December 8-10, 2023

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM.


Winnipeg Christmas Map

If you’re looking for a festive way to brighten up your winter nights, look no further than the Winnipeg Christmas Map 2023. This interactive map, created by local resident Carol Cassell, shows you the locations of hundreds of houses and streets that are decorated with dazzling lights and ornaments.

The Winnipeg Christmas Map 2023 is a great resource for planning your own drive-by or walk-by tour of the city’s best light displays. You can also use it to discover new areas and hidden gems that you might not have seen before. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly activity, a romantic date night, or a solo adventure, the map has something for everyone.

Red Pins – Simply Decorated
Green Pins – Moderately Decorated
Green Stars – Best in Neighborhood
Gold Stars – Best in Winnipeg
Blue Notes – Light show to music

Holiday Haul @ Casinos of Winnipeg
Date: December 8, 10 AM – 9 PM
Venue: Club Regent Casino (1425 Regent Ave W)

You will need a casinos of Winnipeg club card to participate in this event, however it is free to get.

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday season? Look no further than the Holiday Haul event at the Casinos of Winnipeg! This year, you have a chance to win a 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer by participating in the event on December 8 at Club Regent Casino and December 15, 2023 at McPhillips Station Casino.

Grace Hospital Foundation Winter Celebration 2023 (Postponed to December 15)
Date: December 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: Sturgeon Creek Park, 300 Booth Dr.

Every winter, we light our bright and beautiful Tree of Life outside Grace Hospital. Over 3,000 white lights shine in memory of loved ones, and remind us of the hope we have in our hearts for patients at The Grace.

Let It Glow 2023 – Christmas Drive Thru
Date: December 8-11, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Venue: Grant Memorial Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue

Get ready to experience the joy of Christmas with Let It Glow – one of the most wonderful drive-thru light and music shows in town! This spectacular event is returning for its third edition, and it’s brighter than ever before! The best part? It’s completely free!

Canada Life Free Sundays @ WAG
Date: December 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: 300 Memorial Boulevard

Discover the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) for free on the second Sunday of every month! Enjoy free admission to the WAG-Qaumajuq cultural campus, including the Visible Vault, current exhibitions, and Indigenous programming for families.


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 Sunday
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Venue: 85 Israel Asper Way
Free Admission

Sundays 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!


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.

Festive Family Fun Night @ Orioles CC
Date: December 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: 448 Burnell Street

Join us at our free Festive Family Fun Night!

Free fun, including food, crafts, cookie decorating, dancing, and SANTA .

Folklorama at Polo Park
Date: December 8 and December 10
Venue: CF Polo Park 1485 Portage Ave

December 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Folklorama at Polo Park: Rosemarie Todaschuk

December 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Folklorama at Polo Park: Two out of Three Acoustic Duo

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.

Youth Group @ Robert A. Steen CC
Date: Fridays @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: 980 Palmerston Avenue

Our Youth Group is meeting on Fridays from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM! We have some board games, a TV, a ping pong table and more!

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

Breakfast With Santa With Elmwood Community Resource Centre
Date: December 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Riverwood Church Community – Warehouse 270 Gordon Ave

This annual event features live music, a pancake breakfast, Santa photos, Winter Arts and Crafts, Outdoor “Reindeer” Games and so much more!

Special shoutout to our partner, Riverwood Church, for helping us to host this event! More details to follow

Breakfast with Santa @ Norberry-Glenlee CC
Date: December 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: 26 Molgat Avenue

Join us for a fun-filled morning of pancakes, crafts, and pictures with Santa!


Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast
Get your picture taken with Santa
Make holiday crafts
Watch a holiday movie
This is a great event for families of all ages. Come and get into the holiday spirit!

ANSANM Foundation Christmas Pop-Up Market
Date: December 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Ave

Free admission. Think Big, Shop Small! In support of teens and adults living Autism.

– 50/50 Draw – Win Prizes (Free) – Free Crafts for Kids
– 50+ local vendors – Free temporary tattoos for kids and adults

Support local & home based businesses.

Skate with Santa @ Notre Dame Recreational Centre
Date: December 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue: St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Ave

Free admission. Skating in the Arena, Treats and More in the Mezzanine, Crafts, games, and more!

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: every Sunday @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Venue: St Norbert CC, 3450 Pembina Hwy


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

Cineplex Family Favourites Featuring Trolls World Tour

Date: December 2 & 9
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Theatre & Silver City St. Vital Cinemas

Enjoy classic family movies every Saturday morning for only $2.99 at Cineplex Family Favourites!

Every Saturday morning, Cineplex brings back your favourite family-friendly movies for only $2.99 per person. It’s the perfect way to start your weekend with the whole family.

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.

Christmas Carnival
Date: December 9
Time: 4 PM – 7 PM
Venue: Park City West Community Centre
Price: $5.00 per person

Join us for a fun and magical Christmas event at Park City West! We will have selfies with Manitoba Santa, a dozen carnival games from All Fun and Games, prizes, scavenger hunt around the club, face painting, and Christmas crafts. At 6:15 there will be a fabulous magic show by Ryan Price. You won’t want to miss it!

Breakfast with Santa @ East Elmwood Community Centre
Date: December 9
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Venue: 490 Keenleyside St.
Price: $5.00 per person

Pancake breakfast and fun activities for kids like games, crafts, cookie decorating and more.

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.

Santa’s Coming to Super 8 Winnipeg East
Date: December 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: 1485 Niakwa Rd E

Bring a “Tin for the Bin” to support Harvest Manitoba. Join Super 8 Winnipeg East for a festive holiday celebration featuring FREE Santa pictures, a new Christmas-themed room, and delicious treats.