Three to See New Year’s: Townes tribute, downtown lights and last call Carol

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Details: 7 p.m., Fri., Jan. 1 at, by donation.

A Christmas Carol: For those of us who can’t let go of that holiday vibe, Thursday is the final day Citadel Theatre’s virtual A Christmas Carol, filmed in Rice Theatre — and it’s a new adaptation by David van Belle with Ted Dykstra as Ebenezer Scrooge and Julien Arnold as Jacob Marley. Closed captioning available.

Last call to see A Christmas Carol, shot in Rice Theatre, online. Photo by supplied

Details: Through Dec. 31 at, $45.15.

Holiday Light Up: While Edmonton fireworks are so off the table on New Year’s Eve, the Downtown Business Association has done the closest thing with a series of luminous projected animations throughout the core — and they’re actually pretty great.

“This is a celebration of downtown’s resilience and perseverance at a time when we all need more light in our lives,” says DBA’s executive director Puneeta McBryan. “These installations help transform vacant storefronts into vibrant spaces that make downtown streets safer and more inviting, as well as providing a new creative outlet for visual artists whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by COVID-19.”

Three Bananas Café, the empty RBC on Jasper and especially Jericho Yang’s spinning cloud of squares in the Muse building are all worth a look any time the sun goes down. Full map at

Empire Building’s Kaleidoscope is by Edmonton artists Adon Lee Clements, David Kaminski and Vasily Betin. Photo by Fish Griwkowsky /Postmedia

Details: Sun’s down by 4:20 p.m., various downtown locations, free.


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