November 17-19, 2023

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM.


Holiday Alley 2023
Date: November 16-19
Venue: Downtown Selkirk, MB

This 4-day downtown festival celebrates art, music, light, and creativity. It was awarded Tourism Event of the Year in 2022 by Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg and Event of the Year 2022 by the Interlake Tourism Association 1. The festival features something for young and old alike, including Giant Santa Photos, Live Entertainment, Kids’ Games Galore, Giant Straw Sculpture, Round Dance & Pooch Parade, Family Movie Night, Sheep Poetry, Breakfast with Santa, and more.

Free Photos with Santa @ Cabela’s
Date: November 13 – December 24
Venue: 580 Sterling Lyon Pky.

Create lasting memories with your loved ones by capturing the joy of the holiday season with a free photo with Santa at Cabela’s. Immerse yourselves in the enchanting atmosphere of Santa’s Wonderland, where festive decorations and heartwarming moments await. This holiday season, Cabela’s is offering free 4×6 photos with Santa, plus a shareable video.

2023 Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade Block Parties
Date: November 18 @ 4 PM – 5 PM
Venue: Downtown Winnipeg

Manitoba Hydro Block Party (Carlton to Edmonton)
Free hot chocolate and cookies, live band, lineman demonstration for kids, outdoor games, and the Christmas Cheerboard on site collecting donations!

Recycle Everywhere (Hargrave to Carlton)
Snow Bottle Bowling, Snowman Recycling Challenge or try Jolly Jeopardy with a recycling twist. Enjoy free face-painting, loads of giveaways and more.

Sport Manitoba | Fit Kids Healthy Kids Block Party (Donald to Hargrave)
Kids can play a variety of winter-themed activities. Fit Kids Healthy Kids will be setting up a free play zone with awesome equipment and games supervised by our staff.

2023 Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade
Date: November 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Portage & Main

The parade will feature a variety of floats, marching bands, and other performers, all decked out in their finest holiday attire. Of course, no Santa Claus Parade would be complete without the big man himself, who will be riding in his sleigh at the end of the parade.


Free Admission to Winnipeg Police Museum

Date: Open Tuesday to Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street
Free Admission

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

Free Admission to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Date: Every Friday
Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Venue: 85 Israel Asper Way
Free Admission

This free Friday night at the Museum is a great chance to get together and explore the exhibits, browse through the Boutique and more.

Ladies Free Until 10 PM @ The Palomino Club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9 PM
Venue: Palomino Club, 436 Main St

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


Folklorama Holiday Series at Polo Park
Date: November 17, 4 PM – 6 PM
Venue: CF Polo Park 1485 Portage Ave

Featuring Guylaina & Brazilian Vibe

Celebrate the diversity of cultures and music at Polo Park Shopping Centre this November! Folklorama, Canada’s largest and longest-running multicultural festival, presents a series of live performances featuring local artists from different backgrounds and genres. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some amazing tunes and support Winnipeg’s vibrant arts community.

Board Game Night @ Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal
Date: Every Friday (Except December 1st) @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal, 180 Poplar Avenue

Join us every Friday for some FREE board game fun! We have a variety of board games from Victory Pints for you to try!

Don’t know a board game? That’s no problem! We’ll have some there to help you learn the game.

Live Music at McPhillips Station Casino
November 17 & 18, 2023 @ Loft180 | 8 PM – 11 PM, Piano Catz
November 18, 2023 @ Mainstage | 8 PM – 11 PM, Holly Davidson

Venue: 484 McPhillips St

Cross Roads @ Nor Villa Hotel
Date: November 17 @ 9 PM
Venue: 1763 Henderson Hwy

No cover charge. Food+drinks $$$. #LiveMusic

Winnipeg Run Club
Date: Saturdays, 8 AM
Venue: The Forks 1, Forks Market Road

We are a lululemon led community driven run crew. We meet weekly 8am on Saturday mornings at The Forks. Each week we set up 5km & 10km routes with over 20 community run leaders to support you along the way. The intention is everyone feels welcome and safe. It’s a great way to start your weekend, moving with others!

