Christmas Comes Early to Edmonton, Canada’s Festival City
Four versatile festivals in Canada’s Festival City Edmonton launch the 2009 holiday season
November 9, 2009 -- EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- Well known for its abundance of festivals in Edmonton, this popular Western Canada city has announced four unique festivals taking place in November to enhance a visit to the city for holiday shopping, visiting friends and much more.
For those who like life on the "wild" side, November also offers the Canadian Finals Rodeo, November 11 - 15 in Rexall Place andthe Farmfair International, November 6 - 15 at Northlands.The global livestock industry considers Farmfair International the preferred business destination while the general public can take advantage of a one-of-a-kind Christmas shopping opportunity during the Dodge City Western Trade and Gift Show, as well as delicious samplings of strictly Alberta-made goodies, during the Home Grown Alberta Event.Experience all that these two festivals have to offer in Edmonton, Alberta, the festival city capital of Canada by visiting www.canadianfinalsrodeo.com and www.farmfairinternational.com.
Edmonton's Festival of Trees celebrates its 25th anniversary with 100 unique trees at this year's festival November 26-29 at the Shaw Conference Centre, featuring stunning handiwork, months in the making by the dedicated Tree Festival committee. "The creativity is amazing," says Lori Martens, 2009 Festival of Trees publicity chair. "For example, this year, we've got a Sesame Street tree, a polar bear tree and an upside-down tree that is fabulous.There's something for everybody.Some are traditional, some are elegant, some are simply fun." For more information on how to enjoy the true kick off to the holiday season in Edmonton, host of the best Canadian Festivals, go to www.festivaloftrees.ab.ca. Proceeds from the Edmonton Festival of Trees go to a great cause, developing a specially-equipped Transplant Operating Room in one of Canada's busiest transplant centres, the University of Alberta Hospital.
For more information about Festival City and upcoming events, visit www.festivalcity.ca.
Executive Director, External Relations