glows @ The Manitoba Electrical Museum

Date: December 13-17
Time: 1-4 PM
Venue: 680 Harrow St
Price: $5.00 per person, children 5 years & under free.

The exhibit educates visitors on the ways Christmas lighting and decorations have been revolutionized since the practice first began in the 1880s. You’ll learn, for example, how Christmas trees were lit in homes that weren’t yet wired for electricity.

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#AlmostFree Breakfast with Santa @ East Elmwood CC

Date: December 17
Time: 9:00 am-11:30 pm
Venue: East Elmwood Community Centre, 490 Keenleyside St
Price: Kids $3, Adults $5

Christmas crafts for the kids.
Santa arrives at 10:00a.m. Breakfast served until 11:00a.m.
Don’t forget your camera!

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#AlmostFree Tidings & Tinsel Holiday Market

Date: December 17
Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Venue: Chalmers Community Centre, 480 Chalmers Avenue
Price: Entry Is Monetary Donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association


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#AlmostFree Winter Holiday Craft Party (Ages 5 and Under)

Date: December 16
Time: 10:45 am-3:15 pm
Venue: Transcona Museum, 141 Regent Ave W
Admission: Non-perishable food item as an alternative to an admission donation
Registration Required: Click Here

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Participants must register for a table (seating for up to 3 children, not including a parent or guardian). One parent must accompany the child if they are under 12. Masks are required when visiting the Transcona Museum.

#AlmostFree Winter Holiday Craft Party (Ages 6 and Over) @ Transcona Museum

Date: December 17
Time: 10:45 am-3:15 pm
Venue: Transcona Museum, 141 Regent Ave W,
Price: Non-perishable food item as an alternative to an admission

Book your spot to visit the museum for a fun Winter Holiday-themed craft and activity session for kids and families! Registration is open.

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#AlmostFree Twas the Night Before Christmas Holiday Craft & Trade Sale

Date: December 18
Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Venue: Oxford Heights Community Club, 359 Dowling Avenue East
Price: $1 admission (kids 12 and under free)

Handmade gifts including crystal infused candles, vegan soap, chewelry, crystals, wood items, home decor, tumblers, earrings, baking, teas, hand towels doll clothes, jams, honey and so much more! More Info: Click Here

Sunday Visits at the Winnipeg Fire Fighters Museum

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Venue: Winnipeg Fire Fighters Museum, 56 Maple Street
Price: Admission is donation based
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