During our warmer months we meet under The Canopy at The Forks

Chase The Chill 2023
Date: November 18 @ 9:00 am
Venue: Old Market Square

Chase the Chill is an annual event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where hundreds of scarves are hung up in Old Market Square for people to take for free. The event is held in December, during the coldest time of year in Winnipeg, and is a way to help people who are in need stay warm.

The Rise Above Handmade Holiday Market
Date: November 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: St James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Ave

Shop more than 50 local makers at Rise Above’s third Handmade Holiday Market on Sat, Nov. 18. From baked goods to one-of-a-kind gifts, we’ll be there with everything you need for the holiday season! You’ll find us at the St. James Civic Centre (2055 Ness Avenue) from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Admission is free!

Afternoon Group Hike at La Barrière Park
Date: Nov 18, 2023 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Venue: 4403 Waverley St

Join CPAWS for a fun and relaxing afternoon group hike at La Barrière Park, a scenic escape not far from Winnipeg. Explore the nature trails along the La Salle River, learn about the park’s history and wildlife, and enjoy a picnic with other nature lovers. Register now and get ready for an outdoor adventure!

Merry THRIFTmas! A Vintage, Secondhand and Upcycle Market & Bake Sale
Date: Nov 19, 2023 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Venue: Transcona East End CC – Rizzuto Hall, 517 Pandora Avenue

Free Admission

Join us for a festive and eco-friendly shopping experience at the Merry THRIFTmas! event. Discover a treasure trove of unique vintage finds, secondhand goodies, and upcycled treasures. Whether you’re a thrifty fashionista, a collector of retro items, or simply looking for one-of-a-kind gifts, this market has something for everyone.

Folklorama Holiday Series at Polo Park
Date: November 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: CF Polo Park, 1485 Portage Ave

Featuring Steve Kiz Trio

Celebrate the diversity of cultures and music at Polo Park Shopping Centre this November! Folklorama, Canada’s largest and longest-running multicultural festival, presents a series of live performances featuring local artists from different backgrounds and genres. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some amazing tunes and support Winnipeg’s vibrant arts community.

First Visits Are Free @ Winnipeg Circus Club
Date: Sundays @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young Street

Where everyone is a circus performer! Join us for demonstrations, performances, workshops, cotton candy, popcorn, and fun for all.

Free Public Skating at St Norbert Community Centre
Date: November 19 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Venue: St Norbert CC, 3450 Pembina Hwy

Calling all Winnipeg families and winter sports enthusiasts! Embrace the joy of the season and glide into winter fun with free public skating at the St. Norbert Community Centre. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a novice taking your first steps on the ice, this event offers a delightful opportunity to experience the thrill of skating in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere.


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

Interim Effective September 2-29
*Schedules are subject to change without prior notice*

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;

Bonivital Pool – 1215 Archibald Street

October 1 – December 16
FREE TEEN SWIM Sat 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex 999 Sargent Avenue

September 30, 2023 – December 9, 2023
FREE SWIM Sat 2:30 PM – 6 PM
FREE TEEN SWIM Sat 6:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Elmwood Kildonans Pool 909 Concordia Avenue

Free Youth Swim & Waterslide 9-19 years Fri 7 PM – 9 PM
Free Public Swim Sat 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool 381 Sherbrook Street

September 8, 2023 – June 15, 2024
Free Swim Fri  1:00pm – 5:00pm
Free Swim Sat 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive

October 1 – December 16
Free Swim Fri 8:30 AM – 9:25 AM
Free Teen Swim Fri 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Sergeant Tommy Prince Place, 90 Sinclair St.

