The Calendar of Wishes

Located in downtown Edmonton, doors on the Calendar of Wishes will open to reveal a wish that has been granted. Whimsical and inspiring, the advent calendar has been developed to increase awareness of the stories that fuel the passion of Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta and demonstrate that each wish is as unique and special as the child who wished for it.

Located in Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta’s own “Winter Wish Square” (Abbey Glen Park: 10107 – 10147 Jasper Avenue), the third annual Calendar of Wishes will launch November 30th and actively run until December 25th. Once the closing ceremony has concluded, Edmontonians will have the chance to stop and enjoy the calendar until January 7th.

Doors will open each day at noon.

New this year is an indoor component. A smaller-scale version of the calendar will be located on the first floor of Commerce Place to the left of the escalator, in front of Starbucks.


2018 Calendar Launch

This year’s launch is sure to be a special one, as we will be joined by a number of Wish Kids and their families to share a few words and help us with the official calendar unveiling. Please join us as we celebrate the occasion, and also enjoy food, beverages, and entertainment.

The Winter Wish Square will open at 11 AM on November 30th, with the opening ceremony beginning at 12:10 PM. A detailed schedule and list of components is as follows:

Friday, November 30th from 11 AM – 2 PM

11 AM: Winter Wish Square Opens to Public

  • Hot beverages and lunch options available by donation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Claus, princesses, and DJ on site
  • See Oilers Alumni – Mark Fistric, Matt Kassian, Norm Lacombe and Andrew Ference

12:10 PM: Opening Ceremony and Calendar Reveal

  • Welcome message from MC
  • Remarks from MLA David Shepherd
  • Remarks from Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta CEO
  • Wish video
  • Speeches from Wish Kids and their families
  • Reveal of the 2018 calendar
  • Closing thank you from MC

12:30 PM

  • Holiday Olympics - Calendar sponsors compete
  • Make-A-Wish limited edition toques, star ornaments and glow stars available for purchase