Free Things To Do In Winnipeg This Weekend December 23-26


The Arctic Glacier Winter Park Is Now Open @ The Forks

Skate on over a full kilometre of groomed skating trails, Take a twirl under The Canopy, bring your toboggan and slide down any of the hillson site, and more.

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Free Photos with Santa @ Cabela’s

Date: Until December 24

Mon–Fri: 10:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Dec 24: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM

Venue: 580 Sterling Lyon Pky.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland! Get a free 4×6 photo with Santa and a free shareable video! Reservations are recommended. For Reservations Click Here

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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Boxing Day Hours

Of course, merchandise is not free but a lot of people like to window shop or people watch. Here is a list of major stores on Boxing Day.

Outlet Collection 7 AM – 9 PM
Walmart (All Locations) 7 AM – 11 PM
Portage Place 8 AM – 6 PM
Garden City Shopping Center 8 AM – 6 PM
Polo Park 8 AM – 9 PM
Best Buy (All Locations) 8 AM – 9 PM
St. Vital Center 8 AM – 9 PM


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

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

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


Free Admission to Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Friday, December 23, 12 PM – 4 PM
Saturday, December 24, – 12 PM – 4 PM

Venue: St Boniface Museum, 494 Taché Ave

Come and explore the rich history of Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum.

Skate with Santa at Jonathan Toews SportsPlex

Date: December 23
Time: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Venue: Jonathan Toews Sportsplex 1188 Dakota St

Skate With Santa returns Jonathan Toews Sportsplex! Join us for a fun day of colouring, facepainting, Pop-Up Markets and of course, skating with Santa! Admission is free!
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Holiday Music At CF Polo Park

Date: December 16-18

Wednesday, December 21 (4:00pm – 6:00pm) – Duo Cochi
Thursday, December 22 (4:00pm – 6:00pm) – Marco Castillo
Friday, December 23 (1:00pm – 3:00pm) – TBD

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

Bell Tower Community Café

Date: December 23
Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Venue: Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster

The Bell Tower Community Café is bringing people together from West Broadway, Wolseley and across Winnipeg. We’re a Friday night coffee house (bi-weekly) where people from all walks of life are making good things together: free eats, free coffee & tea, free live music, and free food hampers for people in the neighbourhood. More Info: Click Here

Holiday Movie Night @ Deer Lodge CC

Date: December 23
Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Venue: Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Ave,

Come and cozy up with us for a Holiday Movie Night! We will be watching the Rise of Gru. More Info: Click Here

Live Music @ The Copa

Date: December 23
Time: 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Venue: 2100 Main St.

No Cover Charge. Food+Drinks $$

Who’s excited for the weekend? Let’s get the xmas celebrations started with performers BLACK LIGHTS.

Live Music @ Silver Spike Fridays & Saturdays

Date: December 23
Time: 9:45 pm-1:00 am
Venue: Silver Spike Saloon, 202 Bond St

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

Free Indoor Served Hot Lunch

Date: December 25
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Mission Baptist Church Basement, 7771 Sargent Ave


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

CLOSED: Saturday, December 24, 2022 – Christmas Eve
and Sunday, December 25, 2022 – Christmas Day,
and Monday, December 26, 2022 – Boxing Day,
and Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Saturday, December 31, 2022 – New Year’s Eve CLOSED AT 4:00PM

Saturday, December 31, 2022 – New Year’s Eve CLOSED AT 4:00PM

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

Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool 381 Sherbrook Street
Free Swim Friday 2:00 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

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

#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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