October 1 – December 16
Free Swim Sun 4 PM – 5 PM
Loonie/Toonie Swim Fri 4:30 PM – 7 PM
Loonie/Toonie Swim Sat 4 PM – 6:30 PM
Free Teen Swim Sat 7 PM – 9 PM

Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive

October 1 – December 16
Free Teen Swim Sat 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool 644 Parkdale

October 2 – December 16
FREE TEEN SWIM 9-19YRS Sat 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

St. James Civic Center 2055 Ness Ave

October 1 – December 16
FREE SWIM Sun 1:30PM – 4:30PM
FREE SWIM Fri 7:30PM-9:30PM

Transcona Kinsmen Centennial 1101 Wabasha Street

October 1 – December 16
Loonie/Toonie Fri 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free Youth Swim Fri 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


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 prior notice at all locations.

Public Skating
Schedule – Winter 2023

294 Bertrand St.
Tuesday, 6:45–7:45 p.m., Sept 26–Dec 12 cancelled Oct 31
Saturday, 2–3 p.m., Oct 7–Dec 16 cancelled Nov 11

Billy Mosienko
709 Keewatin St.
Sunday, 4–5 p.m., Nov 5–Dec 17
Thursday, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Nov 9–Dec 14

1377 Clarence Ave.
Monday, 7:15–8:15 p.m., Oct 16–Dec 18

Eric Coy
535 Oakdale Dr.
Sunday, 2:15–3:15 p.m., Sept 24–Dec 17
Wednesday, 6:45–7:45 p.m., Sept 27–Dec 13

910 Maginot St.
Thursday, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Sept 28–Dec 14

River East
1410 Rothesay St.
Friday, 5:45–6:45 p.m., Sept 29–Dec 15

Sam Southern
625 Osborne St.
Sunday, 3–4 p.m., Sept 17–Dec 17

Sargent Park
1111 Wall St.
Sunday, Noon–1 p.m., Oct 1–Dec 17

St. James Civic Centre / Ab McDonald
2055 Ness Ave.
Monday, 11 a.m.–Noon, Sept 25–Dec 18 cancelled Oct 9
Saturday, 2:15–3:15 p.m., Oct 7–Dec 16 cancelled Nov 11

St. Vital Centennial
580 St. Anne’s Rd.
Sunday, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Oct 1–Dec 17 cancelled Oct 8

Terry Sawchuck
901 Kimberly St.
Saturday, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., Oct 7–Dec 16

Transcona East End CC
517 Pandora Ave. E
Sunday, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Oct 1–Dec 17
Saturday, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Oct 7–Dec 16 cancelled Nov 11

The Manitoba Electrical Museum

Date: Tuesday-Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Venue: 680 Harrow St
Price: $5.00 per person, children 5 years & under free.

Shocktober all through the month of October! The real fun is on Saturday, October 28 from 1:00pm -4:00pm, with a spooky hair-raising experience with our Van de Graaff demonstrations, fall activities, and treats! With weather permitting a photo opportunity with our 1950s truck! Remember to wear your costumes to create memories that will haunt you forever!

MIFDA Friday Night Dance
Date: Fridays until December 8
Time: 8 PM – 11 PM
Venue: Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Ave
Price: $5.00 per person

Dance with the world! Beginners welcome. No partners required. Wear comfortable clothing and clean non-marking shoes for mild athletic activity. Bring your water bottle for rehydration. We dance numbers from Europe, the Middle East, North America and elsewhere. Most dances will be done in an open circle or line formation, or with dancers in a scatter pattern.
Drop in fee is $5.

Cineplex Family Favourites

Date: Every Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Price: $2.99
Venue: Scotiabank Theater Winnipeg, 817 St James St

The Land before Time 35th Anniversary – November 18, 2023

Get Your Tickets

Sunday Visits at Winnipeg Firefighters Museum

Date: Sundays
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Venue: 56 Maple Street

They offer a glimpse of what fire fighting was like from the 1874 volunteer-era to the present day.